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Environmental Policy

At Best Western The Gables we recognise the potential effect of our operations on the local, regional and global environment. As part of our objective to be the first choice hotel in the area, we are committed to minimising and controlling our impact on the environment through a series of continuous improvements.

We will strive to improve our environmental performance and to prevent pollution by achieving the standards set by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

We are committed to meeting the requirements of all relevant legislation and regulations and, where no legislation exists, we will set our own minimum standards.

Our commitment:

  • We will encourage and support our ‘Green Team’ to identify ways to reduce our carbon footprint and to implement eco-friendly policies
  • We will source food locally as much as possible
  • We will work with our suppliers to reduce transport and packaging
  • Our energy, water and paper use will be monitored and controlled to reduce consumption at every opportunity
  • We will endeavour to recycle our waste and to purchase recycled goods wherever possible 

Please click here to see our Responsible Visitor Charter

Co2 Calculator and Carbon Offsetting
To monitor your own Co2 please click here

We are always looking at ways to offset our carbon – to find out more and to see how you can offset your carbon click here

Latest Environmental News

Our latest initiative is our new herb garden which will be packed with fragrant herbs for the Chefs to use all through the year.

Earth Hour – Saturday March 19th 2016

At 8.30pm on Saturday 19th March we joined hundreds of millions of people across the world by switching off all non-essential lights for 60 minutes to show our support for Earth Hour, a global initiative which aims to raise awareness of sustainability and climate change in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.
 
For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org


Local Walks

There are many beautiful walks available around the hotel, more details of two of our favourites are shown below.

Wotton-Under-Edge & Tyndale Monument (4 miles)

Wotton-Under-Edge to Coalley Peak (10 miles)

For more information on other Gloucestershire walks please click on the links below.

http://www.walkscene.co.uk/county/Gloucestershire.html

http://www.walkingenglishman.com/cotswolds12.html

 


Cycling Routes

The itineraries below feature some of our favourite cycling routes:

Eastwood Park (18 miles)

For more cycling routes please visit:

http://www.cotswolds.com/things-to-do/cycling-routes
http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/county-cycling/gloucestershire

 

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