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Rudd Events

Rudd Events at Ash Tree Barns

Rudd Events is a one stop shop for all your events need. Are you looking for a prosecco van to be dropped off loaded with bubbles for you to enjoy at your event? We can help. Would you like one of our top mixologists to come and show you how to make some delicious cocktails? We can help. Would you like us to help dress your venue with our one off props? We can help. Or are you after some delicious canapés, a full catering service or even a flower crown course? You guessed it… we can help!


Rex, Yoga retreat at Ash Tree BarnsRex believes Yoga should be accessible to everyone regardless of age or ability and designs his classes to accommodate all levels and abilities where possible.  He can provide Yoga retreats with us.

Rex’s interest and fascination with science led him to study Applied Biology at Trent University. Travelling then led him to spend 2 years in Central and East Asia where he spent time trekking through the Himalayas reaching the Thong La Pass at 5500m in Nepal.  While in India, Rex had the honour of meeting His Holiness the Dali Lama and received treatments from his Tibetan Physician Yeshi Dhonden. He also did a Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy course at Tushita Retreat. Rex’s love & passion of yoga and eastern philosophy blossomed in India and he has practiced this ever since.

On his return to the UK, Rex enrolled on a 3 year Diploma in Shiatsu Massage and went on to have his own complementary therapy clinic. Over the last 20 years Rex has continued to add to his skillset; different styles of Yoga at a more in-depth level, Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP), Life/Professional Coaching and Reiki to Masters Level.

The classes Rex provides are a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and with his Chinese medicine background Yin Yoga (before Yin Yoga was even a term) with Pranayama breath work and the movement of energy through the subtle body (Kriya Yoga) a key part of his classes. Rex is famous for his Deep Relations (Shavasana) at the end of his classes.

We have no doubt you will enjoy every minute of your Yoga retreat at Ash Tree Barns with Rex at the helm, leaving refreshed and energised.

Saira Karim

Coriander & Lime

Saira Karim Coriander & Lime at Ash Tree Barns

Coriander & Lime is a local business that provides home cooked Indian food. They are all about delicious Indian Cuisine and cater for a variety of events including weddings, hen parties, Bollywood evenings, pop-up suppers, birthdays and many more.

“Cooking has always been one of my biggest passions. Growing up I was surrounded by many different cultures that inspired my passion for cooking home-made Indian food for my family and other families.”

All the food is prepared using locally sourced ingredients when possible.


Vickie beauty therapist at Ash Tree Barns

Vickie studied Beauty Therapy NVQ level 3 at the Norwich Beauty Academy. In 2017 she set up her studio in nearby Pentney and she continues to offer all her beauty treatments there.

Having been in the beauty industry for a number of years, Vickie realised her passion is working closely with clients and she really loves the work she does.

“It’s great to be able to offer a wide range of treatments and give a wonderful pampering experience as part of their treatment package whilst visiting Ash Tree Barns”.

Vickie offers a wide range of beauty treatments including:
*Massage  *Facials  *Gel nails
*Manicures & Pedicures
*Waxing  *Spray Tanning
*Eyelash Extensions  *Lash Lifts
*Spa treatments


VanVino, Ash Tree Barns

VanVino is an independent company based here in Norfolk offering wine, gin and rum tastings along with cocktail masterclasses, to guests staying at Ash Tree Barns. VanVino specialises in creating unique events for you and your friends or family to enjoy.

Each experience is two hours long and VanVino will provide all the drinks and equipment (even the ice!). The events are designed to be very sociable and relaxing with the main focus being on having a great time.

The story behind VanVino…

Johnny initially took the ‘sensible’ route in life, with a corporate career. But, during board meetings, he would often find his mind wandering back to his upbringing in a large, close-knit family of food and drink connoisseurs, history buffs and storytellers. They loved nothing more than after-dinner get-togethers to entertain each other with large tales over small snifters. It was during one of these mind-wandering nights that the idea for VanVino was born and Johnny immediately started plotting his great corporate escape. The rest, as they say, is history-in-the-making…          For more information on experiences VanVino can offer please visit

Rebecca Aiken
Beauty Therapist at Ash Tree Barns
Rebecca is a Reflexology Practitioner and Acupressure Seated Massage Therapist and has undertaken extensive training. She has been practising as an holistic therapist since 2016 and obtained the following qualifications:

GNVQ Advanced 3 in Health and Social Care and Open Degree in Health and Social care qualifications – through the Open University in; An Introduction to Health and Social Care, Communication in Health and Social Care, Working for Health and Social Care and certification in Reflexology and Acupressure Seated Massage.

The treatments she offers include head, hands or feet reflexology and Acupressure Seated Massage (inc. element of Indian Head Massage).

Sharon Kidd

I have recently joined the beauty team at Ash Tree Barns and take pleasure in working as part of such a fantastic team and pride in the high standards we deliver. Since completing my VCTC Beauty Therapy Level 2 qualification in 2016, I have continued to expand my knowledge, learning and applying new techniques ensuring I maintain a high level of technical skills. I am very passionate about my work and enjoy working with people, ensuring people receive a treatment as individual as they are. I am particularly passionate about holistic therapies; Ash Tree Barns is a great place to expand my knowledge and meet wonderful people in the process. I look forward to continuing to create that unique experience for every client.

I offer a range of treatments including manicures, facials, body treatments and eye and lash treatments. See the full list of treatments HERE.

Lorraine Doughty

Lorraine Doughty beauty therapist at Ash Tree Barns

My name is Lorraine and I have had my own beauty and holistic therapy business for 5 years. During that time I have re trained in various different beauty and holistic treatments including, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Hopi candling and I am currently booked to start my Hot Stone Massage training in May. I love my job, helping people to relax and unwind in the busy world in which we live is both an honour and a privilege and the potential health benefits of these treatments can not be underestimated.

Jake Weatherill

Florentina Catering

Florentina Catering at Ash Tree Barns

Florentina Events was created by Jake Weatherill, the creative force behind the company’s culinary vision. After years of training in a number of top restaurants, Jake decided to pursue his vision of how he believes an event catering company should serve its customers. The philosophy of Florentina Events is to create delicious and inspired food that stand out from the crowd. The combination of attention to detail, imagination and great technique never fails to impress diners and a growing list of clients across East Anglia.

Event Catering

Experience the gastronomic excellence reflected in our menus, with each dish designed with your style and theme in mind. From weddings through to corporate events, yoga retreats, birthdays, anniversaries and seasonal holidays, our food will be tailored to you, your guests and your occasion.

Private Dining

Create a restaurant dining experience in the comfort of your own private setting with our dinner party catering and talented private chefs. Let the team take care of every last detail whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the luxury of being catered for by our experienced chefs and hosted by our friendly waiting team.

Carway-Roe Events

Connor Carway-Roe

Carway-Roe Events is based in the heart of Norfolk; where our hand-picked skilled staff pride themselves on providing the best locally sourced, in season and full of flavour dishes. Not forgetting faultless service to make your event one to remember, whether its a small canape party or a wedding breakfast for 200; no event is too big or small.

Carway-Roe Events was created by Connor Carway-Roe after he spent many years cooking in some of Norfolk’s and the UK’s best restaurants. He has a wealth of knowledge about food and flavours to make your occasion one to remember. He grew up in Norfolk and has great relationships with Norfolk’s best suppliers of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables; this means he can get the very best local and most flavoursome produce to create a bespoke menu to suit any occasion.

 Hen party life drawing class

Getting a gorgeous, nude man to come to your hen party and show your hens how to do life drawing… what a great idea! The group doesn’t have to know anything about drawing or have any experience.

As well as being a slim, muscular male model, I’m also an artist and tutor and I’ve been teaching life drawing for many years. I love drawing the nude and will encourage your hens to do the same, to sit back and enjoy the male form. The class won’t be a serious art lesson but your hens will learn some basic skills in drawing. They’ll be amazed to see their sketches improve!

How it works: The hen party art class is held in a warm room with enough seating. I can bring along the art materials, supplied at cost. My sketchpads make lovely souvenirs of the party. We’ll draw in pencil and charcoal. You should allow at least 2 hours for the class. I find that they work best when everyone has had a drink or two and they no longer worry about how good they are at drawing!

Life drawing for hen parties in Norfolk



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Gabrielle – passionate level 2 & 3 qualified beauty therapist

My first spa Job was working at Imagine spa in Blofield as a spa therapist, and I currently work at The Norfolk Mead Hotel as a Therapist. Both jobs have helped me gain a lot of experience and helped shape me in to the therapist I am today!  I am extremely passionate about all aspects of being a beauty therapist, this has pushed me to do extra courses become more experienced. I am constantly building my skills to reach my full potential in every aspect of the industry.

I am qualified in;
Pregnancy massage,
Deep tissue massage & aromatherapy,
Hot stone therapy,  Indian head massage,
Facials & Makeup,  Manicures & Pedicures,
Gel nails, Tanning & Waxing
Eyelash and brow treatments.

Along with these I have taken courses for COVID-19 safety in the spa/salon industry.

East Coast Pizza Company

We pride ourselves on providing delicious artisan woodfired pizzas by only using top quality flavours and ingredients.

Our beautiful pizzas are served from a brand new custom made trailer that looks like a horse box, it really looks the part for any
wedding or event.

We create bespoke pizza menus for each event, tailored to suit your occasion and budget plus our hard working team will go the extra mile to make sure your event is perfect.  Contact us today for a personalised quotation

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