Hidden away in the back streets of Fulham, The Harwood offers award-winning food and wine in a casual and relaxed setting. Championing the very best British produce, The Harwood is currently the only Michelin-starred pub in London.
“We used to buy-in relatively high quantities of bottled mineral water, but we became very aware of the environmental and cost implications. It’s not just about food miles and delivery costs; it’s also about the time and space for storing the bottles before use and then having to recycle them after use. By installing an in-house filtration system we avoid all these issues.”
“Specifying an EcoPure Waters’ system was a natural choice for us because I had used them before at another establishment. I was very happy with their customer service and all-inclusive maintenance package. The filtered water - still and sparkling - is of very high quality which, as an award-winning restaurant, is very important to us and our guests.”
“Our customers are very happy to pay the £2.00 we charge per bottle of water, which also entitles them to a free refill for the rest of their stay. This is much less than they would be paying for an equivalent bottle of mineral water and, at the same time, it allows us to recover some of the revenue we used to earn when we sold mineral water.”
The Guildford Arms is a Georgian-style gastropub in Royal Greenwich. There are two dining rooms and an area for private dining where guests enjoy chef patron Guy Awford’s delicious modern British food. When refurbishing the pub in 2013, an EcoPure Waters’ filtration system was installed to provide drinking water for customers.
“Sustainability was high on our agenda when we reopened the pub, so we wanted to avoid using bought-in bottled water. This would help us reduce waste and the cost of its disposal, and minimise the ‘food miles’ involved in buying-in bottled water.”
“The EcoPure system, with re-usable glass bottles, was definitely the way forward in terms of sustainability. An added advantage is that the bottles help build our image through in-house marketing; the swing-top bottles not only look good, but they are also branded with our logo and a sustainability statement.”