The Bridge Lodge is a multi-awarding winning food company set up in 2016. It was co-founded by Angus & Lilly whilst still studying for their finals at university. Having always loved walking through the Lodge's ancient woodlands, identifying and foraging the wild foods along the way, they both decided, why not share it with others?
"Bringing the flavours of the landscape to life."
From day one, it was their goal to bring the flavours of the landscape to life: creating products from the wild ingredients foraged from the surrounding area, hosting events to bring people together and eat food from the land, and collaborations with other creative & sustainable companies.
Situated in North Wales, where the hills are high and the winds are strong, The Bridge Lodge (our namesake & foraging HQ) is neatly positioned in a deep valley, hugging the waterfront of the River Dee. With its picturesque views of ancient forests on one side, and mooing cows on the other, we are surrounded by flora and fauna alike.
"Increase awareness and appreciation of what nature grows around us."
"The idea behind setting up The Bridge Lodge company was to encourage a simpler, healthier way of living. We wanted to go back to the basics of making food with the wild foods growing right outside our doorstep. With each of our products we not only want to create a tasty, seasonal product but more importantly increase awareness and appreciation of what nature grows around us."
Unbeknownst to many, wild garlic is one of Britain's most ancient ingredients, but it seems not enough people know about it. That's where we come in! Our products are made with the wild garlic leaves that grow naturally in the ancient woodlands that surround us here at the Lodge.
"Wild garlic is one of Britain's
most ancient ingredients."
Our patch, deep within North Wales, has the perfect growing conditions for wild garlic with lots of light, shade, and moisture. Sample the greenery goodness for yourselves in our shop, alongside accompanying recipes to help inspire your garlicky thoughts!