The Black Horse Carbon Hoofprint

With the news stories from around the world, Greta’s moving speeches and Sir David Attenborough’s insightful documentaries it’s hard to ignore the changes happening to our planet due to the adverse effects caused by our use of resources and output of emissions.

That’s why it’s so important, now more than ever, that we start assessing our individual carbon footprint.  Here at The Black Horse we’re striving to do our ‘bit’.  In 2017 we invested in environmentally friendly solar panels to help reduce our use of power station produced electricity. We have limited the use of harsh chemicals wherever possible, using natural cleaning products. We recycle where we can, including all our glass waste.

Fresh Food & Drink

We have championed the use of local produce for decades. Surrounded by amazing farms, our chef’s devise menus showcasing the best Bedfordshire and Great Britain has to offer.

Our artisan cheese is made by British farmers which we use in many of our dishes or served with Bedfordshire honey – made by local bees! – on our tasty Cheese Board.

Our tea is from Teapigs and our coffee from local roasters Wooden Hill, both environmentally conscious companies producing ethically sourced and sustainable products that not only do good, but taste great too!

We work closely with our supplier Ellis Wines to offer a fantastic range of organic and biodynamic wines – this is wine made with a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to farming, using all components of the vineyard as one whole entity, eliminating the use of chemicals and using natural materials and composts.

As a small family owned and run restaurant we believe in building up great partnerships with other family businesses around us, that’s why we’re proud to use local family-run farm and butcher Woodview Farm for all our meat and poultry, from tasty steaks and burgers to our delicious Sunday roasts.  Only 11 miles down the road from The Black Horse, Woodview Farm meat is free-range and the family ensure the highest welfare standards.

All our fish comes from independent family-owned GCH Fishmongers based in Bedford.  They are affiliated to many of the bodies representing the industry – focused on sustainable sourcing, diversity and fishmongery skills.

This is to mention but a few of our countless local ingredients that make up our delicious dishes.

Our Continued Mission

As a family with children and grand-children of our own, we will not stop looking at ways to help towards a healthy planet for their future and have made it our mission to continually look at how to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible, whilst still delivering the quality fresh food and high standard dining experience we’re proud to offer.

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