Details of the visit can be found on the Events page of the Farmers Club website here.
Our itinerary for the Club visit to Gloucestershire this May, to explore the amazing success story of Gloucester Services and some of its suppliers of fine British food, is as follows:
Wednesday 17th May
The itinerary will start from Hatherley Manor Hotel, one of Gloucester’s most historic destinations, where members can arrive between 9:30 and 10:15am to register. At 10:30am members will be taken by coach to visit Jess’s Ladies, a multiple award-winning organic dairy farm, to hear Jess Vaughan’s story and meet the ladies that have made this enterprise what it is today. We will continue to Cinderhill Farm for lunch, including their famous sausage rolls, followed by a talk and show around the farm, which is well known for raising rare and native breeds. Dinner and over-night stay at Hatherley Manor Hotel.
Thursday 18th May
In the morning the group will travel to the only family-run motorway service station on the UK road network, Gloucester Services, on the southbound M5, to hear Sarah Dunning (Chief Executive) and John Dunning (Founding and Non-Executive Director) explain how local food has helped create such an amazing shop-front for UK farming. Both Jess’s Ladies and Cinderhill Farm are suppliers. After exploring the wonderful farm shop and a buffet lunch, members make their own way home.
The cost of the visit is £ 195.00 per person and includes:
1 nights hotel accommodation at Hatherley Manor Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
Visits to Jess’s Ladies and Cinderhill Farm
Coach with driver on first day
There is a £35 supplement for single occupancy.
You will need to make your own way to the hotel on day 1 and to Gloucester Services on Day 2
If you are interested in going please use the application form in the Spring Journal, or contact: Mrs Lisbeth Rune, Events Manager, The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court, LONDON, SW1A 2EL. Tel: 020-7930 3751 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The visit is limited to 48 places. A ballot will be held if the visit is oversubscribed.
When your place(s) have been confirmed a cancellation charge will apply if we cannot re-sell your places.
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017.