Woop woop! the Killingworth Castle and our sister pub, The Ebrington Arms have both scooped a top organic award!
Our pubs have now proudly joined only 10 other pubs and restaurants throughout the whole of the UK to achieve 3 stars or above in the ‘Organic Served Here’ awards scheme, run by The Soil Association.
It means that we are committed to offering between 50-75% organic produce on our menus.
A recent rise in conscious consumerism, and a desire to know where our food is from, has contributed to the more organic than ever being eaten in the UK. A recent Soil Association poll revealed that 50% of people are more likely to choose a restaurant that highlights its ethical and sustainable credentials and 43% of people think that having organic on the menu makes a restaurant more appealing.
Sarah Jupp, Business Development Manager for the Soil Association said, “We’re proud to award Yubby Inns 3 Organic Served Here stars and are confident this shift in sourcing will be extremely positive for business since it can be very difficult to find places to eat out organically.”
Jim explained; “Our customers have always been interested in the suppliers we use but we’ve been overwhelmed with the support in the move to going more organic. It means we can offer food and beer as it should be, with no synthetic pesticides or herbicides. We have spent a lot of time over the past year switching to more environmentally sound partners right across the board, from our energy and recycling to food and beverage suppliers and our three beers also went organic last year.”
Claire added; “Our teams have worked really hard to help us achieve this, they’re an amazing talented bunch. We’ve found some fabulous new suppliers that the chefs are loving working with and the customer feedback on dishes has been so positive.”
Both pubs are also recommended in the Michelin Guide and hold 2 AA Rosettes for food. If you fancy a foodie break, check our sample menus and room offers.