Green Policy

The Mustard Tree is a ‘green’ Guesthouse.We are trying to develop ways of working that have minimal impact on the environment, enhance the local community and yet are economically viable.

Cornish Products:

The Mustard tree is proud to serve the best Cornish products for meals. In this way not only do you benefit from fine food, but support local employment and reduce the transport miles to get the food on the plate. Cornish suppliers include:

Free range eggs from Rosedown Eggs Bodmin, Cornish butter from Trewithian Dairy Lostwithial, Strawberry preserve from Boddington’s Berries Mevagissey, Roskilly’s Ice cream from Helston and many, many more. Following up on feedback, we have conducted an exhaustive review of local sausages (by us and our guests) we have come up with some really great local sausages


The Mustard Tree recycles waste as much as possible and food waste is composted for the garden. Biodegardable bin liners are used for bedroom and kitchen waste. Rain water is collected in water butts for use in the garden.

Local Transport:

The local public transport system is very good and we are close to train and bus links. Time tables, maps and walking guides of the local area are available.


Rain water is collected to be used on the garden. In the guesthouse our showers provide a good flow which is more than adequate, but please note that flow is restricted in line with our green philosophy and cannot be described as power showers.

The Garden:

The garden is there to enjoy. We do not use pestisides. We have toads, frogs, hedgehogs and some voles living in our borders and a diary is available of the latest wildlife spotted in the area.