We left graphic-design careers in London with a dream of opening a bike shop and restaurant. With plenty of energy and enthusiasm, but meagre funds and little experience of retail or catering, we began refurbishing an airy industrial building on the floating harbour in Bristol…
Our love of bikes and food has helped us keep up with cycling and restaurant trends over the years. We’ve seen chain restaurants open and close around us, and we’ve lost a lot of sales to online businesses who cut prices and sell boxes out of sheds.
But thanks to our amazing team and loyal customers, we are now deciding how to celebrate Mud Dock’s 25th anniversary in 2019.
Some happy Mud Dock memories…
Mud Dock Cycleworks and Café opens. We sell our first mug of tea. Tom Jaine, editor of The Good Food Guide, gives us a pretty good food review in The Telegraph.
Paul McCartney holds a book launch at Mud Dock.
We celebrate our 10th anniversary.
We partner up with Le Sportif to host regular road rides.