A Taste of Autumn with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage HQ
Join us for a jam-packed day of cooking and feasting at River Cottage HQ this September, and have the chance to meet Hugh in person, before enjoying a superb three-course lunch.
We are providing an exclusive opportunity for guests to enjoy the best River Cottage has to offer. The day begins with a tractor ride down to the River Cottage farm, in time for coffee and a treat from the kitchen. During the morning, you’ll enjoy a garden tour with Head Gardener Will Livingstone, a wood-fired cooking demo, and a session in the kitchen, learning how to fillet fish like a pro.
You’ll then head to the River Cottage kitchen garden to join Hugh for drinks and canapés. Hugh will talk about his latest projects and will be on hand to sign books and say a personal hello, before seeing you settled in the barn for lunch; cooked by Head Chef Andy Tyrell and his team.
Hugh will re-join you for coffee and another chance to ask questions, before the day draws to a close.
Tickets include morning coffee, pre-lunch drinks and canapés, a three-course meal, coffee and petits fours, and time with Hugh both before and after lunch.
For every Hugh event at River Cottage HQ, we donate £1000 to one of Hugh’s favourite charities.
10.00 - 16.00
Arrive at River Cottage
You’ll be met at the top of the hill and transported to River Cottage HQ by tractor and trailer.
Start the day with tea or coffee and treats fresh from the kitchen.
Time to learn more about the River Cottage way of life. You’ll enjoy a garden tour with Head Gardener Will Livingstone, a wood-fired cooking demo, and a session in the kitchen, learning how to fillet fish like a pro.
Drinks and canapés
After a busy morning you will enjoy a drink and canapés and have the chance to wander around the kitchen garden. You will then get the chance to meet Hugh personally, say hello and also have books signed by him.
As you settle in the barn for your delicious lunch, Hugh will introduce the menu and tell you more about the River Cottage philosophy, the food’s provenance and how the dishes have been prepared.
You’ll be served a three-course menu of fantastic local, seasonal produce, planned on the day to showcase the freshest and the best. We happily cater for any dietary requirements, which you’ll be asked to provide when booking.
Hugh will give you an insight into his recent ventures, including filming his new series and his latest cookbook ‘Much More Veg’. There will also be the opportunity for guests to ask questions.
Petits fours and coffee
After dinner you’ll unwind with coffee and petits fours, before being driven back up the hill by our tractor and trailer.
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.
If you need local accommodation we have a full list available.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.
Please note we cater for all but the most severe allergies and intolerances, however, as ingredients that include allergens are used in other recipes in our kitchens, we cannot guarantee against contamination. If you would like to know the steps we take to minimise cross-contamination in our kitchens, please call one of the team between 9-5, Monday to Friday, and we will be happy to assist.