The distance our food ingredients have to travel before they arrive on our guests’ tables is important to us. We buy local to support neighbouring suppliers, in order to lessen our environmental impact and contribute to the wider Dorset economy. Some significant examples of this are as follows:
Our fish and shellfish arrive from Bridport, just along the coast from us, courtesy of Paul at Davy’s Locker, a business he founded in 1987.
Craig’s Farm Dairy at Osmington have been providing milk, butter, ice cream and sorbets to the locality of over 30 years.
Jurassic Coast Meats of Dorchester specialise in producing grass-fed, free range Aberdeen Angus beef which is reared on the family farm.
West Country Catch is a family run business supplying restaurants and homes with the finest quality fish caught off the coast of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. The business was formed in 2013 by Tim & Lou Edwards. They buy local fish from Weymouth, Portland, and West Bay. They also have buyers in Brixham and Newlyn. This allows West Country Catch to source the best quality fish from across Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
You’ll see from our menus that our choice of ingredients includes Dorset Blue Vinney and Dorset Red cheeses, fish fillets fried in Dorset Gold Beer, and mussels steamed in Dorset Orchard Haze cider.
The used cooking oil from our food outlets is collected and converted into bio diesel, which is environmentally friendly and reduces reliance on Petro-chemical products.
We have also replaced plastic drinking straws with paper or plant starch alternatives in all our food and drink outlets, and use recyclable and biodegradable packaging in our takeaways.