Journal: Estate News

There are 99 posts in Estate News.

Posted by Graham on 26/02/20, in Estate News, The Farm

Running Shoes at the Ready for the British Masters Cross Country running Championships to be held at Rhug Estate

Rhug Estate is in the starting blocks and getting ready for the British Masters Cross Country running Championships next month, when runners from across Britain will descend on the farm.

Posted by Graham on 01/04/19, in Estate News

On 1st April Rhug introduces Crocodiles to the Farm

Rhug Estate, renowned for its unusual herd of Bison, is now bucking the trend once again with the introduction of crocodiles to the lake.

Posted by Graham on 04/03/19, in Estate News

Rhug Estate Ltd delighted to announce Promotion

Rhug Estate is delighted to announce the promotion of Graham Webster from General Manager of the Farm Shop, Bistro, Takeaway and Drive Thru to the new position of Managing Director of Rhug Estate Limited.

Posted by Graham on 11/02/19, in Lord Newborough, Estate News

From Pirates to influencial ladies, Sadie Jarrett updates us on her three year PhD project about Rhug's history

Bangor University and Rhug Estate started work on a collaborative project in September 2017 to explore the influence and significance of Rhug and Bachymbyd estates during the 16th and 17th centuries. Funded by Lord Newborough, the three-year PhD project forms a central part of the early development of the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE). The research is being carried out by Sadie Jarrett, a history graduate from Cambridge and Oxford Brooks universities who originates from Port Talbot. Here is Sadie’s latest instalment into her research:

Posted by Graham on 06/11/18, in Estate News

Rhug Estate – Everyone’s Cup of Tea when it’s Cold Outside

Now the clocks have gone back and the days start drawing in, visitors to Rhug will be able to enjoy the very best tea as the Estate introduces its own range of Rhug branded Organic Teas.

Posted by Graham on 25/09/18, in Estate News

The Build up to Christmas for Rhug's staff

At the heart of everything that Rhug does is Lord Newborough’s passion and commitment to an organic lifestyle. He feels lucky that he has a team around him that share his beliefs and passion and recognise the importance of sustainable farming.

The Sales team are based in the Estate Office and includes: Joan Redmond, Louise McNutt, Sarah Cowell and Charlotte Holliday.

We would like to introduce you to Louise. Louise McNutt has worked at Rhug since 2009 in the sales team. 

The build up to Christmas is definitely the busiest time for Louise as she manages the sale of Rhug's Award winning Turkeys and Geese.

Louise says, "We actually start preparing for the Christmas campaign in the spring and throughout the summer. The orders usually start trickling in around September and things get busier and busier from then on. By December, we’re flat out dealing with customer enquiries, collating the order to ensure everything is spot on for the all-important Christmas deliveries."

Having worked for Rhug for almost 10 years Louise says that she has been speaking to some of Rhug's deli customers twice a week for nearly ten years and enjoys the snippets of gossip or silly in jokes that develop.

Louise said, "Maintaining those relationships is really enjoyable. It’s the same with lots of our Turkey and Goose customers. Many of them prefer to call with their order every year rather than just ordering it online as it is part of their Christmas tradition. There are some lovely characters that I look forward to speaking to and some that throw in a strange request to keep us on our toes."

Before heading to work in the morning Louise enjoys joining other crazy members of staff for a swim in Llyn Tegid. She is also a trained masseuse and reflexologist and works from home two nights a week specialising in muscular pain relief, stress relief and relaxation techniques.

If you would like to speak to Louise directly to order your Christmas Turkey or Goose over the phone she would love to hear from you. You can telephone: 01490 413000 during office hours.

You can also visit our Christmas Online Shop: and Louise will do all she can so your order gets to you in time for the most important meal of the year.

Posted by Graham on 16/09/18, in Estate News, Awards

Shortlisted for Two Rural Business Awards 2018/19

Rhug Estate is delighted to have been announced as a finalist in two categories of the Rural Business Awards in the Wales & Northern Ireland Region 2018/19. Rhug Estate is a finalist in the Outstanding Rural Diversification Project category and Farm Manager, Gareth Jones, is a finalist in the Rural Employee of the Year category.

Posted by Graham on 23/08/18, in Estate News

Rhug Estate launches new Japanese Sika Venison

Rhug Estate has, this week, launched its new and exclusive Japanese Sika Venison, six months after introducing a small herd of Japanese Sika Deer to Rhug farm. 

Ham Yard, one of eight award-winning Firmdale hotels in London is one of the first to offer its customers Rhug Estate Sika Venison. Head Chef, Robin Read, said the venison sold out within 45 minutes of them offering it on their lunch menu.