Latest updates

09 Nov 18

Take a peek

Work is well under way in the Wood Yard now. Trenches have been dug ready for the foundation slab for the cafe building.

Take a peek through the gates to see what's happening when you visit. You'll find updates on this project and other projects to come on our signs around the site too.

Take a peak at the exciting new building project at Charlecote Park

01 Oct 18


Work finally begins in the wood yard and the diggers have arrived. Power cables need to be moved, and pipework for the grease trap for the new restaurant is going in.

Work finally begins in Charlecote's woodyard to prepare for our new restaurant

05 Sep 18

Tea pot testing

We’re starting to get to the interesting parts of the project at last. We’ve been discussing the interior design ideas for the new café ready for approval quite soon. We’re looking forward to sharing these with staff and volunteers.

We’ve also had to carry out tea pot testing. Some of us looked at potential crockery options for the Wood Yard Café, checking pourability and robustness - no-one wants a dribbly pot. We have a few more samples to come and should be able to make a decision very soon.

Take a look at the new ranges for autumn in the Servants' Hall shop at Charlecote Park