Sustainability

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Here at Doddington Hall we are proud to showcase quality, seasonal produce from our own estate and local suppliers. We have our own herd of Lincoln Red Cattle for all our beef dishes, plentiful game, our own honey and foraged wild garlic along with fantastic year-round produce from our walled Kitchen Garden. Beyond the estate we seek out the best local growers and producers from Lincolnshire and surrounding counties.

GROWN & REARED ON THE DODDINGTON ESTATE

Just a stone’s throw from the Hall, the Kitchen Garden provides an abundance of fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs which take centre stage on the café, restaurant and wedding menus and help us to reduce our carbon footprint.

Using organic techniques, biological control methods and crop rotation our Head Gardener and his team are able to naturally maximise productivity and minimise pests so we have no need for chemical fertilisers, weed killers or pesticides.

SUSTAINABILITY

  • We are determined to be as environmentally friendly as possible, considering our impact on tomorrow as well as today.
  • The Hall, café, restaurant, shops, Coach House wedding venue and holiday cottages are heated by a biomass boiler fuelled with wood chip. The wood chip is produced from sustainable woodland from the estate.
  • We harness solar power with a series of panels on a number of properties around the estate.
  • Rain water is collected for use in the gardens and our low-flush loos.
  • Natural ventilation and low energy appliances are used wherever we can.
    We are committed to sourcing food and products with a low carbon footprint.
  • We seek out Fairtrade and artisan-produced products.
  • Packaging and waste are minimised wherever possible.
  • We encourage recycling and reuse and try to source products that are made out of recycled materials.
  • We encourage cycling and walking and have worked hard to create traffic free access from Doddington to Lincoln and surrounding villages for cyclists. Find out more about our Cycle Track.

We are signed up to Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship Scheme on our Farm. This binds us to a wide range of projects and policies designed to increase the biodiversity on the estate whilst at the same time improving the sustainability of our ventures. Our beautiful Lincoln Red Cattle form part of our commitment to this scheme and we have the added benefit that they provide exceptional grass-fed beef for our Restaurant.

 


INVITATION TO TENDER

We are working to improve our energy efficiency and sustainability and as part of this we are inviting suppliers to quote for the following Works / Equipment required by Doddington Farms LLP.

Suppliers can quote for all or any number of the lots listed below.

We will be selecting suppliers based on most economically advantageous quotation(s) a combination of price (60%) and quality (40%-energy efficiency and longevity of the proposed units – we will require data on both these aspects).

This procurement process is being run in conjunction with a grant application to the Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire (SEGL) programme. The programme is part funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and supplier(s) will be appointed subject to a grant being awarded by SEGL.

Tenders should be sent to Claire Birch clairebirch@doddingtonhall.com by midnight on 31/7/2020.

Estimates are not acceptable, only fixed quotations.

LOT 1)  Solar PV System – Total 50kWp across two sites

LOT 2) Retrofit aerofoil to chiller doors

LOT 3) Circulation pumps and VSD for woodchip boiler

LOT 4) Replacement of walk-in freezer/chiller with 3 x A+ chest freezers

Please click here to see full Invitation to Tender Document

 


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Over the last 12 years we have developed a wide range of shops and restaurants which we hope you will enjoy in the knowledge that all the proceeds go towards the upkeep and conservation of the Hall and Gardens. At the same time we have worked hard to be sustainable with a range of initiatives across the estate.

There is always something new to see and do and we look forward to welcoming you to Doddington soon.

Claire & James Birch