Our Suppliers

A  bit  about  our  suppliers…

We’ve scoured the region to source fresh and local produce from home-grown suppliers. Each one with their own story. Fresh tastes and culinary delights combined to satisfy any appetite.

Here’s why we’ve selected them for you.

The Secret Butcher

Based in Burnham-on-Crouch, The Secret Butcher supply us with a fresh and varied selection of meat and we look forward to you tasting their sumptuous grass-fed lamb, Blythburgh pork, Burnham burgers, sausages, gammon, steaks and pork pies.

Rumour has it that The Secret Butcher's farmers' cattle eat the hops that are used to brew Wibblers beer.

Lambton & Jackson

Maldon smokehouse Lambton & Jackson is famous for its unrivalled smoked salmon flavour. Smoked in small batches, they ensure the fine slices of salmon retain their distinctive taste, combined with proper artisan smoking. 

The Cheese Man

A family run, local business, The Cheese Man supplies our extensive and mouth-watering selection of fresh cheeses. Something to suit every palate.

Julian Birch Fish

Julian has been supplying restaurants with their fish for over 20 years, bringing us locally-caught, sustainable and fresh haddock, calamari, scampi and prawns. Direct from the UK’s top fishing waters straight to your plate.

Saffron Ice Cream Company

Dom and his team from Saffron Ice Cream Co, Saffron Walden have been lovingly making ice cream since 2010, using ingredients from local growers themselves and thankfully they’ve agreed to share their award-winning flavours with us!

Mac & Me Coffee Roasters

Specialty coffee roasters based just 20 miles away in Writtle, Grant, David, Damien and Chloe ensure the finest, ethically-sourced beans are used to make some incredible tasting coffee.

JM Swift Fruit & Veg

The husband and wife team of John and Lisa have been supplying The Ferry Boat Inn for over a decade, bringing us the latest, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Working with farmers around Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and beyond, JM Swift collect and sort their produce in East Hanningfield before delivering it straight to us, and straight to your plate.

Showcasing Micro Breweries, Essex

Look out for our regularly changing guest beers on tap from our local, award-winning breweries including:

Wibblers Brewery

Brewing award winning beers, lager and ciders in Essex since 1991.

Multi Award Winning Microbrewery & Cider Makers with Onsite Shop, Micro Pub and Kitchen with 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating.

Woodforde's Brewery

Brewed just north of us in rural Norfolk, Woodforde's supply us with a range of beers to suit the season.

Breweing for over 4 decades, Woodforde’s take their name from an 18th century local clergyman who wrote lovingly in his diaries of a love for good food & great beer.