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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

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Sawyers Hall Farm Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood CM15 9BZ England
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Caroline C wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Myself and my adult daughter visited on Sunday. It was very well organised with a one way system to see all the animals. The animals are well cared for and the animals are very friendly. We decided to have a drink and sandwich before we left and served by a woman in the kitchen who was very rude to the majority of the people in the queue with comments such as ‘well you’ll need to tell me what you want to order - I’m not a mind reader!’ And ‘if you let your child go on that chair it’s at your own risk. I’m certainly not sanitising it!’ Not sure why she was in the service industry. It soured our experience slightly but would visit the sanctuary again, but would swerve the cafe!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Hopefield Anima... S, Public Relations Manager at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello and thank you for leaving us a review. We are pleased to hear that you felt safe whilst at the sanctuary and enjoyed seeing all of our rescued animals. At Hopefield we pride ourselves on delivering high quality customer service to all our visitors. We would like to apologise if you feel like this was not the experience you received. We work extremely hard to keep our team members and visitors as safe as possible whilst at the sanctuary. This does mean having strict rules, socially distanced waiting areas and roped off sections. We understand that the current climate can make days out more worrying than usual and we try our best to make Hopefield a relaxing day out for everyone. We apologise again for any inconvenience caused and are happy to hear you will be back to support us in the future. Kind Regards, The Hopefield Team
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Paul wrote a review Aug 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom2 contributions
Friendly small group of staff looking to improve the lives of the animals in their care. Good sizes car park close to the entrance. During Covid-19 social distancing has been carried out very well with more than enough sanitation stations dotted about. Animals are well cared for and it looks like the welfare of the animals is high on the list of priorities. Well laid out areas and well thought through viewing with enough places for animals to hide if they wish. Equally tranquil for my partner and me to walk round without interruption. My first visit and already looking to go back. For £6 per person, it was money very well spent. Well done guys.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Hopefield Anima... S, Public Relations Manager at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Responded Aug 31, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We (and the animals!) really appreciate your support. Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) to keep up with all the amazing work we're doing, and to see how the animals are getting on. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, The Hopefield Team
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EssexLexi wrote a review Aug 2020
essex14 contributions17 helpful votes
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I Visited hopefield today with my husband and 8 year old a son which was the first time since it reopened following lockdown due to Covid 19. It was so lovely to be back !! They have worked so hard to make it ready for reopening with one way systems , expanded pathways to see the horses , a Marquee to sit and eat food from the cafe . We thoroughly enjoyed our day and loved seeing all the animals from the horses , ponies, Alpacas , Pigs, birds, cats , rabbits and plenty more . We have always loved Hopefield and the passion the founders and staff/volunteers have for the animals . It has a special place in our hearts . What an amazing peaceful place these animals now have after their abusive pasts. It makes me so happy to see them with a lovely happy ending that is Hopefield . Please visit and support such a worthwhile cause. They continue to need your support through these difficult Times and it’s a wonderful trip for the whole family . I highly recommend it !!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Hopefield Anima... S, Public Relations Manager at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Responded Aug 16, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We (and the animals!) really appreciate your support. Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) to keep up with all the amazing work we're doing, and to see how the animals are getting on. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, The Hopefield Team
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JTJ110 wrote a review Aug 2020
Essex, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
We went on Tuesday and it was a really lovely day. They have put a lot of thought and effort in to Covid precautions. We booked the first session, arriving as 2 family groups where we had our temperature taken. There was clear one way signage, it was all clean and well kept. Numbers were limited and felt right. New toilets were reassuring and BIG improvement. New picnic area, not now for play, had lots of tables so great for our lunch. Cafe as good as ever. A few animals were out of bounds because of Covid but there were lots of animals to see, stroke and learn about. The ponies, donkeys and other animals (especially raccoons and sphinx cat!) seemed more keen to come over to see us than our previous visits so maybe they are glad lockdown is over too!! I would highly recommend for young children, older ones and adults - all of which our 2 family groups were. We will return soon. Do book to support this little, very well run sanctuary!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Hopefield Anima... S, Public Relations Manager at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Responded Aug 16, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We (and the animals!) really appreciate your support. Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) to keep up with all the amazing work we're doing, and to see how the animals are getting on. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, The Hopefield Team
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gbugs67 wrote a review Aug 2020
Suffolk, United Kingdom36 contributions8 helpful votes
I had been following Hopefield Animal Sanctuary for a while on Instagram and really wanted to visit. I visited with my daughter and had a vegan afternoon tea which was delicious. All the food was freshly prepared by Carrie who was such a pleasure to chat to. All the staff we saw were very informative about the animals and their dedication to caring for the animals was evident. Will definitely visit again and it was well worth the money.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Hopefield Anima... S, Public Relations Manager at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Responded Aug 5, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We (and the animals!) really appreciate your support. We will pass on your thanks to Carrie! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, The Hopefield Team
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