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Set within a beautiful 18th century flint and thatched roof building, The Wheatsheaf serves seasonal and local Great British food.
In the summer months relax in their luscious beer garden, and in the winter months cosy up beside their roaring wood burners.
Every Sunday they serve classic Sunday Roasts with all the trimmings, as well as their wood fired pizzas.
They focus on a Wood Fired / Grilled concept, sourcing the best sustainable produce they can and cooking it either in their Italian Terracotta Wood Fired Oven, or on the Chargrill. Local meat, Cornish fish, Pizza, Organic Vegetables, Artisan Cheese. They pride themselves on where they get their produce from... the majority of ingredients are within 15 miles and most are organic or wild. A lot of their dishes can be vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.
They were awarded the “Best Organic Eat Out” 2020 from the Soil Association as well as their 3 star certificate for sourcing organic produce on their menu. Unfortunately they can’t include all the organic produce they use, so in actual fact they use closer to 80% organic food and drink at the pub. You can enjoy their pub whilst saving the bees by being organic!
Growing Their Own
They grow their own herbs and fruit in theirbeautiful garden at the pub. Roses can be turned into rose jam, sage into a fresh pasta, chives into an emulsion with fish, pears into a tarte tatin with clotted cream. It couldn't be fresher than that.
The Ethical Bank
They are very proud to be working with Triodos - an ethical bank. Their financial and banking services are for savers, investors and organisations who want to change the world for the better. Over 700,000 customers are already playing their part in their positive movement, making them one of the world’s most sustainable banks.
They only give you Honey from Hungerford Park whose bees live off Wild Flowers, Crops and Rich Clover. Most supermarket honey is from bees who are fed solely on sugar to maximise profits and yield, when means that the bees aren’t pollinating crops, they are suffering from Colony Collapse Disorder and there are very few nutrients in honey from sugar-fed bees. Hungerford Park Honey is the opposite, full of nutrients and flavour and their bees are healthy and pollinating the Hungerford Park organic Walled Garden.
They use Rapeseed Oil in their Fryers. It is healthier for us, it is English, local and sustainable. It is produced from non genetically modified seeds and is high in monounsaturated fats and Omegas. They use a company that recycles their oil into renewable forms of energy.
All their electricity and gas come from a wonderful company called Ecotricity who produce 100% renewable energy from wind farms and Green Gas Mills. http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/our-green-energy
Nose to Tail
They support a nose to tail ideology, meaning that if an animal dies for food they will maximise the whole beast, respectfully. By working closely with Ollie's Dad, their Butcher, they know how to do this – again it is sustainable and results in less waste.
Chocolate and Love produce the best tasting chocolate found in packaging. It is also organic, Fair Trade, supporting reforestation and the most ethical chocolate by consciously cutting fuel costs, using FCS paper and green packaging.
They are proud to use produce that is seasonal, local and ethical British, all meats are from free range or organic livestock or are wild. Their fish is responsibly sourced. They are also supporters of organic agriculture, Fair Trade, Slow Food and Rainforest Alliance. They are also incredibly proud of Ollie's Mum's organic Walled Garden that has been certified for 10 years and produces the best tasting vegetables and fruit. Hungerford Park Meat are not Farm Assured yet, but they totally believe in what they do.
Tea, Coffee, Biscuits
Hampstead Tea, Kingdom Coffee and Clipper are their suppliers of the warm drinks. All organic and Fair Trade, plus the Hampstead is Biodynamic. All delicious.
Lauren and Ollie are good friends with Tommaso and the team at Terre di Traiano near Andria in Puglia (the garden of Italy). They make truly wonderful delicious organic olive oil that they import personally. They owe a lot of their inspiration to this part of the world.
Theyhave a good bin system, recycling the food waste, glass, plastics, cardboard and paper. Waste is criminal. Reduce, reuse, recycle… if we all do it, it will make a difference.
In House Still and Sparkling
They have worked with Eauvation to install this exciting new system which means they cut down huge amounts of glass waste. They can also make their own lemonade, cordials and soft drinks.
they have purposely gone out of their way to find and reuse old furniture. Beautifully crafted but aged.
All their meat is either Free Range, Organic or Wild - their sheep graze on protein rich meadows, and Oxford Sandy and Black pigs that munch organic fruit and veg in woodlands. Their grass fed organic beef comes from Hereford Breed cows from Nesbitt Farm who practices amazing welfare (grass fed beef is not only delicious but also far more nutritious). And the chickens are organic from Springfield Poultry which means they keep more flavour and integrity. All their game is wild and from local estates.