In our quest to keep it as local as we are able, despite our Italian origins, and our desire to play our part in reducing carbon footprints, and actually, just because some things local really are the very best you can get; we have worked with John and Jill Vickers of Bridge 67 for some years now, initially with a view to being involved in the cookery school but more recently Lino has enjoyed learning more about the origins of the cattle, the care extended to the livestock at Binley Bridge Farm, and the fantastic quality of the meat we are subsequently able to serve at both The Lighthouse and Boboli.
The Vickers family have been farming in Kibworth since the 1930s and their enthusiasm for rearing their cattle and lambs in the best possible environment has had a massive impact on the local environs, not only tending to the fields for pasture but also tending to true conservation.
Planting trees and hedgerows and enhancing watercourses all impacts on the flourishing wildlife and general beauty of our canal paths and the many beautiful public walks in our local countryside . . . watch out for John’s rant on wildlife, conservation, limitations and bureaucracy . . . he has a point and makes it so passionately you cannot help but admire the family’s commitment.
It is a joy to work with them, supporting their endeavours and serving some of the best beef and lamb for miles around.