The King's Head, North Weald focuses on sustainability

We’re proud of our work, but as a country escape, we want the environment surrounding us to remain intact – that’s why we acknowledge there’s still a long road ahead of us, and a lot more to do.

As the UK commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we’re following the lead by evaluating our carbon footprint and determining a strategy that covers the steps needed to limit our pub’s impact on Earth. We’ve appointed an Energy Ambassador for each of our pubs and our parent company Mitchells & Butlers has been awarded Best Sustainable Pub Company 2022. This acknowledgement is a result of the ongoing work and innovation across our pubs, including furniture recycling schemes, Go Green initiatives to help reduce carbon emissions; the introduction of plant-based items, and concerted efforts to reduce energy consumption, recycle more and waste less.

We are proud of our award-winning youth strategy, internally promoting and developing our team members with circa 45% of our management teams coming from internal succession. We are committed to the development and support of apprentices and have an in-depth programme offering an exciting career journey to help encourage our team members to take that extra step to shape their future.