Experiences and Training

The Belmont Estate provides a unique setting for a variety of courses and training opportunities. We are very fortunate to have a multitude of incredible facilities on our doorstep. The parkland and ancient woodland allows us to offer foraging, outdoor cooking and barbecue courses while The Carriage House will, following its refurbishment, provide flexible spaces for butchery, cookery, mindfulness, wine tasting and a huge amount more.

The following is just a taste of our proposals:

The Belmont Butchery Experience

Our butchery experience embraces the full life cycle of our animals. Returning to the traditional way of life, they are born, raised and finished on site.

Starting with a tour of our beautiful estate, a stone’s throw from Clifton, you’ll see our rare breed organic livestock before heading to the purpose-built butchery school for a masterclass with our artisan butcher.

Learn about our nose to tail ethos, using the whole animal, including those forgotten cuts and the offal. After your guided exploration of the estate and our extensively reared rare and traditional breed livestock, and your artisan butchery experience you’ll sit down to a feast of Belmont meat and organic estate produce from our walled garden prepared by our in-house chef and paired with local beverages.

On our one day Butchery course you can expect:

Arrival drinks and cake

An introduction to animal husbandry

Elevenses

An introduction to deboning, tying and secondary cuts

A lunch of Belmont Farm produce, paired with local drinks

Curing and sausage making

Refreshment break accompanied by sour apple buns

Belmont hamper filled with your days creations and a few added extras

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Curing and smoking

Again, using our own free range Belmont meat, we offer meat curing and cookery courses in Bristol. They will teach the traditional principles of meat preserving and charcuterie. As local dealers of the Big Green Egg barbecue, we will also be providing courses demonstrating how to use it to create perfectly smoked meats.

Cookery

The training kitchen is to be installed within The Carriage House to host a variety of different cookery courses including: artisan bread making, classic cooking, meat, vegetarian and vegan specialities, Christmas catering and much more..

Foraging

Using the ancient woodland as our hunting ground, we seek out wild foods such as mushrooms and berries to cook and eat during our foraging courses. It really is food the natural way!

Bush craft

Awaken your inner hunter-gatherer on our bush craft course and join us to learn traditional bush craft and survival skills in our ancient woodland.

Mindfulness

Escape the pressures of the modern world and get back to nature by attending one of our mindfulness courses. Life can be so hectic it’s often easy to lose perspective of what’s important.

Using practices developed over thousands of years, our mindfulness coaches will bring you the peace of mind you’ve been searching for. It would be hard to walk away from the serene and relaxing presence of the estate without feeling calm.

Yoga

For all you yogis out there (and beginner yogis too!) our yoga classes will cleanse the mind, body and soul within the serene setting and natural environment of the estate. Good vibes all round!

If you’re interested in our range of courses, please get in touch.

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