Group Visits & Private Parties

We can cater for your local group whether it is a U3A, WI, Rotary, natural history, organic gardeners, students or international visitors. Why not choose something different and arrange a visit to England’s first community-owned farm?

We offer guided walks around Fordhall which cover the farms organic history, its journey into community ownership and how we work collaboratively onsite today with nature, tenant farmer and community.

A group tour (for groups of 15+) will generally take about 1.75-2 hours.

We ask for a donation towards the Fordhall Community Land Initiative to run your private walk, with a separate charge for any food and refreshments you require. We can accommodate groups Tuesday-Sunday, although guided tours are only available Tuesday-Friday.

Catering may consist of anything from a cup of tea and cake, to a full Ploughman’s buffet, afternoon tea or hot buffet in our eco-building. You are also more than welcome to bring your own picnic and make an afternoon of it in the picnic area.


We can cater for groups up to 40 in our function room and we have a coach park for larger groups and Straw Lodge for groups up to 50. Catering packages vary and can be tailored to your needs, but our favourite is the Ploughman’s Buffet, this includes:

  • selection of Fordhall cold sliced meatsOrganic buffet
  • home-made pork pies
  • home-made Gloucester Old Spot sausage rolls
  • vegetarian quiches
  • selection of local and organic cheeses
  • selection of seasonal salads
  • home-made chutneys and pickles
  • home-made soda bread (gluten free bread available)

Other catering options:
Soup and sandwiches
Afternoon tea
Hot pot, stew, lasagne
Scones and tea

Making a booking:
Walks need to be booked for a minimum of 15 people. The terrain is variable with moderate hills and there are no stiles to climb. If the group does not have suitable mobility to participate in a walk, we can offer one Tramper (all terrain mobility scooter) for hire at £10 or a talk/presentation (45mins) in our lovely room instead.

If you are interested in booking a walk or group booking at Fordhall please contact the office on 01630 638696 or email


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