Butcher

Alongside bacon, ham, lamb and other meat, our butcher offers naturally lean and tender venison reared on our farm. Choose from frying steaks, grill steaks, hand-rolled meatballs, hand-pressed burgers, hand-made sausages, mince and diced venison. The meat is prepared as haunch, side, saddle or shoulder, all offering a finer texture than comparable cuts of beef. Our butcher will be on hand to give expert advice on the most suitable cooking methods. 

Centuries ago, a deer farm was operated as a ‘live larder’ with continuous access to deer fed on grass and forage, a tradition we continue today. From farm to butcher, proceedings are supervised by our estate manager Dominic Strutt, a nationally recognised authority on deer husbandry. Under his leadership, our farm has been selected as a trusted supplier to M&S and Waitrose & Partners.

butcher block with meat rack and knife
 

Farm Shop

Our farm shop specialises in local premium produce. Quality, provenance and sustainability are at the heart of what we do, cutting food miles and wasteful packaging while adding variety and taste.

Our milk, for example, comes from a dairy herd grazing on pasture just across the road from us. We’ve installed a milk vending machine so you can fill and refill your own glass bottles. Press a button to add your favourite milkshake flavour.

Similarly, local suppliers produce our cheese, jam and chutney and our organic eggs are delivered daily from a nearby farm where the hens roam free.

From the seasonal fruit and vegetables, from local growers to the artisan sourdough bread baked in a wood-burning oven not far away, our well-stocked counters show our commitment to responsible sourcing.

Fresh bread in a basket at our farm shop at Sky Park Farm
 

Gift Shop

Our priority in stocking our gift shop has been to appeal to all ages and never to compromise on quality. Whether it’s an alphabet book (D is for Deer) a bone china mug or a hand-carved walking stick, every product has been carefully chosen.

As you might expect, the gift shop displays objects created from antlers shed by stags, cuddly Bambi-like toys, jigsaws featuring grazing herds of deer and tea-towels showing venison recipes. Along with these items, we stock many more that confirm our devotion to deer.

At the same time, we’ve made room for other creatures that live on our farm, such as badgers, rabbits and squirrels. Along with the birds that soar overhead, they’re all represented on our shelves of toys and furry animals.

gift shop items on the table, cuddly deer toys, books, a jug & mug
 

Farm & Visitor Centre

Opening Hours

7 days a week

9:00am – 5:00pm every day

Sky Park Farm is a working deer farm and there will be occasions where the whole farm or parts of the farm will need to be temporarily closed for operational reasons. In such instances we will endeavour to give as much notice as possible.

 

The Farm Shop

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday

7:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday

8:00am – 4:30pm

 

The Grazing Rooms

Opening Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday to Saturday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday

9:00am – 4:30pm