At Cross Lane House we are always looking for more ways to reduce our carbon footprint, care for and protect the environment and the beautiful surrounding in which we are located.
Here are some of the ways that we are working towards being a greener and more
socially responsible business.
Our compost heap, made from recycled pallets, keeps topped up with used tea leaves & coffee granules, as well as vegetable peelings and brown waste, such as cardboard & shredded office paper
We keep areas of the garden 'wild' which encourages the Exmoor Bee's and other
insects to pollinate
Fresh British flowers are grown (not flown!) and arranged throughout the hotel and in guest bedrooms
We have adopted a 'No Dig' method which provides a rich soil to grow in, and it's an excellent way to clear a weed-infested growing area. By avoiding digging we are not disrupting the soil life, which is the important micro-organisms, fungi and worms, that help feed plant roots
Our long term goal for the Restaurant is to develop a 30-mile menu, which showcases the best produce the local area has to offer throughout the different seasons
We have a small kitchen garden which allows us to grow a variety of produce on site.
This year, we are expecting a variety of Tomatoes, Salad Leaves, Courgettes, Squashes, Kale, Beans, Leeks, Strawberries, Rhubarb, Raspberries
No nasty chemicals are used in our beds where fruit, veg and plants are growing
We champion a number of local suppliers, from Pork, Beef, Fish, Eggs, Preserves, Breads
Our Bramley Bathroom products are British Made and presented in glass refillable bottle for guests to use and enjoy during their time with us
Our bed throws and cushions are sourced from sustainable British companies, such as Weaver Green and the British Blanket Company. Weaver Green make their bed throws from
recycled plastic bottles
Fresh spring water is provided in all guest bedrooms. Still or Sparkling glass bottled water is available to purchase from behind the bar
We have twinned all our toilets which helps fund a project in a poor community and will enable families to build basic, safe toilet facilities and have access to a clean water supply