Why we love working with our travel and hospitality clients

Why we love working with our travel and hospitality clients

Hospitality and travel are not just about experiencing what you expect, it’s about adding something a little different, that little extra touch such as a dog welcome pack, a gun cabinet in the room, hosting seasonal events, using local produce and seasonal game and looking towards an eco–friendly future.

We are proud to have worked with some of the leading inns and pubs in the South of England since the inception of Zambuni and over the years have built strong relationships with travel journalists and influencers, both national and regional, keen to discover these authentic experiences.

These important touches are what have made our clients consistently stand out from the crowd. Year after year, they have won prestigious awards both consumer and industry. Some of the recent awards they have won include Publican Award for Best Food Offering in the country for the entire collection as well as being shortlisted as a finalist for Best Beverage Offering this year.

Our clients see a valuable aspect of hospitality as encouraging their guests to explore the local surrounding countryside and get outdoors, experiencing everything the British countryside has to offer in line with the Zambuni ethos. Whether guided walks, a day fishing or trying your hand at clay shooting, our clients will always try and help you find something to love about the outdoors.

Our newest inn in the collection is The Jack Russell at Faccombe. The Jack Russell has just achieved an outstanding review in The Telegraph and last year featured in several tier one titles.

Not only does the Jack Russell’s menu focus on local produce, such as fresh game, lamb and vegetables, all grown on the Faccombe Estate that surrounds the inn, the Inn’s water comes from a borehole on the estate, and its electricity comes from a wind turbine on the hill and warmth from a wood pellet burning biomass boiler that provides all the heat to the pub, lodge and surrounding community. These wood pellets are a by-product of the waste from Faccombe Forestry who try to use 100% of each tree and replant three in place of each one felled. It has been widely celebrated as one of the UK’s finest dog-friendly destinations.

We enjoy working with print, digital and broadcast media. We regularly secure print and digital profiles for some of the talented chefs that work across the collection and radio interviews offering them the opportunity to showcase their skills to a local and national audience.

We have built strong relationships with travel and food journalists over the past 8 years and often have our clients included in interesting round ups such as The Times 40 Cool Pubs in the Weekend section in which we had three pubs featured including The Trout, The Lion and The Dundas Arms at no.1. The Jack Russell also recently made it into The Times Top 20 Dog-Friendly hotels in the country.

Left – The Kings Arms, Didmarton’s in a ‘Good Walk’ feature in The Times.
Top middle – Summer issue of The Times which featured The Dundas Arms in the number 1 spot for the best summer pubs in the country as well as The Trout and The Lion Inn.
Bottom middle – The Mayflower, The Woolpack, The Welldiggers Arms feature in a ‘Best Gastropubs’ round-up in Hampshire Living.
Right – The Jack Russell feature in The Times’ round-up of 20 best dog-friendly pubs in the UK.

Great British Game Week is always an exciting focus for us and an ideal opportunity to create events around local, seasonal game dishes. In 2018 we held a dinner at The Dundas Arms with chef author Jose Souto who talked about his recently released book, ‘Feathers, the Game Larder’. Last year, Tom Adams, the MD of the British Game Alliance, gave a talk on what the British game Alliance does and how it is growing the market for this locally sourced, sustainable meat.

During Great British Game Week 2019, we took journalists to sample a creative game menu at LeBab in Kingly Court in Soho. They had a pheasant shwarma, a grouse adana and crispy fried partridge legs on their specials board for the week. The dishes proved so popular that they planned to offer game on the normal menu.

If you’d like to talk to us about working together, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Do drop me a line at claire@zambuni.com


Top Left – House Beautiful 
Top Middle – The Daily Echo
Bottom Left – Hampshire Life (Digital)
Bottom Middle – Cotswold Life 

Top Right – Spectator Life

Bottom Right – The Telegrpah

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