The RSA uses cookies on this website. By using this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more read our cookie policy and privacy policy. More Info

RSA Central Vineyard Visit

Fellowship Event 1 Comments


The Barn Cardington, Bedford

  • Communities
  • Fellowship

With the RSA’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission in full swing, we hope you’ll be able to join us at a special food and drink-themed RSA meetup.

We’ll start with coffee at The Barn, a shop, deli, café and butchery offering the finest local produce from Bedfordshire and nearby.  

Then we’ll take a short stroll to Warden Abbey VineyardThis community vineyard is a not-for-profit project located on the site of the former Cistercian Warden Abbey. It aims to provide social, health and educational benefits for local people whilst providing a financially and environmentally sustainable future for this historic vineyard.  

After a guided tour, with plenty of opportunity for questions and conversation about the vineyard and the work of the commission, we’ll then take a short drive to the walled garden at Caesar’s Camp for further discoveries (including a trial vineyard I have just planted there) and light refreshments, with wine tastings, as guests of Lord Naseby. 


Approximate timings as follows: 

  • 11am - The Barn Cardington (then walk to). 
  • 11.30 - Warden Abbey Vineyard (then drive to). 
  • 12.50 - Caesar’s Camp. 
  • 14.00pm - Finish. 


If you have any questions about the eventor for suggestions of other things to do nearby, including the RSPB’s Lodge and Nature Reserve and RAF Tempsfordplease do contact Christopher Burr at  

You can find find more about the RSA's Food, Farming and Countryside Commission here.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.


Location: Meet at The Barn Cardington, Cople Road, Cardington, Bedford MK44 3SX 

Full directions can be found by clicking here.

Join the discussion


Please login to post a comment or reply

Don't have an account? Click here to register.