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Welsh farm is the first to open a drive-thru for customers

Rhug Estate is set to make retail history this week as Lord Newborough breaks new ground again by opening a Drive Thru to complement the Bistro, Takeaway and Farm Shop at the entrance to Rhug farm. It is believed to be the first Drive Thru, set up on a farm, in the UK.

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The farm is renowned for its quality organic meat including: beef, lamb, chickens, turkeys, geese, wild bison, and Japanese Sika deer. The new drive thru is positioned at the entrance to the farm, situated on the busy A5 road running in to north Wales, two miles west of Corwen, Denbighshire, north Wales.

Visitors to Rhug who are short of time can now visit the Drive Thru to purchase hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, paninis, pastries, toasties and cakes.


The summer opening hours are:

Sunday: 8am – 7pm & Monday – Saturday: 7am – 8pm. The Menu is available on the website: https://rhug.co.uk/dining/drive-through

Lord Newborough, Owner of the Rhug Estate, said:

“In this busy world we live in I recognise that not everyone has the time to stop and enjoy a delicious meal in our Bistro or at the take away, so the new Drive Thru will complement the facilities that we already have and provide an easy, quick, solution to the hungry traveller who wants to get back on their journey without delay. This will hopefully have broad appeal to locals and holiday makers alike.”

In line with Rhug Estate’s sustainability policy all the packaging used at the Drive Thru will be compostable. Everything from sandwich containers, hot drinks cups, stirrers, cutlery and the straws.

At the heart of Rhug is Lord Newborough’s commitment to an organic lifestyle. Rhug Farm is self-contained and a true ‘field to plate’ operation applying the highest standard of sustainability. Using the most sustainable farming practices Rhug prides itself on superior tasting meat products from the north Wales countryside. The organic farming enterprise extends to two farms and has grown over the past 20 years to nearly 8,000 acres. Organic beef, lamb, pork, deer, bison, chicken, turkey, goose, and game when in season, are reared on the farms. Rhug Farm Shop stocks almost 3,000 products from local suppliers and small businesses. Of course, this also includes the sale of our own products. The Bison Grill is located just next to the farm shop and creates dishes that are made with seasonal produce using Rhug’s own products where possible. For those who are on a much needed pit-stop, we have our On The Hoof takeaway service. This takeaway isn’t your average roadside burger van, nestled next to our award-winning farm shop, we use our own organic meat and as much fresh produce as we can, to create an unforgettable experience on-the-go.