Celebrating Sidmouth and the Jurassic Coast on World Earth Day

Saturday April 22nd is World Earth Day; a day in the year where we take time to celebrate the beautiful planet that we call home.
Sidmouth World Earth Day

Celebrating Sidmouth and the Jurassic Coast on World Earth Day

Saturday April 22nd is World Earth Day; a day in the year where we take time to celebrate the beautiful planet that we call home. It is a time to reflect and take a closer look at our relationship with nature; and understand how our actions today will affect future generations.

How Bedford Hotel Sidmouth supports World Earth Day

At the Bedford Hotel, this is business as usual providing sustainable hospitality services for all of our guests; whether they are joining us for a bite to eat in our restaurant or bar area, or staying in one of our stylish, boutique rooms.

Sustainability commitments in the Pyne’s Bar and Restaurant

Our Pyne’s bar and Restaurant serves the best seasonal treats using ingredients from our own farm and other local producers, reducing food miles and supporting the community.

Our family farm, situated a stone’s throw from the hotel in Budleigh Salterton, was the first supplier to our sea view bar and restaurant, and has been a part of the hotel since the 1990s. We are proud to still serve its seasonal, hearty home-grown goods to our guests throughout the year. 

The meals and snacks during your stay will be crammed full of Devonish flavour too, from Devon Coffee Co, offering delicious hand-roasted grounds; Fowler’s Eggs, a family business delivering free range eggs with a ‘farm to fork’ turnaround of as little as twelve hours and Goosemoor wholesale food, a family-run premium food service provider, who work with a range of farmers and producers across the South West.

Our stunning bar also stocks a thirst-quenching range of beverages; some of our family favourites include:

  • Tarquin’s Gin. Handcrafted in small batches on the North Cornish coast, Traquins use 12 hand-picked botanicals and a special flame-fired copper pot to craft their exceptional gin. Enjoy with a crisp Mediterranean tonic and a sprig of thyme in Pyne’s bar with a view over the stunning Jurassic Coast
  • Rib Tickler Cider. Crafted over the hill in Crediton, Sandford Orchards create this fresh cider ‘crushed by Exeter Chiefs rugby players’ from apples sourced from local orchards. A sweet and buttery flavour, perfect for sipping on the seafront
  • Healey’s Apple Juice. 100% unfiltered apple juice made on Healey’s farm in Cornwall, using dessert apples; it just doesn’t get fresher than that
  • Frobishers. Thirst-quenching range of non-alcoholic juices and sparkling pressés that are delightfully more-ish and made in Exeter!
  • Tarka. Refreshing spring water from here in Devon and bottled in 100% recycled plastic bottles
  • St Austell Brewery. Explore a range of beers from the light and coastal Korev to full-bodied Proper Job from this family-owned brewer. This is truly the best that Cornish brewing has to offer

We are proud to support local food and drinks suppliers and our guests are always treated to a real taste of Devon during your stay. 

Staying at the Hotel

But it is not just the food… we work with a selection of other local businesses to help our hotel thrive; from painters and decorators to plumbers and electricians. We also work with Ideal Laundry who help with all of our washing and drying; from sheets and towels to the table cloths we use in our dining areas. They are a local company that are leaders in eco-friendly cleaning and have revolutionised the process so that it is ‘better for the planet, better for your clothes, and better for you’. 

Further to this, our corridor lights are now motion sensored to avoid unnecessary use of electricity and our payroll company has gone completely paperless.

Protecting our Jurassic Coast

We do all of the above, so that we can try to protect where we live; the stunning Jurassic Coast and breath-taking Devon landscapes. From the blue oceans and sand beaches to the fertile valleys, wild hedgerows and rolling hills.

So what can you do to help protect where we live?

  1. Read. Learn as much as you can about the impact your actions have on the world and how the climate has changed. Being educated about climate change can encourage you to make positive decisions, understand how these have a direct impact on the world, and help you to educate others. 
  2. Protect. When visiting, please don’t leave litter on our gorgeous beaches and take your rubbish home with you. Choosing to stay in hotels, such as the Bedford Hotel, that champion sustainability and are taking steps towards protecting the natural environment is also an easy way to do your bit.
  3. Appreciate. Spend time in nature. There are plenty of spots near the Bedford Hotel that are well worth a visit. The gorgeous Jurassic Coast can be admired from the hotel and Sidmouth Beach is just metres away.  You can explore hidden coves and stunning walks off the beaten track; and if you are travelling with a four legged friend, check out our blog that dives into dog-friendly options around the area.

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