Barter at the Back Door
In line with our commitment to local food, bartering at the back door has been a
part of everyday kitchen life at The Priory Inn since 2011.
Local gardeners - or owners of nearby allotments - bring us their surplus fruit
and vegetables and even flowers for us to use in our restaurant and kitchen.
In exchange, we hand-out vouchers to the current market value of the produce
which can be used against food, drinks – or even room nights with us at The
The growing year of 2013 was a bumper one for our hardy gardeners and our
40 regular contributors received almost £3,000 in vouchers – the “winner”
received £560 and enjoyed family meals throughout the summer! The seasonal
produce which has been heavily featured on our menus and specials has been
quince, figs, runner beans, gooseberries, plums, all the berries and of course
Anyone who lives in the Tetbury area can participate - we just ask that we
receive the produce on the morning of harvest and that you are happy to give us
your contact details. The only produce we been known to turn away has been
windfall apples in the really bumper Autumn years, pumpkins and we cannot take
So turn back the clock, bring your fruit and veg to us - and enjoy the fruits of
your green fingers in our restaurant!