Striving For Excellence

We are very lucky to be located in such a beautiful area, surrounded by stunning countryside filled with wonderful wildlife to explore and some amazing suppliers, and we plan on protecting and utilising all of these incredible things!

Wonderful Waste

Someone’s waste is somebody else’s power! And in our case, all of our cardboard is burnt to create our hot water, alongside wood from Heaton House Farm; our sister company just up the road.

Our cardboard is put together ready for burning, our food waste is put into a bin and sent off with ReFood (a company that turns waste food into renewable energy!) and the rest of our waste goes with Browns Recycling – whose successfully achieved 98% landfill diversion using their facilities, wow!

Working Alongside Wildlife

We couldn’t be in a more perfect location, surrounded by countryside treasures and a direct, flat track all the way to the stunning Rudyard Lake.

With a beer garden sheltered by a border of trees, we have the perfect area for guests to enjoy some fresh countryside air, catch some rays of sunshine and embrace the wilderness around them.

Take a look at our beautiful hanging baskets on the pub’s exterior filled with flowers from Conquest Nurseries – they’ll be sure to attract the bees!

Sustainable Purchasing

Choosing the right suppliers is an important job for a pub, and we are thrilled to be local to some incredible companies – and they’re right on our doorstep!

Rushton Gin, Forest Gin, Wincle Ale, Storm Brewing, Massey’s Potatoes, Dunwood Farm Pork, and Dalton’s Ice Cream are just a few of our top suppliers!

Not forgetting Leek Signs, who made our directional signs to ensure guests know where to find us, and one of our team, Anna, also from Leek, who made our beautiful chalkboard designs.

Travel With Thought

Something we encourage for those joining us from Leek, there is no need to drive to join us; step or bike straight onto the flat path and make your way to Rudyard Lake, then continue a little further and you’ll enter directly onto our car park – a lovely thing to do with the family!

Our team are also very keen on checking their rota to ensure wherever possible they are car sharing to work – every extra car we can get off the road the better.