The Mill Race, Suppliers

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Our Farm

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We are lucky enough to have our own farm just 2.6 miles from the pub. Our farm managers rear and breed cattle, rare breed pigs, turkeys, geese, pheasant and ducks. Spread over 1000 acres of farmland and woodland all our livestock is well looked after and free range. Our farm grows all its own animal feed and small quantities of fruit and vegetables. The woodland is home to wild boar, rabbits, deer, wild garlic, blackberries and mushrooms. Wherever possible we use our own produce which means that we can be confident that the quality and condition of our food is the best - you can't get more local!

Our Suppliers

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It's important to us to buy locally wherever possible to support local business, to reduce our impact on the environment and to ensure we serve the freshest food possible. Being positioned on the borders of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire means it's not difficult for us to source exceptional produce from some of the country's best growers as well as various smallholdings just a stone's throw away.

With a fundamental farm to fork approach, the Mill Race Pub has carefully selected premium suppliers all within an hour of its picturesque location, as well as wherever possible using produce from its own farm located 2.6 miles away in Bishopswood. Being surrounded by the lush, rolling green pastures that define Herefordshire and its surrounding areas, it’s not surprising the quality of local ingredients is impeccable. However, it goes without saying that the pub has its farmers’ and suppliers’ dedication and diligence to thank for the regular deliveries of fresh, tasty produce.

1.2 MILES - VEGGIES GALORE, WALFORD
Owner-operator, Amanda Stradling has previously won The Guardian’s esteemed ‘Observer Food Monthly Best Producer’ award. Her flavoursome, organic produce is the product of her uncompromising attitude, care and passion. Her edible flower punnets and herb leaf and micro flower salads use many savoury herb and vegetable flowers not available elsewhere.

2.6 MILES - COBREY FARMS, ROSS-ON-WYE
The Chinn family’s fourth generation farmers are locally famed for their Wye Valley asparagus, also producing blueberries, beans, rhubarb and combinable crops. But it’s their lip-smacking Castle Brook sparkling wine you must try when you visit The Mill Race. Cloned Champagne grapes are used to produce their award-winning Classic Cuvee.

2.6 MILES - HOME FARM, BISHOPSWOOD
The Mill Race is lucky enough to have its own farm which comprises over 1000 acres of farmland and woodland. At Home Farm, farmers grow all their own animal feed and small quantities of fruit and vegetables, with cattle, pheasant and ducks roaming freely. The surrounding estate is home to wild boar, rabbits, deer, wild garlic, blackberries and mushrooms.

3.3 MILES - JAMES GOURMET COFFEE, ROSS-ON-WYE
Can any other coffee roasters claim to having had Princess Anne visit their roastery for a sampling and chit-chat about what specialty coffee really is? It goes without saying that this specialist coffee company knows a thing or two about the liquid gold. Owned by a husband-and-wife team, Peter James’ and his family’s passion and enthusiasm for gourmet coffee is palpable.

8.2 MILES - PENGETHLEY FARM SHOP
Many will be familiar with this full of heart, traditional farm shop stocked full of the finest fresh, local produce. Their experienced butchers take pride in supplying The Mill Race with premium quality meat, including beef from their own Herefordshire family farms which are Free Range and employ a high welfare system.

11 MILES - WESTONS CIDER, LEDBURY
Henry Weston began making cider and perry from the fruits of the apple and perry pear orchards surrounding his farmhouse in Hereford’s Much Marcle village, in 1878. A couple of years later he commercialised it, and now, over a century later, Westons Cider’s award-winning, traditionally produced beverages are enjoyed throughout the UK and internationally. Within their fragrant vat shed you’ll find historic oak vats, some now 200 years old but all still in use.

22 MILES - CHASE DISTILLERY, HEREFORD
Created entirely from farm to bottle on the Chase family’s Herefordshire farm, Chase Distillery is the brainchild of William Chase who, after farming potatoes for 20 years, came across a boutique distillery in the US making potato vodka and decided “this would be a great new chapter to life”. They’ve mastered a myriad of vodkas, produced Britain’s first single-estate gin, and we hear rumours of whisky being next. We’ll drink to that.

24.1 MILES - COUNTRY FLAVOURS, PRESTON-ON-WYE
This Free Range farm is run by husband-and-wife team David and Alice Hancorn, with David being the fourth generation family farmer. Every morning they take a walk around the hens, collecting eggs which are then graded into sizes and boxed ready for delivery around Hereford the following day.

24.5 MILES - WYE VALLEY BREWERY, HEREFORD
Situated in the stunning Wye Valley, this family-run brewery prides itself on not only brewing exceptional cask and bottle-conditioned beer, but by being as energy efficient as possible. Winner of ‘Best Green Business’ at The Society of Independent Brewers’ Business Awards in 2015, one of their eco practices is continuing to use some of the original casks from their beginnings in 1985, which are repeatedly recycled. 

24.6 MILES - TREALY FARM CHARCUTERIE, MONMOUTHSHIRE
Having trained with charcuterie makers across Europe, these artisanal producers use predominantly traditional methods. Their exceptional range includes both classic British meats and many rarely made in the UK. Dedicated to using the best, safest ingredients, their meats are all sourced from their own Trealy Farm or other small UK Free Range farms.

29.6 MILES - TYRRELLS, LEOMINSTER
The ideal companion to The Mill Race’s popular sandwiches, Tyrrells hand-cooked English crisps are made from the finest local potatoes, cooked with their skin-on in small batches. Masterfully made at Tyrrells Court Farm in the heart of Herefordshire, they are seasoned with the finest ingredients and deliver a moreish mouthful.

 

 

Supplier Name

Location

Distance from Mill Race

 

 

 

VEGETABLES

 

 

John Lewis Fine Foods

Ross-on-wye

3.4 miles

Ragmans Lane Farm

Ruardean

2.6 miles

Amanda’s Veggies Galore

Walford

1.2 miles

Cobrey Farm

Ross on Wye

2.6 miles

Bramleys Greengrocer

Cirencester

35 miles

 

 

 

MEAT

 

 

Bishopswood Farm

Bishopswood

1.4 miles

Country Butchers

Huntley

10.7 miles

Neil Powell Butchers

Hereford

18.4 miles

Springfield Farm

Leominster

31 Miles

Madgetts Farm

Chepstow

15 miles

Huntsham Farm

Symonds Yat

1.9 miles

Chadwyns Farm

Howle Hill

2.4 miles

Trealy Farm

Monmouth

 24.6 miles

 

 

 

FISH

 

 

New Wave Seafood

Fairford

45.2 miles

M&J Seafood

Cirencester

39.2 miles

Lay and Robson

Hereford

18.2 miles

Severn and Wye Valley Smokery

Westbury-on-Severn

13.5 miles

 

 

 

DAIRY

 

 

Bartonsham Farm

Hereford

17.9 miles

Netherend Farm

Chepstow

14.5 miles

Rowlestone Court

Hereford

21.2 miles

 

 

 

EGGS

 

 

Country Flavours

Hereford

23.8 miles

 

 

 

DELI FOODS

 

 

Vin Sullivan

Bleanavon

29.2 miles

Truffles Delicatessen

Ross-on-Wye

2.9 miles

Luca Wholesale

Newport

31.1 miles

 

 

 

BAR PRODUCTS

 

 

Wye Valley Brewery

Hereford

24.3 miles

Westons Cider

Hereford

11 miles

Chase Distillery

Hereford

27.4 miles

Butcombe Brewery

Bristol

60.2 miles

Tyrells

Leominster

29.6 miles

James Gourmet Coffee

Ross on Wye

3.5 miles