Growing the business venture to include a restaurant and food truck, The British Pedlar owner Michael Blois announced July 14 purchase of Temperley’s British Eatery, based out of Panama City.
The food truck will continue to park at various locations all over the Gulf Coast, stretching from Panama City to Pensacola, serving authentic fish and chips, battered sausage and many other famous British dishes. The food truck will be available to cater events of many kinds and even be booked for weddings!
Michael says he plans to have the food truck parked in front of The British Pedlar in Navarre once every four to six weeks. Temperley’s British Eatery also has a restaurant located in Panama City that Michael will be taking over ownership.
The previous owners of Temperley’s British Eatery Jeff and Stacey Temperley were having trouble renewing their business visa due to immigration issues and the coronavirus, so they offered the business to Michael. Happy to maintain the business’s British roots and continue to share British culture, Michael accepted the offer and is now the proud owner of this English restaurant and food truck combo.
The restaurant seats about 50 people, in normal situations. With COVID-19 restrictions, there will be social distancing among tables and outdoor seating as well.
The recipes will remain mostly the same, maintaining their authentic British ingredients and flavor. Some of the scrumptious dishes include shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash, a classic featuring sausage with creamy mashed potatoes topped with onion gravy.
Another popular choice is their many different savory pasties. Some of the pasties include Traditional Corninsh – a seasoned and slow roasted beef with potatoes, onions, rutabaga and gravy – and Thai Green Chicken – chicken breast, mixed vegetables, onions, broccoli and cauliflower all cooked with Thai Green Curry sauce.
The British Pedlar is still serving British goods in the Harvest Village Plaza in Navarre. The quaint shop offers authentic British and Irish food and specialty gifts of all kinds. They have a little bit of everything, from a variety of frozen meats and tasty pies to delicious crumpets and sweet chocolate treats.
The British Pedlar also offers an online inventory at BritishPedlar.com, where items can be shipped to the shop or to one’s doorstep.
Michael loves to honor the people who serve their country. For that reason, The British Pedlar offers a 10% discount to all military servicemen, both U.S. and U.K.
“We specialize in British food for ex-pats and the community of U.S. servicemen who served in the U.K.,” he said.
The British Pedlar will be kicking off the new ownership of Temperley’s British Eatery Saturday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. serving authentic fish and chips, battered sausage and other British cuisine right outside of the shop in Harvest Village. Make sure to come out for a delicious lunch or early dinner and celebrate the new expansion with The British Pedlar and Temperley’s team.
7552 Navarre Parkway, Suite 19 Harvest Village Court Navarre, FL, 32566
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.