Top award for Clinton Venison

Congratulations to our Wildlife Ranger Tom Garner who has collected a top award for his locally produced Clinton Venison at the East Devon AONB annual forum.

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Top award for Clinton Venison

Tom received a Highly Commended in the Acland Award for his range of venison products which include sausages, burgers and other prime cuts. All of the meat is prepared by Tom in a specially-built larder at one of Clinton Devon Estates’ East Devon farms. It is packed and sold at Budleigh Salterton’s monthly farmers market, within less than five miles of where the deer roam.

The East Devon AONB annual forum was held at Seaton Jurassic with an introduction from the current Chairman John Wilding, Clinton Devon Estates’ head of Forestry and Environmental Economy, plus a keynote speech from John Sheaves, Chief Executive from Taste of the West and a presentation from Mike Ruiter, Seaton Jurassic Centre Manager.

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

Do what you can to elevate your profession. It is an honourable one

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

But our power for good or evil in this world’s affairs in a countryside is enormous

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550