Welbeck Estate
Welbeck Estate
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Welbeck is one of the great traditional landed estates. Set mainly within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, an area of great natural beauty, some of the most important historic buildings in the Midlands have been revitalised and are providing unique residential and commercial letting opportunities for a thriving, sustainable community. The Welbeck Estate in itself is not a 'destination', but you can visit the following which are located on the Welbeck Estate: - Welbeck Farm Shop, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours, The Harley Café and The Dukeries Garden Centre (run by Notcutts Garden Centres)
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thomdaw
Plymouth, UK26 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The farm shop was excellent, best for miles around. The meat we bought was reasonably priced and very high quality. The cafe does not serve run of the mill food and won’t be to everyone’s taste, but the Turkish lamb dish I had was tasty and filling. Busy, but we were served promptly and the staff we encountered were efficient and friendly. Downside was that two dogs were allowed to sit on a table. This is a no-no in hospitality and catering, but none of the staff said anything, one even giving them a stroke. Unacceptable.
Written May 20, 2022
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Dawn
Chesterfield, UK3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
I took a terminaly ill relative and nothing was too much trouble. They went out of their way to make our visit special. First of all, I spoke to mark on reception by phone on the morning of the visit. who kindly saved me a wheelchair. And booked a table for us in the restaurant. Then Dawn on reception, offerd us a voucher for discount. And was so helpful, saying if we needed anything during our visit just ask for her. When we went to the restaurant.Diane had laid the table beautifully. With table cloth crackers and Christmas decor. Then Leah, was a absolute sweetheart. She collected all our food and brought it to the table. So I didn’t have to que up . She kept popping to us to check we were alright. She then kindly fetched us dessert. The service and helpfulness was exceptional. I will never forget how you made it such a memorable visit. With a chance for us to make special memories.
Written December 2, 2022
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Pauline T
Chesterfield, UK60 contributions
Mar 2020
We visit the Welbeck Estate for a bite to eat after walking around Clumber Park (National Trust) which is few miles away.
The Harley Gallery sells gift items made by several amazing artists a really good place to buy a birthday present etc.
The garden centre is very well stocked and has exceptionally good plants.
We visit on a Sunday in March and stayed for lunch at the cafe which provided us with delicious food, really good advice on gluten free food available and a warm and cheery welcome. The wild mushroom soup was very tasty and the hummus, made on site, was delicious with green and black olives. Finished off with a good coffee.
Costing less than £15 for the two of us we will definitely be back.
Written March 1, 2020
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Big_Ginge1960
Rotherham, UK29 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Called after a fair drive down. The toilets were closed. We weren't allowed to use the cafe toilets as we only wanted a coffee and it was lunch service only. The queue for the garden centre was huge so we left without using the farm shop where i had intended to have a good spend and the garden centre where my wife usually makes purchases.
Yes.... a victim of covid.
On returning we called at arrowhead instead. We were welcomed, used the facilities, had coffees and spent well.
Written August 31, 2020
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shadowwind
Nottingham, UK34 contributions
Oct 2022
It had been years since I had last visited the Welbeck Estate, and what I remembered of it back then was that it was a hidden gem, however fast forward a number of years later to October 2022, and another visit. This time to re-explore what is marketed from the website as a delightful place to visit and explore. To a degree the website does it's job, it lured me and my friend to visit, a visit to the Harley Gallery was on the cards, turned up and arrived at what can only be described as a "giant soulless carpark" for a corporate garden centre, one that is owned by "NotCutts" which is a frightfully expensive garden centre to say the least and is one that belongs to a group of garden centres up and down the country.

Whilst there was a free exhibition at one of the art galleries, the rest of the estate felt mediocre, dull, drab and boring. Lacking any atmosphere whatsoever. The Harley Gallery, again uses Pseudo Marketing to lure people in, and the staff in the Harley Gallery were not interested in visitors either, instead opting to talk amongst themselves, sad really, and where is the artwork? There was none, a disorganised shop is what me and my friend were greeted with, the art gallery sections within the Harley Gallery were all closed off, and on top of Jewellery Display Cabinets, was pottery, expensive pottery on the top of glass display cabinets with jewellery underneath, presented with no care.

After that, lunch, again the Café on the Welbeck Estate side was only doing takeaway and the lack of visitors can tell a thousand words, that goes without saying. So of course it was over to NotCutts, the garden centre where the average human is a mere number, the staff had no personality and the food was below par, my friend opted to have a chicken burger, me sausage and mash with gravy. In the end a staff member told my friend that there was no burger, so instead they had a Tuna Sandwich with some questionable looking frozen chips, my sausage and mash was not much better, with thin gravy and cheap instant mash, the only decent part was the sausages, again the staff in the garden centre all talking to themselves without engaging to customers.

Usually you would expect somewhere that is well marketed such as The Welbeck Estate to actually live up to it's expectations; however with the Pseudo Marketing it does the trick, lures people in, and instead gives them a mediocre experience.

Avoid at all costs, perhaps travel to Rufford Abbey which yes has gone slightly more corporate but offers a much more pleasant and engaging visit.
Written October 27, 2022
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Denise M
Nottingham, UK90 contributions
Nov 2022
Really poor Winter Weekend event. No Christmas atmosphere, only 2 small vans serving hot drinks, VERY expensive items on sale e.g £1500.00 for a brooch. Only a sparsely lit Christmas tree as a nod to the season and generally a non.event. I overheard other visitors saying they were disappointed too. This is the worst Christmas event I have ever been to. I’m going to Haddon Hall again tomorrow where they know how to throw an event ! Stay away from Welbeck Winter Weekend and go elsewhere !
Written November 25, 2022
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Caron B
Montego Bay, Jamaica27 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Expected a better service from the cafe. A particular member of Staff noisily dragging chairs around, doors being left wide open by same staff member clearing tables outside …. No regard whatsoever for the customers dining experience.
Even when staff behind the counter commented on the noise levels

Expensive dry bread egg mayo sandwich. Small portions for the price.

Could also do with some festive decorations in the side where the counter and till are.

Had hoped for a festive shopping experience. Sadly wasn’t the case!
Written December 20, 2021
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happygolucky2004
Leicester, UK67 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Really brilliant tour of Welbeck Abbey with a very knowledgeable and friendly Guide . Only down side was the paper family tree chart that was handed out. I was looking forward to reading it more when I got home however we had to hand them back in at the end of the tour ! As we had paid £30 each for the experience I would have thought we could have kept our copies !
Written April 14, 2022
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manswa
Stockport, UK3,974 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited the Welbeck Estate to view the Lego brick exhibition at the Harley Gallery. The exhibition was wonderful - first class and interesting exhibits, very well set out with friendly and helpful staff. In addition, we had an excellent brunch in the popular Harley Cafe and visited the Welbeck Farm Shop, where we purchased some fresh vegetables and a variety of interesting local pickles and chutneys.
Overall, an excellent place to visit.
Written February 7, 2020
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cowandgate
74 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Worst christmas event my family have attended.
Best thing was the tractor ride to the event . only stayed for 1 hour would have left sooner but we spent the time looking for things for our son to see which was nothing. The security was really overstaffed I dont need 6 people to
Point me a car space !! perhaps next time have a free event with a parking attendant and local crafts oh and santa !
Written December 10, 2022
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