The Bathurst Arms in North Cerney are using vegetables so local they are less than 80 steps from the famous pink pub.

The Bathurst Estate, that owns a lot of the land in the Cirencester area, has a series of allotments situated in the village of North Cerney.

The pubs manager, Jordan Pelly, and chef Michal Wlodarcyk have struck up a friendship with some of those using the allotment plots and are receiving regular boxes of courgettes, runner beans and petite pan squashes, which have recently been used as vegetables to accompany the pubs summer Sunday roasts.

Cathy and John Martin are one of the couples to have a Bathurst allotment.

They grow over 200 different fruits and vegetables over the course of a year, and in the winter, if their family do not take it all, Cathy and John will be happy to see their vegetables cooked at their local pub in one of their show stopping dishes.

These might include leeks, Desiree and King Edward potatoes, beets, sprouts, sprouting broccoli and chef Michal’s favourite – celeriac.

Fran and Spike Robins are another couple that have a patch and have brought some of their fresh vegetables and fruit, like Swiss chard, apples and pears down to the popular Cotswold pub.

Jordan, 27, said: “It has been a revelation to find such great produce within a stone’s throw of the pub.”

“We have huge support from Rowie (Mears) from Purton House Organics, who bring us some of their own finest beef and pork as well as locally reared lamb and not to mention their selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.

"As well as great local vegetables Daylesford Farm Organic also provide some of the best cheese in the area, Adlestrop , a personal favourite.”

The Bathurst Arms is taking part in British Food Fortnight and is showcasing the best of British produce on their menu of small plate dishes throughout the period, September 19 to October 3.

“British Food Fortnight was founded in 2002 in response to the foot and mouth crisis that hit British farming. Luckily, that crisis isn't part of our landscape now, so it's a campaign which allows us to shout about the bounty of British food producers, specifically what we have right here on our doorstep in the Cotswolds,” Jordan added.

Jordan has also promised a first for the area, a near all organic menu that will be certified by the Soil Association this year.

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