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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 in use. Looking to replace all bulbs with energy saving bulbs in the near future.
• Lighting is switched off at night time except for emergency lighting.
• Automatic lighting in the cupboard in Allium room.

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 days.
• Guests are asked to not put anything on the fires.

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

Local Suppliers
•    A.K. Timms – Carterton
•    Alex James Cheese
•    Bensons Fruit Juice
•    Bibury Trout
•    Bottle Green
•    Broadway Florist
•    Burford CoC
•    Burford Fire Service
•    Burford Garden Centre
•    Burford News
•    Cerney Cheese
•    Channel Communications (phone system)
•    Channel Island Teddy Bears
•    Chase Gin and Vodka (Herefordshire)
•    Coswold Crunch Flour
•    Cotswold  Arlington White Eggs
•    Cotswold Brewing Company – Bourton on Water
•    Cotswold Coffee – Moreton in  Marsh
•    Cotswold Farm Park – Bourton on Water
•    Cotswold Gold –
•    Cotswold Hills Spring Water – Birdlip GL
•    Cotswold Lavender – Broadway
•    Cotswold Life
•    Cotswold Mechanical Services (Paul Dix)
•    Cotswold Wildlife Park – Burford
•    Cotswolds Distillery – Shipton on Stour
•    Doble & Bignall Chocolate – Broadway
•    Evesham Asparagus
•    Firecall, Cheltenham (David Shepherd-Cross)
•    Fulbrook Mint
•    Gorsehill Abbey Cheese
•    Greenhill Electrical, Evesham (Peter Millward)
•    Hook Norton
•    Just Nature – Stroud
•    KH Recruitment – Carterton
•    Netherend Butter – Gloucestershire
•    New Wave Seafoods – Fairford
•    Out of Eden Florist – Burford
•    Robert Welch Cutlery – Chipping Campden
•    Simon Weaver Cheese – The Slaughters
•    Symonds Cider – Herefordshire
•    Walkers Stoves – Burford
•    Westlands Nurseries – Evesham
•    Wickwar Brewery – Stroud
 
Recycling
• Weekly collection for all cardboard and bottles.
• Old 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 toiletries bottles are refilled each time rather than 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 rates for local businesses needing accommodation.

Other
• Guest towels washed upon request only to conserve water..
• Guests are asked to turn TV’s off and not to be left on standby.
• Chefs homemade flapjacks are in all guest rooms ready for arrival.
• Staff donations to their chosen charities.

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