Our ethics column
"Our aim is to support and promote local producers. We buy direct from the manufacturer wherever possible and rotate our draught ales so each of the many small independent breweries get to showcase their wares. Where a product is available locally, we will only stock that product and won't buy in a cheaper alternative. For example, we buy most of our spirits from the award winning distillery at Adnams (they've just won anonther international award - and well deserved it is too) but you won't pay a premium rate for these superior spirits - we simply charge what you'd expect to pay for a normal spirit in a pub.
If a product isn't available locally, we'll try and source fairtrade and/or organic (or small independent) and buy these either from the manufacturer or from Suma - an ethical wholefood wholesaler.
You may not find the familiar brands you're used to - but we can assure you that you will be treated to an abundance of flavour and quality."
Marie & Mark
** why the short opening hours? Pubs need some form of diversification these days - for most pubs it's meals. Our pub's support comes in the form of a campsite in the garden - which is a full time job in itself. Whilst this means we can't open the pub 7 nights a week, it does also mean the pub can retain its character as a drinking pub & drinkers are not fighting for tables pre-booked by diners. It also means we are not competing for trade with the other fantastic food pubs nearby.