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A Seasonal Feast with Hugh

Join Hugh in our beautiful 18th century threshing barn for a fantastic four-course feast that showcases the finest produce of the season.

Hugh will join you for a welcome drink and canapes in the yurt or cookery school (depending on the weather), where he will be happy to sign books, and have pictures taken with you. (A selection of Hugh’s books are always on sale but you are welcome to bring yours with you as well.)

You will then take your seats in the barn for a short talk from Hugh about the joys of the season and what is happening in the world of River Cottage. There will be time for you to ask Hugh questions, before he introduces the menu for the evening, highlighting the provenance of key ingredients. The River Cottage team will then serve your feast.

Hugh will return to the dining room (usually before your main course) to catch up with you before saying a final goodnight.

Tickets for this exclusive evening include a welcome drink with two canapes, a four-course meal, plus home-made petit fours.

With only 40 tickets available to ensure everyone gets some time with Hugh, this very special seasonal event has limited dates throughout the year. Hosted personally by Hugh and centered around a fantastic seasonal meal planned by Hugh and the team, it is served in the beautiful River Cottage barn.

If you can't join us in April - check out Hugh's 30 Plants a Week Feast here.

  • A Seasonal Feast with Hugh

    Amazing food in a great location. Beautifully executed, unexpected combo of flavours. Totally delicious everything. Even better then on tv!

    Aline Attended 25 February 2023

    5.0 out of 5
  • A Seasonal Feast with Hugh

    We had a great time and it was a fabulous experience. All the staff were lovely and welcoming, and Hugh was so friendly and made us all personally feel at home - we had lots of time to chat with him, get books signed and take photos. The food was of course delicious. I am...

    Ellie Attended 2 February 2023

    4.9 out of 5

Your event

18:30 - 23:00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 6.30pm and begin your River Cottage experience with a 10-15 minute walk through the wonderful pathways down to the farm.

  • Welcome

    You'll enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and there's time, if you wish, to explore the kitchen garden and your surroundings.

  • The main event

    As you settle in the barn for the evening, there will be a short talk from Hugh about the joys of the season and what is happening in the world of River Cottage. There will be time for you to ask Hugh questions before he hand overs to our Head Chef who will talk you through the menu and explain the food’s provenance and how the dishes have been prepared.

  • The food

    You’ll be served a four-course menu of fantastic local, seasonal produce, featuring recipes from Hugh's book.

  • Petits fours

    After dinner you’ll unwind with petits fours, before heading back up the hill.

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This event is for guests over the age of 13 only. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Total - £0.00

All prices include VAT.

Further information...

This dining event is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.

Stay in our famous Farmhouse, click here. For other local accommodation click here.

This event is for guests over the age of 13 only. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

We can accommodate some food intolerances and allergies at our dining events, providing that these are mentioned when you make your reservation. Dietary accommodations we can make include those for vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diets, those who are pregnant, and those with dairy, gluten, nut or shellfish allergies (we recommend you bring your epi pen). However, we cannot cater to dislikes or to any dietary restrictions that we feel may compromise our ethos or high standard of our menus. If in doubt, please email us before you book: events@rivercottage.net