Nikki and Ian – Market Garden
The Mavles, North Hill Lane, Sheffield Park
Ian and Nikki have run Market Garden for the past 15 years, supplying organic produce to local businesses. Being only a few miles from The Coach and Horses we get the freshest produce, from staples like herbs and wildly grown salad leaves, spinach, asparagus and beetroot to slightly more exotic Jerusalem artichokes, pak choi and cavolo nero.
Within 3.5 miles
Alan – Bishops of Uckfield
Bishops and Sons, The High Street, Uckfield
Bishops started in 1926 as a family business, Alan having worked as a butcher with the family for several years bought the business in 1988 when the Bishop family retired and was the perfect person to carry the Bishops mantle. Now with 4 butchers working with him full time Alan is the face of a traditional high street butchers, a very rare thing. Sourcing all of his beef, pork and lamb from Sussex and slaughtering at Tottingworth Farm in Heathfield, Alan is the epitome of sustaining local producers. His pork is reared right here in Danehill by Richard Booth.
Within 8.5 miles
Mark – Local lamb farmer
Mark is Lamb. It’s the only way to describe him, every morning all of our staff and customers can see Mark doing his thing as his farm is literally across the road, we only use Wickens lamb as for us it encompasses everything the pub stands for, it’s well reared, incredibly local, and most important of all, it’s delicious.
Within 1/4 mile
Chapmans predominantly get their fish from the Rye Bay boats, so for us it is as good as it gets. Of course the weather plays its part as far as availability of fish is concerned but generally they offer us great freshness of produce and wonderful variety of local choice.
Rufus – Cinderhill Estate
The family have run a business on the estate for the last 100 years, the estate is 930 acres made up of various landscapes, 230 acres arable farm land, 220 acres pasture, 80 acres of water and 400 acres of woodland. Rufus rears a herd of around 400 Northface Cross Sheep on the estate, for us it’s the woodland and the water that makes this estate so special. Rory and Rufus raise all of the duck and pheasant shot here on the land so they really are organic and local. We take hundreds of duck and pheasant off the estate every year, we also take wild rabbit and wood pigeon. The jewel in the Cinderhill crown is their wild venison, these animals are 100% wild and freely wander on and off of the estate. They are shot by the gamekeeper as part of a Deer management scheme on the estate, totally wild and wonderfully local to us. The Cinderhill venison is a real, wild treat, as all our regulars will agree. We also receive all our rapeseed oil from Cinderhill’s sister estate in the Cotswolds.
Within 4 miles