15th June 2022
Local matters. Food miles are important to the consumer, but our concept has an added perspective. From the top of Spinnaker Tower the view stretches for 23 magnificent miles and we aim to use local suppliers that we can see from the Tower.
We’re proud members of Hampshire Fare, championing the county’s food and drink producers, supporting them and celebrating their produce. Their produce is used in our experiences, such as our very popular High Tea’s (make sure you book one! They sell out!)
Here are some of the fantastic local suppliers we work with!
The Isle of Wight Distillery
Rooted in the natural landscape of a unique island, the Isle of Wight Distillery works in connection with nature to create premium, hand-crafted spirits.
The distillery’s signature spirit is Mermaid Gin. It delivers a smooth yet complex blend of fresh organic lemon zest and peppery grains of paradise, with a hint of sea air from locally foraged, fragrant rock samphire. This coastal botanical, nicknamed by locals as “mermaid’s kiss”, is wild-foraged from the island’s cliffs.
The distillery proactively strives to protect the environment. They present Mermaid Gin as plastic-free and supporting seagrass meadow restoration projects locally and overseas. Ingredients are ethically sourced or wild-foraged.
The Mermaid Gin and HMS Navy Strength ranges take inspiration from the ocean and island’s natural elements.
You can taste Mermaid Gin in the Spinnaker Kitchen & Bar and it is available to buy in our gift shop!
Find out more about the Isle of Wight Distillery here
Mozzo started as a wind and solar-powered art covered coffee cart in 2005. They specialise in crafting, sharing and serving exceptional coffee experiences.
Mozzo wants to make the world a better place through their coffee. They continually seek to maximise the social impact, minimise the environmental impact and highlight the commercial value of their efforts.
Make sure to order an exquisite coffee during your next visit to Spinnaker Tower.
Find out more about Mozzo here
Buckwells of Southsea has been a family-run business since 1987. Committed to excellence and innovation, the unique mix has earned them the title of one of the best butcher’s in England.
Find out more about Buckwells here
There are many other local suppliers we work with, including Portsmouth Tea, Isle of White Garlic Farm, Hartridges and Berries Bakery Winchester.
We also work with Alison Gardiner, a local artist, on a range of locally inspired gifts for our shop. Make sure to take a look during your next visit. You can find out more about Alison’s work here.
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Don’t forget to book your visit to Spinnaker Tower now!