If you are looking for a quick eco getaway before Christmas or as a boost in the new year, check out the fab Jack Russell Inn.
The newly-refurbished Jack Russell, located in rural Hampshire, is dog-friendly and offers luxury in a tranquil countryside setting. It has 11 contemporary bedrooms named after different breeds of dogs in keeping with The Jack Russell; three in the pub and eight in a bespoke courtyard lodge. Room rates start from £100 B&B for a double room.
Not only does the Jack Russell’s menu focus on local produce, such as fresh game (field to fork), lamb and vegetables from the surrounding Faccombe Estate, they also have an extensive variety of eco-conscious credentials: the inn’s water comes from a borehole on the estate, its electricity from a wind turbine and heat from a wood pellet burning biomass boiler that serves the pub, lodge and surrounding community. The wood pellets are a waste by-product from Faccombe Forestry who endeavour to use 100% of each felled tree and replant three in its place.
The Jack Russell Inn have further minimised their environmental impact by using Noble Isle toiletries, of which the bottles 100% recyclable, and have replaced travel-sized toiletries with refillable options.
The surrounding Faccombe Estate is the perfect base for relaxing woodland walks or exploring the wider area, including historic churches, castles and perfectly preserved villages. The parallel between connecting with nature and happiness is extremely important, and the Great British countryside which flanks The Jack Russell is the perfect place to enjoy this.
Another eco-conscious, dog-friendly company who are committed to being more eco-conscious are Orvis UK, an eco-conscious outdoor lifestyle brand that’s committed to including recycling into their products where possible. These products include the men’s Tech Creek Plaid Flannel Shirt, which is unique in that it’s made from a combination of recycled plastic bottles and oyster shells. Another product is the Comfortfill Eco Couch Dog Bed, which has a unique filling made from recycled plastic bottles – using an average of 250 plastic bottles are recycled per bed, this particular dog bed range will see 15 million plastic bottles recycled into the dog bed filling.