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Salt & Malt

Josh Eggleton
Salt and Malt

Salt & Malt

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Salt & Malt, Chew Valley Lake, Walley Lane
Bristol
BS40 8TF

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The Chef

 

Josh Eggleton

Josh Eggleton grew up in South Bristol near the picturesque Chew Valley, and the chef has always been family orientated. Now running a hugely popular Michelin-starred pub with his sister Holly, Josh Eggleton also cites his grandparents and father as integral to his early fascination with food. His grandparents encouraged him to bake, mastering British favourites such as Victoria sponge and upside-down cake from an early age and giving him confidence in the kitchen: “I actually opted out of cookery classes at year 10 when I was at school, as I thought I already had cakes well and truly under my belt!”

Perhaps the biggest influence on the way Josh Eggleton cooks today, though, was his father. As well as owning his own business – something Josh felt from a young age that he himself would like to do in future – he did a lot of the household cooking. While his father’s repertoire was limited to “simple things like spaghetti Bolognese and quiche”, he was still able to provide his son with an invaluable knowledge of the basics that he has carried with him throughout his life.

Josh Eggleton