Welcome to our family album, the place where we keep all sorts of things which are important to us which we'd like to show off just a little bit. You can find out what we've been talking about in Bar Banter, connect with us via all sorts of social media channels, watch some Geronimo TV and see what lovely things people have been writing about us lately.
If that wasn't enough you can meet some of the folks we work with to make the world of Geronimo such a great place as well as seeing what chances there are to join our world.
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We're a pretty interesting bunch here at Geronimo (even if we do say so ourselves) so there's always a lively conversation or three going on somewhere. Keep up with all the banter right here.
Winner of Sustainable Large Restaurant Group of the Year 2014
We are please to announce a 2 Star rating from The SRA
Quote from The SRA report:
“Geronimo Inns has a good range of sustainability practices in place in all areas and it is clear the company understands the principles of sustainability.
The Sustainable Restaurant Association commends Geronimo Inns for its commitment to using UK produce wherever possible and for choosing sustainable, seasonal fish.
It also commends it for its treatment of its staff: there are comprehensive written policies in place, all staff are offered a free healthy meal per shift and there is a good range of benefits on offer.
Other noteworthy actions include having a written sustainable sourcing policy that is given to all suppliers to help ensure standards are being met, implementing formal energy reduction targets and fitting out the pubs with over 50% recycled or reclaimed furniture.”
We see the pub as an integral part of the community, it is the very essence of what we do at Geronimo – it’s our DNA, this is why we are so pleased that we are going to be working closely with our friends at the LCFCGA and we hope for many years to come.
The LCFCGA is a registered charity working with the UK Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, which supports, represents and promotes community-managed farms, gardens, allotments and other green spaces, creating opportunities for local communities to grow.
They work with community groups to help empower local people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to build better communities, often in deprived areas, and to make a positive impact on their surrounding environment. Their work contributes to creating better communities across the UK in both urban and isolated rural areas.
Catherine Miller from LCFCGA said “It is fantastic to be working with Geronimo Inns, in support of our London network of community farms and gardens, which do so much good in their local neighbourhoods.”
All pubs have chosen a farm and garden to support over the coming years – by volunteering, raising money and supporting locally.
For more information on the great work that LCFCGA do in the local community go to www.farmgarden.org.uk/farms-gardens/your-region/london
The Chefs and their teams still write their own menus. Like the look of the pub they must appeal to the quirks of those in the neighborhood. There’s always a balance of classic pub dishes, done beautifully and more expressive dishes to appeal to those in a delicious mood.
Ray Brown is a man on a mission. British is always best, food miles and provenance are more important than organic. And working with the Sustainable Restaurant Association we are always trying to impact the whole food chain, not just the very end of it…..the food on your plate
The Geronimo Kitchen
As eating out continues to be even more popular, pressure on finding great chefs continues to increase. We now run the Geronimo Kitchen three days a week at the Phoenix in Victoria, allowing suppliers and chefs to express themselves in preparation for the next season. Under the legendary eye and razor sharp wit, of our Exec Chef Peter in the Kitchen and corralled by Sarah front of house, as it’s open to paying punters, we get immediate honest feedback, every operators dream.
Spending time allowing them to learn, to grow in confidence and fostering home grown talent has allowed us to continue to grow sensibly….and deliciously
Our wine list is put together by our very own Master of Wine, John Clevely. He has chosen the three suppliers who give a wide variety of individual wines, typical of the region and the grapes. More so he now has to work harder to list wines we can offer at exceptional value for the quality
Ed Turner continues to taste many a beer to support the varied individual occasions the same person may use the same pub for. It’s still a tough job, tasting beer, but someone has to do it!
We’ve got more passionate about a great range of spirits, getting most excited when we find new British brands, but as with soft drinks it’s always down to the quality of production and the taste when served to the parched punter across the bar
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