Gastronomic Sustainability

Whatley receives a Green Star from Michelin.

The Dining Room at Whatley Manor is amongst the first UK restaurants to be recognised by Michelin with their new distinction, a Green Star.

The new award was announced at the Michelin virtual ceremony held on Monday 25th January 2021. In February 2022 the team also retained their one Michelin Green Star, under Executive Chef Ricki Weston.

Being awarded the Green Star is a cause for celebration for the whole Whatley team. It is very much a combined effort by everyone at Whatley to be committed to achieving the hotels sustainability goals. The teams have reviewed their supply chains to ensure food arriving on tables has had the least impact when it comes to carbon footprint, there is no single-use plastic in any of the hotel’s bedrooms.

We must also thank our suppliers for their part in the process, many of who have adapted their own processes and procedures to commit to our goals.

The Green Star celebrates restaurants that have demonstrated

“Accountability for their ethical and environmental standards and work with sustainable suppliers to avoid waste and remove plastic and non-recyclable materials from their supply chain”

From the Michelin Guide:

The chef’s commitment

“Our kitchen is designed to be as efficient as possible, and we have 4 beehives and our own orchard. We use local, ethical producers in our supply chain and have negotiated with suppliers to reduce packaging. Our food waste is turned into methane gas.”

Ricki Weston

As a team Whatley will continue to work towards their sustainability goals across the business including, staff welfare, supplier engagement and commitment to charity and educational projects.

The 2021 Michelin Guide is available in digital version only.

Click here to read more.


From 24th - 26th December the Whatley Manor will be closed to non residents. If you need to contact us please send an email to and one of the team will respond. Thank you