London pub named UK’s most sustainable

By Jo Bruce

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The Truscott Arms pays staff the London Living Wage
The Truscott Arms pays staff the London Living Wage
The Truscott Arms in London’s Maida Vale has been named Sustainable Pub of the Year.

Andrew and Mary Jane Fishwick, owners of the site, which was named Newcomer of the Year in the PMA’s Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards last month, received the award from Raymond Blanc, president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).

The award recognises the pub’s dedication to serving well-sourced food and carefully selected food and often ultra-local beers and spirits.

It’s also committed to meeting the needs of its customers’ with food allergies and is a specialist caterer for coeliacs and the pub’s heating include eco-burners fuelled by briquettes made with their waste paper. The pub is also a founder member of the London Living Wage.

Runners-up were Orwells in Oxfordshire and the Imperial, in Chelsea, London.

Award runners-up

Geronimo Inns was runner-up in the SRA Awards for Society and bar operator Drake & Morgan was runner-up in Sustainable Small Group of the Year.

Oakman Inns’ site the Akeman, in Hertfordshire was runner-up for Most Improved Sustainability.

The Eagle and Child, in Ramsbottom, Lancashire was runner-up in the People’s Favourite Award  and the Roebuck in London was a runner-up in Best Food Waste Strategy.

Sustainable Restaurant of the Year

Daylesford who operate three cafes, and the Captain’s Galley in Caithness, were jointly named Sustainable Restaurant of the Year.

Star Bistro was named The People’s Favourite, topping a poll of five restaurants shortlisted from more than 850 nominations.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was the winner of the Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero Award for standing out as ‘the person who shows the greatest connection to seasonality, sustainability and traceability.’

Thomasina Miers’ popular Mexican restaurant group Wahaca, which has been serving grasshoppers to demonstrate how they can be a tasty and sustainable alternative protein source, won the award for Sustainable Innovation.

The Pig in Brockenhurst was named Sustainable Hotel Restaurant of the Year.

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