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Arthur David

Many people will know Arthur David the business, as it has operated in and around the South West for the past 53 years, but may not know the story behind the name.

Arthur David is a Somerset man born & bred. He moved to Bristol in the 1950’s and joined his wife’s family in the fresh produce business. He quickly realised this was the life for him and branched out to start Arthur David & Co. After initially operating from central Bristol, Arthur decided to go back to his rural roots and moved to the beautiful Chew Valley.

The business is run today by Arthur’s eldest son Phil who has a true passion to see the business his father started, flourish. Never wanting to be second best, Phil has ensured that the business operates at the very highest standards, so things like BRC A grade accreditation, the very best team of people and a fleet of impressive chilled vehicles are pre-requisites.

For many years the business has been known as A. David & Co. Ltd, but recently the directors decided to alter the name to Arthur David, Food with Service Ltd. This is a great mix of the traditional and the modern and will serve as a legacy to the great work that Arthur started all those years ago.

Phil knows that great people deliver great service so has built a strong team to ensure Arthur David stays at the forefront of the industry. Jon Evans who is joint MD with Phil believes in their mantra of “Leave it with us” so much; he has it tattooed on his arm! So Arthur David has a rich history and remains today one of the key players in the vibrant and exciting Somerset food scene.

If you are looking for advice, innovation or just great service give us a call, and “LEAVE IT WITH US”


Established in 2003, Food is the South West’s original food and drink publication and FEAST’s official media partner. From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, the gang of gourmands behind the monthly mag have spent the last 14 years roaming the South West, unearthing little known gourmet gems and digging up the latest foodie trends.

Published by the creative lot at Salt Media in north Devon, get the low-down on FEAST’s first foodie line-up in the September issue, before picking up your copy of the October mag from the cookery theatre or Castle Hotel when you touch down in Taunton for the big event. You’ll find food’s editor Jo Rees MC’ing culinary cook offs and table hopping at a host of supper clubs across the weekend.

If you’re hungry for more edible news and events hot from the pass, food’s website is jam packed with even more pro chef recipes, restaurant reviews and foodie features to whet your appetite. We’ll be eating and tweeting live from the festival, make sure to follow us.


Paddy Magill, Chairman of Vine Wine, has been in the wine trade for over 30 years and experienced many sides of this diverse and exciting industry. His philosophy behind Vine Wine is to offer good honest wines at good honest prices.

As a ‘one man band’, Paddy can pick and choose exactly what wines he believe you, the customer, will enjoy. This is never easy, as we all have our own individual tastes and so it is his job to try and fulfil your wine wishes. Paddy offers wines from all four corners of the world - some very familiar, others not so, but that is what makes the wines of the world so exciting, as they are constantly changing and evolving.


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