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About Us

About Us

Our aim is to support our family in as self sufficient and sustainable way as possible, we run a small scale family business, only selling products we have used ourselves and animals we have experience in keeping.  

We now have many breeds of poultry, along with beehives and small families of ducks, rabbits, pigs, geese and goats.

We specialise in Poultry, selling everything you need to keep chickens yourselves.

We welcome you to come and have a look at the animals, browse our shop or ask our advice.

We are happy to talk you you and encourage you to try this special way of life, either by enjoying the pleasures of keeping livestock, growing your own food or by simply buying local produce.

We hope we can show you that you dont need a farm to keep animals, any reasonable sized garden can be home to a few hens for really fresh eggs, a hive for bees for honey and only a small pig paddock is needed for your own tasty pork.

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  The Mantel Farm Team  
         
 

Mantel Farm is on the outskirts of the historic town of Battle in the hamlet of Henley Down, between the villages of Catsfield and Crowhurst.

It has been a poultry farm since the 1940's, originally producing poultry and eggs to the commercial market.

When we purchased the farm it had ceased trading for a number of years, but it soon became our dream to not let this agricultural premises lay idle but to return it to its intended use, although on a smaller scale.

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Jason Weller

 

Kerry Weller

 

 

Jason is the co-owner and runs Mantel Farm with Kerry. When Jason is on the farm he can usually be found either caring for the animals or carrying out his latest building project.

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JasonWeller

 

Kerry is the co-owner and runs Mantel Farm with Jason. Her time is mainly spent between the shop, the office, the animals and the family.

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Kerry Weller

         
         
         
 

Christopher Thwaites

 

Josh Dean

 

 

Chris has retruned to Mantel Farm as our Retail Manager, and will be the main point of contact for our customers, both in the shop and online.

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Christopher Thwaites

 

Having been a customer for many years, Josh is pleased to be part of the team at Mantel Farm. He thoroughly enjoys keeping chickens and has been keeping his own for several years.

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Josh Dean

         
         
         
 

Andrew Ball

 

Amanda Millar

 

 

Andrew is our computer whiz, working on the farm a couple of days a week. He often saves us when our computers just won't behave!

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Andrew Ball

 

Amanda is a professional ecologist who has been keeping up to 25 colonies of bees for about fifteen years. She has attained BBKA theory modules 1-7 with credits & distinctions. She has also won prizes at the National Honey Show for honey & other products.

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Amanda Millar

         
         
         
 

Mike Cullen

 

Jill Sales

 

 

Mike has been a Beekeeper since 1972 and has attained many BBKA modules. He is an examiner for the BBKA Basic and General Examinations.

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Mike Cullen - Beekeeping Courses Tutor

 

Jill keeps up to 6 colonies of bees and has been both teaching and beekeeping for many years. She is an active memeber of our local association.

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Jill Sales - Beekeeping Courses Tutor

         
         
         
 

Bertie Weller

 

Ernie Weller

 

 

Bertie is Jason and Kerry’s eldest son, being brought up on the smallholding he has spent many hours with all of the animals here.

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Bertie Weller

 

Ernie is Kerry and Jason’s youngest son and can sometimes be found helping in the shop on a Sunday.

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Ernie Weller