Where we’re based, we’re lucky to have some of the best produce in the country right on our doorstep – from land and sea.
We work with a carefully selected array of top-of-their-game farmers, growers, fishers, makers, artisans and distributors to bring together the ingredients and produce on our menus and in the glasses we serve.
What they all have in common is fantastic quality and taste, followed by sustainability, ethics, animal welfare and – as much as possible – locality.
Here are just some of them…
Northiam Dairy, Rye
Organic milk and cream (not certified)
Orchard Eggs, Ripe
Biodynamic eggs, from the happiest chickens around
South Downs Butter, Rudgwick
Lovely, creamy, ethical butter
Holmes Farm, Bexhill
Our top quality beef, from steaks to roasts, to bone marrow
Montague Hankham Estate, Pevensey
Salt Marsh Lamb, from chops to roasts and slow-cooking cuts
Old Town Boats, Hastings
Fresh fish, dependent on what’s about
Arcade Fisheries, Hastings
Local shellfish and other fish not available via the Old Town boats directly
Beal’s Farm, Lewes
English charcuterie, including our snacking salami
Poppy Seed Bakery, Bexhill
Our sourdough and other breads which aren’t made on-site
The Roasted Bean Co., Ovingdean
Ethical and sustainable coffee beans
Raffo & Ridgeway, St Leonards
Cakes and bakes, including vegan cakes
Top quality Spanish charcuterie, olive oil and olives
We use more than ten specialist wine importers and distributers, and buy direct to put together our list of natural and biodynamic wines. We have many from Sussex and Kent – including Tillingham and Davenport – and most of our list comes from Europe in order to keep transportation miles down. We have several ethically-produced wines from further afield too, which we believe are worth the journey – we just save them for a treat! Read more about our wine list.
Sustainability goes beyond our menu. Here are the ways we aim to be a sustainable restaurant by the seaside.
(Photo: Pea Pod)