So we like to use the fruits of their labour as much as possible! Find out more about some of the produce available locally and how we incorporate it into our menu development.
”We buy local rare breed stock. These traditional British Breeds are those breeds that we used to have on our farms centuries ago but through commercial farming requiring fast growing lean meat, have gone out of fashion with the masses. We buy for the more discerning customer who values the breadth and depth of flavours which these breeds can develop in the right circumstances. All our stock is sourced within a 25 mile radius. This cuts food miles to a minimum.” – Callum Edge
Here at Wirral Gourmet we will only use the best locally sourced British beef, pork and game as supplied by Edge and sons. We are lucky to have such a long established quality butcher on our doorstep, and are thrilled to be able to use their beef, pork and game throughout our menus.
Established in 1927 by Emily Ward, the wife of a ship’s cook from Birkenhead, Ward’s Fish is a family business currently owned and run by the fourth generation Simon and Nigel Buckmaster.
Quality, service and value are at the heart of everything they do. They had the prestigious honour of supplying Turbot for the Royal visit of Her Majesty the Queen in 2011. They stock a superb selection of fresh fish and shellfish from the British Isles and further afield.”
”We care about the land we tend and the crops that are grown. We always strive to produce top quality products whilst working sensitively with the environment.”
The farm shop is filled with a huge selection of tasty treats that are sourced locally wherever possible. Claremont Farm is now regarded as the good food hub of the Wirral and plays host to the annual Wirral Food and Drink Festival, which attracted over 26,000 people in 2008 with over 100 producers and live entertainment on show.
Wirral Watercress was established in 2005, and is based in Childer Thornton on the Wirral Peninsula. As the name suggests, the main product of the business is watercress which is supplied to us from March until the end of December. They also stock some great products such as rocket leaf, microsalads, tomatoes, broad beans, runner beans, squash, courgettes and leeks. Their products were commended in the North West Fine Foods Awards 2008. Wirral Watercress was awarded Merseyside producer of the year 2008.
“Archer’s is a family run artisan ice cream and coffee parlour established in Heswall since 2012. We make a wide selection of home-made and hand crafted ice creams and sorbets complete with fresh coffee, as well as traditional Sundaes, Knickerbocker Glories and Ice Cream Cakes. Our ice cream has won the prestigious Guild of Fine Foods Gold Award and is made using only Jersey milk and the finest ingredients. The family opened their second ice cream parlour on Lark Lane in Liverpool in 2013.” – Nick Archer
Wirral Gourmet says: ”We will be updating this page with more local suppliers as our list grows. Remember to check in to see what exciting new products will be working their way into our menus.”