SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: FLUFFETTS FARM
“CLUCKING GOOD EGGS” FROM FLUFFETTS FARM ARE THE ONLY ONES YOU’LL FIND IN OUR NEW FOREST RESTAURANT
Eggs are one of the staple ingredients used in many of our dishes – when you get through as many as we do they have to be free range and the best quality. Fluffetts Farm is located just over 10 miles from us at The Bell Inn and have been providing quality eggs to the surrounding area for the past 20 years – we’re very proud that they supply our New Forest restaurant.
A bit about Fluffetts Farm
You’ll find Fluffetts farm located on the western edge of the New Forest on Cranborne Chase. Founded in 1998, 2018 marks their 20 year anniversary! The hens live on two independent family run farms; this helps the owners supply the best eggs without having to compromise on the welfare of the chickens. “We believe genuine free range eggs should be produced the traditional way; by small carefully managed flocks. Being true to our values means a commitment exclusively to the free range sector.”
The proof is in the produce…
The level of dedication that goes into their produce means that throughout the New Forest and further afield Fluffetts have established a reputation as the number one choice for eggs. So much so that in 2008 Hampshire County Council Catering Services were awarded the Compassion in World Farming Good Egg Award as a result of sourcing free range eggs for Hampshire Schools and Care Homes from Fluffetts farm. When looking for places to eat in the New Forest, make sure your next full English breakfast contains one of Fluffetts eggs.
Over the years Fluffetts Farm have developed close relationships with other local independent producers – they now offer a variety of ranges including; free-range duck eggs, organic eggs, cold pressed rapeseed oil and a growing range of other produce.
About the chickens
The girls lay their eggs, take shelter and roost in airy well-ventilated mobile houses. They are free to explore acres of grassland every day on free draining gravel and chalk soils. All eggs are collected twice a day by hand and batch graded by date of lay – this ensures customers always get the freshest eggs available.
Is it time to go ‘coocoo’ for one of our homemade ‘Bell Inn’ Scotch Eggs? If you’re looking for places to eat in the New Forest we are renowned for our friendly welcome and can offer some of the finest private dining in Hampshire.