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Eco Credentials

Our impact on the environment cannot go unchecked and we take our responsibilities as a company very seriously. We are not perfect, and do not claim to be, but we are constantly looking at ways to make a difference and are always keen to hear of new ideas that we may be able to adopt. Here are just some of the ways that we have made changes over the last few years:

Front of House

  • Plastic straws are banned!! Recyclable paper straws are the only ones we offer now – and whilst we are at it, we will not allow plastic stirrers on our bar either.
  • We have no plastic bottles in our bar fridges and recycle all of the glass waste that we produce.
  • Our coffee beans come from Owens Coffee in Ivybridge. They are about as local as we can get with the lowest miles possible from roastery to coffee machine!
  • In the very few instances that we do have plastic on site we recycle this as well.
  • All cardboard is flattened and recycled.
  • The remnants of our pillar candles are sent to Exeter for recycling into new candles by The Recycled Candle Company.
  • We use recycled ink cartridges from local company Refresh Cartridges, and and used cartridges are sent away to be refilled ad reused.
  • Takeaway containers and takeaway coffee cups are produced by Vegware who produce plant based compostable foodservice packaging.
  • We choose to use loose leaf tea as much as possible rather than tea bags due to the plastic found in the bags.
  • We use a pergle (very large!) box of milk rather than smaller bottles to reduce the amount of plastic we get through making coffees.

In The Kitchen

  • All food waste is separated out and sent away for recycling.
  • All cardboard is flattened and recycled separately.
  • Plastic containers (such as ice cream containers) are reused as storage on-site.
  • No single use storage is allowed!
  • Tin cans are washed out and recycled.

In The Accommodation

  • We use Bramley toiletries in our rooms. They adopt the same principles as we do in the development of their products and take care to use recycled and recyclable packaging.
  • Used Nespresso capsules are all kept and sent back to Nespresso for recycling.
  • Where we use tea bags, we actively source from companies that do not have plastic in their bags enabling us to recycle them along with our food waste.
  • Bedding is washed by The Eco Laundry who actively work to minimise their environmental impact.

Other Efforts!

  • We have left our top field to grow in order to encourage as much wildlife as possible. We will cut a path around so guests can still enjoy walking there but for the most part it will (hopefully!) become a haven for plants and animals!
  • We have switched all of our lightbulbs to LED bulbs.