Festoon is a moveable feast and four times a year we invite people in for dinner, music and games to celebrate the coming of a new season. It's an extension of the way we cook, eat and party together at home.
We're based at Chanstone Court farm in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley. It's a working farm but celebration and creativity has always been central to life here. Chanstone has a good history of funtimes and Festoon is our contribution to this tradition.
Michaelchurch Court info:
Michaelchurch Court, Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire HR2 0JR
Access to Michaelchurch Court by car, parking available. If you're coming to the area by train, the nearest stations are Hereford (25mins drive) and Abergavenny (40mins drive).
If you want to liftshare please let us know what you're looking for/can provide and we'll hook you up where we can
Driving from Hereford:
Take the A465 out of Hereford. Just out of Hereford turn right onto the B4349 signposted Clehonger, Kingstone, Hay-on-Wye. In Clehonger follow the B4349 round a left turn signposted Vowchurch, Peterchurch, Hay-on-Wye. Pass through Kingstone, and turn right at the T-junction onto the B4348 signposted Vowchurch, Hay-on-Wye. Enter Vowchurch after 3 or 4 miles and take the second left turn, signposted Vowchurch, Michaelchurch Escley. Follow this road as in winds its way up the hill towards Michaelchurch. When you reach the T-junction a few miles along, drive straight across through the gates to Michaelchurch Court.
Driving from Hay-on Wye:
Leave Hay on the B4348 Harwicke road. Less than half a mile out of Hay take the first tarmacked right hand turn you come to, sgnposted Michaelchurch Escley (small sign). Stay on this road for about 10miles, it's a beautiful drive, so go slow and take in the views of the Black Mountains. Once you enter Michaelchurch Escley, carry on for another mile or so and you'll see the entrance to Michaelchurch Court on your right.
Summer Tapas Bar 2013 copy:
Thank you for coming to the Tapas Bar!
It was wonderful, you were wonderful.
Tapas, cocktails and live music from the Remi Harris Trio, the bar was buzzing and Michaelchurch Court proved the perfect spot.
Please send your photos, we'd love to put them up, ours will be up here next week.
Wishing you all a very happy summer for now and we'll be back with more soon,
Love, the team xx
Festoon Winter Feast, 22&23 November, 7pm
It's Festoon the fourth, our 1st birthday, our paper anniversary, we're a year old! However you put it, please join us to celebrate this milestone and the coming season with bells on.
Chanstone produce, seasonal cocktails, home brewed beer and lots more.
Please bring dancing shoes.
What, where, how page:
Festoon Winter Feast, 22 & 23 November
Back in the lambing shed at Chanstone for two nights of feasting and fun. Come in from the cold, fill your bellies with goodness and dance into the night. It was this weekend a year ago that we first opened our doors and we're so looking forward to having our favourite regulars back as well as lots of new faces.
Chanstone produce, seasonal cocktails, home brewed beer and all sorts of other good things
Directions and accommodation details below. Any other questions firstname.lastname@example.org or 07772 393 470
winter feast 2013:
Thank you for coming!
After a mercifully long and mild autumn, winter has swept in and together we've stepped into it with with a bang.
Thank you for joining us and for your good cheer, it's been such a pleasure. We wish you a warm and happy winter and look forward to seeing you again in the spring.
In the meantime stay in touch. Photos will be up soon, please share yours with us on facebook we'd love to see them.
Thank you and much love from the team,
Siobhan, Tilly, Nic, Josh, Simon & Toria
Winter 2013 photos up- Homepage
This is how the transition to winter should always be; filled with warming food, seasonal cocktails and good folk.
We also managed to raise our glasses to 4 separate birthdays over 2 days. Cheers to Fiona, Morgan, Chanstone and... us!
Thank you to all those who have made Festoon so much fun over the last year. A very merry time indeed.
Springtime 2014 homepage copy
My my what a fine start to the season it has been. The blossom is out, lambing is over and it's playtime on the farm again. Please join us for a feast and a knees up on the farm, with frills on. The perfect way to end the Hay Festival week
Diaries out please, pick your night...
Fri 30th May
Sat 31st May
Much love, The Team x
Booking page Springtime 2014
To book your places for Springtime Festoon please fill in the form below and tell us which night you'd like to come and how many places you'd like to book. To confirm your booking we'll ask you to contribute £30 towards the event. Contributions can be made in person, by bank transfer or using paypal.
Any trouble please email email@example.com or call Siobhan on 07772393470
Lots of information about how to get to us and where to stay on our info page
Springtime 2014- Thank you
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A WONDERFUL WEEKEND
We're so grateful to everyone who came and made this Springtime Festoon such a special one. A real delight to have so many lovely people on the farm for a feast and funtime. Well done everybody- good party.
Please email us any pictures you have or share them on facebook we'd love to see them. We'll have ours up here in the next few days
From all of us, have a very happy summer and see you again in the autumn
Love, the team x