As of January 2018, we've replaced all plastic straws and cocktail stirrers in our restaurants with paper ones
75% of our food waste is sent away to be converted into electricity
Food scraps from The Cornish Arms feed our friends in the garden
Re-use and recycle
60% of the general waste from our businesses is recycled
We try our best to reduce any negative impact we have around us. From making sure we turn off lights, recycling and even using our food scraps to feed the chickens up at The Cornish Arms, we will continue to do what we can to support the environment.
Cornwall is full of fantastic produce and we make the most of it in our restaurants. As well as delivering great flavour and freshness to our dishes, it’s a pleasure to work with local businesses and it helps to cut down on food miles. Take a look at our Food Heroes for inspiration.
We try to reduce waste from our activities, we recycle where we can and our food waste is sent for energy recovery. Our staff are active in recycling and saving energy, water and materials. Rick is the patron for Clean Cornwall and our staff attend regular litter picks in Padstow and Falmouth.
- We minimise food waste by re-using and planning menus to avoid waste.
- We send our farmers back their packaging to reduce their costs and impact on the environment.
We are passionate about sharing what we know about food with those around us. We work with local schools to teach healthy eating and cooking and support Padstow and St Merryn School with ingredients and the expertise of our chefs.
At the heart of our charity work is our commitment to the community and supporting local causes within the South West. From offering up over 450 pasties to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care at the Padstow to Rock charity swim to raising £23,000 for Children’s Hospice South West with our charity lunches, we look to support local causes and charities.
We continue to look at the ways in which we can help to make things better. We are currently researching using renewable energy generation including solar panels and a biomass burner.