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November 28, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Afternoon Tea with Santa at Apley Farm Shop starts this weekend

Afternoon Tea with Santa at Apley Farm Shop starts this weekend 2-3 Dec & continue 9-10 & 16-24 Dec. Click the leaflet here to book your tickets. If you would like more information on Breakfast with Santa, click HERE. For Santa’s Grotto details & tickets, click HERE.


November 25, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Don’t miss the second & last day of Apley’s Christmas Market

Christmas comes but once a year* so if you couldn’t come today, don’t miss tomorrow (Sunday 26 Nov, 10-4pm) which is the second & last day of Apley’s Christmas Market at Apley Farm Shop, Shropshire. It’s a FREE event running 10-4pm & a great festive family day out.

There will be an opportunity to enter our latest competition (guess the height of our very tall courtyard tree) which boasts 3 great prizes worth together over £150. Plus, as a special Christmas Market offer, we’re GIVING AWAY (normally £2.99 each) one of our lovely hessian bags to anyone who signs up for a Loyalty Card this weekend.

(*1936 short film title)

Click HERE for full details of the market on our website.

To give you an idea of what a fun day today was, click HERE to see our short film. 

Or browse a few photos from today below:

Above: Shropshire Gin Company

Above: Lord Hamilton’s Apley Estate Smoked Pheasant – launch day

Above: Apley Walled Garden, Head Gardener Phil Allen

Above: Craft stall – Shark’s Teeth, Shark & Marine Conservation Trust













November 25, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

It’s Apley Christmas Market today & tomorrow !

It’s Apley Christmas Market today. Free entry & luckily in a heated marquee, as it’s a frosty morning. It only happens once a year at Apley – your chance to nibble free tasters of delicious food & drinks & chat with the producers themselves. Our mince pies have just won a Great Taste Award. We have turkeys from very nearby Shifnal & Christmas trees in stock too. Choose from our range of Apley hampers & pick up presents on the craft stalls. I’ll be there launching Lord Hamilton’s Apley Estate Smoked Pheasant – an essential for your fridge & freezer. Stock up whilst you can!

The Christmas Market is Saturday & Sunday 10-4pm.

Looking forward to seeing you !

November 24, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Children’s activities at Apley Christmas Market

For the Apley Christmas Market this weekend (Sat & Sun 10-4pm), we have a face painter coming (her prices apply) but also a stall where children can paint their own rocks for FREE, then hide them on our [also free] Skylark Nature Trail. It’s going to be partly sunny & not too cold, so perfect for a wintry walk. The rock painting is part of the Kindness Rocks Project. Click HERE to learn how it began.

Once you’ve sampled delicious new foods from the exhibiting food producers in the marquee & found some handmade Christmas presents on the craft stalls, pick up an Apley Christmas Order form & head for the Apley Butcher & Apley Delicatessen counters, to order your turkey, pigs in blankets, veg box, cheese board, Christmas puddings, Christmas cake, mince pies, holly, mistletoe, wreaths, Christmas tree – we’ve got Everything Christmas for you Apley !

Just click HERE to see our very useful Christmas checklist to help you get ready for this festive season.

Christmas trees have arrived – click HERE to see prices & sizes. Please note pointed trees with base are £3 extra.

November 22, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Special offers for this weekend’s Apley Christmas Market

Take advantage of some of these special offers during this weekend’s Apley Christmas Market, Sat 24 & Sun 25 Nov, 10-4pm. Entry is free & it’s all indoors, so come hungry & enjoy free tasters of delicious Shropshire food & drinks !

November 17, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Christmas hampers

The Apley Ladies’ Cream Tea for Two hamper, £24.99

The Apley Diabetic hamper, £19.99

The Apley Gluten Free hamper, £33.99

The Little Pigg’s hamper, £54.99

The Apley Curry Lovers’ hamper, £24.95

The Apley Beer Lovers’ hamper, £29.99

The Apley Cider Lovers’ hamper, £24.95

The Apley Red Wine Lovers’ hamper, £54.95

The Apley White Wine Lovers’ hamper, £54.95

The Apley Shropshire Delights hamper, £44.45

The Apley Wine Lovers’ hamper, £54.95

The Apley Gentleman’s hamper, £24.99

If you’re seeking the perfect present, look no further than the 2017 range of Apley Christmas hampers, right here. If there’s none that appeal, just ask a member of our staff to make one up especially for you. Browse the farm shop & select your favourite products. We also offer a Smoked Pheasant hamper & cheese hampers.

November 16, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Place your order for a Christmas tree from Apley Farm Shop

I’ve just ordered our Christmas tree, to be sure we have the right type, size & price & that it arrives on the right date. So why not do the same – just call, text or email us (or just drop into the shop) & tell us what you’re after. Below are details of what we have on offer. If you need a tree not listed below, just let us know & we’ll do our best to help:

Drop in & select your Apley Farm Shop Christmas tree.
Below are sizes & prices. They are Premier Nordman’s (non-drop) Christmas trees:

Height in feet Height in metres Price
3’-4’ 1.00m – 1.25m £18
4’-5’ 1.25m – 1.5m £23
5’-6’ 1.5m – 1.75m £29
6’-6’6 1.75m – 2.0m £35
All prices exclude stands which are £4

We also have some 4-5ft tall potted (with roots) trees: £29.50

November 15, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Start your festive season at the Apley Christmas Market, 25-26 Nov

Click HERE to watch our latest mini film (by A Decent Exposure & Steph Watts Productions) introducing Christmas 2017 at Apley.

Apley Farm Shop’s is stocked with all you need for a fabulous Christmas – Start by dropping into the Apley Christmas Market on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November, 10-4pm on both days. Perfect days out for foodies & craft lovers. Come, meet & chat with food producers & artisan crafters from all over Shropshire. FREE entry & it’s all undercover in a heated marquee, so whatever the weather, it’ll be a great family day out to start your festive season !


November 13, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Macmillan Coffee morning at Apley raised £203

Our Marketing Assistant Beth did some fabulous fundraising for Macmillan on Friday 29 Sept, for the world’s biggest coffee morning. Beth wrote: “Would just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who made a cake or donated. The grand total was  £213! All from Apley staff & customer donations alone, so thank you again.” That’s brilliant & will be so appreciated by the charity whose works touches the lives of 1 in 4 of us – rife as cancer is.


November 12, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Shropshire Star’s front page

Yesterday (Sat 11 Nov) we made it (a very rare occurrence!) to the Shropshire Star’s front page – hooray! We possibly have the tallest & biggest Christmas tree in Shropshire, so felt it was perfect to invite estimates & give 3 great prizes for the 3 closest guesses. The competition lasts until 31 Dec 2017 after the winners will be announced by email & on our Social Media. Have a go – you never know ! Come & see the magnificent tree then just click HERE or on the newspaper article to enter or complete a [paper] form whilst you’re there.

(I’ll get a better scan asap & replace this one, promise!).