There’s no better day to nourish the mind, body and soul than on a Sunday. On 25th November Bumblebee Collective presented its first ‘Ultimate Sunday’ at The Barns at Redcoats, set within a 500-year-old farmhouse in the beautiful, rolling hills of Hertfordshire, just 30 minutes from London.

We are working on our next event so if you want to escape for a whole day of relaxation, meeting new people and feeding your curiosity then stay tuned. As well as amazing talks with TED-talkers, power-listers, authors and explorers there is always top quality feasting, creative workshops, wine tastings, fire-pit conversations and a series of Redcoats Rambling walks where you can chew the cud on diverse topics in the great outdoors.


Cross pollination is the order of the day. Listen to talks on diverse topics covering everything from politics to fashion, world news to art, travel to business. Dip in and out of the talks and discover something new.


Take a stroll with interesting characters on topics from gardening to photography and history. Forage for sloe berries as you go and you can make your own sloe gin with our very own Farmhouse recipe.


Book onto a creative workshop. We will have wreath making going on around the hearth in the Farmhouse’s Old Kitchen, wine tasting under the antlers in The Oak and photography at “golden hour” in the gardens. We recommend that you pre-book onto these workshops so as not to miss out.


Prepare to experience the roast of all roasts. Our Farmers Roast will feature quintessential British beef and cheese with an unusual wine pairing. Maydencroft Manor long-horn cattle who graze in the surrounding fields (as seen in the picture above) will be expertly prepared with all the trimmings by Head Chef Sherwin Jacobs. Followed by a cheese course featuring Black Cow English cheddar from a 200 year old cheddar making family, who have now dalliances into vodka using by products from the Dairy Farm. Vegetarian and vegan options are available on request but please let us know in advance.

The farmers from Maydencroft & Black Cow, Tom Williams and Jason Barber, will be with us on our ‘Food for Thought’ panel to discuss their farming practices and what makes their produce so delicious and flavoursome.

We suggest you pre-book your spot at our Farmer’s Roast at either 12:30 or 2:45. It is free seating in the conservatory so if you want to sit as a group be sure to get there early. Or sit with people you don’t know, go on, have a chat, who knows where it could lead…

If you are after a lazy grazey Sunday feed then there will be relaxed food served in the barns. Our Cow Shed bar will be serving up Black Cow Bloody Marys, hedgerow cocktails and other delights. Your ticket price includes a Bloody Mary or a Cocktail (or virgin) alternative.


We don’t deal in Sunday Blues, unless it is of the musical variety. Our discovery playlist has been specially curated by songwriter and producer Nick Atkinson from The Barn studio who will be around for a chat by the fire-pit if you are into your music.