Journal: Lord Newborough

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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 30/01/19, in Lord Newborough

Work starts on new Rhug Organic & Natural Face & Body Care range of creams

Rhug Estate Owner, Lord Newborough, has started work on his latest venture - an organic and natural face and body care range of creams. The newly formed company Rhug Organic & Natural Ltd has been set up this week.

Posted by Graham on 01/01/19, in Lord Newborough

New Year Message from Lord Newborough

I’d like to wish all our customers and friends a Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2019.

Thank you to all of you for your support during 2018 and we hope you will continue to support us in the year ahead.

I don’t want this to be a political message but I have to say I am concerned about what lies ahead for small businesses like ours. In my heart I hope Brexit never happens. It is my New Year’s Eve wish that the UK doesn’t leave the European Union. I’m expecting it to be tough and turbulent for everyone both in the home market and exports.

On a brighter note, I’m excited about the new diversification project we are working on at Rhug. Hopefully by the beginning of 2020 we will be launching Rhug Organic Cosmetics and Spa range. Although this project is in its early stages, I’m pleased with how progress is being made to capture the essence and provenance of Rhug with a newly assembled and expanding team.

On the farm we will look to increase our herd of Japanese Sika Deer as the feedback we’ve received from chefs for our venison has been very positive. We will also continue to expand our markets for organic chicken eggs.

We will endeavour to improve the service we provide in all aspects of our business and will continue to listen to our customers’ needs with opening hours, new menus and products. We also hope to reach new markets for our wholesale business into the Maldives, Denmark and Sweden.

When the going gets tough the tough get going and that’s what we intend to do.

May I wish you all the very best for the year ahead. May the next year exceed all expectations.

As we celebrate the New Year, I wish everyone success, a healthy long life and a fresh new start.

Happy New Year to you and your families.

Posted by Graham on 23/11/18, in Lord Newborough, Awards

Rhug Estate announced as Award Winner at Purdey Awards

Rhug was delighted to have been presented with a Purdey Highly Commended Award last night by the Duke of Wellington. Rhug’s Head Game Keeper, Dave Pooler, was also given a Special Commendation Purdey Award.

The Purdey Awards have been held annually since 1999 and seek to promote a wider appreciation of the outstanding game and habitat conservation work carried out throughout the United Kingdom and to give well-deserved recognition and reward to the best.

Posted by Graham on 20/11/18, in Lord Newborough

Rhug Estate Owner, Lord Newborough, announced as Slow Food Cymru’s Person of the Year

Lord Newborough, Owner of Rhug Estate near Corwen, north Wales, has been announced as Slow Food Cymru / Wales’ Person of the Year for creating the first drive thru on a farm in the UK.

Nia Williams, Director of Slow Food Cymru / Wales, nominated Lord Newborough for the unique award. She said, “Rhug’s drive thru is as far from fast food as it can be. We salute the work Lord Newborough has done. He’s looked at the large fast food chains and thought – do you know what – I can’t join them but I can beat them. This fits in completely with the whole ethos of the Slow Food movement. Lord Newborough is Wales’ answer to Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food in Italy.”

Posted by Graham on 01/04/18, in Lord Newborough, Estate News, Awards

Rhug Estate Delighted to be granted Royal Warrant

Lord Newborough, Owner of the Rhug Estate, near Corwen, Denbighshire, is thrilled to have been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales from 1 April 2018, for Rhug Organic Farm which incorporates the farm, the wholesale meat business, the cutting plant, the butcher’s counter at Rhug Farm shop and Rhug’s stall at London’s Borough Market.

Posted by Graham on 21/03/18, in Lord Newborough, Estate News

Esteemed Eateries in Hong Kong feature Rhug meats on their Menus

World renowned restaurants in Hong Kong are presenting new exclusive Great British dishes on their menus, made with British seasonal produce including Rhug Estate organic beef, lamb, chicken and pork from today, [21 March] until 2 April.

Posted by Elin on 20/10/17, in Lord Newborough, Estate News

The War and Lord Michael 'Micky' Vaughan Wynne

Our current Lord Newborough's father, Michael "Micky" Vaughan Wynne, was quite the character. But not many people know about his heroic and, rather absurd, military experience.