Plymouth Gin for the Win

My name is Vikki and I am one of the managers at the Bull, Ditchling.

We’re passionate about sustainability here, and the hospitality industry has made considerable changes over the years to reduce waste in all its forms. Our friends at Plymouth Gin have taken things one step further and I’m delighted to share their methods with you.

The seaside has always been very important to me and a place where I find solace and contentment. I’ve also been known to angrily fling rocks at the sea in a foul rage too, but mostly I just fling myself in the water – even in the winter – and am reborn. Every time my family and I visit the beach for a swim, or a dog walk, we always fill our pockets with rogue pieces of plastic, rope, litter and tell ourselves we’ve made a small difference to the state of our coastline.

When I heard about the Ocean Conservation Trust through our mutual friends at Plymouth Gin, I was amazed to hear that in 2021 alone they managed to clear over 22kms of coastland and collected over 350kgs of rubbish. That is astounding.

Plymouth Gin themselves run a sustainable distillery that is 100% hydro powered, their bottles are 100% recyclable and they send zero waste to landfill. So, the brand themselves are promoting a greener way of working and hopefully pioneering a more environmentally friendly manufacturing process within the industry & beyond. Heroes. Furthermore, they recently pledged to donate 50p to the amazing Ocean Conservation Trust for every single Plymouth G&T sold throughout Young’s up to their target of  £10,000 – which they reached!

 Not only am I a fan of the beach, I am a huge advocate for a sustainable lifestyle and a big fan of gin, so this ticks all my happy boxes. This was music to my ears, and I certainly sank a few G&T’s for the cause. I’ll be switching up my tipple from now on and although my family will still be picking up stray plastic, the chaps at OCT will be better funded to collect mountains of the stuff, simply by trading our usual nip to a drop of Plymouth Gin.

Enjoy your drink next time you are in one of our pubs – and feel content that you’ve done your bit for planet Earth.

G&T’s = Cleaner Seas.

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