Upcoming Events

Church Roof Appeal Supper


Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: £30 per person

Our Bishopstone village church roof was stripped of lead last autumn so we’re hosting a supper and auction of promises on April 18th, just before Easter, to support the church..

Easter Egg Hunt


Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: Free

Early on Easter Sunday Helen and I carefully lay about 200 organic chocolate mini eggs around one part of the farm, and invite customers and friends and families to find…



Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: free

Hear hear! And once again our Bishopstone pub plays host to Swindon South election candidates….a public forum finding out more on Robert Buckland’s pro Brexit ideas; how Sarah Church marries her approach to Labour with that of her party leader; and Stan Pajak no doubt playing the sensible liberal card but one that’s struggling to find traction in this area….Monday December 2, 7 pm, bits of food to stop you fainting with excitement. The best pub in the village! Of course Tf

Christmas Craft Workshops


Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: From £30pp

This year we’re hosting a range of Christmas workshops. We’ve got card-making, decoration crafting and even Christmas wreath creation all going on here at the Oak. Click below to find out more!

Live music from Hooch


Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: Free

Hooch are back at the Royal Oak for some toe-tapping-toons on Saturday 21st December from 8.30pm.

‘Country-tinged pop with a melodic rootsy vibe.’ Not quite sure what that means, but we do know that we love a good ol’ boogie to their music.

With a bedrock of unusual cover choices (Buzzcocks, Depeche Mode, Kylie, Steve Earle, The Coral) and now introducing some of their own tracks. The sound is a rootsy, melodic mix of psychadelic country with a dash of surf. Groovey….just like us!

All welcome! Happy Hoochin’

PS Booking for supper highly recommended 01793790481.

Winter Nature Walk

Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: From £40pp incl Evening Meal

The farm is alive with wildlife during the winter months with huge flocks of birds making full use of the soil being turned over by the livestock we have here. Join us for an evening stroll with Nick Adams, local ecologist, as he narrates us through this wonderful time of year, before heading back to the Oak for a sit down meal.

Art Workshops with Marilyn Trew


Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: From £30pp

We’ve recently invited Marilyn to come and run some her fantastic arts and crafts workshops here at the Oak over the coming months and into next year. We’ve got everything from Christmas crafts to learning how to paint with textured acrylic, be sure to click below to find out more.

Photography Courses and Workshops


Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: From £79pp

Our 2020 calendar is already filling up with a range of photographic workshops hosted by our on site photographer – James Andrews. We’ve got everything from begineer’s courses, editing and even controlling flashguns! Make sure you take a look and book on early to avoid dissapointment!

Forager’s Lunch


Location: Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Price: £75pp

After the success of this event last year Martin Bailey is joining us again to we spend the morning foraging for foods around the farm before heading back to the Royal Oak to enjoy our discoveries over lunch!

Find all our upcoming events on our Eastbrook Experiences website…

Buy Gammon & Bacon for Home Delivery - perfect for Christmas & New Year

Complete your Christmas party plans with a beautiful organic gammon.  Available to pre-order now for home delivery from 16th Dec.  Our award winning bacon and lardons also available.  We've got a fabulous recipe here too to make your Christmas table look spectacular, Honey-Glazed Gammon courtesy of the Hairy Bikers.

Mushroom Explosion

Although the weather has felt pretty miserable over the last few weeks it’s been absolutely perfect for mushrooms – there’s been an explosion in the local area and James, our photographer from ProHides, has been out in the rain capturing images.  We don’t want you to miss out though so if you’ve got a camera, big or small, why not join him on Sunday 3rd of November for a photowalk to see some of these wonders for yourself.

Farm Safaris for livestock, landscapes and wildlife at Eastbrook Farm

We’re now combining  everything—the pigs, the cows and calves, the landscapes, the wildlife—deer, owls, badgers, flora and fauna generally, although not all of it appears on cue.  Our colleague James Andrews, expert at wildlife photography among other skills, will lead the ‘Safari’ tours, in the red land rover

A lot of love out there for Corned Beef (without a key)

Delighted that our organic Corned Beef is being applauded across the land. 5* reviews with Abel and Cole and a Silver award at British Charcuterie Live!

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Organic Pigs = High Welfare

BANNED! These common practices are all banned under Soil Association Organic standards:

- Nose ringing - used to prevent pigs natural rooting behaviour

- Tail docking - pigs in confined spaces often bite each other’s tails, so non-organic producers dock tails to prevent this

- Farrowing crates - small metal cage only inches wider than the female pig, used around the time she gives birth to restrict her movement and prevent her from following maternal instincts.

- Routine use of antibiotics.

#organic #highwelfare #farming #sustainability #biodiversity

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