Making the most of Devon

Our policy is to work with local suppliers to source the best local produce, with 50% of our produce sourced from within a 20-mile radius of The White Hart.

These partnerships are based on the values of our charitable trust whose vision is to create a society that is sustainable, just and enriching. We endeavour to use local organic, free range and fair trade products as much as possible.

Aerial image of School Farm CSA, tenant on the Dartington estate and source of ingredients for the White Hart
Aerial image of School Farm CSA, tenant on the Dartington estate and source of ingredients for the White Hart

Food and farming is key to the strategic work of The Dartington Hall Trust and we support a local community of growers on the estate including a veg CSA, a meat CSA, a collection of allotments, two community orchards, the Agroforestry Research Trust, a new entrant into farming and a youth branch of Transition Town Totnes called The Living Projects which is providing agricultural land to youth projects, hives for the local Bee Keeping Association, the Headquarters of the UK’s first urban mushroom farm GroCycle, and a cooperative of squash growers.

Our meat and poultry is sourced from the West Country and the fish we serve is seasonal South Coast fish. A local bakery supply us with freshly baked bread and cakes for The White Hart and Roundhouse Café on the estate. When possible, we incorporate seasonal produce from the estate into our menu within The White Hart.

The White Hart is proud to hold a 2014 Taste of The West Bronze Award, a Bronze for Best Dining Pub/Restaurant in the Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards and has recently been recognized by the Sustainable Restaurant Association for its commitment to sourcing locally and ethically, encouraging healthy eating and responsible marketing and managing energy and waste effectively.