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Wildflower Borders

Wildflower Borders

13 May 2024

Wildflowers play an important environmental impact on rural biodiversity.

Food & Drink Market - 7th - 9th June 2024

Food & Drink Market - 7th - 9th June 2024

7 May 2024

Join us in the Courtyard at Welbeck this June for a tempting range of food and drink to fill up and feast on, from our favourite Welbeck Abbey Brewery beers made here on the Welbeck estate to tasty sweet treats, chutneys, cheeses and a selection of sensational spirits.

Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2024 Winner

Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2024 Winner

30 April 2024

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards winners have been revealed, and we are delighted to announce that Welbeck Farm Shop has proudly won two prestigious awards - Large Farm Shop of the Year and Midlands Best Retailer.

Sustainable Welbeck - The Biomass Project

Sustainable Welbeck - The Biomass Project

29 April 2024

Sustainability underpins all our decision-making here on the Welbeck estate to ensure we address issues related to climate change, natural resource scarcity and enhanced threats to our natural environment.

Call for entries: The Harley Open Exhibition 2024

Call for entries: The Harley Open Exhibition 2024

3 April 2024

Artists are being invited to submit their work for the opportunity to be shown in the 2024 Harley Open Exhibition.

New Coffee Horsebox launches in the Courtyard at Welbeck

New Coffee Horsebox launches in the Courtyard at Welbeck

28 March 2024

We are delighted to introduce 'Hugo' Welbeck Farm Shop's new takeaway coffee horsebox.

Charity Brew - ‘Raising The Dough’

Charity Brew - ‘Raising The Dough’

13 March 2024

Welbeck Abbey Brewery is launching ‘Raising the Dough’, a 3.9% session ale to promote and raise funds for local men’s mental health charity In Sam’s Name.

Welbeck Farm Shop - 2024 Farm Retail Awards Winner

Welbeck Farm Shop - 2024 Farm Retail Awards Winner

7 March 2024

Welbeck Farm Shop has won Farm Shop Butchery of the Year in the UK Farm Retail Awards.

Now on show | The Art of Trees

Now on show | The Art of Trees

7 March 2024

Celebrate spring at the Harley Foundation with four new tree-themed exhibitions at the Harley Gallery.

Brewday Experience at Welbeck Abbey Brewery

Brewday Experience at Welbeck Abbey Brewery

19 February 2024

Roll up your sleeves and get involved with a hands-on experience spending a day with a brewer on Welbeck Abbey Brewery's new Brewday Experience.

Celebrating 15 years at The School of Artisan Food

Celebrating 15 years at The School of Artisan Food

6 February 2024

2024 marks the 15th anniversary of The School of Artisan Food, a not-for-profit school dedicated to inspiring and helping people from all walks of life to learn about healthy, sustainable and delicious food.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery Tours

Welbeck Abbey Brewery Tours

2 February 2024

Join an expert brewer for a guided tour around our traditional microbrewery.

Welbeck Kitchen Garden Tours

Welbeck Kitchen Garden Tours

31 January 2024

Step inside Welbeck's historic walled garden on a seasonal tour with Head Gardener Steve Wright, alongside James Armstrong and Ricky Stephenson, the Harley Café Chefs.

'Misaligned' - New Brew from Welbeck Abbey Brewery

'Misaligned' - New Brew from Welbeck Abbey Brewery

26 January 2024

Welbeck Abbey Brewery has launched a new brew, 'Misaligned', as a homage to the 5th Duke of Portland, who was an unusual figure in Victorian high society known for his eccentric behaviour.

Made at Welbeck | Raw Milk

Made at Welbeck | Raw Milk

18 January 2024

If you weren’t to spot the small robotic machine that moves slowly up and down the yard of Collingthwaite Farm, you’d see a scene that’s played out for many years during Welbeck estate’s history.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery's NEW Brew - Duchess

Welbeck Abbey Brewery's NEW Brew - Duchess

8 November 2023

New for 2023, Duchess is an 8.4% Belgian-style Golden Beer limited edition originally planned to celebrate a decade of the Brewery in 2021 (mid-pandemic).

Welbeck Farm Shop - 2024 Farm Retail Awards Finalist

Welbeck Farm Shop - 2024 Farm Retail Awards Finalist

6 November 2023

Welbeck Farm Shop has proudly been shortlisted in the 2024 UK Farm Retail Awards in the category of Butchery of the Year.

Welbeck Farm Shop awarded prestigious Great British Food Awards

Welbeck Farm Shop awarded prestigious Great British Food Awards

27 October 2023

We are delighted to announce the award-winning butchery team at Welbeck Farm Shop has successfully acquired a staggering six silver awards and one bronze in the Great British Food Awards 2023.

Restoration of Edwardian Messenger Glasshouses

Restoration of Edwardian Messenger Glasshouses

23 October 2023

Long-term tenant, Notcutts Dukeries Garden Centre is excited to announce a meticulous restoration project that will breathe new life into the historic Edwardian Messenger Glasshouses.

The Harley Café WIN in the Great Food Club Awards

The Harley Café WIN in the Great Food Club Awards

4 October 2023

We are delighted to announce The Harley Café has been named Café of the Year in the 2023 Great Food Club Awards.

Historic Food Courses with Ivan Day

Historic Food Courses with Ivan Day

3 September 2023

Food Historian Ivan Day is set to return to The School of Artisan Food later this year with a selection of historical food courses.  

Before and After - Restoring a Georgian Manor House

Before and After - Restoring a Georgian Manor House

22 August 2023

Cuckney House on the historic Welbeck estate has been transformed into a luxury self-catering holiday accommodation and wedding venue.

Welcome to Cuckney House

Welcome to Cuckney House

9 August 2023

As part of the long-term Welbeck Project to re-purpose and breathe new life into the Estate’s collection of historic buildings, the glamorous transformation of one of our largest residential properties to date, Cuckney House, has been revealed.

Biodiversity at Notcutts Garden Centre

Biodiversity at Notcutts Garden Centre

24 July 2023

At Notcutts, nature is right at the heart of their business and embedded in their horticultural and countryside DNA. They know that everything they do has an impact on nature, and that’s why they want to protect it for generations to come.

Farm Manager of the Year Finalist

Farm Manager of the Year Finalist

30 June 2023

The 2023 Farmers Weekly Awards finalists have been chosen, and we are proud to announce that our Farm Manager, Ray Beck, has made it to the final shortlist in the Farm Manager of the Year category.

Welbeck Abbey Brewery wins Bronze at SIBA National Independent Beer Awards

Welbeck Abbey Brewery wins Bronze at SIBA National Independent Beer Awards

11 April 2023

Welbeck Abbey Brewery is delighted to announce their handcrafted ale 'Red Feather' has won Bronze at the SIBA National Independent Beer Awards, having already achieved Gold in the Regional Awards.

'Unseen Treasures' of The Portland Collection

'Unseen Treasures' of The Portland Collection

13 March 2023

'Unseen Treasures' of The Portland Collection offers a new, revealing look at this world-class art collection.

Tunnel Vision at The Harley Gallery

Tunnel Vision at The Harley Gallery

28 November 2022

Discover 'Tunnel Vision' at The Harley Gallery. An exhibition that takes a closer look at the mysterious life of the 5th Duke of Portland.

Welbeck Farm Shop Star on Channel 5

Welbeck Farm Shop Star on Channel 5

8 August 2022

Welbeck Farm Shop appear on a new Channel 5 two-part documentary celebrating seven of the finest farm shops in the country.

In Pictures: Afternoon Tea in Welbeck Abbey's Sunken Garden

In Pictures: Afternoon Tea in Welbeck Abbey's Sunken Garden

17 June 2022

Guests had a glorious afternoon in Welbeck Abbey's Sunken Garden when for the first time, the Sunken Garden and Rose Corridor opened up for an exclusive charity event to raise funds for The Villages of Welbeck Association.

Award-winning ales at Welbeck Abbey Brewery

Award-winning ales at Welbeck Abbey Brewery

6 May 2022

We are delighted to announce that Welbeck Abbey Brewery's new beers have won not one... not two... but THREE awards at the recent Farm Shop & Deli Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

Welbeck Farm Shop win Butcher's Shop of the Year 2022

Welbeck Farm Shop win Butcher's Shop of the Year 2022

29 April 2022

We are delighted to announce Welbeck Farm Shop has been crowned Midlands and East of England Butcher's Shop of the Year 2022.

Barbara Curtis Training Room Opens at The School of Artisan Food

Barbara Curtis Training Room Opens at The School of Artisan Food

11 February 2022

On Wednesday 9th February 2022, the Barbara Curtis Training Room was officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace.

Welbeck Farm Shop highly commended in national awards

Welbeck Farm Shop highly commended in national awards

15 November 2021

Congratulations to the team at Welbeck Farm Shop for receiving a highly commended accolade in the reader-voted awards at the 2021 Great British Food Awards.

Flagship environmental scheme set for Welbeck estate

Flagship environmental scheme set for Welbeck estate

5 May 2021

More than 27,000 trees are to be planted, starting this autumn, on land owned by the Welbeck estate at the former Creswell colliery site.

Project preserves ancient broch

Project preserves ancient broch

14 December 2020

An ancient Iron Age tower on the Caithness estate - part of the Welbeck estate - has been saved for future generations, thanks to the completion of a major conservation project.

Award win for Welbeck Farm Shop

Award win for Welbeck Farm Shop

2 November 2020

Welbeck Farm Shop has scooped this year's Food Shop of the Year title in the Great Food Club Awards.

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.

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).

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.

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).

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.

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.

Portland Tiara Stolen From The Welbeck Estate

Portland Tiara Stolen From The Welbeck Estate

23 November 2018

Update on The Portland Collection robbery.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.