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Christmas Party Night

Treat your team or gather your friends and make this year’s Christmas party one to remember!

You can celebrate in style at River Cottage and enjoy a delicious, seasonal dinner.

Upon arrival, gather around the fire in our cosy yurt and enjoy a glass of fizz and generous canapes. Embrace the season and roast chestnuts over the open fire. You’ll then be seated in our 18th century threshing barn which can seat up to 64 guests on long feasting tables. Here you’ll be treated to a three-course seasonal feast featuring some River Cottage festive favourites. All of which will be followed by coffee & petits fours.

The bar will be open throughout the evening to keep the drinks flowing or why not treat yourself to a seasonal cocktail at our pop-up cocktail bar.

If you are looking for a party then we will happily arrange some evening entertainment so you can dance the night away! Transport to and from River Cottage can also be arranged by our team on request.

Prices start from £60.00 per head but will vary depending on requirements. 

To enquiry about availability please call Lucy on 01297 630319 (9.00am-5.30pm Monday-Friday) or email

Your event

18.00 - 00.00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 6.00pm before being transported to River Cottage HQ by farm vehicle.

  • Welcome and canapés

    We’ll greet you in our cosy yurt with canapés and a glass of fizz.

  • Chef’s introduction

    As you settle in for the evening, your head chef will introduce the menu and tell you more about our philosophy, the food’s provenance and how the dishes have been prepared.

  • The main event

    You’ll be treated to a two-course menu of fantastic local and seasonal produce. We happily cater for any dietary requirements, which you’ll be asked to provide when booking.

  • Coffee and petits fours

    After dinner you’ll unwind with coffee and petit fours.

  • Party time

    For those who want to dance the night away, we will transform the barn and guests will be able to party until midnight.

  • A fond farewell

    At the end of the night, our tractor and trailer will whisk you back up the hill to your car or taxi.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

Christmas menu


  • Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
  • Partridge and pear terrine, sourdough toast
  • Za’tar crisp breads, roast carrot hummus

In between

  • Homemade bread, butter, pickles


  • Slow roast and wood-fired River Cottage Devon Red Beef, proper port gravy, horseradish sauce
  • or
  • Parsnip roulade, Old Winchester, smoked red onion, chestnut mushroom gravy
  • All served with plentiful sharing plates of seasonal veggies devised by our River Cottage chefs including roast potatoes and shredded sprouts with chestnuts and bacon


  • Panna cotta, caramelised clementines, gingerbread
  • or
  • Chocolate tart, Christmas pudding ice cream, cider brandy

Petits fours

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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.

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Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

We happily cater for allergies and intolerances so do let us know of any restrictions at the time of booking. We kindly request you do not specify dislikes or preferences as we would love you to try the dishes our chefs have specifically created for the event so you can experience the menu as it was intended. Please be aware that we use ingredients in our kitchens which include allergens so we cannot guarantee against contamination. If you would like to know the steps we take to minimise cross-contamination please call one of the team during office hours and we will be happy to assist.