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CLA East: 2024 Suffolk Branch Summer Visit and AGM

Kenton Hall Estate is privately owned and family-run, featuring a beautiful Tudor Hall set in its own farm estate in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.

The McVeigh family moved to Kenton Hall in 1986 having farmed both in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. The mixed farm is 200 hectares of arable land with livestock including a herd of English Longhorn Cattle and rare breed pigs.

The farm and its businesses are managed by members of the McVeigh family. You will hear about their approach to regenerative farming, agroforestry and alternative cropping during the visit.

There are a number of diversified businesses at the estate including a wedding venue, glamping site and cookery school. These businesses create a hive of activity with hen party packages, cookery courses, foodie weekend events and Duke of Edinburgh scheme residential courses.

The manor of Kenton Hall has a rich history, the house dates back to c.1200 and the original Tudor Hall was built by the De Kenton family. Over the years the McVeigh family have renovated the house and restored the farm to its former glory. You will hear about the renovation work during the visit.

This visit is by kind permission of the McVeigh family.

9.30am Registration and refreshments served in a marquee next to the Hall
10.00am Suffolk Branch AGM, update from a CLA Officer and welcome from the McVeigh family
11.00am Walking tour of the estate including cookery school, glamping site and farming enterprise
1.00pm Two course lunch with wine served in the marquee
2.30pm Depart


This will be a walking tour of the estate. However, a tractor with trailer is available for those not wishing to visit on foot.


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Event Details

Wednesday 15 May 2024
9:30AM - 2:30PM
Kenton Hall Estate, Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6JU
£47.00 + VAT per person