Tubby Tom’s

Thomas Hughes



Tubby Tom’s is a small batch, handmade sauce and seasonings company based in Gloucester. Tom started the business in January 2015 after making a tiny batch of homemade BBQ sauce for friends. While working at Over Farm Market, Tom persuaded the owners to let him put some bottles on their shelves to test the water – it sold really well and it’s now one of their best-selling condiments.

A regular slot at Stroud Farmer’s Market followed, and now the products are sold all over the country, with a new stockist in in France and even high-street giants Harvey Nichols!

The quirky bottles are as cheeky as the hot sauces inside – while most of us would be happy with the best-selling The Squealer, if you’re feeling a bit more daring, you could try the Ghost Town, but only the bravest can handle the Death Dust, a BBQ rub using the world’s hottest chilli, the Carolina Reaper!

Despite the popularity of the sauces, the ethos at Tubby Tom’s remains the same: everything is handmade and packed full of good ingredients – plus there’s a great group of friends and family that are heavily involved with the business whether it’s cooking and labelling the sauce or working at food festivals and markets.