"If cooking homegrown meat and veg on an open fire outside your own uber-cool safari tent taking in epic views of the Test Valley sounds like your idea of heaven then book yourself in for a stay at Gambledown Farm"
Gambledown Farm Featured in Hampshire Life February 2021 "Good Life Goals"
21 January 2021
Event Space and Commercial Kitchen now Completed with the help of LEADER funding
Gambledown Farm's latest conversion is a super new Event Space and Commercial Kitchen. Bookings are already being taken for December and for 2020. The space will comfortably seat 80 and the kitchen can be used for demonstrations as well as for catering. A recent group held a yoga day and healthy lifestyle cookery workshop in this fabulous space.
The project was partially funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through a LEADER grant and which also partially funded the Glamping Tents situated on the Farm.
"We work with Hannah Thomas of Herbs & Wild to help showcase our own produce grown on the farm, using only local and seasonal ingredients," says Tamara Arnison-Newgass from Gambledown Farm. "All the food is styled by her and is as delicious as it looks! "The 270-acre farm rears their own grass-fed, outdoor reared shorthorn beef, lambs and pigs. They also offer holiday stays and glamping in safari tents: "The supper clubs are a way for our guests to enjoy a taste of the farm produce and 'complete the circle' from visiting to tasting," says Tamara.
Each evening has a welcome cocktail introducing the guests to the theme of the evening, followed by a three-course set menu. Each course is based around three unusual herbs or wild ingredients. The night is rounded off with herbal tea and confectionary. "The traceability of ingredients is hugely important to me which is why I love working with Gambledown Farm, "says chef Hannah. "They provide me with hand-reared meat of the highest quality and welfare, homegrown vegetables and herbs to incorporate into my menus. I am looking forward to inviting guests to an autumn supper club to celebrate the opening of their new events space".
Gambledown Farm Featured in Hampshire Life September 2019 "Hampshire's best dining clubs"
1st September 2019
Gambledown Farm Shortlisted for Prestigious RICS Architecture Award
5th February 2019
Gambledown Farm's barn conversion has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) award in two categories. The building faces tough competition from eight nominees in the Commercial category and four in the Tourism and Leisure category. The project, carried out with Stoodley Building Contractors, Studio Four Architects and Andrew Waring Associates saw several old farm buildings converted into luxury holiday cottages. Three of the old barns were also subject to bat licenses, which are devised to protect the creatures and their resting places. One of the conditions of the bat licence was to construct a new bat loft in one of the holiday cottages, the Ecologist commented that the newly constructed bat loft was "the best bat loft that she had ever seen." The awards are to be held at the Ageas bowl on May 16.
LEADER funding secured for Glamping and Event Space venture at Gambledown Farm
31st October 2018
Gambledown Farm has been awarded a LEADER government grant for its project: Gambledown Farm Glamping and Leisure Facility. The project is to be funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Gambledown Farm's glamping site will open May 2019, with the event space due for completion Autumn 2019.