Green approach is in pub’s roots

Go Green ... John Norton, outside the White Horse Inn in Edwardstone, which has won an award for its environmentally conscious outlook.
Go Green ... John Norton, outside the White Horse Inn in Edwardstone, which has won an award for its environmentally conscious outlook.
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A traditional pub has been rewarded for its environmentally-friendly approach.

The White Horse Inn in Edwardstone, which counts solar panels and a wind turbine among its green credentials, has drawn praise from environmental enthusiasts for a number of years.

Featured in the Good Pub Guide, the pub was recently handed a Silver Award for Green Tourism by the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

John Norton, who kick-started the pub’s green approach after buying it six years ago, said: “We operate a business, with environmental concerns at the centre of everything we do.

“We have taken a village pub from the verge of closure to an example of energy conservation, good environmental practice and renewable energy generation.”

Thanks to the award, the pub will be showcased on the European Green Business Network – a internet-based network.

Food used by the pub is grown in its own vegetable garden and greenhouse, as well as by local growers.