The White Horse Otterbourne is a fresh food business, we believe in sourcing the best local produce and cooking what is in season. The White Horse Otterbourne, awarded an AA Rosette for the quality of its food, exemplifies this philosophy. Great local ingredients are turned into Modern British dishes by our expert chefs that really stand out from the crowd.
The White Horse Otterbourne is partners with Hampshire Fare, a local food group that champions the best of what is available in the area. Working with Hampshire Fare allows us to partner with many small local producers and be involved in great local events.
Now operating for over 20 years Hampshire Fare has always worked with local Farmers and producers across Hampshire, championing local produce. Hampshire Fare aims include raising awareness among the public and trade of the wide range of Hampshire food, drink and craft. They also encourage and support the development of sustainable food, drink and craft businesses in Hampshire. It also supports the marketing and PR of its members helping to promote great quality produce.
With over 300 members Hampshire Fare is a strong network of local businesses, creating a community network that can both support each other and help local consumers find about a host of great producers in one place.
One of the best ways that Hampshire Fare brings together local producers and consumers is via the Hampshire Food Festival. Now in its 15th year what started as a weekend event had expanded to over 75 different events throughout the month of July all across the county. Last year in 2014 the events attracted over 180,000 people. Which just goes to show the reach of Hampshire Fare and its members, along with the public’s thirst for great local produce.
The White Horse is getting involved with the Hampshire Food Festival by staging a showpiece ‘Best of Hampshire’ dinner at Sunnyfields Farm. This year’s event sees a 4 course vegetarian meal, with much of the produce being sourced from Sunnyfields Farm itself. It doesn’t get much fresher that!
We believe that by pursuing our vision of using only the freshest local produce in all our restaurant and by putting on events such as the ‘Best of Hampshire’ meal at Sunnyfields Farm we are helping to ensure the strength of the local economy and provide the best possible experience to all our valued customers.
We hope you agree!