Mantel Farm was established in 2002 and has grown over the years through our passion to encourage a traditional and sustainable way of life.  We hope you will join us on our journey as we share our knowledge through our rural workshops, by visiting our shop to browse or simply hire our garden-canopy venue to enjoy our little piece of countryside for yourselves. You can also see our latest news, help and advice on our grapevine pages.

Our Shop

Our shop has grown over the years to offer a range of garden farming products available through our website and in our shop in East Sussex.  Situated in a re-purposed chicken shed we started (back in 2002) supplying chickens for you to keep in your garden and soon started selling animal feeds and poultry equipment along with treatments for pests and diseases.  Our shop has since grown to now offer a range of beehives and beekeeping equipment, local produce, eco home products, wild bird seeds, winter fuel and chicken housing. Our shop is open 2 days a week on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4pm, with a locker collection service available 6 days a week.  We also offer local delivery.

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Training Courses

Our training courses offer a unique opportunity to reconnect to the countryside.  Learn a new range of skills in a friendly, relaxed, rural environment.  Held in small groups you will gain a wealth of information from our enthusiastic tutors.  Our courses and workshops include bee experience days, beekeeping weekends, chicken keeping, traditional rural crafts and sustainable living workshops.  We always encourage making the most of our outdoor spaces, being as self-sufficient and environmentally friendly as possible and love to grow our community by working with local craftspeople so please get in touch if you would like to attend or host one of our rural courses.

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Animal Boarding

“They come to stay while you go away!” Est.2007 we can look after your Chickens, Ducks, Quail, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs.  Why not book your animals in for a holiday of their own? and go away relaxed, safe in the knowledge that they are being well cared for, totally secure inside our barn, in one of our purpose-built holiday pens.  “Chicken Trippers” Mantel Farm’s chicken boarding service was first established in 2007, and quickly grew to include other small animals.    Why not grab that break you’ve needed so much, safe in the knowledge that your animals will be well cared for.

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Venue Hire

Our Garden Canopy Venue Hire offers the perfect place to hold a rural course, workshop, talk or meeting.  Located in the heart of the farm, our outdoor covered meeting and events area offers a relaxed, quiet space surrounded by nature, covered by a canopy (with curtained sides if required) it is nestled between a wildlife-garden bank and our cosy indoor area which is also available for your use.  Both spaces have internet access, a projector and wide screen available and can be hired for a morning, afternoon, evening, or all day.  A perfect space for running your own event we can also offer marketing support.

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