Local Suppliers

We share a strong passion with our suppliers for both home grown and local produce.

This is a region of rich fertile soils perfect for growing and cultivating the tastiest and best of British fruit and veg and for feeding and breeding all manner of free range birds and livestock to produce the most succulent organic meats. We’re also lucky to be just a short distance from the Dorset coast, with Devon and Cornwall a little further afield, for a fabulously varied selection of fresh fish on a daily basis.

We love to use allotment growers for our fruit and vegetable supplies and always welcome new growers. Somerset farms provide us with salsify, butternut, carrots, peas and Maris Pipers. Red Barn Farm supplies our asparagus and our Heritage tomatoes come from the Isle of Wight.

We’re also keen on a bit of foraging here and there ourselves, with the kitchen team often heading off to their own secret inland and coastal spots for anything from sloe berries to seaweeds. Within our own walled garden we grow a lovely selection of edible flowers and herbs, apples, quince and seasonal vegetables. Currently on our menu are our own elderflowers, lemon balm, spearmint, lavender, walnuts, nettles and wild garlic. Some of these are also enjoyed by our own bees who provide us with our Eastbury honey from the garden hives.

For more information on our suppliers, or if you have a product you are interested in supplying, please contact our kitchen team via email at [email protected]

Ales
Real Ale from The Dorset Brewing Company in Dorchester. Their Jurrasic is sold in the bar.

Apple Juice
From Orchard Pig at the West Bradley Orchards, West Bradley, Somerset. We love this!

Asparagus
From Red Barn Farm in Mudford, Yeovil.

Breads
A lovely range of artisan breads from Taylors in Bruton, Somerset.

Buffalo Mozzarella & Black Pudding
Comes from Jody Scheckter’s Laverstock Park. Jody started his organic/biodynamic farm in Hampshire to produce the best-tasting, healthiest food without compromise for himself and his family. However, when he realised as a smallholder that it meant eating beef continuously for eight weeks whenever a cow was slaughtered he decided to make the same food available to the public.

Charcuterie
From Capreolous in Rampisham, including our pancetta, saucisson sec, and smoked ham hocks, made from Oxford Sandy & Black pigs reared in Halstock, south of Yeovil.

Cheddar
From Ford Farms located down near the beautiful Jurassic coast.

Cheese from Dorset
From James’s Cheese, Child Okeford, Dorset. This is totally yummy!

Cheese from Somerset
Homewood Farm based in Ubley in the beautiful Chew Valley, just south of Bristol, make cheeses by hand with ewes milk from two Somerset flocks.

Cider
Thatchers Cider from Sandford in Somerset. Matured in 100 year old casks and still very much a family business.

Dairy
Blackmore Vale cream, milk and hand churned butter comes from Longmans in North Cadbury.

Duck
Merrifield Farm in Crediton, Devon suppliers of the best Creedy Carver ducks.

Eggs
Free range hen’s eggs from Jason and Emma at Silverthorne Farm, Milborne Wick.

Fish
Kingfisher in Cornwall, Samways in West Bay and Jon the Fish Man from Brixham supply all our fresh fish sourcing directly from the day fishing vessels. Our favourites are the Hake from Brixham, scallops from Lyme Bay and crab from Poole.

Fruit Cordials
Intense flavours and the best ingredients from Luscombe drinks in Buckfastleigh, Devon.

Gin
For a unique and intricate gin of ten select botanicals, Conker Gin is distilled and bottled at Dorset’s first gin distillery, nestled in the back streets of Bournemouth.

Goats Curd
From Peter Humphries’ White Lake Dairies at Bagborough Farm near Shepton Mallet.

Greens
Woodsford Leaves in Dorchester supplies us with greens in the form of rocket, spinach and watercress.

Jams & Chutneys
Delicious Rhubarb Jam and our own Eastbury Tarragon Mustard from Suzie at The Alweston Jam & Chutney Empire, Alweston, Dorset. Overall UK Artisan Champion 2011.

Meats
Parsons, our local butchers here in Sherborne, supply us with pork from Bridport and lamb from Bridgehampton.

Olives
Fantastic nibbles to have with pre-dinner drinks from Olives et Al in Sturminster Newton.

Pigeon
Wood pigeon from Sealy Game in Wiltshire

Pollens
Global Harvest’s wild Organic Fennel Pollen is taking the culinary home & professional world by storm because of its amazing flavour. They also give us our Damson and Pear Jelly.

Wines
Sherborne Castle Estate Wines supply their Special Reserve White, Rosé and Sparkling Brut NV.