THIS MONTHS SUPPLIER…..

Wilkswood Farm

Paul loudoun has been farming from wilkswood farm in swanage for over 25 years. Wilkswood is a 200 acre farm owned by the National trust and its land is devoted conservation and enviromental protection of a wide range of habitats aiding the survival of many species of wildlife including wildflowers, grasses and butterflies.

Wilkswood farm is in the Langton Matravers area, with extra grazing land near Worth Matravers area and has a range of low impact livestock grazing its 600 acres.

The beef herd consists of Aberdeen Angus and North Devon cows which are both traditional breeds and their flock os sheep consists of a whooping 100 dorset Horn and Dorset Horn cross.

The farm also boasts its very own onsite butchers where you can buy produce bred and raised on the farm as well as pork and venison which has been shot on and around the Purbeck estate.

For more information on this diverse farm and produce please visit Their website

THIS WEEKS DISH….

Braised shoulder of lamb shepherds pie.

Served with roast carrots, parsnips and button hole kale.

WHAT IS THE CONCEPT….

The Seven Mile menu is a new concept we will be running in the place of our daily specials board. Each month we will be concentrating on an independent supplier within a 7 mile radius of the castle, that raises and sells their own produce. Within the month we will be offering a couple of dishes from their produce to raise awareness of the great tastes and talent that Purbeck has to offer. Supporting local producers is important to us and so we have been looking for a way to incorporate it into the menu, without our customers having to incur the additional costs this may bring and so we felt the 7 mile menu would be ideal.