The Pony & Trap is a Michelin-starred gastro-pub located in Chew Magna near Bristol. With a ‘field to fork’ ethos, the pub needed an environmentally-friendly solution to the legacy septic tank with a direct discharge to the local river.
The Pony & Trap is an award-winning country pub managed by Brother and Sister duo Josh and Holly Eggleton. The pub was served by an under-sized septic tank with a direct discharge to the local river. A successful and over-subscribed pub serving large numbers of high quality meals each day, the discharge was typical of gastro-pubs and had a significant fats issue.
In keeping with the environmentally-friendly ‘field to fork’ ethos of the pub, WCI proposed a non-electrical Biorock sewage treatment system. Such was the enthusiasm for the scheme, it was decided to locate works right in the front garden and to highlight the environmentally-friendly approach to the treatment of waste from the pub.
Prior to installation, WCI highlighted the extent of the FOGs problem at the pub (despite two grease traps already installed) and it was agreed that the FOGs would be brought under control before the new system was commissioned. This proved more challenging than expected and it was a full 14 months after installation that the new Biorock system was brought on line. Full credit to the management of the Pony & Trap for their perseverance and collaboration in ensuring that the sewage works was not prevented from delivering the required treatment quality by excessive FOGs loadings.
- 15,000 litre settlement tank with effluent filter
- 4 x Biorock 15 biological treatment units and associated infrastructure
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From our first meeting and initial consultation with WCI we felt confident that we were in good hands.
WCI’s knowledge and understanding of their chosen sector is extremely comprehensive and their attention to detail was just what was required to plan and execute our problematic system.
Once WCI had evaluated our needs they proposed, planned and executed the perfect solution.
From liaising with the Environmental Agency and local Land owners through to the eventual commissioning of the installation, their dedication and professional approach took an enormous amount of pressure out of what might have been a very stressful situation for us.
We feel it’s not easy these days to find end to end service in anything, but with WCI you will find the complete package.
Following consultation and planning these guys on site constantly during the works, overseeing excavation, delivery, installation, making good the site, and all of this with empathy to the environment and a healthy respect for Health and Safety and compliance to EA regulations.
Wind and weather, deep holes and dirt seem only to add to their enjoyment and determination to deliver.
We would certainly use WCI in the future should there be a need, and are happy to recommend them.
Please feel free to visit us to see the fruits of their labor.
Chris, Gail, Josh & Holly Eggleton
The Pony & Trap Chew Magna Somerset BS40 8TF