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 Lambon & 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.


Marrfish supply us with only 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!

Good & Proper Tea

Tea lovers ourselves, we found Good & Proper Tea, speciality tea suppliers offering a wide variety of premium quality, award-winning tea, responsibly sourced from around the world.

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:

Mighty Oak Brewery, Maldon

Mighty Oak Brewing Co Ltd is a small brewery located in Maldon, Essex. 

Founded by John Boyce in Brentwood, Essex in 1996, they’ve quite rightly won many awards from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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.

Crouch Vale Brewery

Founded in 1981, Crouch Vale Brewery has survived (and even prospered) to be today, the longest-established brewery in the diverse, eclectic and damn fine county of Essex.

Immensely passionate about what they do and massively proud of their hand-crafted, multiple award-winning beers.