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Gingey Bites

Gingey Bites

5ft nothing Midlands girl, now living in Bristol. Love cooking and eating out both locally and further afield. A champion for independents with eyes almost as big as her pot belly. Freelance writer & marketeer by day.

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Sam Gillies

Sam Gillies

BoB Editor

The founder and editor of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, videos and Instagram stories.

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Chris Callaghan

Chris Callaghan

Born and raised on the banks of the Norfolk Broads, Chris made his way through Yorkshire, Normandy, Champagne, Asia, South America and London, before falling head-over-heels for Bristol’s vibrant street art and food scenes. Chris writes for fun, for the creative buzz and for a living, and loves waxing lyrical on Bristol’s diverse culinary offerings. You’ll find him spinning through the Mendip Hills by bike, sharpening his squash skills, swimming in local lakes and rivers, or slurping fine zider on Bristol Harbour with his wife.

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Jessamy Baldwin

Jessamy Baldwin

Jessamy Baldwin is an avid globetrotter and Bristol based freelance journalist. She has a BA in English Literature, an MA in International Journalism and writes about travel, food, history, literature and current affairs. Having worked as an English teacher in Malawi, a news reporter in the Channel Islands and a communications advisor/columnist in New Zealand, she is always on the look-out for the next adventure and the perfect cosmo. Her dream is to one day publish a children’s book and keep exploring the world, pen, paper and camera in hand. “How wild it was, to let it be.” ― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Shonette Laffy

Shonette Laffy

Often to be found propping up a bar and eyeing up its rum selection, Shonette is an avid Bristol explorer and food muncher - take a look at her blog A Life Less Organised for her guides to the city's best pub crawls, roasts and more.

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