From our slow-cooked sauce, to our home made meatballs using Nonna Balzano's secret recipe. Hooker & Eight takes serious pride in everything that goes onto our dough and are proud that the vast majority of our ingredients are sourced from local Gloucestershire businesses.
Our 48 hour proofed hand-stretch dough is made from flour from Shipton Mill in Frampton-on-Severn and our live yeast is from St. George's Bakery in Hartpury.
Most of our meats are from Nick Browns' Butchers in Longlevens, cheese from Carron Lodge in Birdlip and our veg from D.J. Perks in Staverton.
Even the garlic mayo and BBQ sauce is made by us!
We have some of the best vegan and vegetarian options you'll find in Gloucetershire! Almost all of our pizzas can be veganized. Using faux meats, vegan pestos and our freshly made almond ricotta. No matter what your taste, we've got you covered.
Dan and Balz are childhood school friends who played local youth rugby together for many years. It was one cold Christmas night at the Old Elm in Churchdown in 2014 where a very important was asked….”Why isn’t there a proper deece pizza place in Gloucester (and other than the pubs) why ‘ent there deece places to go to before the rugby!!”
It was one that couldn’t be answered for a few years and almost remained a drunken pipe-dream...read the whole story