We hope the following information provides you with the necessary detail and clarification on Halal meat.
When we source our meat, our decisions are based on animal welfare standards, food safety and quality. We use a variety of suppliers, mostly in the UK and Ireland, but some from abroad. All of our suppliers, regardless of location, operate to strict EU animal welfare standards, which require that all animals are stunned before slaughter to ensure they are killed humanely. This is the industry standard used by all the major retailers and restaurants.
In the UK, Halal classified meat can be both stunned and non-stunned. A small number of our suppliers do themselves choose to achieve a level of Halal certification for their produce, but animals are always stunned before slaughter and killed humanely. To be absolutely clear, we have no requirement for any of our suppliers to supply us with Halal certified meat.
In Toby Carvery the meat on our decks - specifically our turkey, gammon, pork and beef - are all non-Halal.