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Bawdon Lodge Farm - Thursday, 5th September

Bawdon Lodge Farm, Nanpantan Road, Nanpantan, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE12 9YE.

(Free parking on-site)

For our August Connect Reception we are to be hosted by Richard and Lynn Bailey, husband and wife team at Bawdon Lodge, which is also the home of Burleighs Gin and the distillery, so much more than just a field on a farm, in fact it's a rural business hub.

Richard and his family comes from a 90 year family history of farming, where arable farming still takes place in the Outwoods and Loughborough area, with sustainability, self-sufficiency and recycling are at the heart of the business. However there is much more to Bawdon Lodge than meets the eye. Bawdon Lodge is an award winning wedding and events venue, they have a huge barn venue space which can be used for business events, charity fundraisers, seminars with a difference, gin tastings, markets and they even have open air theatre evenings!

Bawdon is a community of businesses and houses business tenants which include the famously tasty Burleighs Gin, who have their base at Bawdon and their distillery and has been the base for Burleighs and their development as an international brand; Richard and Lynn are shareholders with Burleighs Gin and offer special gin tasting events in your own home or to your own business event. Amongst the businesses who are based at Bawdon is the Bull Pen Meeting Room which is available to hire, as a hotdesk or meeting space for workshops, team meetings and away days, so you have your business, but out in the country air and amongst Bawdon's rolling green fields. 

Richard, Lynn and their team have been so successful at events and events management they even run artisans fairs, which offer a truly up-market, locally produced, homemade quality produce and products from handpicked artisans (the next is Sat, 7th Sept, 10-4).

The Bawdon team have more exciting plans for the future which include offering consultancy on events, fairs and pop-ups on rural sites and with venues, their own artisan fairs and more development at Bawdon Lodge Farm to offer more units for businesses to let, to start-ups and SMEs, so you can base your business in affordable premises whilst enjoying the peaceful surrounds of the farm and estate, avoiding the hustle, bustle and parking fees! Did we mention the Mr Fitzpatrick Vintage Cordials? No, well all those non-drinkers, or when you fancy a good slurp of something refreshing; Rhubarb and Rosehip quenches our thirst every time.

We look forward to connecting with Richard and Lynn in their unique events space (don't worry no mud!) with Burlieghs Gin Cocktails and Mr Fitzpatrick Vintage cordial mocktails, antipasti, bread and cheeses, plus mini demos on cocktail and mocktails making, so you can make your favourite tipple at home, we even hear chocolate brownies are in store for this unique and diversified and award winning rural business.


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