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Sustainability Policy

Sandburn Hall is set on a 1000 acre country estate.  We are passionate about caring for our surroundings and we understand the need to protect our natural environment and its inhabitants, and to limit the day-to-day impact of our actions. We aim to follow and champion good sustainability practices, to continually work towards reducing the environmental impacts of our activities and to give something back to our local community and the environment.

  • Green Tourism

We are delighted to have achieved a Green Tourism Bronze Award and a Green Meetings Bronze award, and we are continuing our journey working towards being a more sustainable business and making a positive impact on the environment and our local community.

  • Food & Drink

Since we opened Tykes Restaurant 2005, we have been committed to working with local suppliers and serving the best local produce.  We have longstanding relationships with many local food and drinks suppliers and our menus change regularly to showcase seasonal produce.

  • Energy

We have replaced the majority of lightbulbs with LED bulbs to reduce energy consumption and all new appliances are B rated or higher. We have recently installed renewable heat source heating and hot water system.  We monitor our energy usage and are working to lower our usage where possible.

  • Plastic

We have taken steps to reduce single use plastics throughout the business. We only offer paper straws; Milk is fresh in glass bottles in our bedrooms as opposed to UHT in plastic containers; all paper cups are made from recycled material; jams are in glass jars as opposed to plastic containers; we have refillable toiletry bottles in bedrooms and refillable soap dispensers in public areas.

  • Recycling & Waste

We recycle glass, plastic, paper, card, food and tins. Our waste collection supplier processes food waste which cannot be consumed through its anaerobic digestion facilities to produce Biogas, and material that cannot be recycled is incinerated to create electricity.

  • Landscape

We care for our surroundings and take action to benefit the landscape and wildlife including:
– Sowing wildflower meadows
– We have created lakes, making wildfowl habitats
– Leaving long rough grass in some areas of the golf course to benefit wildlife
– Creating woodland areas, encouraging wildlife and helping the environment
– Bird boxes set up around the woods, badgers setts monitored by cameras which play on TV screens at Griffon Forest
– We have a Countryside Stewardship Agreement in place and ecological and bird surveys are undertaken to monitor habitat and species.
– A woodland management plan is in currently being undertaken.

  • Community

We regularly support local charities and organisations through raffle donations and sponsorship. Our Captain’s Charity for 2024 is St Leonard’s Hospice.

  • Suppliers
    We work with our suppliers to reduce the impact of our supply chain and to encourage them to develop environmental best practice.


Reviewed: March 2024

This policy will be reviewed regularly to evaluate its continued relevance and to monitor our progress.

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