Support local: suppliers to add to your radar
8 January 2021 / Food /
As times remain tough for so many small businesses, we wanted to share with you the amazing food and drink suppliers we work with at The Grove. Many of us have made the shift to shopping local since the pandemic, so here are a few more small businesses you can add to your radar.
Flourish Craft Bakery
This family-owned business is right on our doorstep and we love the care and craft they put into their produce. They describe themselves as ‘adventurous, bold bakers, never afraid to try new methods, flavours or ingredients.’ Browse their online shop which features some very tempting cakes as well as their delicious breads.
The first small batch gin distillery in Hertfordshire, Puddingstone Gin are the creators of the award-winning Campfire Gin, named by the founders after their love of enjoying gin & tonics outside and around campfires. You can buy their gin online or later in the year, pop along to the distillery for a tour.
We have nurtured a long-term relationship with family-run Watts Farm based in Kent. The team at Watts Farm are constantly investing in new ways of farming that extends the UK season length, meaning we can keep British fruit on our menus for longer.
The 3 Brewers of St Albans
Another local business we are proud to work closely with, The 3 Brewers of St Albans helped us to make our very own Grove beer in the Walled Garden. We recommend all their beers, each made using local ingredients, including fresh water from their very own Hertfordshire borehole.
Amie Bone Flowers
Although not a food or drink supplier, why not cheer yourself or a loved one up during lockdown with a beautiful bunch of flowers? Although Amie Bone Flowers currently have fewer weddings to provide for, they are still open creating stunning luxury bouquets.