Walking the talk

In early 2019 a meeting with NOW Force for Good Alliance proved to be a catalyst for change for Whatley Manor. Sue Williams, General Manager was so inspired by the ethos of the alliance that she immediately committed to join and begin to deliver a luxury guest experience whilst operating in a more sustainable way. … Read more

Innovation award for sustainability

In October 2019 Whatley Manor received the Independent Hotel Shows award for Innovation. “The innovation award is in recognition of  a hotel that has made a significant impact on the industry through dynamic approaches to shape the guest experience” Whatley was the winner in recognition of the changes that General Manager, Sue Williams had instigated … Read more

WHOLE WORLD WATER

WHOLE WORLD WATER is a social enterprise and registered charity found for the hospitality industry. Their mission is to make sure everyone; everywhere has access to clean and safe drinking water by 2030. The process for us is simple, we filter our own water, bottle it in re-usable WWW bottles and sell to our guests, … Read more

Whatley Bee Hives

      The gardens at Whatley extend over 12 acres and feature 26 individual garden areas, many of which are filled with flowers that provide delicious food for bees. Andy Spreadbury, Head Gardener and Niall Keating Executive Chef, have been working together to increase the yield of produce from our kitchen garden year on … Read more

Team green training

Waste Champion Training As part of our commitment to improving the way our business approaches sustainability three key members of the team have recently undertaken Waste Champion Training. The course is designed to educate in all aspects of site waste management and provides the in-depth knowledge and understanding required to maximise site efficiency, control costs … Read more

Ecobricks

As a business Whatley Manor handles a substantial amount of plastic packaging and wrapping on a daily basis. A lot of this is hidden plastic, wrapping a newspaper or packaging around small items that come into the administration offices. It quickly became apparent that this plastic packaging was going to mount up quite quickly and … Read more

Whatley Bird Hide

Running through the grounds of Whatley Manor is the River Avon, the river and its banks are home to a wide variety of wildlife, birds and fish. Our talented garden team decided to make a Bird Hide for guests to enjoy some quiet contemplation of the wildlife in their natural habitat. Built entirely from up-cycled … Read more

Bottle tops – recycling

  Most plastic bottle tops are made from a plastic that can be recycled but there is very little awareness around this and local authorities do not have the equipment or facilities to process them. It is a grey area of recycling but one that the team wanted to address for Whatley Manor as through … Read more