Both the provenance of the food we use and the ethics of the supplier are very important to us. We select local produce wherever possible. We regularly visit local farms and meet with their owners as we feel it is important to know where our food has come from. With this in mind we hope you find the following of interest:-
Fruit & Vegetables:
‘TrillFarmGarden’ is a 300 acre organic farm set inEast Devonbetween Musbury and Axminster. Set up in 2008 by Ashley and Katy to promote and inspire healthy and responsible living.
Organically reared Devon ruby beef from Chris Merlots ‘Holdstone Farm’ in Combe Martin, Devon. All his beef is 21 day matured
Local farmer Clive Sage of ‘Wylde Meadow Farm’, just outside Lyme, whose awards include a Gold Medal in the ‘Taste of West’ Food & Drink Awards and the ‘Dorset’ magazine’s Best Meat Producer of the Year.
‘Kingfisher Brixham’, run by Marc Shipton and Kevin Waymen pride themselves on the freshest fish with daily deliveries to our kitchen. The company is committed to using sustainable fish stocks and supporting local fishermen in Devon and Cornwall. Our Lobsters are pulled from pots just off the shore in Lyme by local fisherman Barry Wayson.
Jams, Chutney and Cereals:
‘Forest Products’ in Bridport, Dorset, established in 1986 by Gavin Brooking and Mark Teideman. They have over 100 awards for their jams and chutneys, including the ‘Fortnum and Masons’ Supreme Champion award. Our museli is from Dorchester based ‘Dorset Cereals’.
Ice-creams & Sorbets:
‘Granny Gothards’ – “naturally from the farm”, award wining & lovingly handmade on their farm on the Somerset levels. Great flavours such as Sedgemoor honey and of course a Cider flavour, using the famous ‘Burrow Hill Farm’. cider.
‘The Lubborn Creamery’ in Critket St Thomas produce our Brie and Goats Cheese. Their use of ripening creates a fuller flavour and creamy texture.
Dorset Red, Ford farm, West Dorset estate.
Dorset Blue Vinney from Woodbridge Farm at the heart of Dorset. Using a 300 year old recipe, Mike Davies has been producing this blue cheese for over 40 years and has won many awards and is a member of the ‘Guild of Fine Foods’.
‘Quicks’ Mature Cheddar is produced by the Quicks family who have been farming in Newton St Cryes, Devon for over 450 years. This mature Cheddar is produced from their herd of around 330 cows and they have won many awards over the years.
‘Whitehole’ – This amazingly pure spring water is high in calcium and doesn’t travel far to be at your table. Established in 1893 this is the well water as drawn by ‘Jack & Jill’! The owners are completely dedicated to running their small Somerset business with the environment in mind, it has SSSI status which means it is of special scientific interest and has never been subject to chemicals or fertilizers.
We also use Devon’s famous organic ‘Luscombe’ soft drinks and locally brewed beers such as Lyme Regis’ own ‘Town Mill Brewery’, the ‘Dorset Brewing Company’ and ‘Otter Brewery’ based in Honiton.
‘Berry Bros. & Rudd’ –Britain’s oldest wine & spirit merchant; having traded at the same shop in London for over 300 years. Today, still run by members of the Berry & Rudd families, it retains two Royal Warrant’s for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, having supplied wines to the Royal family since the reign of King George III. With three ‘Masters’ of Wine’, Berry’s continues to offer wines of the highest quality from the world’s finest producers.
‘Martin J. Platts Just Fine Wines’ – A local, privately owned and run business with over 25 years’ experience in the wine trade. They continually ensure that all wines are personally selected, with the emphasis on quality and value.
Drink (Beers and Softs)
We are constantly building on our list of great local suppliers for our soft drinks and beers; currently we have: Luscombe organic (Buckfastleigh, Devon) Mighty Hop Brewery (Lyme Regis) Dorset Brewing Company (Weymouth) Otter Brewery (Honiton, Devon)