EAGLE + CHILD RAMSBOTTOM
INCREDIBLE EDIBLE BEER GARDEN
Glen Duckett is the visionary behind the new social enterprise pub Eagle + Child in Ramsbottom. The enterprise offers young people, who are not in education or employment, opportunities to train and work in the catering and hospitality industry. Glen is committed to sourcing local and seasonal food with an emphasis on re-creating traditional classics; resulting in the best Lancashire country grub for miles around.
Part of Glen's vision has always been to create a new style of beer garden that integrates ample dining with fun, productive kitchen gardens. The Eagle + Child pub has nearly an acre of unused garden space, a sizeable area that has allowed us to fit in loads of exciting features including an outdoor kitchen [with hog roast/BBQ and pizza oven], polytunnel, veg beds, composts, shed with living roof, fruits and ornamental beds, mini orchard with chickens, giant games chequerboard, children's area and more.
The brief was developed from Glen's ideas and input from the pub locals and the fabulous Incredible Edible Ramsbottom team, at an informal garden workshop event. Glen has made several pledges for his social enterprise to work towards and supporting local charity and voluntary groups, especially the Incredible Edible team is hugely important. The productive gardens, aptly named the Incredible Edible Beer Garden, will not only serve as learning ground for recruits but will be used to inspire and engage the local community to get involved in the growing, cooking and eating as well.