COVID 19 Measures
During the slow easing of lockdown restrictions, the Jinney Ring is taking our customer safety very seriously. One-way systems have been created around the site, marked by yellow and black tape, and certain restrictions have needed to be implemented.
Access to the Gardens is now limited to customers purchasing food or drink and, between our lunch hours of 12pm - 2:30pm, restricted to just those purchasing hot lunches. Seating will still be available in our front courtyard for those wishing to just purchase drinks and cakes during these times.
We unfortunately cannot allow people to simply come into the gardens just to have a wander and see the ducks anymore, as this uneccessarily increases the risk of infection spreading.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support during these uncertain times.
There are no entrance charges or fees applicable for the Craft Centre.
Our car park is for the use of our craft centre customers who are on site during the hours that the Centre is open. It is locked after closing time.
We ask you not use the car park unless you are specifically visiting our Centre. On busy days we have limited space and you will be acting to the detriment of our businesses by using us in this way.
There is no charge for parking.
Cars are parked at your own risk.
Helping the Environment
Jinney Ring Craft Centre is committed to preserving the environment. As such, we will no longer be purchasing plastic straws, and the plastics cups available in our restaurant will be sourced exclusively from recycled materials. We currently operate a number of recycling schemes here at the Jinney Ring - notably our compost system, in which organic waste is broken down and used to fertilize our gardens. We also co-operate with a number of local recycling plants to ensure that none of our glass, cardboard/paper or tin ends up in landfill.
We welcome coaches and groups
(more than 10 people) but ask for you to book in with us before your visit. This allows us to ensure staffing levels are correct and that we have no car parking constraints.
We will also supply you with parking information for your driver to ensure easy disembarkation and parking. In the interests of your safety and other road traffic, please never allow your driver to park on the main road outside the site to disembark.
We do have some Group Visit information with suggested days out - if you are looking for ideas please click here
Brit Stops and Motorhomes
We welcome all Brit Stop members
providing you have the most up to date and current year's Brit Stop book
If you are not a member
and are interested in joining with your motorhome, please visit their website below!Click here for the Brit Stops websiteFor all NON Brit Stop members, a stopover with us will be charged at £10 per van.
Our expectation is that you visit our craft units and restaurant during your stay
. We are not
a registered camping site.
Our Craft Centre is mainly on ground level. We have disabled access to most downstairs areas. The craft units are all located off from a narrow corridor and some of them have narrow access and/or small entry steps. Generally most areas can be accessed by wheelchair but you may need to seek assistance from the craft unit holder (which they are more than happy to give).
The restaurant has ramps in and out of it and good flooring for moving about. Assistance may be required at the servery counter (please ask the staff). The garden has a flat patio outside the conservatory area but is then on a slope around the ponds, therefore it is weather dependent with regard to wheelchair movement.
The large gift shop on the ground floor has a ramp to reach a raised gallery inside, but access to the upstairs is not possible in a wheelchair.
The site has two wheelchairs available for visitors; these are available on a 'first come first served' basis.
We have a full disabled toilet on-site, as well as a semi-ambulant toilet (in the Restaurant Ladies Toilet). Disabled car parking is very close to the front of the Craft Centre.
We would recommend a site visit in advance of a large party of disabled visitors to assess ramps and understand the layout.
Baby Changing, Bottles and Feeding
We have two baby changing units and nappy bins - one is in the disabled toilet (unisex), and the other is in the restaurant ladies toilet.
Our restaurant staff are more than happy to warm milk and food for customers; however we cannot take responsibility for the temperature when fed to your baby.
We have 8 highchairs available for use in our restaurant area.
We do have a good café/restaurant here and visitors are welcome to eat food purchased from us in our grounds.
We do not allow other picnics anywhere on our site.
Food Allergies, Intolerances and Special Dietary Requirements
We recognise that there are many reasons for dietary constraints and they differ from person to person. We are familiar with the most common on these restrictions, whether they are food allergies and intolerances, such as dairy-free, shellfish allergies, nut-free and gluten-free, or special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, vegan and being pregnant.
If you have any allergies please notify the counter staff or waiting staff, (where applicable.)
We have options available to meet your needs on the lunch time counter - if you are following a vegan diet and would like a hot lunch, please call us the day before your visit to advise us.
We also provide gluten free and vegan cakes.
Dogs are welcome on our site and in our gardens as long as they are on leads and under tight control at all times.
Dogs are not allowed into the restaurant or the gift shop. The craft units apply their own rules so please check before going in. The plant shop specifically does not allow dogs on the ground (they may be carried). The exceptions to this are for Guide Dogs or assistance dogs.
Water bowls are available outside and staff are always happy to refill if required.
Feeding the Ducks
We have poultry corn available for those wishing to feed the ducks on our ponds. There is an honesty box on the greeting desk where visitors are welcomed to the Garden Café. Bags are 50p each and can also be purchased from the service points.
We provide this facility for our visitors as bread has been shown not to be very good for a duck's diet or the pond environment. For more information please click here
There are a number of well signed footpaths in the Hanbury area; we therefore welcome considerate walkers and hikers who incorporate a visit to our Craft Centre or Restaurant into their walk.
We don't mind a bit of mud, or piles of wellies at the door, you can even tie your dogs up outside. If you are using our car-park we ask that you park considerately, minimizing the number of vehicle spaces you are occupying and park at the end of the car park rather than in front of the Centre - this is to accommodate our less mobile customers who need to park closer to the buildings. Please also see the parking note on this page.
If you would like information about walks in and around the local area please see the information in the Local Attractions section.
If you are a large walking/hiking group please will you give us advance notice of your visit.
Cyclists are welcome at the Jinney Ring, and we provide a nice break from your journey through the many lovely country roads around us.
We do not have bike racks yet, but are happy for you to leave your bikes in the courtyard or in the garden (as long as they do not block access for others of course.) We are also happy to refill your water bottles - just ask.
You will find us in the Cyclists Welcome directory www.ctc.org.uk
We have WiFi available for our customers on site in the restaurant areas. This extends to some areas outside the restaurant depending on prevailing weather conditions. This is free to customers who are eating with us.
Please ask at the counter for the latest password
We have a strict no smoking policy inside our buildings at the Jinney Ring, including the restaurant areas.
Smoking is permitted in the gardens or outside the buildings. We have ashtrays and sand buckets and are always appreciative of customers who use them rather than the flower beds.
We accept all major credit and debit cards on site.
Two notable exceptions to this are American Express and Diners Club which are not accepted.
Cash-back facilities are available in the gift shop for debit cards only.
We have CCTV cameras throughout the site for security reasons and to help us with site management.