The hotel ‘goes far beyond just sustainable, plant-focused grub: everything here is vegan, from the booze in the hotel bar to the cleaning products’ –
The hotel won National Geographic’s ‘GOOD EGG’ award (Photo: Supplied)
By Liam Gilliver
2020 Sep 05
Saorsa 1875, which describes itself as the U.K’s ‘first’ ever vegan hotel, has scooped a prestigious award.
The establishment, located in Pitlochry, Scotland, won National Geographic’s ‘GOOD EGG’ award – and was listed as one of the top 48 new hotels in the world.
‘Everything here is vegan’
“Founded by mother-and-son duo Sandra and Jack McLaren-Stewart, [the hotel] goes far beyond just sustainable, plant-focused grub: everything here is vegan, from the booze in the hotel bar to the cleaning products and upcycled furniture in the lounge,” National geographic said.
“Naturally, the heating comes from 100 percent renewable energy. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Australian chef Deborah Fleck conjures up five-course dining extravaganzas using produce sourced locally or from the hotel’s gardens, with a tree planted for every dinner served.”
‘A vibrant way of life’
Speaking to Plant Based News about the hotel’s launch last year, Jack said: “We want to show people that veganism isn’t just a compassionate, ethical choice, it’s also an exciting, vibrant way of life.
“The innovation that we’ve seen across food and fashion in recent years has been hugely inspiring and we’re excited to be part of the world’s fastest-growing social justice movement.”