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New Direction

Posted by Katy on Monday, 01 May 2017 at 12:27:29

Filed under: farming, deer, estate, butchery, breeding, venison

We have big news!

We have changed how we work and we now are concentrating purely on our local customers, no longer driving down to London 3 times a week. This enables us to offer an even more personal service with our head butcher, Alan, being in much more direct contact with our customers and can prepare our produce to exact requirements on a customer by customer basis. We think that this is very important and is perhaps something that has been lost with a more generic product line.

If you were a customer in London we haven’t forgotten you - you can still order Denham Estate Apple Juice as it being supplied through Maynard House Orchards who have bottled our apple juice for many years. We have also supplied some of our venison to Wild Hart Venison who will be doing venison deliveries to London.

We will miss our London and Thames Valley very much as we had dealt with some of them for many years and thought of them more as friends. We would like to wish all of you all the best in the future and to thank you for the many years we have been trading together.

Tags: big, news

Christmas Opening 2016

Posted by Katy on Saturday, 03 December 2016 at 13:51:40

Filed under: estate

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR DELIVERIES 2016/2017

We would like you to know that deliveries of Denham Estate venison, Denham Castle lamb, pork, wild boar, game & apple juice over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows :-

  • The last delivery before Christmas for Thames Valley
  • Wednesday December 21st
  • The last delivery before Christmas for East Anglia
  • Thursday December 22nd
  • The last delivery before Christmas for London
  • Friday December 23rd
  • Delivery during the holiday period for all customers
  • Friday December 30th
  • First New Year delivery for East Anglia
  • Thursday January 5th
  • First New Year delivery for London & Thames Valley
  • Friday January 6th
  • Normal delivery schedule from
  • Monday January 9th

While the office may be unmanned, you can still send orders by :-

  • e-mail to butchery@denhamestate.co.uk
  • Leave a message on the answerphone 01284 810231

If you have any queries about your deliveries over this period please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Quarterly Update August 2016

Posted by Katy on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 at 13:59:54

Filed under: farming, deer, products

June

Once lambing is finished there is a short break to catch our breath and then we are off into fawning season. With a little more sunshine and the early summer grass the fawns soon grow.

Also in June we heard that Lee Bye of Tuddenham Mill, one of our geographically closer customers, had been awarded a highly prestigious Acorn Award from The Caterer. They are only awarded to 30 of the top people in all of hospitality under the age of 30. Huge congratulations to him and his team. You can read more about the Acorn Award awarded to Lee on The Caterer website.

July

July started with some more customer accolades. The Square Meal Top 100 Restaurants 2016 listed Pea Porridge and 1921, both in Bury St Edmunds, in its listing of restaurant voted for by readers, bloggers and reviewers from all over the country. You can read more about the award here.

A couple of years ago we had a trailer stolen from the farm. This month someone broke through a series of gates and locks to get to where it used to be kept. Since we had changed routine and security since the theft, the trailer was no longer there, but unwilling to go away totally empty handed, they went and stole 5 pairs of antlers instead! Some people just leave you speechless.

August

August is harvest time and there were vehicles all over the Estate – enormous combines, great tractors, big trailers, huge harrows, large spreaders, a small purple bike. Sometimes you just have to take the transport provided!

We have quite a few flowers around the estate offices and summer always seem to involve quite a bit of wandering around with watering cans, so this year the matter was taken in hand on a more industrial scale with a mixture of tubes, taps, plastic tank and a forklift and it worked very well too.

 


Tags: venison, fawns, farming, harvesting, acorn award, square meal award

Quarterly Update

Posted by Katy on Monday, 22 February 2016 at 17:59:24

Filed under: farming, deer, products, animal welfare, wild boar

December

The warm(ish) winter weather has given us an opportunity of continuing the general maintenance on the estate like the fencing, of which we have some miles!

We also needed to repair a water leak which was, of course, right in the middle of the car park and much further down than we thought. Matt was allowed out of the hole by Christmas, though.

January

But when the weather did get colder and frostier the morning view from the office window was wonderful.

February

We were really honoured to be asked to be involved with this year’s Zest Quest Asia (http://www.zestquestasia.com) by our friend and long-time customer Cyrus Todiwala. We supplied venison for the Shammi Kavaab at the events gala dinner (Shammi Kavaab- venison cooked with yellow split peas and spices, ground to a smooth paste, formed into patties, filled with chutney and pan-fried – now say you are not hungry!) and Cecilia, who was invited to the event, can vouch for all the superb food.

On the night Milton Keynes College pipped rivals Doncaster College, University College Birmingham, University of West London, and former champions, Farnborough College and Westminster Kingsway College following a cook-off held at Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen, the signature restaurant of the Hilton London Heathrow T5. All 6 colleges did so well to get to the final as the competition was very stiff. Congratulations to them all!

The winning entry from Milton Keynes College

We were also a happy contributor to Merlin Labron-Johnson’s residence at Patty and Bun (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/patty-bun-residence-with-merlin-labron-johnson-portland-restaurant-tickets-19906993353) to raise funds for the refugee charity 'Calais Kitchen'. This amazing group of people provide free food to thousands of starving refugees in Calais every day and any help is gratefully received.

Tags: winter

Online Shop Open For Business

Posted by Katy on Friday, 18 October 2013 at 11:16:50

Filed under: lamb, estate, products, venison

Now Available Online

This has been a while in coming but so many people have asked if they can buy our produce, so...

We are very happy to announce that we are now selling our venison and Denham Castle Lamb online!

To start with we are selling mixed boxes at a standard price, either a steak, chop and burger box or  a roast, casserole, steak and chop box. Both boxes will have a pack of our butchers hand-made venison sausages in them. We think that either box gives a good range of products for the best value.

As we are providing the very best of our Venison and Denham Castle Lamb we have obviously taken great care to make sure that the packaging is the best we can find aswell to keep your meat in perfect condition in transit and use a wool based insulation which, in our tests, keeps the cold for longest.  It’s an added bonus that it is a natural product.

And, while I hesitate to mention Christmas in October, it would make a change from turkey!

Shop online now!

Tags: shop, online, open

Food Festival

Posted by Katy on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 at 14:07:25

Filed under: estate, products

On April 23rd Neil Clarke, our livestock manager is going to be talking about the estate and looking after our animals at the British Food Producers Festival held at the Royal Garden Hotel. Our contribution to the menu will be venison loin from which the Executive Head Chef Steve Munkley will create.

Smoked Denham Estate venison loin with Braeburn apple and celery slaw, and Cheltenham beetroot which sounds delicious!

Tags: food festival

Christmas and New Year Deliveries 2012

Posted by Katy on Monday, 10 December 2012 at 14:18:58

Filed under: estate, products

We would like you to know that deliveries of Denham Estate venison, Denham Castle lamb, pork, wild boar, game & apple juice over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows:

The Last Delivery Before Christmas

  • East Anglia on Thursday December 20th
  • London & the Thames Valley on Friday December 21st

During the Holiday Period

  • All delivery areas on Friday December 28th

Our Normal Deliveries Will Commence On

  • London & the Thames Valley on Wednesday January 2nd
  • East Anglia on Thursday January 3rd

If you have any queries about your deliveries over this period please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tags: christmas, deliveries, new year

Depden Farm Shop

Posted by Katy on Monday, 08 October 2012 at 15:43:24

Filed under: estate, products

We are really pleased to announce that Depden Farm Shop will be selling our venison and game in future. This lovely shop, based on a farm and which also runs small-holding training sessions and a variety of local food and drink events, is on the main road between Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill and will carry a range of our produce. It also has a cafe – what more could you want!

Tags: depden, shop

Cover Boy

Posted by Katy on Friday, 31 August 2012 at 10:18:34

Filed under: estate, animal welfare, ethos

Neil, our livestock manager, has become cover boy for this month’s British Farmer and Grower magazine. It’s not just one really rather good cover photo but inside there is an article on how the Denham Estate has evolved from apples through to Fallow venison and Denham Castle lambs – there are more pictures too!

Read the full article.

Neil, the cover boy!

Tags: magazine

Prices Stay the Same for the Coming Year

Posted by Katy on Monday, 20 August 2012 at 13:52:15

Filed under: farming, products

 

As customers know, we release our updated standard price list on 1st September and then we try our very best to keep to those prices for a full year so people know where they are with us. This control and longer term view is one of the advantages of having so much of our business on-farm from start to finish.

This year we are very pleased to say that the new 2012-2013 price list will be exactly the same as last year’s price list – there will be no changes in the prices of Venison, Denham Castle Lamb, Wild Boar, Pork, Beef and Apple Juice.

Tags: prices, venison, lamb, boar, pork, beef, apple juice

The Red Tractor Scheme

Posted by Katy on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 10:29:54

Filed under: lamb, ethos

Denham Castle Lamb is now covered by the Red Tractor scheme. I could write pages about what a good scheme this is and how proud we are to be part of it but you can look for yourself here.

Red Tractor are adding new products all the time so in future we are hoping to get the venison into the scheme as well.

Tags: Denham Castle Lamb