We try our best to reduce our menu miles by sourcing ingredients from Local suppliers. We purchase our meat from Morgans Butchers in Petersfield, we use Bryant Bros based in Greatham for fruit and vegetables. We receive lots of berries from a gentleman nearby who grows them in his 10 acres of woodland. We make and sell jams, marmalades, piccalilli and chutneys. We purchase honey from a local in the bar. Our son suffers from hay fever, so by eating local honey, he is building up immunity to the pollen in the local area as the bees will have pollinated the plants around us.
We also try to employ local businesses for work we need carried out in the pub. We recently had the flooring replaced in a section of the bar and employed a local, Kevin who has a shop in the village aptly called On All Floors.
The pub holds a few community activities; there’s a Sweet Meeting on the first Monday of the month. Come and taste 6 puddings; 3 hot and 3 cold, each you give a score, then a winner is declared and served for the rest of the month. Everyone is welcome to eat seconds of their favourites. The Aston Martin Club come and meet up here on the first Tuesday in the month.
The local village has everything you might need from shops, to cafes, to restaurants to hairdressers. There’s plenty or markets and things around too. There’s a good Christmas market in Liss and in Petersfield there’s a farmers market and a German market.
This area of the South Downs National Park has lots of attractions that visitors can visit with ease. Midhurst isn’t far from here and is home to Cowdray Park, with Cowdray Ruins. There are a few National Trust houses as well; Uppark House and Gardens and Petworth House and Gardens are both very nice. Goodwood Racecourse is of course why many people come to the area, and the beautiful Elizabeth Country Park is great for walking and cycling.