• Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2019

    Amazing morning with Bristol Balloon Festival #bristol-balloon-festival

    Posted by Chris Trim on Monday, 29 July 2019

    Video short from 29th July when the Balloon Fiesta held a press day and the wind happened to bring them all to Old Church Farm. My neighbour and I benefited from the customary bottle of plonk for landing in our fields!

  • International Mini Meeting 2019

    The International Mini Meeting comes to Bristol in 2019. The IMM will be in Bristol from August 8th to August 12thThe International Mini Meeting is being hosted just over 10 minutes away from Old Church Farm this August. We already have bookings from mini enthusiasts, so, come and join them here – we have plenty of free parking!

    The IMM site will open officially at midday Thursday 8th August and will close at midday on Monday 12th August. Team Bristol have lots of events and entertainment booked for the whole weekend which will include live music and games. There will be an extensive Trade area as well as craft beers and ciders, several on site bars and a vast array of excellent quality food vendors. A full programme will be given on arrival but regular updates can also be found on their Twitter and Facebook pages. Get your ticket here

    THIS Ticket includes: T-shirt  |  Plaque  |  1 FREE breakfast token  |  1 FREE evening meal token  |  FREE camping all weekend  |  Children 16 and under go free.

    International Mini Meeting IMM comes to Bristol in 2019

  • OTR II at Principality Stadium Cardiff

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z are launching an On the Run 2 tour this summer starting at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and if you are looking for somewhere to stay, why not treat yourself to Old Church Farm. It’s only 45 minutes away from the stadium.

    Jay Z and Beyonce On The Run II at the Principality Stadium Cardiff

  • Cheltenham Week 2018

    We have had a spate of last minute bookings on the back of Cheltenham Week. We still have a few rooms left this week but they are flying out the stalls faster than Willy Carson – so book now!Cheltenham Racecourse

  • Dates for your racing calendar

    Did you know that Old Church Farm is a mere 10 miles from Chepstow Racecourse and only 16 miles from Bath Racecourse? Now you know, why don’t you combine a day at the races with a break at Old Church Farm? No matter what happens at the races you’ll head home a winner!

    Here are some dates:
    Wednesday 21st March
    Newport County Raceday at Chepstow Racecourse

    There are 7 races on the card and the first race is off at 2:20.
    Tickets are an amazing £15 in advance, there will also be a chance to meet the Newport County football team!
    On the day, tickets will cost £18.
    These are e-tickets that can either be printed off or shown on your mobile on the day.

    Chepstow racecourse


    Friday 30th March

    Feel Good FridayBath Racecourse
    Live music, fizz and fun are all on the line-up, as well as a full fixture of exciting racing.
    Fun fair rides in the designated family picnic area:
    The perfect way to start your Easter weekend with a family fun day packed with free entertainment. Following feedback from racegoers in 2017, there will be a designated family picnic enclosure, which will feature a 200 ft inflatable obstacle course, laser quest, bouncy trampoline, Nerf combat arena, mini golf, pony rides, face painting, tea cup ride and lots more!
    All entertainment is free for racegoers, guaranteeing you an egg-cellent start to your Easter!

    Bath Beer and Racing Festival – Friday 20th April
    Combine two of life’s great pastimes at once. Add a flutter and you have a trinity of sins! After all that come and repent at Old Church Farm!

    Bath Racecourse

  • Six Nations Rugby at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff

    Principality stadium Cardiff Rugby Six NationsLooking where to stay before or after the match at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff?

    Old Church Farm in South Gloucestershire is a mere 45 minutes away!


    March 17
    Wales v France


  • Thornbury Jazz Festival
    Thornbury Jazz Festival 2018

    Armstrong Hall, Thornbury

    The inaugural Thornbury Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday 10th March 2018.

    The evening promises a range of exciting, exhilarating and varied jazz which will appeal to a wide variety of tastes, something for all jazz fans.

    Bands booked to appear include The Thornbury Swing Band, The Mark Randall Six, much admired singer Jessica Radcliffe with the Park Row Five and The Class Act Trio, all happening in a jazz café setting in the Armstrong Hall.

    Ticket prices will range from £6 for a single concert to £18 for the whole event.

    For further information phone 01454 412272 for details.

  • Book now for Badminton Horse Trials and stay at Old Church Farm

    Badminton Horse Trials sign board

    Looking for a hotel for Badminton Horse Trials

    The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will take place from Wednesday 2nd May through to Sunday 6th May 2018 The event is staged within the beautiful grounds of the Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire a mere 14 miles away from Old Church Farm.
    Wednesday is the first day of the ticketed event with our array of over 500 trade stands opening for business, the International competition kicking off with the horse inspection in the afternoon as well as the cross country culmination of the ‘amateur’ eventing competition of the Mitsubishi Motors Cup.
    The event continues with Dressage on the Thursday and Friday before the thrills and spills of the Cross Country phase on the Saturday. Sunday is the culmination of the competition and is a Show Jumping test over knock down arena jumps.
    This annual spectacle offers a great family day out, with children and dogs very welcome to enjoy great hospitality options, shopping, top level equestrian sport and more in a stunning location.

    If you are looking for somewhere to stay during Badminton week Old Church Farm in Rudgeway is just 14 miles away. For further details:

  • Stay at Old Church Farm for Bath Christmas Market

    This year the popular Bath Christmas Market is open from 23rd November until the 10th December.

    Looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience? Each year Bath is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise, as over 200 chalets packed full of gorgeous Christmas gifts line the streets.
    Soak up the sights, smells and sounds as you wander around the market; we guarantee the aroma of warming mulled wine and freshly baked mince pies, enjoyed with a generous sprinkling of cheering carols that will get even the biggest of humbugs into the Christmas spirit!

    Being just 20 miles from Old Church Farm it is easily accessible. Parking in Bath can be difficult at the best of times so we recommend that you use the Park & Ride facilities during this busy period.

    Download the guide and map to the Bath Christmas market here