Our food & drink
Our food is made from scratch, onsite everyday and is ethically sourced, affordable, feel-good & excellent quality; it sets us apart from the competition.
We are incredibly proud of both our actual and ethical origins. We actively seek out like-minded suppliers based in the South West as we feel this to be our spiritual home, as well as one of the finest places to source food and drink in the UK. That is why 80 per cent of our suppliers are based here.
Here are some of the splendid folk that we wanted to showcase and say thank you to. We just wouldn’t be the same without them…
Devon Rose Farm
The Dean Family have long been synonymous with the provision of fine meats throughout the West Country, and have been farming, game-keeping, butchering and catering since the 1800s. Their philosophy is rooted in ‘farm to fork’ traceability, stringent welfare standards, free-range and naturally fed animals to ensure an excellent standard of taste, quality and sustainability.
They use traditional and environmentally friendly methods that say no to antibiotics, additives, water and saline pumping. All these animals live outside in the fresh air; as it should be.
Yeo Valley is an independent, family−owned farming and dairy business based in Blagdon, North Somerset. They source all their organic milk from a cooperative of UK organic family dairy farms, which they helped to establish, as well as from their own herd of pedigree British Friesian cows. Yeo Valley was awarded the Soil Association’s Ethical Trade certification in 2011 for supporting British family dairy farms. They go the extra country mile to look after the people and the land, and to keep the livestock healthy. They also happen to hold the Queen’s Award For Enterprise for Sustainable Development. Not to mention that Yeo Valley organic milk was also named as the best milk to use in making a coffee.
Established in 1920 in the Cotswolds, Hobbs House is a true family business with five generations of baking experience. Using traditional methods, their expert team of bakers continues to produce an exceptional range of award-winning breads, pastries and confectionery to the very highest standards. They love baking at Hobbs House and maintain the best of tradition, whilst embracing the greatest of what modern technology and thinking has to offer. Bread really is a way of life for them.
Bristol-based Extract Coffee Roasters are coffee artisans and New Zealand-inspired roasters of 100 per cent speciality grade Arabica, perfectly crafted on ‘Betty’ their 1955 cast iron vintage drum roaster. You can see her in action on our What We Do page. Their business is built on sharing their skills and coffee knowledge, whilst supporting everyone involved in the crop-to-cup coffee journey. We couldn’t do what we do without them.
Canton Tea Co is a UK company that sources high-grade teas direct from small farms. From rare oolong and green to the best herbal blends, their extensive range has a strong focus on provenance and ethical production. They are members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and the Ethical Tea Partnership.
The Severn Project
The Severn Project is a Community Interest Company at the forefront of the UK’s urban farm movement. Based in Bristol, Keynsham and Whitchurch it is an innovative social enterprise scheme which produces and supplies the highest quality salad as close to market as possible, as well as providing education, training and employment for socially excluded groups. Their passion for the products they grow, and the social innovation that they constantly implement, has made them one of the most productive urban farms in the UK.
A David & Co has been supplying great quality fruit and vegetables for over 50 years. Essentially still a family run business, they operate from Hillside Farm in the beautiful Chew Valley Lake area just outside Bristol. They source from Red Tractor-approved producers and are committed to a policy of local food sourcing, as well as supporting local producers, suppliers & farmers.
Founded over 30 years ago by Tim Wood, Blackacre Farm is now run by Tim’s son Dan and his wife Briony, based in the heart of the Blackmore Vale in North Cheriton. The family and their team pour a great deal of time, care and love into keeping their hens happy so that they can produce some of the best free-range eggs in the business. They were the first egg producer to win a Gold 1 star at the Great Taste Awards – high praise indeed.