Bocabar became our anchor tenant in September 2013 when the project was still in its early phase of development. Co-owners Mel and Paul wanted to be a part of making the Red Brick Building a thriving community project, increasing the number of people coming to the building and sharing their well-respected bar and restaurant with local people.

Bocabar offers seasonally focused menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, catering for all dietary requirements. Wherever possible they buy from local farmers, growers and suppliers, thereby contributing to the local economy. They source seasonal veg and salad leaves from Radford Mill in Timsbury,  Barrington Farm in Illminster and Plowright Organic in Nether Stowey. Their fish comes from British waters supplied by Kingfisher in Brixham, with their meat sourced from Marshalls Elm Farm in Street, Mike’s Old Spot pigs in Cossington, and P & K Meats in Street. Bread and burger buns are from Pullin’s Bakery in Yatton and Burns the Bread in Glastonbury. Blackacre Farm in Yeovil supply their free range eggs.

Paul and Mel work in partnership with the Red Brick Building to organise events and activities for the local community, which contributes to the ongoing fundraising for the project. Bocabar also facilitates private hire of the Event Space, welcoming bookings for private parties, weddings and business functions. In 2017, as part of the partnership, 45% of Bocabar’s profit went to the Red Brick Building.

Bocabar also support a number of local charities, including the Elim Connect Centre’s weekly drop-in advice sessions at the Red Brick Building.

Their awards recognise how quickly Bocabar has become a favourite for many: Taste of the West Silver and Gold Awards, a finalist in Taste of the West’s Best South West Casual Diner in 2017, featuring in Taste of the West’s recipe book, and winning New Business of the Year at the Mendip Business Awards in 2015.

Please contact to book a table or organise catering for your event at the Red Brick Building.


T: 01458 440558