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All of our staff live locally and most walk or catch the bus to work. Most of the produce we cook with is local - especially bacon, eggs, sausages, salad leaves, potatoes, tomatoes - and much is bought directly from the farms. All guests are given information about local shops, restaurants, attractions, walks and cycle routes/hire facilities.
We use energy efficient lights are used wherever possible. Spare water is recycled for use in the garden and our toilets have half-flush settings. The planting on our terrace is grown to organic principles. All cleaning materials (except commercial dishwasher fluids) are Ecover plant extract products.
We recycle cardboard and glass and we compost all kitchen waste than is appropriate. Many of our water bottles are compostable corn-starch containers and our take-away cartons are corn-starch or pressed wood. We encourage honeybees on our terrace and guests receive an eco information sheet in their rooms.