At BR6 we en-devour to us as much local produce as we can. Here are a few of our local Kentish Suppliers!
Watts Farm is a family-run business which covers 10 sites in Kent, Essex and Bedfordshire. Who farm over 600 hectares of land, growing 120 different crops and employing around 450 people during our peak season. They supply over 700 restaurants (70% are within the fine dining sector) as well as working with major retailers, the NHS, other packers and a range of wholesalers. Their Orpington site is where it all began and 2 of the company’s directors (Mike & Avril) still live their today. Watts Farms originally grew, packed and distributed from Orpington before expanding and moved to the Farningham site. Today they use the land in Orpington to grow our own Watts Farms asparagus and different types of herbs such as chives therefore it is still a vital part of the business. Visit their website here.
The Mount Vineyard is situated in the idyllic village of Shoreham in Kent and produces award-winning still and sparkling wines. English wine making history dates back to the Roman times when they used to grow grapes in this area. The sunny microclimate of the chalk-stream valley is conducive to excellence in grapes. Visit their website here.
Turners Cider is a family business based in the village of Marden, in the Weald of Kent. Who make a range of craft ciders in the ‘Eastern counties’ style: that is, from only dessert and culinary apples. All the apples are grown in and around the village, in the orchards on the south-facing ridge below the Greensand Way and in the flood basin of the River Beult. Much of their fruit is grown organically. Visit their website here.
At Garage Coffee they take pride in sourcing some of the best coffee in the world. All the beans come from speciality farms, so quality wise, that’s around the top 10% globally. Roasted to perfection in small batches at their roastery in Canterbury, Kent, extensively testing until it is just right. Launched in 2015, they have been sending coffee across the UK to wonderful home brewers, working with fantastic hospitality partners and showcasing Garage coffees at food festivals and markets. Visit their website here.