Josh Eggleton is the co-owner and Executive Chef of The Pony Chew Valley. He grew up in South Bristol near the picturesque Chew Valley, and has always been family orientated. Rising to fame running a hugely popular Michelin-starred pub with his sister Holly, Josh Eggleton also cites his grandparents and father as integral to his early fascination with food.
Josh started baking at an early age, inspired by his grandparents. His father was also a big influence as he did most of the cooking at home as well as run a successful business.
Josh’s first job was at a local fish and chip shop aged 15, after an apprenticeship he became head chef at Bristol’s The Olive Shed restaurant. In 2003 Josh won the prestigious Gordon Ramsay College Scholar competition.
Since then Josh has gone on to become a powerhouse in the restauranting world in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Now with over 7 restaurants under his belt from the previously Michelin star, and newly renamed The Pony Chew Valley and renowned fish and chip restaurants Salt & Malt to the modern veg-led Root restaurants.
Along with his Sister and business Partner Holly Eggleton, they continue to be passionate about sustainability and ethical sourcing, and they strive to create a positive impact on the local community and environment through their businesses. They have become respected figures in the UK culinary scene and are known for their commitment to excellence and innovation in hospitality. Josh continues to be an ambassador and leader for many community projects including The Mazi Project, Anti- Banquet, and more.
He focuses on elevated contemporary British cooking, taking inspiration from the local area and produce around him.