5 facts that you may not know about Ufford Park
We are a local business caring about local issues
We are an independently owned and run hotel with strong family values. Ufford Park has always believed in the value of supporting other local companies. Wherever possible we source our produce locally and support Fairtrade suppliers. For the last 20+ years we have provided vouchers for local charities, schools and churches to raffle off or use to raise money. With the support of hotel customers, many thousands have been raised for our 3 main chosen charities; East Anglian Air Ambulance, St. Elizabeth Hospice and most recently, Suffolk Age UK.
We can organise your company team building events
At Ufford Park we believe strongly in the importance of teamwork and extend that to our business clients. If you want to improve your team then stay at Ufford Park and let us organise some fun and rewarding team events for your employees. We have “teamed up” with local activity providers to bring you; Football Zorbing; Hovercrafting; Adult sized Hungry Hippos Game; Air Rifle Shooting and even Belly dancing lessons! There are even more activities we can arrange to make your business event a roaring success. Just call 01394 383555 ext. 325 or email email@example.com
We care passionately about conservation
Ufford Park is situated on the edge of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which is one of Britain's finest landscapes. We are proud to be one of 40 Connect businesses in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Connect fundraising scheme- raising money for conservation projects which help to keep the area special. In 1997 we built a reservoir on the golf course, which holds 4 million gallons of water and boosts our existing summer water supply. We used 14,000 redundant car tyres from a local supplier (an eco-friendly alternative to disposal) which were covered in soil, to reduce wear and tear and give the waterproof lining a more natural appearance. Our grounds and golf course contain a natural habitat for wildlife and flora. The latest RSPB bird count identified some 68 species of birds across the site. The hotel has been proud to win The English Golfer Environmental Award in recognition of our commitment to ecological good practice.
We use local produce in our restaurants
At Ufford Park, our experienced, well-trained chefs place great emphasis on quality local ingredients, always insisting on free-range eggs, and, wherever possible, organically grown fruit and vegetables, beef, lamb, chicken, pork and game. This, together with close attention to detail and seasonally-changing menus, are among the main secrets of our success. Our menus always reflect seasonally available food and we take great pride in our award winning breakfasts.
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We are saving energy at Ufford Park
In 2015, having successfully applied for a Low Carbon Keep Grant, we invested into a system called ENERGI+. This system can measure exactly how much energy we use in Ufford Park and how much it costs us a year to run! We are dramatically improving our Carbon Footprint by, for example, replacing almost all of our lighting with low energy LED lighting. We have an Energy Committee who meet monthly to brain storm and take responsibility for saving energy wherever possible. We are also installing Solar Panels and new Veri Heaters for the swimming pool.
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