The best local seasonal produce
With an abundance of high quality suppliers, the Ribble Valley is renowned for its local seasonal produce. And when you stay at The Millstone at Mellor, you’ll be able to discover exactly what all of the fuss is about. Chef Anson Bolton painstakingly hand selects each supplier to ensure the quality always meets the exacting standards of the Millstone. Here are just a few of our trusted suppliers.
Pennys of Accrington
With their farming background, Tim Penny and his father, in true Lancastrian spirit, thought it would be cheaper to butcher their own meat than to get other people to do it! Penny’s use lamb, pork and beef from only a handful of farms in the Ribble Valley, Trough of Bowland and Lune Valley to ensure that they know exactly where the meat is sourced and how it is reared.
Johnson &Swarbrick, Goosnargh – Poultry and Duck
It’s fair to say that Goosnargh Duck is now as well known in the UK as Aylesbury or Barbary Duck and at the Millstone we are thrilled that it is only 20 minutes from our door. Reg Johnson has been supplying poultry to some of the country’s finest restaurants for over 20 years, far from taking a back seat now his company is so successful, Reg still does his stint of deliveries and can often be seen nattering with chefs at the kitchen door.
Huntley’s of Samlesbury – Ice Cream and Dairy
Eddie Cowpe and his ancestors have farmed the same land for over 700 years. At the turn of current century, in an effort to use surplus milk and cream, Eddie turned his hand to making ice-cream and opened an ice cream parlour on his farm. Eddie’s ice-cream is now famous throughout Lancashire. He even exports it to Yorkshire!
The Real Black Pudding Company, Haslingden – Black Puddings
They say the proof of pudding is in the eating – needless to say Andrew Ireland of the Real Black Pudding Company has made a name for himself when it comes to black pudding.Celebrated by Rick Stein as a local food hero, Andrew was also the 2008 British National Black Pudding Champion.
We’re always looking for great quality local produce, so if you’re a supplier in the area, we’d love to hear from you.