We are keen supporters of shopping locally and aim to be as environmentally-friendly wherever possible to reduce food mileage and waste. This also helps our small, independent businesses, market towns and local economy to thrive. This applies also to recycling; paper, plastic, bottles, tins, cardboard and garden waste are recycled. We also re-use newspapers – for lighting our two stoves and also very useful for stuffing wet walking boots!
Our marmalade, jams and muesli are homemade on the premises. Most of the fruit used to make our jams are very local, with blackberries hand-picked by ourselves, from the wild bushes in and around Belford in the Autumn season. Raspberries and strawberries are also handpicked by ourselves, in the summer months, from a local farm.
Our ground coffee used to serve at breakfast, is sourced from Pilgrims Coffee on Holy Island. When we need more, refillables are delivered to us in biodegradable bags which can then be composted. Our local suppliers extend to the environmentally-friendly coffee pods for the guest room Nespresso machines which are also compostable and biodegradable. Refillable and recycled glass bottles are used in our guest rooms and are filled using 100% drinkable Northumbrian tap water! We no longer provide bottled water in plastic bottles in order to reduce the use of plastic where possible. Our fish, bread, eggs, and meat are all sourced locally and are delivered to us.