The team behind Best of Britannia (BOB) heads to St George’s Bristol on the 5 and 6 November. BOB is a celebration of British brands, and a place to buy the very best British-made apparel, footwear, accessories, jewellery, toys, cycles, homewares and food and drink.
Best of Britannia, in association with the Made in Britain Campaign, is in Bristol for the first time. It brings together, under one roof, some of the most exciting new British and heritage brands that have been made in Britain for years.
Tickets are available at just £4 which includes a free craft ale or cocktail
Best of Britannia was founded by Antony Wallis, Esme Lynch and Joe Pidgeon. Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway MBE is a non-executive director, and this year British menswear designer, founder of Community Clothing and TV personality Patrick Grant is an ambassador who is showcasing his Community Clothing label at BOB West. BOB Ambassador, June Sarpong MBE is showing samples from her new womenswear label LDNY at the event, having launched it at BOB London in September
Brands that are joining us at Best of Britannia Bristol include Moulton bicycles from Bradford-upon-Avon, bespoke cycling shoes from Reynolds England and bike-bags from Carradice, tweed clothing from Settlers Stores in Somerset, textiles from Wales courtesy of Lynda Shell Textiles and Katie Victoria Davies, furniture-makers Ian Archer Design, Murray & Ball, Burke & Marshall and Young & Norgate, luxury accessories from Chilcott in Wales and Lux & Bloom woollen products from Halsbury Barton in Devon. Bristol Eats are representing the best in local street-food with Scoff & Relish and Wild & Rustic serving delicious fare under a beautiful canopy from The Way Out West in Cornwall, heated by Anevay log-burners. Organic skincare is looked after by Barefaced Bee and being launched exclusively at BOB Bristol are the beautiful leather bags of Bill Blight. The boutiques of Gloucester Road are also joining us with Moodles curating a range of products for kids including Ramblers, Squidge & Pip, Belle & Boo and Little Shrimp, whilst neighbours Room 212 will be showing the work from some of Bristol’s finest artists. Childrens author and illustrator Judy Scrimshaw will be reading exerpts from her Granny Moff books all weekend. There’s also men’s knitwear designer Ross Barr, bags from the Leather Satchel Company, homewares from Laura Dillon and a whole host of food and drink brands from across the region.