The Organic Served Here award was created to raise the profile of eateries that source sustainable organic food and drink by Soil Association Certification, the UK’s leading organic certification body. Businesses are awarded stars based on their organic expenditure with five stars given for a 95 – 100% organic spend.
The award had been a target for the Bathurst Arms director, Jordan Pelly and his head chef, Michal Wlodarcyk, since they reopened in July.
Mark Machin, development manager for Soil Association Certification said, “We’re very proud to welcome The Bathurst Arms to the movement of hospitality businesses that have decided to grow back better by putting sustainability at the heart of their business.
“After a particularly challenging period for the industry, it’s really encouraging to see businesses like The Bathurst continue engaging with Organic Served Here.”
Jordan said: “We are so lucky to have such fantastic farmers on our doorstep like Purton House Organics, Duchy Home Farm and Daylesford Organic and fishmongers New Wave and Flying Fish, all of these businesses help us source the finest ingredients for our menu with strong sustainable principals. As well as the ethical contribution sourcing organic and wild foods is such an obvious choice for us, as we strive for the best quality ingredients. From beef fed on a pasture diet to ingredients in season, flavour is paramount with these choices inevitably kinder to the environment and world we live in.”