Plymouth Gin for the Win

My name is Phil, and I’m the landlord here at the Bull, Ditchling.

We’re passionate about sustainability in our family, and we’re happy that 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… along with a fun way that you can get involved too!

Beach Blues

The seaside has always been very important to me and my family – a place where we find solace and contentment. We’ve also been known to angrily fling rocks at the sea in a foul rage too, but mostly we just fling ourselves into the water and splash about a bit. Every time my family & 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.

Behind the Brand

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 pledged to donate 50p to the amazing Ocean Conservation Trust for every single Plymouth G&T sold throughout Young’s pubs last year, and raised over £10k. Well, they’ve put their money where your mouth is once again this year.

Make Mine a Double

This was music to my ears, and I certainly sank a few G&T’s for the cause. 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.

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.

So, simply enjoy your drink next time you are in one of our pubs – and feel content that you’ve done your bit for Mother Earth.

G&T’s = Cleaner Seas.