An Evening with Hugh
Enjoy a true taste of River Cottage: a delicious, seasonal three-course dinner and the opportunity to talk to Hugh in person
With just 64 tickets available, this will be a very special event, centred around a fantastic meal served in the beautiful River Cottage barn.
The evening begins with an aperitif and canapés beside the log fire in our yurt. You’ll then meet Hugh personally before taking your seats for the evening.
Before dinner, Hugh will talk about his latest ventures, what’s happening in the world of River Cottage and then introduce the evening's menu and its ingredients, before handing over to Head Chef Gelf Alderson for your three-course dinner.
Tickets for this exclusive evening include a welcome drink, canapés, three-course meal, half a bottle of wine, coffee and petit fours.
We ask guests to arrive for 6.30pm, ready to be transported down to the farm by the famous River Cottage tractor and trailer! The evening will draw to a close around 11.30pm. Hugh will be at the event for around 2 hours - from your arrival until you are seated for your meal.
For every Hugh event at River Cottage HQ, we donate £1000 to one of Hugh’s favourite charities. Find out more about the charities Hugh is currently supporting.
18:30 - 23:30
Arrive at River Cottage
You’ll be met at the top of the hill and transported to River Cottage HQ by tractor and trailer.
Welcome and canapés
You will head to our yurt for a welcome drink and canapés around the crackling fire. 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 the evening, 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.
The main event
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.
You’ll be served a three-course menu of fantastic local, seasonal produce, planned on the day to showcase the freshest and the best. You’ll also share a bottle of wine between two. We happily cater for any dietary requirements, which you’ll be asked to provide when booking.
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.