We believe passionately that the foundation of any dish should be the highest quality produce sourced locally where possible. Shaun’s role as farm manager in addition to being head chef at Fallowfields meant that he oversaw rare breed livestock, kitchen garden and orchards.
Shaun Dickens at The Boathouse is committed to working with the very best producers to ensure that only the finest ingredients are used.
Established in 1910 and based in Henley, Gabriel Machin Butchers has earned its reputation as a butcher of quality and distinction. Gabriel Machin prides itself in the supply of high standard, quality assured food varying from meat, locally sourced game and a wide variety of fish and seafood.
Aubrey Allen has been serving the finest meat since 1933. They carefully select and inspect all of their suppliers and can trace their meat from farm to plate. They’re renowned for their meat, including granite grassland-reared Cornish lamb, corn-fed Loire Valley hens, and free-range pork produced by Pig Farmer of the Year Jimmy Butler. But they built their reputation on the quality of their beef, sourcing only the finest beef cattle.
Wellocks is a quality supplier of both fresh and dry ingredients that is sourced from all over the country and abroad, mainly from local producers and farms that take pride in what they produce. Its mission is to supply great quality food with traceability and superior taste. They started their love affair with the food trade 62 years ago in 1946 as a small concern and since 1995 they have supplied fresh and prepared ingredients to the restaurant, pub and hotel trade.
Established in 1929 Ritter Courivaud Ltd is one of the leading food distributors to the upmarket sector of the UK’s food service industry. Their product range includes top quality lines from all around the world, from caviar to fresh mushrooms, truffles and charcuterie including an extensive range of Sardinian salciccia and a vast variety of patisserie ingredients for the discerning patissier.
Flying Fish Seafoods is proud to supply high quality fish to distinctive restaurants and hotels. Their pledge is simple. They source the finest and freshest fish directly from Cornwall’s best fishermen and deliver it straight to your door. Their overnight delivery service means they can offer some of the freshest produce available in today’s market. Flying Fish is absolutely committed to quality. They strive to provide their customers with the finest fish and shellfish Cornwall has to offer, sustainably sourced and expertly selected.
Hobbs of Henley operate the largest and most luxurious hire fleet on the Thames with 60 vessels based at their historic boatyard in the centre of Henley on Thames which has excellent embarkation facilities for Henley Royal Regatta, Henley Festival and the Rewind Festival.
For the ultimate choice in Self-drive and public cruises, choose Hobbs of Henley. Private, corporate and wedding events also catered for. Boats available for the Henley Royal Regatta, and the Henley Festival.
Images courtesy of Mike Samuels Photography