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Step by step, sisters Gracie and Sophie have built up their business

SISTER ACT Two sisters from Bath are enjoying huge success with their brand of snacks, Squirrel sisters. Holland & Barrett is set to launch the products in 600 stores, and Waitrose has announced it is doubling its store numbers. Gracie and Sophie Tyrrell, who attended Bath Royal High School, formed Squirrel Sisters – a nickname which has stuck with them since childhood, as squirrel rhymes with Tyrell – back in 2014. What started as a blog grew into a fully-fledged health and wellness company, with the sisters producing a range of healthy snacks, such as the raspberry ripple and cacao brownie. Their snacks don’t add any syrups, pastes or sugar alternatives and they’ve proved popular for people wanting healthy food on the go. “We grew up in Bath and started making our products in our family kitchen, so to go from that to a successful business, with products available in over 2,000 stores across the nation, is amazing,” says Gracie. For more:

Time to get fruity with these snacks


BASKET CASE Woolley Grange Hotel has recently relaunched their garden basket scheme, whereby members can fill up a basket of freshly grown produce grown onsite. The environmentally friendly initiative means local families can come to Woolley every week for their choice of seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs – without any of the lorry miles involved in mainstream vegetable transportation. The produce is organic, with no plastic used and zero waste. The summer vegetable boxes are available at the beginning of May.

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CROWNING GLORY An 18th-century pub in the village of Hinton Charterhouse has opened up a new tearoom and coffee shop and undergone a huge refurbishment of their bar area, garden and en suite bedrooms. The Rose & Crown pub held a special event to unveil the tearooms, with actress Stephanie Cole OBE doing the ribbon-cutting honours. “We are very grateful for all the support we have had and would like to thank Stephanie Cole for opening the tearooms,” says director Nigel Songhurst. For more:

The refurbished bar hopes to be a cut above the rest Chop to it, Stephanie Cole

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Bath Life – Issue 390  

Bath Life – Issue 390