Journal: Estate News

There are 86 posts in Estate News.

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

Less than a month to go until Rhug Country Fair

Excitement is building with less than a month to go until the Rhug Country Fair, hosted by Lord Newborough and the Rhug Estate in Corwen, is held on Saturday and Sunday, 7 & 8 July 2018.

Posted by Graham on 05/06/18, in Estate News, The Farm

Welcoming Top Hong Kong Chef to visit Rhug Farm

The Rhug recently welcomed top chef, Simon Kealy, to the Estate near Corwen, Denbighshire, for him to tour the farm which supplies The French Window restaurant, in Hong Kong, where he is currently the Executive Chef.

Posted by Graham on 01/06/18, in Estate News

Farm Shop and Bistro to hold 'Wake up to Organic' flagship Event

To celebrate ‘Wake up to Organic’ on Wednesday, 13 June, the Rhug Estate’s Bistro will be offering visitors free samples of organic porridge while the Farm Shop will be offering samples of Rhug organic pork sausages on the butcher’s counter.

‘Wake up to Organic’ is an annual event, organised by the Organic Trade Board to encourage more people to try organic. The Rhug Estate supported the event last year, but this month will be the first time it becomes a flagship venue for the campaign.

Posted by Graham on 29/05/18, in Estate News, The Farm

Rhug Welcomes Local School Pupils to the Farm

The Rhug welcomed pupils from Ysgol y Gwernant, Llangollen, to the Estate recently. The group of almost 50 children were eager to learn about all the different types of animals on the farm.

Posted by Graham on 24/05/18, in Estate News

Win £25 Rhug Estate Dog Gift Hamper

** Win £25 Rhug Estate Dog Gift Hamper **

Would you like to win a Rhug Estate dog gift hamper, worth £25?

Visitors to the Rhug know we love our four legged visitors. We have a wide range of products in the Farm Shop for dogs; we have dog friendly tables for visitors to our Bistro, Dogs on leads can be walked on our Free Farm Walks and we have dog parking stations around our outside eating area, next to the takeaway and playground. 

To enter our competition all you have to do is show us your favourite picture of your dog using the hashtag: #RhugLovesDogs on one of our social media pages.

* You can attach your picture in a comment/reponse on the competition post, on the Rhug Estate's Facebook/Twitter or Instagram pages


* Tag @rhugestate in a new Facebook/Twitter or Instagram post and use the hashtag #RhugLovesDogs

You have all of half term to get your dog to pose for a photo as the closing date for the competition is midday on Monday, 4 June 2018, when we will choose a winner from all the entries across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. 

You can enter as many times as you like between now and midday on 4 June.

Rhug customers not on social media are welcome to enter by emailing their picture to:

Here's one we took of Lord Newborough's chocolate Labrador, Truffles, with some of the dog items on sale in our Farm Shop.

Posted by Graham on 23/05/18, in Estate News

New Farm Manager Assistant Joins the Rhug Estate Staff

The Rhug Estate near Corwen, Denbighshire, is delighted that Marianne Burrell, from Llangollen, has recently joined the team as the Farm Manager’s Assistant, covering maternity leave for Gwen Williams.

Posted by Graham on 18/05/18, in Estate News

‘Gintastic’ Gin Night in Rhug Bistro

The Rhug Estate’s Bison Grill Bistro is holding a Gin Night on Friday, 29 June, for lovers of Welsh gin to enjoy their favourite tipple whilst being able to dine in the Bistro during the evening.

Posted by Graham on 10/05/18, in Estate News

The BBC's 'Top of the Shop' Winning Paella Sauce now available at the Rhug Estate Farm Shop

The Rhug Estate Farm Shop is now stocking Sabor de Amor cooking sauces - as featured in the final of the ‘Top of the Shop’ series presented by celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge, last night.

Last night’s final episode of the series saw Beatriz Albo, from Wrexham, who created Sabor de Amor, compete against six other finalists with her unique Paella Sauce.

Sabor de Amor was created by Dr Beatriz Albo to bring foods with a Spanish essence to those who value flavour and quality. Coming from a family with a history of food production in the beautiful city of Salamanca in Spain, she spent a great part of her career working in molecular biology, food research and education before a love of the flavours of Spain set her on the path of developing a range of sauces, preserves and other products. Using her scientific knowledge and well practised research methods she sources the finest ingredients, which are then crafted into products that have intense, natural flavours without additives, artificial colours or preservatives.

The Rhug Farm Shop now stocks every cooking sauce in the Sabor de Amor range, including the now-famous Paella Sauce, and the vegetarian version of the Paella Sauce, aswell as Salsa Brava, Sofrito, Tapenade and Alioli cooking sauces.

Graham Webster, Manager of the Rhug Farm Shop, said, “I have watched every episode of the Top of the Shop series and I was delighted that Beatriz won episode four with her Paella Sauce. Since watching the programme I have got in touch with Sabor de Amor to ensure our customers at the Rhug get the opportunity to buy these tasty sauces. We are so lucky to have such amazing food producers on our doorstep here in north Wales.”

The judges on ‘Top of the Shop’, Nisha Katona and Alison Swan Parente, choose the Paella Sauce as the winner of episode four of the series. They both agreed that Beatriz and the sauce were real winners. Nisha said it was a winner for its flavour as well as its heritage and Alison said people are looking for new dishes to make and she thinks people will use this sauce to try something new.

Beatriz cannot believe the amount of people who have been in touch with her since the programme aired on BBC Two a few weeks ago. Whilst delivering her sauces to the Rhug she said, “I used to visit the Rhug many many years ago as a customer when it was a small farm shop. I never thought then that I’d be returning one day with my own sauces to be sold here. I hope customers enjoy the taste of Spanish sunshine that my sauces bring.”

Dr Beatriz Albo is pictured delivering her Paella Sauces to the Rhug Farm Shop.