Following the Government's announcement on the 20th March that all pubs and restaurants should close, we pledged that our teams would be sending food from all of our managed sites to local food banks and to support the homeless. We're glad to say that our offer was taken up by organisations across the South East and here is where our contributions have gone.
Albion Taverna, Limes & Sun Inn, Faversham, Bishops Finger, Millers Arms, Parrot & Shakespeare, Canterbury
Seven of our pubs donated their food to the Pilgrims Hospice.
PILGRIMS HOSPICE: https://www.pilgrimshospices.org
Bell Hotel, Sandwich
The team from the Bell Hotel were glad to be able to help their local Age Concern, wishing "Health & Happiness to all our Patrons and fellow residents of Sandwich xx"
AGE CONCERN: https://www.ageuk.org.uk
Donations from the Boathouse went to the Kenward Trust who are doing great work to help feed those in need.
"We would just like to thank all our customers for the support they have shown us and The Boathouse team look forward to serving you all some great food and drink in the not so distant future. Stay safe and well."
KENWARD TRUST: https://www.kenwardtrust.org.uk
Britannia & Star Inn, Guildford
Our Guildford pubs joined forces to donate to the Number Five Project in Guildford, a charity that provides food for individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
"We just want to say to you all, look after yourselves, stay safe & be kind. We will get through this together!"
NUMBER FIVE PROJECT: https://numberfiveproject.co.uk
Crown, Rochester, Manor Farm Barn, Southfleet, Pier Five and Ship & Trades, Chatham Maritime
Four of our pubs in North Kent donated their food to Medway-based 'Time for the Homeless'
Lauren, General Manager of Pier Five added "Thank you so much to our loyal customers old and new, who supported us through this period, and we know will be there when the tide turns"
TIME FOR THE HOMELESS: https://www.facebook.com/Time-For-The-Homeless-250523678990484
Horse & Groom, Wilmington
The team at the Horse & Groom distributed their stock across a number of organisations including:
- Age Concern Foodbank
- Local Church Group supporting palliative care patients
- Local Food Bank Charity
- Five locally-nominated community houses with elderly & disabled individuals
Kings Arms, Dorking
Minnis Bay, Birchington
The Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie contributed its food to the Birchington Baptist Church Storehouse for local people in need and those further afield across Thanet.
BIRCHINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH: https://www.birchingtonbaptist.org/storehouse
New Flying Horse and Swan & Dog, Ashford
Two of our pubs, each side of Ashford, teamed up to provide their produce to the storehouse at Ashford Vineyard.
ASHFORD VINEYARD CHARITY: https://ashfordvineyard.org
The Royal, Tankerton
Spitfire, Kings Hill
The team at The Spitfire donated their food to their local ambulance workers: "Our emergency services are working hard around the clock and we are more than happy to donate our food to an amazing group of people"
PADDOCK WOOD AMBULANCE STATION: http://www.secamb.nhs.uk