Sustainability at The Derby Arms

Sustainability and community are at the heart of everything we do here at The Derby Arms

The Derby Arms was purchased from Punch Taverns by the Witherslack Community Land Trust and the Ainscough Family then took over the lease to preserve it as part of Witherslack life. Part of the pub was converted into the village shop, run by the community with community shareholders. 

In 2021 the Ainscough and Stanley family have partnered to continue to drive our offering and support the local elements of The Derby Arms, with a focus on our food offering, outside areas and community events. We also have a games room with a pool table and dart board which has traditionally formed a substantial focus for the village.

As part of a local, rural community in the Lake District, the environment and the stunning landscape mean everything to us. We are passionate about protecting it for future generations by minimising our carbon footprint and using resources more responsibly.

At The Derby Arms, we want to lead the way for future generations by sourcing local and seasonal produce wherever possible. This also ensures that our food is fresher and tastier for our guests, who deserve the very best.

We love local produce

We are based just outside Grange-over-Sands in the beautiful Lake District National Park and are dedicated to sourcing high quality local and seasonal products from Cumbria. Keeping it local means that we can champion food producers from our surrounding area. These people are part of our community and are helping to strengthen our local economy and conserve our countryside.

Sustainably made local juice from Witherslack Orchards

The fruit juice we proudly serve at the Derby Arms is produced from ancient orchards near the pub. They are stocked with local varieties of apple and damson trees. 

Witherslack Orchards work in an environmentally sustainable way, planting new trees, rejecting the use of chemicals and pesticides and actively encouraging wildlife to increase biodiversity over the land.

Committing to sustainability for future generations

We believe that it is our responsibility to look after our planet and minimise our impact on the environment by avoiding the depletion of natural, social and economic resources. Sourcing local food where possible, using seasonal produce, recycling and reducing waste are at the top of our list. Every day we strive to improve by supporting local suppliers and making a difference in our local community.

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