Port Gaverne Hotel’s Sustainability & Community Policy
Pubs are often the social and economic lifeblood of rural communities. We believe they need nurturing with care, but that they also have a responsibility to give back to the population that supports them.
In 2014 we set up a new annual Hog Roast on the Beach to raise money for the Port Isaac Carnival Fund. Beer donated by local breweries, pig and trimmings donated by us. All proceeds to the fund. In 2015 we donated substantial sums to the local RNLI by setting aside £1 from every room night booked. For 2016, we’re encouraging visitors to ‘Sponsor a Lobster’. They’ll get their own lobster when they visit and all proceeds go to ultra local charities and good causes.
For us, sustainability makes business as well as ethical sense. It’s not a policy so much as an inevitable consequence of our entire food approach. If you’re in the game of producing great food in Cornwall, why would you source food from anywhere else unless you absolutely had to? Local produce is at the heart of everything we do at Port Gaverne partly because we’re surrounded by incredible fruit, veg, meat and fish suppliers, but also because we all need to reduce our food miles. Local means fresher, less treated or processed and, therefore, tastier. Everyone wins: customer, local economy, the environment.