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January 2020

Venue Barn Hire at Drovers Rest

January 1, 2020 - January 1, 2024
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
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Planning an Epic Group Gathering? Venue Barn Hire at Drovers Rest. We have accommodation for 40 in 10 separate units so Drovers Rest make a perfect venue for any sort of group gathering in the countryside. We are great hosts and event planners so could help design whatever you require to make your group gathering magical. So whether you would like to run your own fitness camp, hen do, special birthday celebration, corporate retreat, wedding  or reunion contact us to…

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May 2021

Pig Keeping Course/Workshop

May 22
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£115

Hands-on Introduction to Pig Keeping If you want to keep pigs but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you Or even if you are not quite there yet and just want to hang out with these intelligent curious animals, do join us on the farm for this course We are very excited to partner with Sally Budd known fondly locally as the Pig Lady. What started off as getting pigs for a Big Birthday Hog roast has…

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June 2021

1 Day Bee Keeping Course/Workshop

June 5
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£115

Bees for Development’s 2 day Sustainable Beekeeping Course Hands-on introduction to natural beekeeping If you want to keep bees but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you Join us at the farm and all your questions will be answered! We are excited to partner with Bees for Development – who share beekeeping knowledge to strengthen livelihoods worldwide, and who have been running innovative sustainable beekeeping courses for almost 30 years in the UK. Over a full day we…

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Foraging Courses/Workshops

June 13
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£50

We have partnered with our friends at Wild Food UK to bring you foraging workshops right here on the farm. Marlow recently took Raymond Blanc foraging in our neck of the woods! Lots of great foraging spots on the farm. These include an ancient woodland, streams, Farmland and Common with amazing views. Meet in the farm courtyard. The course starts here with a short introduction on what to look for, our foraging code and a brief of the Countryside Act,…

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Pig Keeping Course/Workshop

June 13
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£115

Hands-on Introduction to Pig Keeping If you want to keep pigs but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you Or even if you are not quite there yet and just want to hang out with these intelligent curious animals, do join us on the farm for this course We are very excited to partner with Sally Budd known fondly locally as the Pig Lady. What started off as getting pigs for a Big Birthday Hog roast has…

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1 day Bee Keeping Course/Workshop

June 26
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£115

Bees for Development’s 1 day Sustainable Beekeeping Course Hands-on introduction to natural beekeeping If you want to keep bees but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you Join us at the farm and all your questions will be answered! We are excited to partner with Bees for Development – who share beekeeping knowledge to strengthen livelihoods worldwide, and who have been running innovative sustainable beekeeping courses for almost 30 years in the UK. Over a full day we…

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July 2021

Foraging Courses/Workshops

July 10
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£50

We have partnered with our friends at Wild Food UK to bring you foraging workshops right here on the farm. Marlow recently took Raymond Blanc foraging in our neck of the woods! Lots of great foraging spots on the farm. These include an ancient woodland, streams, Farmland and Common with amazing views. Meet in the farm courtyard. The course starts here with a short introduction on what to look for, our foraging code and a brief of the Countryside Act,…

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Summer Holidays

July 16 - August 30
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Fun Farm Holidays away with the kids this summer at Drovers Rest.  This year we will have a follow the Farm Trail Walk to feed the animals. A Guided Educational Tour and Animal Encounters where you can spend an hour or two with the animal of your choice. Guided walks, Camp fires down in the woods. Let the kids roam free, sleep under the stars and make new friends whilst you relax knowing they are happy. To book see booking…

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2 Day Bee Keeping Course/Workshop

July 17 - July 18
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£115

Bees for Development’s 2 day Sustainable Beekeeping Course  In addition to our new 1 day beekeeping courses, we are also hosting Bees for Development’s Sustainable Beekeeping Weekend Course on 17-18 July 2021. The course is fully booked at present but please get in touch by emailing bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org if you would like to join the waiting list. The Course covers the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. Course content: Meet the bees - a hands-on look…

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August 2021

Foraging Courses/Workshops

August 20
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£50

We have partnered with our friends at Wild Food UK to bring you foraging workshops right here on the farm. Marlow recently took Raymond Blanc foraging in our neck of the woods! Lots of great foraging spots on the farm. These include an ancient woodland, streams, Farmland and Common with amazing views. Meet in the farm courtyard. The course starts here with a short introduction on what to look for, our foraging code and a brief of the Countryside Act,…

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Goat Keeping Course/Workshop

August 22
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£115

Hands-on Introduction to Goat Keeping If you want to keep goats but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you Or if you are not quite there yet and just want to spend a day on the farm experiencing these inquisitive friendly animals then do join us at the farm for this course We are excited to partner with Maggi Franklin, no one can be better qualified to take you through a goat workshop. Her experience and passion…

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Sheep Keeping Course/Workshop

August 22
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£115

Hands-on Introduction to Sheep Keeping If you want to keep sheep but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you or even if you are not quite there yet and just want to spend the day with these quiet gentle animals do join us on the farm for this course We are excited that Kieran Jones, also Farmer to the sheep at Drovers, will be running this course. Kieran looks after our flock of native Black Welsh Mountain…

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Chicken and Duck Keeping Course/Workshop

August 22
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£115

Hands-on introduction to keeping chickens & ducks If you want to keep chickens or ducks for eggs, for meat or just as pets but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you or even if you are not quite there yet and just want to spend the day with these curious characterful birds do join us on the farm for this course We are excited that Gabbie Franklin, famous for taking part in the BBC’s  Farmers Country Showdown…

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Escape to the Country

August 22
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£150

Leaving City Life for a Life in the Country If you want to give up your jobs for a lifestyle shift to start a small holding,  a farm, an events business, glamping or accommodation business and don’t know where to begin, this course is for you This course is run by Paul & Kesri owners of Drovers Rest who left their corporate jobs in London in 2005 with a dream to move to the country and buy a farm.  Drovers…

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September 2021

Fitness Retreat

September 17 - September 20
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£300

Boost your fitness with one of our awesome fitness retreats. We run just 2 a year and we have limited spaces. The price is £300 pp  and includes all activities, food and accommodation. The classes are designed and run by experts from Bath, have raving reviews and are much in demand so book early to avoid disappointment. Non staying guests are welcome. Price is £60 a day inc lunch and exercises

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October 2021

Apple Harvest at Drovers

October 15 - October 18
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
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Herefordshire is known as the apple county and for some of the best ciders in the world. October is when we celebrate with an Ode to the apple. Why not join for our special apple harvest weekend, get involved in farm life and help Harvest the apples here at Drovers, getting them ready to go to the cider and apple juice makers. Learn what a scratter and a press is. Go home with a bottle of pure organic apple juice…

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Halloween Dress Up Feast

October 30
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£35

Join us at your own Peril for a Dress Up Spooky Halloween Dinner, pumpkin carving, halloween games and a spooky night time walk!  £35pp. To book email gatherings@droversrest.co.uk.

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November 2021

Diwali Feast

November 6
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£35

Indian Feast - Join us for our Diwali Celebrations, also known as the Festival of Lights on the 14th of Nov. Expect Story telling, Indian Dance & Music and a 5 course Indian Feast £35pp. Tickets sell  fast so book your space asap. oh and be prepared to eat with your hands..Indian style. A fully immersive dinner. To book email gatherings@droversrest.co.uk. Based on current govt guidelines all bookings will need to be in bubbles of no more than 6. And…

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Winter Hay Festival

November 25 - November 28
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
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Come along to the amazing Winter Hay Festival. Smaller than the summer festival but still as amazing. It's a wonderful time to be in hay with Winter Xmas markets, Food & craft markets, wonderful talks, music and authors This year the Hay Winter Festival will be more elaborate than other years due to the main festival being Digital due to Covid. See booking page for more details

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December 2021

Festive Season Feasts

December 1 - December 22
Drovers Rest, Drovers Rest Llanycoed Farm, off Watery Lane Hay on Wye United Kingdom + Google Map
£35

Xmas Feast - Grab your work colleagues or friends & family and join us this festive season at our cool barn xmas party venue. Enjoy a feast of dreams based on the 12 days of xmas. Lush cocktails too. A night of sparkle and cheer Xmas Feast £35pp. Spaces ltd so book your group space asap. All groups will be gathered in accordance with the govt restrictions at the time. And changes can be made once you have booked to…

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