Family dining is extremely popular at our pubs, and your little-ones are certainly not overlooked. We make sure that our young visitors are well catered for on our children’s menu.
And our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed either, as industry experts have recognised our work to make healthy eating – with an emphasis on quality, sustainability and provenance – easier for everyone. The Soil Association ‘Out to Lunch’ 2017 campaign awarded Wetherspoon second place in its ‘league table’. An army of parent secret diners reviewed and ranked children’s food and service in 25 of the UK’s most popular restaurant chains. Wetherspoon finished in runner-up spot and the highest-ranked pub company.
Wetherspoon’s food-development manager, Oliver Addis, said: “We are serving more and more children’s meals each year and are committed to offering healthy and tasty meals which are enjoyed by children and welcomed by adults too. “The provenance and quality of the food we offer are of the utmost importance to us.” The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. Founded in 1946, by a group of people who were concerned about the health implications of increasingly intensive farming systems, following World War II, The Soil Association started out from a single Suffolk farm and now certifies 70 per cent of organic food in the UK.
It champions organic principles and practices to secure the health and vitality of people, farm animals and nature, working to make good food the easy choice for everyone across the UK. The Soil Association supports farmers and growers to research and tackle the most serious food and farming challenges, as well as engaging with thousands of businesses, through Soil Association Certification, to bring its organic and ecological principles to life. ‘Out to Lunch’ is just one of several campaigns which it champions in its quest.
For more information, visit: www.soilassociation.org