Upcoming events:

May 21st

Spring Feast at the Lodge

7pm 'til late, £35 per person.

We welcome The Peas back to our Spring Feast.  This year after our celebration of all things 'hog', they will lead a procession up to our woods, where we will have a camp-fire pudding and sing-a-long, followed by a candle lit descent back in to the tipi for a boogie. BOOK EARLY.

November 4th

Sausage making course

Hands on with a max of 6 people per course.

Wednesday, 10am-3pm

£95 per person including lunch, £10 off 1 night's stay.

A hands-on course for real enthusiasts. You will make a batch of sausages using our pork. It will cover basic butchery skills, information about all the ingredients and techniques used in sausage making, and finish off with tastings of what we've made. The day will also include a lunch made from our home produce and course materials for future reference. There are a maximum of 6 people on each course, so it can be adapted to what each individual wants to know, whether it be talking about pig husbandry, making a salami or a particular type of sausage. Get in touch to book your place.



This is an area where there is huge choice.  We know the intention of an activity can be simple fun right through to testing team interaction and leadership evaluation.  As you'd expect from a big business meeting venue in Warwickshire and host of all types of large events from family reunions, hen nights, stag nights, parties and weekends away we have ensured that there is an activity to suit everyone.  We can sort out pretty much anything, even if you don't see it in the list below so just ask.

on site:


  • Croquet and pétanques on the lawns

  • Tennis

  • Snooker and table tennis in our games room

  • Canoeing

  • Bicycling

  • Cooking

  • Sausage-making

  • Wood-fired pizza making (based in the kitchen garden)

  • Wine-tasting

  • Hired in hot tubs

  • Treasure hunts

  • Garden games

  • Treasure Hunt/Navigation challenge

  • Tug o' War

  • Canoeing


We do bespoke cooking courses to include anything from pasta-making, charcuterie, confectionery (truffles, fudge, chocolates), churros (doughnuts with chocolate), cooking from your veg patch, preserves, cooking in a wood-fired pizza oven and of course sausage-making. Groups often enjoy splitting into competing groups to make different things. E.G: Pasta, sausages, truffles. You have dinner from what you have made while judging and crowning a champion team at the end of the meal.

See the bottom of the page for charges.


We know expert people who will come and do:


  • Bushcraft and survival skills

  • Ceilidhs

  • Golf buggy challenge

  • Yoga

  • Cocktail making

  • Clay pigeon shooting

  • Archery

  • Massages, facials, manicures, pedicures.

  • Murder Mystery evenings (the House especially lends itself to this)

  • Green wood working

2 of our favourites are Theatre workshops run by professionals Lesley and Emily from Green Room and 'Making natural beauty products' and Herbal workshops with Katie Beswick.  Spend a blissful 3 hour workshop with super knowledgeable soap maker Katie. She'll take you on a herb walk and introduces you to our wonderful native herbs and then shows you how to transform them into beauty treatments and soaps).


Nearby things you can do:


  • Ceramics and pottery throwing workshops. 15 minutes walk away, behind Ettington Park hotel, is The Ceramics Studio where the amazing Leyla runs these wonderful and rewarding pottery sessions.

  • Camel trekking

  • Clay pigeon shooting

  • Quad-biking

  • Fishing

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Canal boat trips

  • Honeybourne pottery workshops where you can also have a go at a potter's wheel.

  • Cotswold Riding where you can do some horse-riding in the Cotswold countryside.


Activities - Per person:

  • Treasure Hunt/Navigation challenge - £10 (minimum fee £100).

  • Bikes - Straford bike hire (Circa £20 a day).

  • Canoeing - £20

  • Beauticians (for groups of 10 or more) - £25 for each mini treatment of manicure, pedicure, head shoulder and back massage, facial.

  • Target archery (for groups of 10 or more at weekends) £20-30.  Weekdays & field archery £50

  • Wine tasting or cocktail making (for groups of 10 or more) - £25.

  • Wine tasting menu to accompany a Talton Feast with 20 minute intro and selection of wines to go with your meal £30 a head (min 4 people).

  • Sausage-making 2 hour courses (for groups of 10 or more) - £25.

  • Cotswold riding & Honeybourne pottery workshops - can both be booked directly.


Contact us on 07962 273417 or email us at info@taltonlodge.co.uk

Contact Us

Talton Lodge, Newbold on Stour Stratford-Upon-Avon

CV37 8UB

TEL: 07962273417

E-MAIL: info@taltonlodge.co.uk

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