Estate Activities

Hampton Estate is home to numerous interlinking activities which have all evolved from the original farming ethos.

Pop Up Restaurant and New Year’s Day Woodland Walk 2018

Bring your friends, grannies, cousins, uncles and most importantly your dog (well behaved and on leads) to Bill and Bridget Biddell’s renowned New Year’s Day Pop Up Restaurant and Woodland Walk. Event takes place on Monday 1st January from 11.30 am to 4.00 pm at Myrtle’s Courtyard (GU10 1JH).
Delicious beef baps will be supplied, followed by homemade apple fritters. Then blow off the cobwebs/hangovers with a stunning jaunt along a waymarked path through some of Surrey’s most spectacular woodland. Adults = £15 pp, Children (1/2 bap) = £8 pp
To book please RSVP to / 01483 810465 with your preferred lunch time between 11.30 & 2.30pm


Pedigree beef, wild venison, rabbits, sausages and pies are all available for sale from the estate.


Our hop gardens in Puttenham grow ‘Fuggles’ hops for beer production which are used by brewers throughout the country including Harvey’s of Lewes, The Black Sheep Brewery, Masham and The Hogs Back Brewery. We also sell decorative hop garlands, during the hop picking season (August/September) direct from the hop garden.

Venue Hire

Myrtle’s Courtyard is a very pretty cluster of early Victorian farm buildings nestling in the historic parkland of the Hampton Estate. The former milking parlour (1000sq ft internally) provides an attractive meeting/dining room with two large woodburning stoves supplying heat. In summer the large sliding doors open directly onto the courtyard. There is a small functional kitchen, wc’s including disabled and lots of parking close by.

Commercial Property

A converted dairy complex at Shoelands Farm provides state of the art modern offices in an attractive setting. The Manor Farm Craft Centre at Seale provides workshops and a well established tea room.

Residential Property

The estate has a variety of residential accommodation ‘to let’ ranging from single bed flats to six bedroom houses. Our housing stock is well presented and maintained and offers the opportunity to rent rural properties close to both Guildford and Farnham.


Our forestry department oversees the management of the estates award-winning plantations and woodland. We sell a variety of timber products from fencing stakes to woodchips. Dry seasoned logs for the fire always for sale.


There is a considerable array of one off or annual events held throughout the year including a charity sponsored horse ride, a beginners cycling day on a Sunday in May, school camping events and farm walks.

Filming Locations

Accessible to most film studios, and privately owned, both Universal Studios and Warner Brothers have used the Estate as major sets for recent films. Robin Hood (Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe) and Jack The Giant Killer.

Episodes of Poirot and Midsomer Murders have also been filmed recently using Hampton Lodge.

We also have an excellent new site which we hope may be of interest. Please see our new Filming Locations page for further details.

Other Activities

The estate hosts a wide variety of different activities including orienteering, gundog trials, police dog training and local art group study days. There are permissive access routes for easy walking including guided trails on Puttenham Common and both the Farnham Angling Society and The Elstead Riding Club lease facilities for recreational uses. Our horse riding permit scheme allows access to estate paths and field headlands and links with Puttenham Common.

For further information on any other Activities/Events, please contact the Estate Office on 01483 810465 or email

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