Pigs get four-star treatment

A passion for traceability and reduced food miles, has resulted in four-star Castleton House Hotel at Tayside, adding to its menagerie of home reared animals, with the arrival of four new Tamworth piglets.

The hotel's head chef , Andrew Wilkie, who 'is driven by his passion for using only the best locally sourced produce' boasts the hotel goes one step further to using the best suppliers, by rearing its own animals for meat including: Tamworth pigs, Jacob sheep, quails, and chickens.

A spokesperson for Castleton House commented: "The pigs are cared for on a premium diet of delicious, award-winning apples from the hotel's orchard, home grown vegetables, all washed down with Strathmore spring water that naturally fills their water trough. Guests are also encouraged to wander the kitchen garden throughout the season and sample the fruits from apples and cherries to strawberries and raspberries."

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