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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.