At The Horn of Plenty, we are proud supporters of the local producers who supply the good quality seasonal ingredients that contribute to the fantastic flavour combinations served in our dishes.
Here in the West Country, we are surrounded by amazing produce that has helped to put this area on the map. This is thanks to our suppliers who work tirelessly to dig from the fields, pick from the trees, curd cheese in the dairy and catch fish from the sea to supply us with the very best of ingredients that enables us to create the dishes on our menu.
We have handpicked a few of our favourite local producers to share with you the fantastic work that they do.
Meet the people behind the produce:
Tavistock Country Cheeses
Situated just down the road in Tavistock, Country Cheeses have been supplying the Horn of Plenty for over 15 years.
Established in 1989, they supply and produce a variety of artisan West Country cheeses. They have their own range of cheeses, which are kept in the shop’s underground cellar, allowing them to mature and develop for a wonderful unique characteristic and flavour.
Country Cheeses have a number of award-winning cheeses and have previously won the prestigious National Retail Cheese Award twice. In May 2011, they were awarded Gold at the Devon County Show for their Cave Aged Yarg.
They have also had national coverage, appearing on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, converting a fridge into a smoker and smoking several varieties of cheese. The cheese that came out on top was the soft goat’s cheese, which was then used in a recipe for the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster.
Country Cheeses have also been visited by Queen of Shops, Mary Portas who wrote an article in The Telegraph about Tavistock and awarded the shop 9 out of 10!
Kingfisher Brixham – Fresh Fish & Seafood
Kingfisher Brixham operate from the busy Brixham fish quay on the south coast of Devon. They supply a vast range of top quality fish to many of the south west’s best Hotels and Fine Dining restaurants. A successful partnership has been enjoyed with the Horn of Plenty for many years.
Established in 1984, the key to their success has been the quality and sustainability of the fish that is landed.
They operate from a specialist factory in Paignton, preparing produce from a variety of markets and suppliers, including the ports and day boats of Brixham, Plymouth, Newlyn and Looe.
Kingfishers care about the environment and work closely with suppliers and local fishermen to ensure produce is sustainably sourced.
Palmers of Tavistock – Meat
Palmers of Tavistock is a family butcher which has traded from the same shop in Tavistock for over 150 years.
They supply a range of meats to The Horn of Plenty. All their beef is directly bought from local farms within a radius of 30 miles from Tavistock.
Pigs are sourced from the same farm in Cornwall every week, so quality is assured. Rare breeds are also sourced on request.
Lamb is sourced mostly from the Dartmoor area but also sourced from the farms around Tavistock.
Chicken and duck are from Crediton, near Exeter.
Venison, pheasant and partridge when is season is shot on local land. Palmers make all their own sausages on the premises with over 30 different varieties.
Palmers are very passionate about using and supporting local farmers and supporting the local economy.