RSA Central Vineyard Visit - RSA

RSA Central Vineyard Visit

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The Barn Cardington, Bedford

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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 [email protected].  

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: [email protected]. 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.

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