About Us


Mantel Farm is a family run smallholding shop, training facility and animal boarding service in the heart of the East Sussex countryside.

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 in a different way and on a smaller scale.

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Jason Weller - Co-Owner

Jason is the co-owner of Mantel Farm. Our chicken expert; he has contributed articles regularly to a national magazine, constructs many chicken enclosures and holds our chicken courses.

Kerry Weller - Co-Owner

Kerry is the co-owner of Mantel Farm. Her time is spent between the shop, the website, the business plans and finances, the animals and the family.

Josh Dean - Animal Manager

Josh is our Farm Animal Manager, having kept his own chickens for many years, Josh does a great job keeping our animals happy and healthy, he also works in the shop advising customers on poultry care.

Tracy Docksey

Tracy works in our office, helping us keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes. She deals with the day-to-day bookkeeping and keeps everyone informed as to what's going on via our social media sites.

Bertie Weller - Owners' Son

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, built many chicken runs with his Dad and worked in the shop.

Ernie Weller - Owners' Son

Ernie is Kerry and Jason’s youngest son and now helps in the shop most Sundays, being brought up on the smallholding he has spent many hours looking after his quail and photographing the animals and flowers here.


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