Our buying policy
We source all our food ethically and responsibly - all our organic suppliers are small local independent farmers, growers and producers, and small independent brands. We never buy anything from big multinationals. By placing regular orders with small farms and producers, we are enabling them to expand and grow their businesses in turn.
- Currently over 90% of our fresh produce comes from the South East of England and East Anglia, and we're striving to increase this to keep our food miles as low as possible.
- We never air freight anything, and we make sure our suppliers get their produce to us in the most efficient way possible, doubling up delivery routes where possible.
- Our strict fish-buying policy ensures our fresh wild fish comes to us direct from fishers whose methods are scientifically montitored, and we serve sustainable, local Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish whenever possible.
- Our meat comes from small local farms with high standards of animal welfare.
- We purify our water on the premises to eliminate ‘water miles’ and wastage of glass – in fact we’ve never transported a bottle of water.
- Wherever possible we don’t buy any packaged good – this is why we don’t stock crisps! (but you’ll find a range of tasty homemade bar snacks instead...).
Our energy policy
We are passionate about treating the environment with respect – we use methods that are groundbreaking within the restaurant trade. We recycle and re-use building materials, furniture, kitchen waste, tin, paper, card and glass, and we compost all our food waste. The pub's electricity supplier is a not-for-profit enterprise that invests more money per customer than any other in new sources of renewable energy. We use recycled furniture and green cleaning products and keep a beady eye on all our energy use.