The Buckle family farm in the scenic Brett Valley. They are passionate about conservation, with the majority of grassland grazed by their Red Poll cattle and Suffolk cross sheep maintained in Stewardship Schemes to provide a habitat for wildlife and songbirds.
As the proud owner of The Bildeston Crown James explains: “My initial thoughts were to restore this wonderful Grade II* listed former coaching inn and re-establish its purpose as a place for good food, drink and local employment. However, at the back of my mind was the vision that we could do so much more to showcase and support the amazing wealth of local artisans and producers we are lucky enough to have living and working nearby. At The Bildeston Crown I had the opportunity to develop my own outlet for locally sourced high quality products as well as our home produced items. I still get a huge amount of pleasure every time I see our own meat and seasonal fruit and vegetables from my mother’s gardens on the menu”