Pork and Pigs


The Story of the Fontmell Piggies...

Did you know we breed our own rare breed Gloucester old spot cross Berkshire's just 2 miles from the pub. This provides all the pork for the pub from the sausages and bacon that guests enjoy at breakfast to our Sunday pork shoulder roast to the pork scratchings on the bar. Even the sausage rolls on the bar are freshly baked with our own pork. It is part of our home grown philosophy to know the provenance of the food we deliver to your table. Keeping it local is in our DNA and our pigs are just one example of our dedication to your plate.

It is not just the sourcing of our ingredients that is important but also the welfare of our animals. These little piggies feed on the apples from our orchard and the hazlenuts from our trees. Never forget a happy pig is a tasty pig!

We are also developing at the farm a kitchen garden which will provide the majority of our vegetables for the pub and restaurant.

When we say locally sourced we mean locally sourced within 2 miles of the pub and grown by our own hands. We know each animal and plant by name right down to their birthdays. If you think Prince Charles talks to the trees you should see how we party with our courgettes.

The long term plan is to start selling our pork directly to you the customer. As part of our commitment to the community we want you to enjoy the fruits of our labours without impacting the environment or the welfare of the food you eat. If you are interested in our pork for your own table please contact John by email: john@thefontmell.com