Dumfries and Galloway is so unspoilt that, when you know what you are looking for, there is something edible everywhere you look. We use foraged foods as well as a wealth of local suppliers
Ed and his dog, Eva, enjoy short and long walks all across the region. Ed never leaves home without some form of receptacle to collect some tasty treats. On a simple walk he can collect enough for a wholesome pot of soup, a garnish to a dish or just some sweet treats to keep him going on the walk.
West Coast Seafood Products Ltd
A Scottish family business specializing in King and Queen Scallops and wholesale supply of fresh Scottish Seafood. Their fishing fleet unloading their catch in Kirkcudbright harbour less than 10 miles from Mr Pooks.
We source Scallops, lobster, langoustine and day boat fish from West Coast Products Ltd.
Day boat fish or catch of the day are the freshest daily landings and menus are often tailored around what comes off the boat.
Their lobsters come directly from the Solway Firth and langoustines from further up the West coast, or from the North of Scotland.
Grierson Bros Fourth Generation Family Butchers has provided meat for my brother in laws’ family for at least 3 generations and regularly buys meat direct from Potterland Farm that is now home to Ed.
Now working with Tom Grierson and his team, they will not only be providing me with fantastic meat prepared with skill and knowledge but also working closely to try to use the less known cuts to ensure we use the whole animal rather than the normal “classic” cuts and breeds. We are aiming to push dry aged steak to a level that few butchers and no supermarkets would try due to space, time and cost and hope to offer you the best steak we can find, aged to a deep flavour and tenderness and cooked to perfection.
Mitchell’s supply quality fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs and dairy products to the catering industry.
Here at Mr Pooks we source wonderful fresh, quality fruit and vegetables from Mitchell’s which is within walking distance of the restaurant in the heart of Castle Douglas.
Order your fresh produce today and let Mitchell’s source and deliver the finest quality fruit and vegetables, right to your door tomorrow.
The Ethical Dairy
We are proud to source a range of cheeses from The Ethical Dairy.
The intensification of dairy farming has been a concern of their’s for many years, so they have been working hard to come up with a different solution.
Their big idea?
A new method of dairy farming that keeps the calves with their mothers to suckle. The Ethical Dairy model is based around treating the animals, the land, our environment and the people who work here with respect and kindness.
The Earth’s Crust Bakery
Tom Van Rooyen at The Earth’s Crust Bakery was the first person in Castle Douglas to make me believe a high quality offering was possible. Using first class raw products, ancient techniques and a genuine passion for his craft, his bread needs no upselling, just walk into the bakery and the smell along will convert you to his traditional sourdoughs and handmade croissants.
We could bake our own bread in the restaurant but with an offering this good on my doorstep I would be a fool to overlook this fantastic bread.
Torr Organic Dairy
We are proud to source our fresh, local and organic milk in glass bottles from Torr Organic Dairy.
Brother and sister team Ross and Lee Paton manage Torr Farm, a 389 ha organic dairy farm on the Solway coast about 20 miles west of Dumfries.
Galloway Wild Foods
Mark Williams at Galloway wild foods has been instrumental in inspiring me and opening my eyes to the larder that lies hidden in the Galloway woods, hills and coasts. Although he does not supply the restaurant directly, as he exclusively works doing guide walks and days out his knowledge is second to none and his passion for his craft is obvious if you ever get the chance to go on one of his foraging walks. He would baulk at the term mentor but having someone with the level of knowledge he possesses will constantly keep me on my toes and I know there will always be a new ingredient just footsteps away for me to learn about and hopefully bring to you in the restaurant.
Suie Fields Farm
We are proud to source fresh, local and delicious vegetables, salad and herbs from Sue Fields Farm. We also source some beautiful flowers from the farm through the season.
Sue Fields Farm is a small scale family run farm near Auchencairn who provide fresh, nutritious market produce locally.
Beans’ Greens grow fresh Microgreens 10 months of the year, right here in Dumfries & Galloway – so there’s no need to be at the mercy of big supermarkets for your salads!
Microgreens are the young seedlings of edible veggies, and can be used as a salad
Some Microgreens can be up to 40 x as nutrient dense as their fully grown counterparts, so you’re sure to keep on top of your health.
Support your local small businesses, so they can continue to provide quality products
Grown from organic seed, in Peat Free soil, using nothing but fresh Scottish water
Potterland Farm and is run by the Baird family and is based in South West Scotland at Palnackie.
They are a beef and sheep farm and have started a diversification journey into smoking their own produce, right in situ on the farm.
Follow the link to their website to read about their journey into Smoking their own Lamb right on the farm.
Ceramics by Joshua Williams
A traditionally-trained studio potter based Near Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Joshua makes functional bespoke kitchenware inspired by the landscape around him.
Mr Pooks has recently commissioned some more beautiful hand-crafted ceramics for the restaurant. We love the connection between local skilled artisans and locally sourced and created dishes and produce.
There will soon be a selection of original ware available to purchase at Mr Pooks.
Work with us….
Are you a market or garden producer of fresh, seasonal, artisan or unusual produce?
Here at Mr Pooks we are keen to work with local producers to source the very best ingredients.
If you have surplus produce or homegrown ingredients you think we may be interested in please do drop us an email