Plymouth Gin for the Win

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

We’re hot on sustainability in our family, and we’re chuffed that the hospitality industry has made considerable changes over the years to reduce waste too.

Our friends down at Plymouth Gin have grabbed the bull by the horns (pun intended) 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. It’s a place where we find peace 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, and litter. We tell ourselves we’ve made a wee difference to the state of our coastline.

When I heard about the Ocean Conservation Trust (through our mutual friends at Plymouth Gin) I was flabbergasted 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 run a sustainable distillery. It’s is 100% hydro powered, their bottles are 100% recyclable and they send zero waste to landfill. How cool is that?

So, the brand themselves are promoting a greener way of working and leading the way to 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 and raised a staggering £40,000 for the Ocean Conservation Trust in 2022 and 2023.

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. Cheers to that.

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 at The Bull – and you can feel content that you’ve done your bit for Mother Earth.

G&T’s = Cleaner Seas.