Meat van to trade at Willow Brook five days a week

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Truck belonging to Mark’s Mobile Butchers, Bristol.

A well-known firm of mobile butchers is to start trading at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre from tomorrow (Wednesday 12th May 2021).

A truck from Mark’s Mobile Butchers will trade from a location on the edge of the town square, near the Subway store, on five days each week:

  • Wednesday: 8am to 2pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 2pm
  • Friday: 8am to 3pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 3pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 2pm

Bradley Stoke’s gain, however, is Little Stoke’s loss as the firm will no longer trade on Thursdays and Sundays in the car park of the Stokers public house on Gipsy Patch Lane.

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The decision to cease trading at the Little Stoke site is being blamed on disruption caused by the long-term closure of Gipsy Patch Lane and the prospect of ongoing traffic restrictions associated with the construction of the new railway bridge and highway-widening works.

As reported in our May magazine, the road under the railway bridge may now not reopen until December, and when it does it will be one-way (westbound) only for up to another year. Additionally, side roads on Gipsy Patch Lane will be sealed off whilst the one-way system is in operation.

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A statement on the Mark’s Mobile Butchers page on Facebook reads:

“Unfortunately, due to the bridge being closed at Little Stoke for over a year and now the road at the other end being shut we have taken the decision to close our site at Stokers pub. We would like to thank [landlords] Eddie and Raych for looking after us for the last four years – it was our first site so we are emotional at having to move.”

“Thank you for your loyal custom and we hope you will continue to support us at our new site.”

Residents of Little Stoke will still have access to another mobile butchers, Bristol Meat Machine, which trades in the car park of Little Stoke Park from 12pm to 7pm every Wednesday, along with a fruit & veg stall and a street food stand.

Related link: Markets in and around Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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