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.
8 August 2018
Congratulations to Welbeck Abbey Brewery for their great run at this years awards!
2 August 2018
The Harley Pottery Studio offers a wide range of events – from beginner to practitioner level, for children and for adults.
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'.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
8 February 2018
Congratulations to Welbeck Bakehouse and Welbeck Farm Shop, who are both finalists in the 2018 Business Awards.
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.
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.
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.
17 May 2017
The Welbeck Estates Company Ltd has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 October 2016
Visit Welbeck Farm Shop and be part of their 10 year anniversary celebrations, Friday 14th - Monday 17th October 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 July 2014
Congratulations to Browns of Holbeck for their success in the 2014 Visit England Awards for Excellence, the prestigious National Tourism Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 November 2013
The Welbeck Farms team are delighted to have achieved the LEAF Marque certification.
18 November 2013
Hearty congratulations to The School of Artisan Food for their success last week at the British Cookery School Awards.
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.
25 September 2013
Meet Mark Worthington and the Welbeck Woodyard team, caretakers of some of the most stunning woodland in the country.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 October 2012
Simon Calder covers the delights of Nottinghamshire, including Welbeck, in his Great British Food Tour feature in the Waitrose Weekend.
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!
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 February 2012
Catch a glimpse of life at Welbeck in the Countrylife, My Week feature by William Parente.
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.
12 November 2011
Voted by The Times as one of the top 10 best farm shops in the country.
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.”