Mrs Bridges or Kate to a very select few, began her life ‘in service’ as an under cook to ‘respectable’ families in the countryside of Victorian England. From those early days she began collecting recipes or receipts as they were then called, and her repertoire spanned from simple country cooking to dishes in the fine French fashion.
Kate Bridges earned the honorary title of ‘Mrs’ Bridges when she became Cook to one of the leading Edwardian families, and London socialites, Lady and Richard Bellamy.
Mrs Bridges collected her receipts for dishes which would grace real banquets as well as 'below the stairs' suppers. She was inspired by the works of Mrs Beeton, and encouraged by her employer Lady Marjorie, Mrs Bridges drew her receipts into a book called "Practical Household Cookery" which was published in 1905.
Mrs Bridges was immortalised in the long running 1970's series 'Upstairs Downstairs' where, along with the Butler Mr Hudson, she reigned 'downstairs' producing many things including jams, marmalades and condiments.
Mrs Bridges Today
The Mrs Bridges we know today launched in 1967 and is a purveyor of fine preserves, curds, chutneys, relishes, salsas and mustards. Many of these are also combined into gift sets, making these superior tasting products an everyday delight to share.
With over 150 products created exclusively for the discerning consumer, Mrs Bridges is a name that has become synonymous with quality, luxury and indulgence.
Our Signature Jar
The signature jar shape, exclusive to Mrs Bridges, combined with the traditional mop cap and bow, add a touch of luxury to every product.
Why not visit the online shop and view the range for yourself?