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Commitment to Sustainability

We are committed to working in a sustainable way and take care to reduce, re-use and recycle. The company has, and continues to develop, a simple set of operational standards.

Lighting
• All lights are switched off when not in use.
• Outdoor lighting is on a timer – during summer months 10pm – 12midnight.
• Energy saving light bulbs are used. Currently half-and-half however this is being fazed in and will be throughout the hotel shortly.
• Lighting is switched off at night time except for emergency lighting a lamps in reception.
• Bar lights are kept switched off until opening time (11am).
• Spot lighting in the restaurant.

Kitchen Equipment
• Fans are always turned off when not in use.
• Fans are turned down during quieter periods.

Log Fires
• Logs are supplied by a tree surgeon from Westonbirt near Tetbury.
• Fires are only lit during cooler day.
• Guests are asked to not put anything on the fires.

Insulation
• The hotel has insulation in all of the loft spaces.

Local Suppliers
• Local attraction leaflets are displayed for guests.
• Lamb from local farmer Mr Williams at Bibury when it is available.
• Bibury Trout is sourced from Bibury Trout Farm – 10 miles away.
• Newspapers are collected daily from the local news agents in Burford.
• Flowers that are displayed in the hotel are from a local florist – Riche de Fleurs.
• Gardens plants and flowers from Pennylands Nurseries, Broadway.
• Beers from the Herefordshire Wye Valley Brewery are available.
• Local trades people are employed where appropriate, eg. Electricians.

Recycling
• Weekly collection for all cardboard and bottles.
• Newspapers are collected and used for lighting the fires.
• Leaves are collected from the garden and made into compost.
• Paper towels in the toilets are made from recyclable paper.
• Molton Brown soap and handwash in bathrooms and public toilets – bottles are refilled rather then replaced.
• Paper is reused whenever possible
• Used cooking oil is collected and converted into bio-diesel and bio-fuel.

Supporting the local community
• Members of the Burford Chamber of Trade.
• Support the local school with sponsorship and donations to raffles.
• Incentive for all local B&B providers; 10% discount scheme.
• Discounted local privilege rate for businesses using the hotel for conferences and accommodation.

Wedding Venue
• Popular wedding venue
• 5 rooms licensed for ceremonies including the new Summer House.
• Exclusive use available.

Other
• Guests are asked to conserve water by requesting bath towels are washed upon request only.
• Guests are asked to turn TV’s off and not to be left on standby.

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