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HAWARDEN ESTATE FARM SHOP

Our sister business is the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, which is about a mile away on the B5125 Chester Road. The Farm Shop is at the heart of a 25-acre fruit and vegetable farm, particularly famous for its asparagus, its orchards of apples, pears and plums and its vibrant strawberry-picking season.

Open seven days a week, there is an award-winning butchery and an award-winning deli at the Farm Shop. All the meat, poultry and game are raised on Hawarden Estate or neighbouring farms and, in addition to high quality fresh cuts of meat, the butchery and deli are renowned for their tasty sausages, game pies, cheese and meat platters and monster sausage rolls.

Also playing their part in the life of the Farm Shop are a thriving café serving breakfast, lunch and tea; a wine and ale shop; a nature trail; an adventure play area, and in summer a smoke shack and PYO soft fruit.

The Farm Shop has an absolute passion for real food and natural products. It sources the very best specialist produce it can find, primarily from local suppliers, much of it handmade in small batches and limited editions. Everything is as tasty, healthy, new and fresh as it can be.

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HAWARDEN CASTLE PAVILION

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Hawarden Castle Cricket Pavilion was built in the 1920s on what has often been described as ‘Wales’ most beautiful cricket pitch’. 

With its views of two castles and set in rolling listed parkland it’s easy to understand why the pitch was so loved by the Hawarden’s cricketers, but in 2016 the club moved to a new site half a mile away.

The Pavilion has now been beautifully renovated to become one of Wales’ most unusual and beautiful events venues. With two large events rooms, amazing views, full access to 2.75 acres of cricket pitch, a fully-equipped kitchen, a separate bar in the score hut and brilliant showers and loos the venue is available for hire. 

Please contact vicky@hawardenestate.co.uk for further information.

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THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE

  Photo: Jim Marsden

Photo: Jim Marsden

In 2018 The Good Life Experience will celebrate its fifth Birthday and it's going to be one heck of a party! Taking place in the shadow of two castles on the Hawarden Estate, the festival is absolutely unique. Founded by four friends –BBC 6 Music's Cerys Matthews MBE, Steve Abbott and Charlie and Caroline Gladstone- if it fits in with their idea of The Good Life, it features at the festival.

Expect raucous music from all over the world curated by Cerys, axe throwing, foraging, campfire cooking sessions with world class chefs, daily feasts, wild children, mass sing-a-longs, over 40 expert craftspeople, beer served by experts, talks by explorers, abseiling, a free 1930s fairground, tree climbing, poetry, literature and endless How To… talks. And everything is aimed at adults and children alike; there aren’t many festivals that truly do that. 

Under 12s go free | Dogs welcome | 15 minutes from Chester.

Early Bird Tickets available here and further 10% Locals' Discount available when you buy your tickets in person at the Farm Shop, The Glynne Arms or the Broughton Park Café + General Store.

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Pedlars

Pedlars has been selling wonderful homewares, bags, stationery and gifts for over 20 years. Our varied stock ranges from pieces produced here in Britain to vintage items from across the globe. We’re interested in products with stories to tell, with patina, history and a good dose of warmth and fun.

Pedlars Vintage Marketplace is the best virtual flea market in Britain. Our hand-picked community of Vintage dealers and enthusiasts take to the Marketplace to showcase their wares, with great fresh Vintage added daily. It's a little bit like a smaller, beautifully curated, exciting and aesthetically pleasing eBay focused on genuine Vintage. 

The Pedlars General Store and Café is based in Notting Hill, just off Portobello Road. We offer a curated, considered and beautifully designed range of homewares, stationery and gifts. Our brand new café menu includes a variety of sandwiches and salads made fresh every day, as well as homemade cold and hot drinks, cakes and more.

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THE MAVERICKS PODCAST

In The Mavericks Podcast, Farm Shop owner Charlie Gladstone talks to people who have swum against the tide and done something truly unusual and inspiring. From famous comedians to chefs to authors and campaigners, this is about doers and creators. There's no agenda; just conversations with people that will, we hope, interest you.

You can listen on iTunesAcast or Soundcloud, and if you have a moment, please do rate, review and subscribe, it does help!

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