From sourcing local ingredients to energy-efficient practices, The Seven Stars is committed to minimising our environmental footprint while providing guests with a delightful and memorable experience.
Local Ingredients, Sustainable Choices
The foundation of The Seven Stars' sustainability journey lies in our commitment to sourcing the finest local ingredients, including those from our very own farm. By supporting local farmers and producers, we reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transportation and foster economic growth within our community. The farm-to-table approach ensures that guests enjoy fresh, seasonal produce while knowing exactly where our food comes from.
Local and Sustainable Menu Offerings
Seasonal menus are crafted with sustainability in mind, offering dishes that reflect the availability of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. By embracing seasonal variations, we not only provide guests with a diverse and exciting culinary experience but also reduce the need for energy-intensive methods of food preservation.
Water conservation is also a priority, with water-saving initiatives in place. This includes cutting down on excess laundry in our guest rooms with options to reuse towels.
Preservation of Heritage, Embrace of Innovation
The Seven Stars' historic charm is a testament to the importance of preserving heritage. However, it also demonstrates a dedication to sustainability through adaptive reuse. Following a fire in 2001, the inn underwent significant restoration work, with an emphasis on retaining as much of the original building as possible. The use of 70% of the original timbers not only preserved the inn's history but also minimised the need for new materials.
Community Engagement and Support
By supporting local suppliers and artisans, the inn contributes to the economic vitality of Ledbury and the surrounding region. This approach reinforces the sustainability cycle, with local businesses supporting each other in a harmonious ecosystem.
Guests who visit The Seven Stars not only step back in time to experience the town's history but also forward into a future where sustainability and tradition coexist harmoniously. It is a destination that nurtures both the appetite for heritage and the passion for preserving the planet.