News Archive

Backing British Food Fortnight

Backing British Food Fortnight

10 September 2020

Welbeck will once again be supporting British Food Fortnight later this month and championing the very best of local food and drink.

School celebrates Sourdough September

School celebrates Sourdough September

25 August 2020

During the last few months, we have seen food trends come and go and with lockdown came a new love of baking.

New holiday accommodation unveiled

New holiday accommodation unveiled

20 August 2020

Brand new holiday barns within a quiet corner of Welbeck are to open for this first time this weekend, giving more people the chance to enjoy a staycation within the historic country estate.

School of Artisan Food to host online sourdough masterclass

School of Artisan Food to host online sourdough masterclass

13 August 2020

Fancy honing your sourdough skills? The School of Artisan Food is hosting a special online sourdough starter masterclass with the internationally renowned baker, Emmanuel Hadjiandreo, this Saturday (15/8/20).

Welbeck Farm Shop reaches award finals

Welbeck Farm Shop reaches award finals

5 August 2020

Welbeck Farm Shop has reached the final in the 2020 Great Food Club awards.

A taste of the seasons: why Welbeck is the bee's knees

A taste of the seasons: why Welbeck is the bee's knees

27 July 2020

When arable farmer David Chase first began keeping bees as a hobby, little did he imagine that within a few years it would turn into a thriving business.

The Harley Gallery to re-open on 1 August

The Harley Gallery to re-open on 1 August

23 July 2020

The Harley Gallery on the Welbeck estate re-opens at 11am on Saturday 1st August for the first time since lockdown with TWO brand new exhibitions.

Christmas begins at Welbeck Bakehouse

Christmas begins at Welbeck Bakehouse

22 July 2020

It may still be the height of summer but the festive season always starts early for the team at Welbeck Bakehouse… and this year will be no exception.

Bakehouse special edition cruffin back by popular demand

Bakehouse special edition cruffin back by popular demand

15 July 2020

Many people are partial to a Welbeck Bakehouse cruffin but one flavour is being snapped up in huge quantities at the moment from the shelves at Welbeck Farm Shop.

Welbeck Winter Weekend 2020 update

Welbeck Winter Weekend 2020 update

9 July 2020

In light of the current situation, it has been announced that Welbeck Winter Weekend 2020 will no longer go ahead this November on what would have been the 20th anniversary of the annual celebration.

The School of Artisan Food launches new online classes

The School of Artisan Food launches new online classes

8 July 2020

The School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck estate is preparing to open its doors again on Wednesday 2 September.

The Harley Café set to reopen on 8 July

The Harley Café set to reopen on 8 July

1 July 2020

If you’ve been missing your favourite lunchtime treat at The Harley Café, then you’ll be pleased to hear that the café will be reopening from Wednesday 8 July.

Now’s the time to make the most of seasonal food

Now’s the time to make the most of seasonal food

30 June 2020

We all pretty much take it for granted that we can eat any variety of fruit and veg all year round. The difference though between food that’s been shipped over from far flung countries and food that’s been freshly picked is… well, oceans apart.

Save the date! The Harley Gallery to reopen 1 August

Save the date! The Harley Gallery to reopen 1 August

26 June 2020

The Harley Gallery will be reopening its doors and welcoming visitors back from Saturday 1 August.

Estate supports Creswell Crags' fundraising auction

Estate supports Creswell Crags' fundraising auction

24 June 2020

Businesses across Welbeck estate are pleased to offer support to Creswell Crags' fundraising auction, which will be hosted by Derbyshire auctioneer and TV celebrity, Charles Hanson, on 3 July.

Welbeck bakers on TV

Welbeck bakers on TV

22 June 2020

Staff at Welbeck Bakehouse were thrown into the spotlight when they featured on BBC1’s prime time show, Save Our Summer, on Saturday.

How to create the ultimate picnic

How to create the ultimate picnic

21 June 2020

With National Picnic Week taking place 22-28 June just as the warm, sunny weather is set to return, what better excuse is there to make the most of the outdoors?

Public vote opens for Great British Food Awards

Public vote opens for Great British Food Awards

18 June 2020

Three food businesses based on the Welbeck estate have reached the finals of this year’s Great British Food Awards.

Win a Welbeck Abbey Brewery bar kit!

Win a Welbeck Abbey Brewery bar kit!

5 June 2020

In the lead up to Father's Day, Welbeck Abbey Brewery have launched two new ales and to celebrate they are giving away the ultimate 'At Home Bar Kit' in a special competition.

Father's Day barbecues: a simple guide

Father's Day barbecues: a simple guide

1 June 2020

With lockdown rules easing a little, it’s now possible for groups of up to six people to meet up in gardens. So, you know what that means? A Father’s Day barbecue on Sunday 21 June is back on the cards.

Hall Farm Barns unveiled and ready for viewing

Hall Farm Barns unveiled and ready for viewing

26 May 2020

The Welbeck estate has unveiled new barn conversions for rent as new regulations allow house-hunting to begin again.

Harley Café launches new service

Harley Café launches new service

20 May 2020

Customers of The Harley Café can now get hot drinks and snacks from right outside the popular Welbeck venue.

Why there's no stopping Welbeck’s farm team

Why there's no stopping Welbeck’s farm team

19 May 2020

Extreme rainfall followed by the coronavirus lockdown has given the farming industry a steady stream of challenges since the beginning of the year.

Gallery at Welbeck hosts virtual visits

Gallery at Welbeck hosts virtual visits

14 May 2020

While visits to the Harley Gallery on the Welbeck estate are not physically possible during national lockdown, the gallery has found a way to bring activities into the homes of visitors digitally.

Harley Studio artists rally round for community

Harley Studio artists rally round for community

12 May 2020

Studio artists on the Welbeck estate have combined efforts to make fabric face coverings for the Welbeck estate team working during the lockdown.

Brewery launches new local delivery service

Brewery launches new local delivery service

7 May 2020

Following huge demand for Welbeck Abbey Brewery’s handcrafted real ales, a new local delivery service has been launched.

Fundraising campaign boosts Creswell Crags

Fundraising campaign boosts Creswell Crags

1 May 2020

In March, Creswell Crags announced it was under threat of permanent closure.

Welbeck dairy: continuing to serve the community

Welbeck dairy: continuing to serve the community

30 April 2020

As the national lockdown drives people back to buying local produce, we take a look at Welbeck’s dairy and how it is continuing to serve the community throughout the pandemic....

Support grows for artisan cheesemaking

Support grows for artisan cheesemaking

29 April 2020

When the lockdown hit, artisan cheese makers, including Stichelton Dairy on the Welbeck estate, faced their biggest challenge yet.

Support grows for artisan cheesemaking

Support grows for artisan cheesemaking

29 April 2020

When the lockdown hit, artisan cheese makers, including Stichelton Dairy on the Welbeck estate, faced their biggest challenge yet.

A new lease of life for Hall Farm barns

A new lease of life for Hall Farm barns

21 April 2020

Former farm buildings on the Welbeck estate have been given a whole new lease of life following a massive transformation project to turn them into homes.

Bakers make special donation for NHS workers

Bakers make special donation for NHS workers

18 April 2020

Bakers from Welbeck Bakehouse have shown their appreciation for hardworking NHS staff at Mansfield’s King’s Mill Hospital with a special delivery of more than 400 croissants.

Why choosing local produce is on the rise

Why choosing local produce is on the rise

10 April 2020

Since the enforced lockdown came into play, headlines about stockpiling and empty supermarket shelves have got the nation rethinking their food and shopping habits.

Welbeck Bakehouse rises to the challenge

Welbeck Bakehouse rises to the challenge

7 April 2020

When lockdown restrictions were put in place last month organisations across the Welbeck estate quickly adapted to meet the changing times.

Top honours for Welbeck Farm Shop

Top honours for Welbeck Farm Shop

31 March 2020

Welbeck Farm Shop has scooped two accolades in the prestigious national Farm Shop & Deli Awards announced online last night (Monday 30 March).

Changes times - coronavirus update

Changes times - coronavirus update

20 March 2020

During this unusual time as the country deals with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we’re making a few changes here at Welbeck to ensure we can protect the health and safety of all our staff and visitors.

Maker call out! Join us for the Harley Art Market

Maker call out! Join us for the Harley Art Market

17 March 2020

Plans are already in the pipeline for the popular Harley Art Market, which this year will take place between 27-29 November.

Call for artists - deadline extended to 30 April!

Call for artists - deadline extended to 30 April!

12 March 2020

Artists have until 30 April to submit their work for the Harley Open competition and be in with a chance of having their artwork displayed on the walls of The Harley Gallery when it reopens.

Team marks National Butchers' Week

Team marks National Butchers' Week

9 March 2020

Held annually - this year between 9-15 March - National Butchers’ Week highlights the work and skill of meat specialists across the country.

Historic painting revealed

Historic painting revealed

7 March 2020

The story behind a 17th century portrait, once thought to have been painted by Rembrandt, is now revealed at The Portland Collection on the Welbeck estate.

Eat less meat, eat better meat

Eat less meat, eat better meat

6 March 2020

There’s been a whole lot of talk about the ethics of eating meat recently and its impact on the environment.

Welbeck Farm Shop shortlisted for national title

Welbeck Farm Shop shortlisted for national title

4 March 2020

Welbeck Farm Shop has been named in the 2020 shortlist of the UK’s finest speciality retailers.

Welbeck Farm Shop shortlisted for national title

Welbeck Farm Shop shortlisted for national title

4 March 2020

Welbeck Farm Shop has been named in the 2020 shortlist of the UK’s finest speciality retailers.

Pop-up dining events back by popular demand

Pop-up dining events back by popular demand

20 February 2020

A series of evenings of authentic Italian cuisine are to take place at The Harley Café in March.

Brewery to raise funds for charity project

Brewery to raise funds for charity project

13 February 2020

Welbeck Abbey Brewery has partnered with Age UK Nottinghamshire to create ‘Men In Sheds’; a beer that will raise funds and awareness for the charity’s ground breaking project for older men.

National award for The School of Artisan Food

National award for The School of Artisan Food

10 February 2020

It’s celebrations all round at The School of Artisan Food today, after the team won the title of Best British Cookery School in the first ever national Food and Drink Awards, which aired on ITV last night (9 February).

LEGO® inspired art fun lined up for school holidays

LEGO® inspired art fun lined up for school holidays

10 February 2020

Young LEGO® enthusiasts are being invited to join the half-term holiday art activities at The Harley Gallery this month.

Coming soon! Barn conversions to let

Coming soon! Barn conversions to let

6 February 2020

Work has almost been completed on the transformation of former barns at Holbeck, which will see them turned into homes to rent.

WIN a stay in the historic Welbeck estate

WIN a stay in the historic Welbeck estate

1 February 2020

Fancy a short stay in the heart of the private estate of Welbeck?

Peatland restoration project to protect landscape

Peatland restoration project to protect landscape

27 January 2020

A restoration programme has begun on the Langwell and Braemore Estate in Caithness, part of the Welbeck estate, in a bid to improve the ancient bog peatlands and tackle climate change.

Valentine's Day at The Harley Café

Valentine's Day at The Harley Café

23 January 2020

Families, friends, and couples alike are invited along to The Harley Café at Welbeck this Valentine’s Day for a meal with a difference.

Brick by Brick exhibition opens

Brick by Brick exhibition opens

22 January 2020

An exhibition of artwork inspired by LEGO® bricks has been unveiled at The Harley Gallery.

Brick by Brick exhibition at The Harley Gallery

Brick by Brick exhibition at The Harley Gallery

2 January 2020

An exhibition of artwork created from thousands of LEGO® bricks is set to open at The Harley Gallery on 18 January.

The Courtyard at Welbeck -  Christmas Opening Times

The Courtyard at Welbeck - Christmas Opening Times

16 December 2019

Thinking of heading over to us over the festive period? Be sure to check our Christmas opening hours.

Escape the festive frenzy

Escape the festive frenzy

12 December 2019

If you're feeling a little frazzled as the festivities get ever closer, escape the frenzy and enjoy some time out at Welbeck.

Last call for Christmas food orders

Last call for Christmas food orders

11 December 2019

When it comes to festive fare, Welbeck Farm Shop has it all sorted from the very best quality meat and game and local free-range turkey to all the trimmings.

Winter warming recipe

Winter warming recipe

10 December 2019

Welbeck is home to a vibrant community of artisan food and drink producers. Each month The Harley Café devises a recipe that draws together all the best ingredients from across the estate. This month it has worked with Welbeck Abbey Brewery to create a warming winter recipe. Here’s the story behind it…

Welbeck Abbey - State Room Tours

Welbeck Abbey - State Room Tours

2 December 2019

Welbeck Abbey will be opening its doors once again in August 2020, giving visitors the rare opportunity to see inside.

Tickets now on sale for Italian evening

Tickets now on sale for Italian evening

25 November 2019

A pop-up dining event at The Harley Café aims to boost local fundraising efforts to help the people whose homes and businesses have been affected by the recent floods across Worksop and Retford.

All set for Welbeck Winter Weekend 2019

All set for Welbeck Winter Weekend 2019

21 November 2019

The preparations are complete and all's ready for this year's Welbeck Winter Weekend. The gates open tomorrow at 10am for the free three-day event.

Welbeck Winter Weekend 2019

Welbeck Winter Weekend 2019

18 November 2019

Celebrating all things hand-made, this year’s Welbeck Winter Weekend brings together more than 100 artists, makers and food producers.

How to create a stir in the kitchen

How to create a stir in the kitchen

15 November 2019

December is fast approaching and if you take your festive feasting seriously then you’ll know that Stir-up Sunday is almost upon us.

School pupils meet the artist

School pupils meet the artist

13 November 2019

School pupils have been given the chance to go behind the scenes of The Harley Gallery on the Welbeck estate and work with the artist headlining the latest exhibition.

Team named as finalists in Shop of the Year awards

Team named as finalists in Shop of the Year awards

7 November 2019

Great news! Welbeck Farm Shop has been chosen as a finalist for the acclaimed Guild of Fine Food’s Shop of the Year 2020 title.

An evening of authentic Italian food at The Harley Café

An evening of authentic Italian food at The Harley Café

5 November 2019

A taste of Italy is to arrive at the historic Welbeck estate with the opening of an exclusive pop-up restaurant - for two nights only.

Made at Welbeck food range expands

Made at Welbeck food range expands

1 November 2019

Pork pie is a quintessential British treat all year round but during the festive season it becomes one of the main go-to delicacies for any party spread.

Food and drink awards revealed

Food and drink awards revealed

28 October 2019

It was celebrations all round this weekend as both Welbeck Farm Shop and The Harley Café scooped wins at Made magazine’s North Notts Food and Drink Awards 2019.

Success for dance school

Success for dance school

18 October 2019

Congratulations to Welbeck's Detail Dance, who have scooped a Barbara Sharples International Choreographic Award at the Royal Northern College of Music.

A flavour of Welbeck

A flavour of Welbeck

16 October 2019

This autumn The Harley Café is collaborating with artisan food and drink producers across Welbeck to launch a series of monthly recipes that draw on all the best ingredients from across the estate.

Welbeck Farm Shop in running for award

Welbeck Farm Shop in running for award

15 October 2019

Welbeck Farm Shop is in the race for the ‘Farm Shop Small Retailer of the Year’ title in the prestigious Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2020.

Planned improvements at Welbeck lakes

Planned improvements at Welbeck lakes

11 October 2019

It is believed that the first lake at Welbeck estate, known as Carburton Forge Lake, was built in 1695. Ten acres of land were leased to John Wheeler of Worcester in 1695 by the Duke, on which he was empowered to build the forge, a dam pool and floodgates.

Half-term holiday happenings at The Harley Gallery

Half-term holiday happenings at The Harley Gallery

7 October 2019

Activities ranging from pottery workshops to crafting picture books and moving figures have been organised by The Harley Gallery for the October half-term holidays.

Machine sculptures set for The Harley Gallery

Machine sculptures set for The Harley Gallery

27 September 2019

An exhibition of sculptures brought to life with cogs, cams, cranks and levers is to open at The Harley Gallery on 5 October.

Historic Portland Collection to reopen 14 September

Historic Portland Collection to reopen 14 September

9 September 2019

Nottinghamshire’s historic Welbeck estate will reopen its Portland Collection gallery on Saturday 14 September after an extended closure following the theft last November of its treasured Portland Tiara.

Makers Club offers the chance to learn new skills

Makers Club offers the chance to learn new skills

6 September 2019

It doesn’t matter how long ago it’s been since you left school, September still has that new term feel, right? The change of season comes with a feeling of fresh beginnings and new possibilities and what better time is there to start a new hobby or learn a new skill?

Back to school - healthy lunchbox ideas

Back to school - healthy lunchbox ideas

2 September 2019

It's September and it’s back-to-school time, which means that it’s also the return of the daily challenge of what to put in the school lunchbox.

Dishing up seasonal food in The Harley Café

Dishing up seasonal food in The Harley Café

30 August 2019

There’s something delicious about the changing season. We’re somewhere between the end of summer but not quite into the swing of autumn and there’s an excess of seasonal food.

Welbeck Farm Shop and The Harley Café in the running for awards

Welbeck Farm Shop and The Harley Café in the running for awards

21 August 2019

The Welbeck Farm Shop and The Harley Café have been shortlisted for the prestigious Great Food Club awards that recognise the best food and drink independents in the East Midlands.

The Portland Collection revealed

The Portland Collection revealed

21 August 2019

Former head keeper of silver and metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Philippa Glanville, OBE, will be giving a talk in The Portland Collection gallery during its opening weekend about silver collections and the history of dining.

Young artists to headline their own exhibition

Young artists to headline their own exhibition

16 August 2019

Young artists are to see their work exhibited amongst rare treasures and the art of Old Masters when The Portland Collection reopens on 14 September.

25th anniversary: Win a behind-the-scenes-tour

25th anniversary: Win a behind-the-scenes-tour

31 July 2019

The Harley Gallery will be celebrating it's 25th anniversary this Saturday (3rd August).

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of The Harley Gallery

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of The Harley Gallery

24 July 2019

The Harley Gallery is planning a celebration to mark its 25th anniversary on Saturday 3 August and we’d love for you to come along.

Behind the scenes at The Harley Café

Behind the scenes at The Harley Café

18 July 2019

Take a peek beyond the delicious wedges of cakes and pastries that fill the displays of temptation at The Harley Café, and you’ll always see a hive of activity in the kitchens. Even more so now, as the team has been experimenting with new ingredients and trying out historic recipes from the Welbeck estate archives to create new dishes for the menu.

Children set to get creative during holiday programme

Children set to get creative during holiday programme

15 July 2019

Activities ranging from badge-making and bag design to the creation of super-hero masks will form a Hands-On Holiday programme for children at The Harley Gallery at Welbeck this summer.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery launches new IPA

Welbeck Abbey Brewery launches new IPA

8 July 2019

The team at Welbeck Abbey Brewery have announced the newest addition to their India Pale Ale range; the ‘Curious Fox'.

What's on at The Harley Gallery this Summer.

What's on at The Harley Gallery this Summer.

27 June 2019

Arts Council Touring Exhibition 'In My Shoes' exhibition brings together British artists that explore approaches to self-portraiture, encompassing film, photography and sculpture.

Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair

Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair

31 May 2019

Come along to Earth & Fire International Ceramics Fair on 21, 22 & 23 June 2019.

Call for Art Stalls for the 2019 Harley Art Market

Call for Art Stalls for the 2019 Harley Art Market

30 April 2019

The annual winter event returns on 22-24 November 2019 to celebrate all things hand-made.

What's on at Welbeck this Easter

What's on at Welbeck this Easter

5 April 2019

There's fun in store for all the family at Welbeck this Easter.

Two new major launch exhibitions at The Harley Gallery

Two new major launch exhibitions at The Harley Gallery

18 March 2019

Two new exhibitions by two female artists, displaying their work in the East Midlands for the first time.

Winners of The Harley Open 2019 announced

Winners of The Harley Open 2019 announced

31 January 2019

The People’s Prize to be voted for by the public

Welbeck Farm Shop finalist in the Guild of Fine Food Shop of the Year Award

Welbeck Farm Shop finalist in the Guild of Fine Food Shop of the Year Award

29 January 2019

One of six finalist shops from the Midlands in the running.

Featured artists confirmed for The Harley Open 2019 exhibition

Featured artists confirmed for The Harley Open 2019 exhibition

10 January 2019

Over 100 pieces to be showcased in The Harley Open 2019

Christmas in The Courtyard at Welbeck

Christmas in The Courtyard at Welbeck

29 November 2018

Christmas Opening Times for The Harley Gallery, Harley Café and Welbeck Farm Shop

Portland Tiara Stolen From The Welbeck Estate

Portland Tiara Stolen From The Welbeck Estate

23 November 2018

Update on The Portland Collection robbery.

Welbeck celebrates Christmas 2018 with biggest Winter Weekend to date

Welbeck celebrates Christmas 2018 with biggest Winter Weekend to date

25 October 2018

Celebrating all things hand-made, this year’s Welbeck Winter Weekend is set to be bigger than ever.

Welbeck celebrates Christmas 2018 with biggest Winter Weekend to date

Welbeck celebrates Christmas 2018 with biggest Winter Weekend to date

25 October 2018

Celebrating all things hand-made, this year’s Welbeck Winter Weekend is set to be bigger than ever.

Welbeck Farm Shop entered in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2019

Welbeck Farm Shop entered in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2019

16 October 2018

Public vote now open for ‘Farm Shop Small Retailer of the Year’

Renowned British sculptor exhibits her first career retrospective at The Harley Gallery

Renowned British sculptor exhibits her first career retrospective at The Harley Gallery

11 October 2018

British sculptor, Kate MccGwire caps a memorable year with the opening of her first ever career retrospective at The Harley Gallery.

British Food Fortnight at Welbeck Farm Shop

British Food Fortnight at Welbeck Farm Shop

20 September 2018

Join in the celebration of British Food Fortnight at Welbeck Farm Shop, 22 September - 7 October 2018.

What's on at Welbeck this September

What's on at Welbeck this September

6 September 2018

It's back to School time again and we're kicking off the new term with a freshly packed pencil case and delicious lunch box ideas, while exploring the inspiring range of adult education activities on offer here at Welbeck.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery Awarded Six Great Taste Awards

Welbeck Abbey Brewery Awarded Six Great Taste Awards

8 August 2018

Congratulations to Welbeck Abbey Brewery for their great run at this years awards!

Pottery Classes on the Welbeck estate

Pottery Classes on the Welbeck estate

2 August 2018

The Harley Pottery Studio offers a wide range of events – from beginner to practitioner level, for children and for adults.

Summer Exhibitions at The Harley Gallery

Summer Exhibitions at The Harley Gallery

26 July 2018

Visit The Harley Gallery this summer for a double-bill of landscape art. Laura Ellen Bacon has created a 'human-scale’ sculpture in exhibition 'LAID'.

Temporary Hosepipe Ban on the Welbeck estate

Temporary Hosepipe Ban on the Welbeck estate

18 July 2018

If your water is supplied by The Welbeck Estate, please note that we are enforcing a hosepipe ban. Regrettably the continued drought makes it necessary for us to institute an immediate hosepipe ban which is a precautionary step to avoid cuts in supply. The list of restrictions is as below and we would appreciate all users observing them without exception.

Welbeck Lakes Fishery 2018-19 Season

Welbeck Lakes Fishery 2018-19 Season

1 June 2018

Apply now for Welbeck Lakes Fishery membership. Welbeck Lakes Fishery provides the perfect opportunity to fish three lakes (including the Great Lake). The well-stocked lakes comprise of up to 40lb Pike and 30lb Carp, Bream, Trout, Roach and Tench.

Legendary Jeweller, Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR), reunites exquisite mourning rings separated for more than 200 years

Legendary Jeweller, Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR), reunites exquisite mourning rings separated for more than 200 years

29 May 2018

Running from 22 May to 31 December, the exhibition at The Portland Collection will show miniatures and jewellery - including a newly made piece by JAR.

School of Artisan Food Founder and Trustee Alison Swan Parente stars alongside Tom Kerridge in BBC2's Top of the Shop

School of Artisan Food Founder and Trustee Alison Swan Parente stars alongside Tom Kerridge in BBC2's Top of the Shop

17 April 2018

Presented by Tom Kerridge, BBC2's new series Top of the Shop, gives enthusiastic kitchen table producers an opportunity to showcase their produce to real customers.

Welbeck Farm Shop Launches Zero Waste Refill Station

Welbeck Farm Shop Launches Zero Waste Refill Station

16 April 2018

In partnership with Unpackaged, Welbeck Farm Shop is the FIRST Farm Shop to host this pioneering refill station. Developed by Catherine Conway, the founder at Unpackaged, this scheme is inspired by a traditional way of shopping - where goods are measured and weighed and do not come in hard-to-recycle plastic packaging.

Spotlight - Property Co-ordinator Amy Wilson

Spotlight - Property Co-ordinator Amy Wilson

27 March 2018

Welbeck is home to a vibrant community, from the estate company staff to our resident artisan makers and our wonderful tenants. Spotlight shines a light on our community: go behind the scenes, get to know us a bit better and discover the lives and work of some of Welbeck’s employees and tenants. This month we find out more about Property Co-ordinator Amy Wilson.

Welbeck Companies Shortlisted for North Notts Business Awards

Welbeck Companies Shortlisted for North Notts Business Awards

8 February 2018

Congratulations to Welbeck Bakehouse and Welbeck Farm Shop, who are both finalists in the 2018 Business Awards.

Spotlight - Education and Engagement Manager Dayle Green

Spotlight - Education and Engagement Manager Dayle Green

16 November 2017

Welbeck is home to a vibrant community, from the estate company staff to our resident artisan makers and our wonderful tenants. Spotlight shines a light on our community: go behind the scenes, get to know us a bit better and discover the lives and work of some of Welbeck’s employees and tenants. Dayle Green has worked at The Harley Gallery for 12 years, initially as a part-time Gallery Assistant before taking on her current position as Education and Engagement Manager in 2012.

Head Gamekeeper, Reg Betts, retires after 33 years' service

Head Gamekeeper, Reg Betts, retires after 33 years' service

21 August 2017

Born and raised in the nearby village of Whitwell, Reg started as a trainee gamekeeper, working for Donald Perkins at Welbeck. He then worked for several notable country estates including Buckminster and Chatsworth.

Spotlight - Gardener Karl Taylor

Spotlight - Gardener Karl Taylor

31 May 2017

Welbeck is home to a vibrant community, from the estate company staff to our resident artisan makers and our wonderful tenants. Spotlight shines a light on our community: go behind the scenes, get to know us a bit better and discover the lives and work of some of Welbeck’s employees and tenants. Karl Taylor has worked with the Grounds maintenance on the Welbeck estate for just under 10 years.

Welbeck is named as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Welbeck is named as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

17 May 2017

The Welbeck Estates Company Ltd has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

One year on at The Portland Collection

One year on at The Portland Collection

27 March 2017

The Portland Collection's first year has been highly successful, seeing over 75,000 visitors and winning numerous awards. Designed by Hugh Broughton Architects the building was named RIBA's East Midlands Building of the Year 2016, it was honoured with a silver award in the American Architecture Prize 2016 and more recently a Civic Trust Commendation.

Spotlight - Blacksmith Tony Pepperday

Spotlight - Blacksmith Tony Pepperday

14 March 2017

Welbeck is home to a vibrant community, from the estate company staff to our resident artisan makers and our wonderful tenants. Spotlight shines a light on our community: go behind the scenes, get to know us a bit better and discover the lives and work of some of Welbeck’s employees and tenants. Tony Pepperday has worked as Welbeck estate's Blacksmith for the last 40 years, recently receiving his long service award for dedication and commitment.

The School of Artisan Food Founder receives Royal Recognition

The School of Artisan Food Founder receives Royal Recognition

10 January 2017

Alison Swan Parente, founder of The School of Artisan Food, was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list. This well-deserved honour is a fitting tribute to her unwavering dedication to services to the charity and education sectors.

Welbeck Long Service Awards

Welbeck Long Service Awards

20 December 2016

Over 30 members of staff have received their long service awards. The awards recognise their commitment to the Welbeck Estates Company for between 20 and 50 years. Congratulations to you all.

Welbeck Bakehouse Luxury Christmas Pudding wins Great Taste Award

Welbeck Bakehouse Luxury Christmas Pudding wins Great Taste Award

14 December 2016

This 2016 Great Taste 1-star winning pud is packed full with brandy-soaked fruit and Portland Black Ale from Welbeck Abbey Brewery.

Local bed and breakfast recognised for its Excellence in Service 2016

Local bed and breakfast recognised for its Excellence in Service 2016

6 December 2016

Congratulations to Browns of Holbeck for achieving Visit England's ROSE Award. Robin and Joan Brown have successfully run the bed and breakfast at Holbeck on the Welbeck estate since 1990. The Visit England ROSE Award was given for their excellent customer care which they provide with the warmest of welcomes.

Welbeck Estate Awarded Bledisloe Gold Medal for Best Managed Estate

Welbeck Estate Awarded Bledisloe Gold Medal for Best Managed Estate

17 November 2016

At an award ceremony held in the Titchfield Library at Welbeck Abbey, William Parente was presented with the award for Welbeck's outstanding achievements in successful land management and development of an agricultural estate.

Welbeck Farm Shop Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary

Welbeck Farm Shop Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary

11 October 2016

Visit Welbeck Farm Shop and be part of their 10 year anniversary celebrations, Friday 14th - Monday 17th October 2016.

St Winifred's 100th Anniversary

St Winifred's 100th Anniversary

12 July 2016

St Winifred's Church will be holding celebrations for its 100th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church. The Church will begin their celebrations on 20th July with a service at 6pm, with the Welbeck Band in attendance.

Harley Studio Florist Alison Doxey wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Harley Studio Florist Alison Doxey wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

16 June 2016

Alison Doxey and Stephen Welch were awarded Gold for 'The Garden Bed' in the Artisan Garden category. Master florist Alison and chartered landscape architect Stephen collaborated to create a garden that perfectly encapsulated the theme of this year's show: Health, Happiness and Horticulture.

The Portland Collection wins RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year

The Portland Collection wins RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year

10 May 2016

The new gallery for The Portland Collection has won four awards at the 2016 RIBA East Midlands prizegiving. Awards included a regional award, the sustainability award, the conservation award and the sought after East Midlands Building of the Year accolade.

The Harley Gallery Awarded Best Shopping at the 2016 Hudson’s Heritage Awards

The Harley Gallery Awarded Best Shopping at the 2016 Hudson’s Heritage Awards

15 March 2016

The Harley Gallery has picked up a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award in the Best Shopping category. The Harley Shop features an eclectic range of gifts, home wares, jewellery and accessories made by local and internationally recognised artists.

Inside Welbeck Abbey Brewery

Inside Welbeck Abbey Brewery

21 May 2015

Estate records show that ale has been produced at Welbeck for centuries and enjoyed by the family and staff alike. In the 18th century the estate’s brewhouse produced eight hogsheads (4048 pints) of beer at a time. Following on in this timeless tradition and now in its fifth year of operation, Welbeck Abbey Brewery produces over 18,000 pints of hand-crafted beer a week, using only four quality ingredients – malted Maris Otter barley, whole-flower hops from across the world, the estate’s own natural spring water and a unique variety of nurtured yeast.

Welbeck Solar Farm Developments

Welbeck Solar Farm Developments

24 March 2015

Construction work is nearing completion at two ground-mounted solar panel sites located on the Welbeck Estate. A 32-acre solar farm at Hunciecroft will generate 7.5MW of low carbon electricity; sufficient energy to power 2,150 homes in the local area. The 70-acre site at Hazel Gap will produce 16MW of solar power, providing 4,300 homes in the region with clean energy.

Welbeck Farm Shop - Farm Butcher of the Year 2015

Welbeck Farm Shop - Farm Butcher of the Year 2015

4 March 2015

The Welbeck Farm Shop is delighted to have been named ‘Farm Butcher of the Year’ in the prestigious FARMA awards 2015. They were also one of five finalists for the ‘Large Farm Shop of the Year’ award.

Welbeck featured in BBC's Escape to the Country

Welbeck featured in BBC's Escape to the Country

4 March 2015

The Welbeck Estate and The School of Artisan Food are featured in BBC Two's Escape to the Country. BBC Two's Escape to the Country helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. In this series Jules Hudson helps a prospective buyer search for residential properties in Nottinghamshire. The programme's first broadcast was in August 2013 and the series is now being aired again on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

Welbeck Farms Team Win Awards

Welbeck Farms Team Win Awards

9 December 2014

Congratulations to the Welbeck Farms team on winning a phenomenal number of awards at the Whitwell Farmers Association annual dinner last month.

Welbeck Farm Shop - Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014 - Runner Up

Welbeck Farm Shop - Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014 - Runner Up

11 November 2014

The Welbeck Farm Shop is delighted to have been named Runner Up for a second year running in the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards in the reader-voted 'Best Independent Retailer' category.

Testament of Youth - World Premier

Testament of Youth - World Premier

12 September 2014

Filmed on the Welbeck Estate as well as other locations in Yorkshire, Oxford and London, Testament of Youth, a First World War drama starring Kit Harrington and Alicia Vikander, will premier at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival next month. Produced by Heyday Films and directed by James Kent, the film depicts Juliette Towhidi’s adapted screenplay of Vera Brittain's iconic and powerful First World War memoir, a searing story of love and war, first published in 1933.

BBC Good Food - Top 10 Destination Farm Shops

BBC Good Food - Top 10 Destination Farm Shops

10 July 2014

The Welbeck Farm Shop are delighted to have been featured in the BBC Good Food list of 'Top 10 Destination Farm Shops' in the magazines August edition.

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Home Farm

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Home Farm

8 July 2014

Working across 15,000 acres of stunning Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire countryside, Ray Beck and his team manage 4,000 acres of farmland, most of which has been farmed by the Estate for centuries.

Browns of Holbeck win Visit England Award

Browns of Holbeck win Visit England Award

3 July 2014

Congratulations to Browns of Holbeck for their success in the 2014 Visit England Awards for Excellence, the prestigious National Tourism Awards.

Stichelton Dairy wins British Cheese Award

Stichelton Dairy wins British Cheese Award

1 July 2014

Congratulations to Joe Schneider and the team at Stichelton Dairy for their success at the 2014 British Cheese Awards! Stichelton cheese was selected as the 'Best Export Cheese' and was also awarded a gold medal at this year's British Cheese Awards that were held at the Royal Bath & West Show in May.

Welbeck Farm Shop - FARMA Awards 2014

Welbeck Farm Shop - FARMA Awards 2014

27 February 2014

We are thrilled to have won the FARMA 2014 – Own & Local award along with the runner-up place for the Farm Retailer of the Year award.

Welbeck Farms Team Wins Awards

Welbeck Farms Team Wins Awards

24 February 2014

Hearty congratulations to the Welbeck Farms team for their recent award successes. Mick Lingard was awarded the Kenneth Wilson Trophy, the highest award in the Nottinghamshire Grassland Society's annual silage competition. This prestigious award is judged on the complete silage production process, from the establishment of grass, through to harvesting, clamping and feeding.

Inside Welbeck - The School of Artisan Food

Inside Welbeck - The School of Artisan Food

21 February 2014

Set in the premises of the Welbeck Estate’s old fire station sits the pioneering School of Artisan Food, a centre of excellence for learning all aspects of artisan food production.

Welbeck Farms - LEAF Marque Certification

Welbeck Farms - LEAF Marque Certification

19 November 2013

The Welbeck Farms team are delighted to have achieved the LEAF Marque certification.

The School of Artisan Food - British Cookery School Awards

The School of Artisan Food - British Cookery School Awards

18 November 2013

Hearty congratulations to The School of Artisan Food for their success last week at the British Cookery School Awards.

Welbeck Estates Infrastructure for Enterprise Project

Welbeck Estates Infrastructure for Enterprise Project

14 November 2013

As part of the Welbeck Estates Infrastructure for Enterprise project the Welbeck Estate will be creating six new food-standard workshops for SME and new-start artisan food producers within the Brewery Yard, by redeveloping a redundant farm-stores building and by providing necessary drainage and electricity infrastructure. This construction work is expected to commence in January 2014, and will be completed by May 2014.

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Woodyard

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Woodyard

25 September 2013

Meet Mark Worthington and the Welbeck Woodyard team, caretakers of some of the most stunning woodland in the country.

Welbeck Bakehouse - Great Taste Awards 2013

Welbeck Bakehouse - Great Taste Awards 2013

19 August 2013

Congratulations to the Welbeck Bakehouse for their success at this year's prestigious Great Taste Awards. Two of their signature products were awarded gold stars. The Welbeck Sourdough loaf, withstanding strong competition from other UK producers, was awarded two gold stars and the Bakehouse’s infamous cheese biscuits received one gold star.

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Curators

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Curators

30 April 2013

Meet Derek Adlam, curator and Gareth Hughes, collections manager of the Portland Collections, built up over the centuries by the Cavendish-Bentinck family here at Welbeck. From silverware to paintings, textiles to miniatures, the Portland Collections contains extraordinary examples of fine and decorative arts.

Welbeck Farm Shop - FT's 5 Best Farm Shops

Welbeck Farm Shop - FT's 5 Best Farm Shops

29 April 2013

The Welbeck Farm Shop has been listed in the Financial Times Weekend magazine as one of the country's 5 Best Farm Shops. Earlier this year we were also awarded 'Best on Farm Butchery' in the FARMA 2013 Awards. Many thanks to the fabulous team at the Welbeck Farm Shop for all of their hard work!

Welbeck Farm Shop - 'Best On Farm Butchery'

Welbeck Farm Shop - 'Best On Farm Butchery'

14 February 2013

Hearty congratulations to the team at the Welbeck Farm Shop for their FARMA award for Best On Farm Butchery 2013. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony held on the 12th of February 2013 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. The awards were presented by celebrity chef and FARMA patron, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Abbey Maintenance

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Abbey Maintenance

4 February 2013

For centuries, Welbeck has been a place of constant evolution. In 2005, a new chapter in Welbeck’s history was to begin when the MOD, who had used Welbeck Abbey along with other Estate buildings as a Sixth Form College since 1954, made the decision to leave. With the MOD’s departure came David Hibbert and the formation of the Welbeck Abbey Maintenance team.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery and The School of Artisan Food - CAMRA's Spring Issue of Beer

Welbeck Abbey Brewery and The School of Artisan Food - CAMRA's Spring Issue of Beer

29 January 2013

CAMRA's Spring issue of Beer magazine, features Welbeck Abbey Brewery and The School of Artisan Food, as Sue Nowak explores how beer and cider are increasingly being used by Head Chef's not only in cooking but also as pairings to food.

Inside Welbeck's Game Department

Inside Welbeck's Game Department

15 November 2012

Reg Betts and his team of gamekeepers diligently work across 16,000 acres of the expansive Welbeck Estate, overseeing The Welbeck Lakes Fishery, providing general security to the estate, and rearing game birds and deer throughout the estate’s beautiful woodland.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery win Silver in SIBA Awards

Welbeck Abbey Brewery win Silver in SIBA Awards

12 October 2012

Congratulations to Welbeck Abbey Brewery for winning a Silver award for their Henrietta Golden Ale in the Society of Independent Brewers, Midlands Beer Competition 2012. Henrietta is a 3.6% Golden Bitter and is available in casks through the Welbeck Abbey Brewery and in bottles at the Welbeck Farm Shop.

Welbeck featured in Waitrose Weekend

Welbeck featured in Waitrose Weekend

2 October 2012

Simon Calder covers the delights of Nottinghamshire, including Welbeck, in his Great British Food Tour feature in the Waitrose Weekend.

Welbeck Farm Shop - FARMA Award Finalists

Welbeck Farm Shop - FARMA Award Finalists

26 September 2012

The Welbeck Farm Shop have been shortlisted as National Finalists in the 2013 FARMA Awards in the 'Best on Farm Butchery' and 'Own and Local' award categories. FARMA is a co-operative of farmers, farm shops, and farmers' markets organisers, working to promote members' interests to consumers, politicians and the media. Well done to the great team at the Welbeck Farm Shop!

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Estate Grounds Department

Inside Welbeck - Welbeck Estate Grounds Department

21 September 2012

Get a glimpse of Welbeck behind the scenes with our new ‘Inside Welbeck’ report featuring the Welbeck Estate Grounds Department. The gardens at Welbeck, originally the grounds of a Premonstratensian Abbey were developed by Francis Richardson and Humphry Repton in the late 18th century with further developments by Alfred Parsons and Walter Partridge in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Welbeck wins at the Nottinghamshire Stars Awards

Welbeck wins at the Nottinghamshire Stars Awards

9 July 2012

Congratulations to Dayle Green, Education Officer at The Harley Gallery and Joan Brown of Brown's Bed & Breakfast in Holbeck for their Nottinghamshire Stars Awards. Dayle Green was Runner Up in the 'UnSung Hero' category and Joan Brown won 'Best Accommodation Provider' alongside an award for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Industry'.

Welbeck Farm Shop - Center Parcs Local Supplier Award

Welbeck Farm Shop - Center Parcs Local Supplier Award

22 June 2012

Congratulations to the Welbeck Farm Shop on winning the Center Parcs 'Supplier of The Year' award for 2012. The Farm Shop supply the Sherwood Forest Center Parcs with hampers containing Stichelton Cheese, Welbeck Bakehouse bread and Boutique Aromatique Chocolates.

Harley Gallery Runners and Riders Exhibition Now Open

Harley Gallery Runners and Riders Exhibition Now Open

10 May 2012

Runners and Riders: The Rise of Modern Horse Racing, the new treasury exhibition at the Harley Gallery is now open. The exhibition recounts how the Cavendish-Bentinck family at Welbeck developed horse racing to become the sport we know today, accompanied by works by leading equestrian painters. Exhibition talks featuring a wide array of well known speakers are scheduled to accompany this fabulous exhibition. Check the Harley Gallery website for further exhibition talk details.The Welbeck Abbey Brewery has joined in the equestrian fun and is producing special edition, horse themed ales throughout 2012. The special edition ales are available for purchase at the Welbeck Farm Shop.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery wins 'Best Porter' at Steel City Beer Awards

Welbeck Abbey Brewery wins 'Best Porter' at Steel City Beer Awards

21 March 2012

Congratulations to Welbeck Abbey Brewery who won 'Best Porter' for their delicious Portland Black in the Steel City Beer Awards held by Sheffield Camra last month.

BBC 2 - Britain's Heritage Heroes

BBC 2 - Britain's Heritage Heroes

9 February 2012

Welbeck Farm Shop and The School of Artisan Food will be featured on BBC Two's Britain's Heritage Heroes this Friday at 18:30. John Craven and Jules Hudson will be championing British crafts.

The Art of Managing an Estate

The Art of Managing an Estate

1 February 2012

Catch a glimpse of life at Welbeck in the Countrylife, My Week feature by William Parente.

The Harley Gallery - The Guardian's best alternative shopping list

The Harley Gallery - The Guardian's best alternative shopping list

9 December 2011

The Harley Gallery is listed as one of The Guardian's best alternative Christmas shopping locations in the UK. For inspired last-minute Christmas presents, avoid high street chains and head to one of the UK's hidden shopping havens.

Welbeck Farm Shop voted in The Times top ten!

Welbeck Farm Shop voted in The Times top ten!

12 November 2011

Voted by The Times as one of the top 10 best farm shops in the country.

Warm recommendation from the Guardian

Warm recommendation from the Guardian

2 September 2011

As Tom Dyckhoff puts it, writing about Retford, “A drive to Welbeck Farm Shop and the Lime House (20 mins away) is worth it.”