Pub garden goes organic

By Lucy Britner

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Related tags: Felin fach griffin, Vegetable

Owners of a pub in Wales have picked up what is believed to be the first organic certification for a pub garden in the UK. Charles and Edmund Inkin...

Owners of a pub in Wales have picked up what is believed to be the first organic certification for a pub garden in the UK.

Charles and Edmund Inkin from the Felin Fach Griffin near Brecon now have a certified organic kitchen garden and the Inkins believe they are the first pub to be awarded the title.

The Inkins spend two years converting the kitchen garden to comply with Welsh Organic Scheme standards and the garden has been certified organic by the Quality Welsh Food Certification.

The garden meets many of head chef Ricardo van Ede's requirements, including 20 different salad leaves, dozens of herbs, broad beans, garden peas, Jerusalem artichokes, Huchaiki squash, purple sprouting broccoli and five kinds of potatoes. It also provides summer fruits.

Charles said: "This has been a monumental effort by our team. Thanks to them, our guests are able to enjoy salads, vegetables and fruits that are picked and immediately carried fifty paces to the kitchen. They have real flavour and are all the better for the organic way in which they've been grown".

Over the summer, customers will be able to buy salad packs and other fruits and vegetables directly from the Felin Fach Griffin at a small market stall which will also sell homemade soda bread, jams and other edible items.

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