We source our food from a variaty of suppliers. We aim to provide our customers with local and ethical food wherever possable. Below is a list of our food suppliers, links to their websites and a little general information about them.
FAI farming at Wytham Wood Oxford concentrates on the 3 E’s; Environment, Economics & Ethics. They are working in collaboration with Oxford University Zoology Department, undertaking farm-scale research to improve animal welfare, in a commercial farming system. We are supplied with Wytham Wood Organic Chickens, Pork and Lamb which we find to be superior and very tasty. We hope you agree.
Aubrey Allen have been serving the Warwickshire and the surrounding counties public the finest meat since 1933. They are well renowned for their meat, including granite grassland reared Cornish lamb, corn-fed Loire Valley hens, and free-range pork produced by Pig Farmer of the Year Jimmy Butler. They built their reputation on the quality of their beef, sourcing only the finest Highland cattle. Some of it comes from Ballindaloch Castle itself, home to the oldest Angus herd of all, where cattle graze on ancient pastures, drink pure Highland water, and come winter time, feed on barley draff from local distilleries. They leave their beef to hang on the bone for as long as three or four weeks. The result is the tastiest, most tender beef around. Aubrey Allen have won many awards including, "Best Catering Butcher 2009" & "Best Ethical Meat Supplier 2008". They also have a full traceability policy for all their meats.
FWP Matthews Ltd is situated on the edge of the beautiful Cotswold hills in the village of Shipton under Wychwood. They are one of the leading independent flour millers in the UK for conventional and organic flour. They source as much wheat locally as possible and carefully blend this with other wheats to produce flour of the highest quality.
Willowbrook Organic Farm is a family run farm on the edge of Oxford in the Cherwell Valley flood plain. The farm is organically managed and Soil Association accredited. They are also comitted to maintaining high standards of animal welfare and promoting local food. Look out for their eggs at local Co-op stores and at the wolvercote and East Oxford farmers markets.
Trealy Farm Charcuterie are a family-run farm-based business, based in Monmouthshire, that sources its pigs from Trealy Farm or other local farms. All are free-ranging, fed a natural diet and are traditional breed, primarily Gloucester Old Spot, Welsh and Saddleback. They combine traditional methods of curing, smoking and air-drying with innovation and technology inspired by training with charcuterie makers across Europe.
Premier Cheese - Since its inception eight years ago, Premier Cheese has been proud to serve the finest. They are a small, dedicated company which takes great care in sourcing cheeses from Britain, France, Italy and Iberia. They happily share their knowledge with us and our front of house colleagues, who in turn introduce the customers to a wonderful selection of farmhouse cheeses.