Bossie’s Biltong are a small family run business based in Farnham Royal, South Buckinghamshire, producing high quality, fresh beef biltong on a weekly basis using the best quality meat sourced directly from Smithfields Meat Market as well as from a family run farm in Yorkshire. They like to use southern hemisphere bred beef where possible as they believe that it holds a truer taste to Southern African biltong although a beef supplier up North comes in pretty close.
They have been producing biltong for the last 5 years to the public and trade at various markets such as Marlow Farmers Market, Caversham Artisan & Farmers Market and Henley Farmers Market. They produce 3 main flavours of biltong; Original, Chilli and Black Pepper. They also have a new flavour being Scorpion Chilli. This is made using locally grown chillis grown from Johnny Hot Stuff of Henley on Thames (see below) when they are available as well as from South Devon Chilli Farm.
Johnny’s passion for spicy foods is undoubtedly a result of his upbringing. His mother is Belizean and he spent much of his childhood with his grandparents from her side (a Belizean grandmother and Jamaican grandfather). He was raised on a fusion of foods with English, Mexican and Caribbean influences and chillies and hot sauce were never far away. He used to enjoy helping his grandmother in the garden where all kinds of fruits and vegetables were grown and chillies were a staple in the greenhouse.
He decided to launch Johnny HoT Stuff as a result of friends and family constantly telling him that he “really should sell this stuff”. And the business was born. Fat Tabby use some of the sauces on our street food and you can also purchase them from us at some of our events.
Oaken Grove Vineyard is a family-run, boutique vineyard offering a range of award-winning English wines. Established in 1986 in the foothills of the Chilterns, the seven acres of Pinot Noir, Bacchus and Madeleine Angevine vines produce exceptional quality still and sparkling wines that are fresh, modern and packed with flavour. Fat Tabby’s bar service features wine and fizz from this excellent local supplier.
Village Maid Cheese are second generation cheesemakers based in the rural village of Riseley in Berkshire. For 37 years they have produced award-winning artisan cheeses that are unique in style but incorporate traditional cheesemaking methods. Started by Anne Wigmore in 1986 after she had been working for the National Institute for Research in Dairying in Shinfield for 10 years, initially in the microbiological department, and then learning her craft of cheesemaking in their research dairy.
Today their brilliant team continue to produce artisan cheeses that are recognised as some of the best in Britain.