The Soil Association reports that more British meat is being served in UK family attractions

The Soil Association reports that more British meat and local ingredients are being served in UK family attractions. A focus group has assessed the quality of the food on offer at 16 of the UK’s most popular attractions. The ‘Out to Lunch’ campaign determined that 9 of the attractions are sourcing local ingredients and that half of them are sourcing 100% British meat. This compares to the last investigation in 2018 where it was only a third.

The Eden Project are sourcing local Cornish meat, the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove; a large variety of Scottish produce and Chester Zoo won points for sourcing meat and dairy from Cheshire and the Ribble Valley.

Rob Percival, head of food policy at the Soil Association said, “We are really pleased to see visitor attractions supporting local, British farmers. Some of these attractions are really leading the way in sourcing ingredients that are not only British but produced on their doorsteps in their local area. It is particularly encouraging to see this when we know caterers are dealing with rising prices, staff shortages and supply chain disruption. It is a testament both to the efforts of the attractions, and to the quality of British products.