Provenance

Chicken

Our free range, award winning Cotswold White chicken are bred at Robert Caldecott’s farm in Worcestershire. He shows a commitment to rearing the intensely flavoursome Cotswold White birds in an ethical and timely way. They are wonderfully cared for, bred with time and space to allow the chickens to grow twice as long as the average chicken, producing a long term living, free pecking, deliciously old fashioned tasty bird.

Turkeys, Cockerels and Geese

These are sourced from farms in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.

Duck

The welfare of our duck is a priority, for both us and our customers. Both Loomswood Farm (Suffolk) and Tiddenham Ducks (Chepstow) hatch their own ducklings and rear them in open environments with natural light, ventilation and fresh straw bedding. The ducks are exclusively cross-bred from strains including Mallard, Aylesbury and Peking to produce unique eating characteristics, rich, gamey flavours and outstanding meat yield (around 20% more breast meat than other duck). Also, the ducks are traditionally dry plucked which means not only do they look better, they shrink less during cooking and have a crisp, flavoursome skin. The duck liver makes an outstanding ingredient for salads, pâtés and casseroles.

Beef

We have built our reputation on the quality of our beef, with our butchers sourcing only the finest cattle. Some of it even comes from Ballindaloch Castle itself, home to the oldest Angus herd of all, where the cattle graze on ancient pastures, drink pure Highland water, and come winter time feed on the barley draff from local distilleries. Our beef is left to hang on the bone for a minimum of 21 days, and the result is the tastiest, most tender beef around.

The main source of our beef is the North West of Scotland and the South West of England. We use traditional beef breeds from suckler herds (bred only for beef) which are selected for breeding and from that moment, with expert care and time, world class beef is produced.

Lamb

Sourced from the South West of England, the gentle rolling hills, warmer climate and granite pasture which is not too rich, provide the perfect environment for the lambs to flourish.

Pork

Jimmy Butler & Sons produce award winning outdoor reared free range pork. Our pork is all taken from gilt pigs which has a wonderful sweet taste with no hint of boar taint.

Venison

We buy wild venison from the Balmoral estates as they are naturally hunted wild deer. The carcass is kept at close to 0°C and hung for a minimum of 14 days to ensure that the enzymes are gently broken down to create flavour, tenderness and predictability.

Fish and Shellfish

All of our fish and seafood is delivered daily from Billingsgate Fish Market.

Fruit and Vegetables

Delivered daily from New Covent Garden Market in the heart of London. British seasonal produce is always used where possible and practicable. Other sources for specialist products are The Rungis Markets in Paris.