Green Policy

Howfield's commitment to using locally-sourced fresh seasonal food is an important features of the restaurant and has a direct environmental benefit by reducing food miles, our overall carbon footprint and has a positive effect in the local community.
A long-term environmental strategy is in place at Howfield, covering a wide range of issues, but at opening and for the first year of operation, the following measures are in place:

  • most of the light bulbs are energy saving
  • members of staff use alternative transport wherever possible, eg foot, bike, bus
  • all garden waste is composted and we are looking into composting kitchen and food waste
  • the refurbishment work included a significant element of re-use of materials.

Howfield supported the Pilgrim's Hospice in Canterbury in 2009 and are supporting Cruse, the bereavement charity in 2010.
In 2011 we have been raising money for East Kent Strokes - a support group for stroke survivors and their families in East Kent.

If you are looking for a venue to hold your charity event, please contact us.  We have a beautiful location and flexible facilities.