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Featuring great value food from our organic garden and cooked onsite in our kitchen, The Castle Cafe is the organic cafe with the best view! Winner of the 2013 Sustainable Food award from Sustainable City Awards.

Our bees have been working hard this year... and now we've got some honey to show for it. Because our garden has a huge diversity of plants, our bees make particularly tasty, organic honey!  This is a lovely treat for anyone and makes a nice Christmas present.  Jars are on sale in the Cafe for £7.50.

After quitting my job in investment banking in ’06, I studied for Herbal Medicine for four years at the University of East London. Since qualifying as a herbalist with a BSc (Hons) in 2011, I’ve built up a large dispensary, consisting mainly of tinctures and dried herbs, which I source wherever possible from organic-certified suppliers.

The Castle is looking for a chef who is passionate about sustainable vegetarian and vegan food and will be excited about working with our Café Manager and our garden team to produce great value, healthy food for hungry climbers! The position may be full time or part time shared with another chef depending on your availability and experience.
 
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Growing Communities, a Hackney-based social enterprise has won the Veg and Fruit Category at the Soil Association Organic Food awards. Food is grown in a 'patchwork farm' - a series of microsites around London, of which The Castle is one of the first.

The Castle Cafe is taking part in Urban Food Fortnight (14-29 September), an Ethical Eats and Capital Growth initiative to showcase local produce grown, produced and cooked right here in London.

We will be launching our own-brand herbal tea blends and featuring garden only dishes cooked by our chef Carolyn in The Castle Kitchen.

1st Place at the Hackney in Bloom Awards 2013!

We are pleased to announce that the Castle's permaculture garden has won Best Food Growing Project at the Hackney in Bloom 2013 Awards.
 

This category awards projects where food growing is the main focus. Judges look for quality of produce, sustainable practices and examples of innovation. The project must also be visible to the public.
 

Friday 26th July

Mosonmagyaróvár- Budapest:  Distance: 175km

Hello all,

So we made it! We have spent a couple of days partying in Ozd, where Zoltan is from. I am now back in Budapest for the night and taking the opportunity to finish off the blog before I fly home tomorrow.

Here's the story of our last day.

We woke up to rain, the first of the trip. It was only drizzling really but it was a welcome relief to the heat of the previous days.

Tuesday 23rd July

Linz – Krems: Distance: 170km

After the disastrous day we had yesterday we treated ourselves to a luxurious lie in until 7am this morning. I had to shoot off back to Linz to get my wonky wheel fixed whilst Zoltan took the time to chill a bit and chat with an Australian family who had been cycling for nine months with four kids. The Father was carrying three kids and packs weighing over 150kg, putting our own trip into perspective. Respect!

Monday 22nd July

Deggendorf – Linz: Distance: 167km

We’re calling this day Two Wobbly Wheels and One Flat Tyre

The Castle is looking for an energetic, creative & self-motivated person to join the team as Café Manager.

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