A proud Cestrian, raised in my family’s city centre pub. For the past six years I’ve worked as Fundraising Manager at The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, the cancer hospital for our area.
I had long harboured a dream to run a wine bar/deli in Chester, but it was only after my mum Sandra got the all clear from an aggressive form of breast cancer that we decided life was too short not to take the plunge.
For a long time I’ve hoped somebody would open a relaxed wine bar-come-deli-type-place in Chester. I don’t always want to go for a big meal on a Friday night, I love live music but don’t always want a loud band… after a busy week I want to graze on nibbles over a bottle of wine, listen to background music, and relax.
I started planning how I’d do it, if I ‘won the lottery’…
… I haven’t won the lottery! But nobody else opened what I felt Chester was missing and my partner encouraged me to look into it further. After my mum survived a cancer diagnosis and gruelling treatment regime four years ago, we decided life’s too short. I gave up my job and mum decided to give hers up too! We opened Ginger wine bar & delicatessen in November 2015.
It has been a labour of love, we cook almost everything ourselves and anything we realistically can’t, we source local. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!