Butterfingers could be opening in Bristol

For fans of the wonderful BS5 Market in St George, the founder – Holly Chalmers, has launched a new project to support local producers and talent from her own community convenience store, Butterfingers.

The local BS5 resident is launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her new venture and she’ll have just 30 days to raise £10,000 otherwise Butterfingers will not get funded.

Just a stone’s throw from St George park and next door to the recently opened Bristol Loaf, the store will stock fresh fruit and veg, meats and cheese, all the essentials, but with one difference – all the produce will be sourced locally.  And it won’t just be the essentials, Holly will be linking up with some of the wonderful traders from the BS5 Market to stock their specialist products.


Holly says:

I’ve been working hard over the last 10 months running a monthly market in our community park. The market has a focus on food, made locally, providing the opportunity for those that have set up their own business to share their talents and produce with others in the area. It’s been so well received and has cemented my belief that people in this area want to shop locally and support small businesses.

So it’s time to make this a more permanent feature of our high st.

During the day the space will run as a shop – a community convenience store. We’ll have fresh fruit and veg, meats and cheese, all the essentials you could need….but with one difference. We’ll be sourcing from local producers and suppliers.

It won’t just be the store cupboard essentials though, I’ll be constantly on the look out for those special items; like fresh pasta from Bedminster, charcuterie cured in Montpelier and perhaps a snifter of gin distilled in Bristol.

And that’s not all, we’ll also be convenient. Open in the hours that work for you, proving that convenience doesn’t have to be at the expense of quality and flavour.

In the evenings and on closed days we’ll be offering the space to hold workshops, talks and supper clubs. So whether you’re a street food stall that wants to offer an extended menu, or you’re a silk artist using botanical dyes, this space will provide you with a platform to share your talent and skills.

The Kickstarter campaign will support the need for chillers, deli counters and of course a coffee machine. She’ll also be fitting out the kitchen with much needed equipment for hosting the perfect supperclubs.

If you want to help make this amazing project a reality you can find out more about the campaign here:




Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, guides & videos. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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