Environment

Here at The Grove we are firmly committed to doing all we can for the environment and our
own sustainability as a business. Here are some
of the ways we do just that, and a few of our plans for the future.

Our food

We understand the importance of the traceability of ingredients in our kitchens, and we always try to make sure they come from sustainable sources. Our chefs are committed to using local food wherever possible and they are passionate about forming links with the best producers of food locally – including farmers, fishermen, butchers, artisan food producers and other suppliers within a 50-mile radius of The Grove. We also have a fantastic kitchen garden here at The Grove, which gives us a plentiful supply of vegetables and herbs throughout the year. Our bees are so happy we now have 2 hives on the grounds, hopefully a third will be added shortly.

Some of our suppliers

Lamb - Preseli Bluestone, Pembrokeshire

Salt Marsh Lamb - Ferryside Farm, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

Organic Chicken - Capestone Farm, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Pork - Nant Du Farm, Carmarthenshire

Line Caught Seabass and shellfish - Albatross, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Crab - Dash, Littlehaven, Pembrokeshire

Sea Fish - Welsh Seafoods, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

Sea Fish - Swansea Fish, Swansea, Glamorgan

Trout - Vicars Mill Fish Farm, Llandissilio, Pembrokeshire

Sausages - Bethesda Farm, Bethesda, Pembrokeshire

Narberth Eggs - Pennsylvania Farm, Crundale, Pembrokeshire

Cream - Drim Farm, Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire

Breakfast Bread - Victoria Bakery, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

A special note about our fish

We use line-caught fish from local fishermen and the catch from Milford Haven and Swansea dockside. We are careful not to use overfished stock. Alternatively, we rather use fish like lemon sole, red mullet, red gurnard, hake, wild sea trout, black bream and Pollack – all of which we believe are sustainable.

Energy-saving at The Grove

We are always looking for new ways to reduce our energy usage. We use energy-saving light bulbs and/or LED lighting across the hotel. We have also installed solar panels to supply electricity to both the main house and cottages. Shortly we will be installing a Biomass Boiler which will supply the heating and hot water requirement across the whole property.

Two years ago, we planted substantial areas with trees that will provide a sustainable source of wood for us during the winter months.  We hope that the tree planting will in years to come create beautiful wooded areas forming a new natural habitat for local flora and fauna.

Our spring water

We are very fortunate to have our own boreholes, which supply the entire premises with the most beautiful spring water. This water, which is UV-filtered, is freely available from our taps and it is very popular with our thirsty guests. We use reusable glass bottles to provide this water to our guests in rooms.

Recycling and composting

We recycle all our glass, plastic, paper and cardboard at The Grove and some of the cardboard is used for composting. We also compost all our garden and vegetable waste, which we then use in winter as a fertiliser to re-invigorate the soil.

Water treatment

We have invested heavily in a water treatment plant and reed beds here at The Grove – to make sure that all the foul water is properly treated before it goes into the environment.

Wild life

We have created a wildlife pond, hung bird boxes, planted wild meadows and trees, as well as retained ancient hedgerows to sustain the habitat of the many species of birds, butterflies and other wild life spotted here at the Grove. We have lists of the birds, wild flowers, butterflies & moths available at reception if you would like to do a bit of spotting.

We understand the importance of the traceability of ingredients in our kitchens, and we always try to make sure they come from sustainable sources.

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