Booking Bar
Booking Bar



Telephone: +44 (0)1935 83228

We Care

The threat posed by climate change and the need to preserve natural resources are some of the most important issues facing us today. At Red Carnation, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to confront these problems head-on, and have instituted a Green Team to investigate and implement the ways we can contribute to this global process.

These vary from large-scale initiatives – such as a clear policy on recycling, installing solar panels to provide energy and dimmer switches to conserve it, and finding ways to reuse waste for flushing toilets and watering plants – to such apparently trivial responses as reusing scrap paper as notepaper. 

We are committed to our community and dedicated to social responsibility. Supporting local charity, conservation, preservation, nature, heritage and green initiatives including the personal development of each member of the Red Carnation team, is at the heart of everything we do.

Local Suppliers

  • Smoked & cured meats from Capreolus of Rampisham
  • Fish from Kingfisher of Brixham
  • Dairy products from Longman of West Cadbury
  • Meat from Jurassic Coast meats, Fossil Farm Dorset
  • Bread from Evershot Bakery
  • Cheeses: Deven Blue, Ticklemore Cheese ,Totnes; Vulscombe Goats Cheese, Tiverton; Smoked Acre, North Cadbury; Vale of Camelot, North Cadbury; Dorset White, Chalke Valley, Cranborne; Cream & Milk from Blackmore Vale Dairy
  • Weekly changing local beers such as Dorset Brewing Company, Yeovil Ales and Otter Brewery
  • Sparkling wine from Langham Estate, Dorchester
  • Wine from Bride Valley Wines
  • Orchard Pig Cider from Glastonbury, Somerset

Green Initiatives

Internal practices

  • Recycle all paper, cardboard, glass, printer cartridges & batteries, aerosols, plastics and cans
  • Use energy saving light bulbs
  • Green practices training for all staff
  • We ask that guests put towels they want replacing into the bath so we don’t replace unnecessarily
  • A water saving toilet flushing system
  • Our own herb garden
  • Water butts are used to water our plants and herb garden
  • Belu water - the only 100% carbon neutral water company giving all profits to Water Aid
  • Toiletries from REN, Devon - paraben free
  • Food waste is collected and taken to a bio-digester 10 minutes away where is is turned into electricity and all the bi-product is collected by local farmers and used as fertiliser on their fields
  • We compost all vegetable peelings, tea bags and coffee granules
  • Proud to have only one general waste bin collected every week

External practices

  • All half used toiletries and soaps from the rooms are taken to Yeovil Night Shelter
  • Lost property that has been unclaimed after 6 months is taken to charity shops
  • We ask all fish suppliers to recycle all polystyrene packaging that is used to deliver their produce
  • We source as much produce from high quality sustainable sources within 20 miles, therefore reducing delivery miles and supporting local economy