Rustic chic dining where you just won’t want to leave
We are very selective about our suppliers and work closely with them to ensure that our high standards are maintained. Our suppliers share our commitment to the highest levels of quality, animal welfare and provenance.
Where possible we source locally – for example partridge, pheasant and free range eggs all come from a ten mile radius. On occasion we serve rare breed red poll beef from our next-door neighbours at Almshoebury Farm.
For certain items such as grouse, dover sole and oysters we have to go a little further! We choose to go to Northern Ireland for our Finnebrogue venison as we believe this meat to be exceptional.
As far as locally sourced produce goes, it doesn’t get much closer than our kitchen garden. In the spring and summer our poly tunnel provides the kitchen with herbs, lettuce and tomatoes. Our raspberries, apples, pears, plums and wild blackberries feature regularly in our dishes.
In 2011 we extended our vegetable garden to grow runner beans, onions, beetroot, leeks and carrots. We have started expanding already, with a large area getting ready for Dick to plan new beds – ideas also include pigs and chickens… who knows where this will lead!