Pub Kitchen Gardens to Explore
8 May 2017
The Battlesteads, Wark, Northumberland
Sustainability is intrinsically woven into every aspect of how Richard and Dee Slade operate the Battlesteads, a traditional Northumbrian stone inn in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country. Their commendable carbon neutral aims, which include their own poly-tunnels and beautifully tended raised beds that yield bumper crops of fresh vegetables and fruits, are clear indicators of a caring, thoughtful approach to all aspects of inn-keeping.
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The Star at Harome, North Yorkshire
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Eagle & Child, Ramsbottom, Lancashire
Glen Duckett’s unassuming roadside pub has been stylishly revamped and now features a smart new Orangery dining room, quirky, luxurious rooms, great food and fabulous views. On a good day, head for the 1-acre garden, where you’ll find a chicken run (your breakfast eggs couldn’t be fresher) and a prolific ‘Incredible Edible’ small-holding where vegetables, leaves and herbs for your dinner are grown.
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The Red Lion, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire
Set the Sat Nav to find this 18th-century thatched pub hidden away in rolling downland on the edge of Salisbury Plain. It will be worth it, as the Red Lion is a culinary oasis, awarded a Michelin Star in 2013, and chef Guy Manning keeps West Berkshire pigs at the top of the garden, where you will also find the raised vegetable beds and greenhouse and, if you’re lucky, see the chefs picking leaves and herbs for the delicious lunch menu.
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Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon, Powys
The isolated spruced up Griffin Inn is firmly on the Welsh culinary map (the food is sublime) and renowned as a destination inn for those looking for a brilliant bolthole in the Welsh borders. Cosy, rambling rooms demonstrate an artful, understated sense of style and the atmosphere is totally laid back with a vibrant buzz. Outside, take a stroll through the verdant kitchen garden and see what’s growing and likely to be on the day’s menu.
Read more about the Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon, Powys
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