Roy Walsh started R.L.Walsh & Son with one van in 1981 whilst Neil gained experience within the food industry before joining his father in the business.

We are still expanding to this dayand currently deliver by refrigerated insulated vans to Bristol, Bath, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Cheddar, Weston-super-Mare, Chew Valley and all surrounding areas.

Being a family business we cater for individual needs as well as one off functions and weekly orders. We can provide for all your needs in Bacon, Cooked Meats, Cheeses etc as shown within these web pages.

Our current client base includes the catering trade, hotels, guesthouses, pubs, restaurants, cafe’s, butchers as well as the local village shop.159


Roy Walsh founded our business in 1980 having had many years’ experience in the food trade. He started by hiring a refrigerated van with his friends. The business grew rapidly and he bought his first van after a short while, as well as installing refrigeration in Clutton where the company is still based. He is now semi-retired, but still keeps an eye on the business, helping where he can.

Financial Director

Felicity Walsh, Roy’s wife, left full time employment in the dental profession in 1995 to manage the financial side of the business. Through the development of the business, this is now a full time position.


In the light of Neil’s death, Rob Walsh, Neil’s brother stepped into the family business to help grow the business and support Ben Walsh in every way. Rob is a non ex director to 23 businesses UK wide and helps them grow and achieve their aims.

Neil Walsh

After many years of experience in the food industry with Safeway, Neil joined the company in the 1980’s to expand the business with his father. Through his years at R.L. Walsh & Son the enlargement and relationships with customers greatly influences the bond we have with customers to this day. He is greatly missed.