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Evening with Mary King

Join World Equestrian Games gold medallist, Mary King MBE for an evening of insights into her amazing career along with sumptuous River Cottage food.

Based in Devon, Mary has had a glittering career, winning six team World and European Championship golds; four British open titles and has represented Great Britain at six Olympics. The evening will take us through Mary's highs and lows, as well as providing you with the opportunity to ask all your burning questions.

Mary will dine alongside you in the intimate setting of the River Cottage threshing barn. You will enjoy a delicious seasonal three course meal cooked up by our chefs before your eyes are opened to the world of professional equestrianism for an informative and entertaining evening.


For attendees at the dinner, there is the opportunity to visit Mary's yard (approx.10 miles from River Cottage HQ) the following day, Friday 22 February. For an additional £25.00pp you can enjoy a yard tour, meet the horses and watch Mary schooling over jumps.

£25pp to include coffee/tea and homemade biscuits.

10.30am until 12.00pm

This is being organised directly by Mary King. Therefore, please send a cheque made payable to Mary, with names of attendees, your River Cottage order number, along with a stamped, addressed envelope for your confirmation to:

Thorn House

Salcombe Regis



EX10 0JH

Your event

18.00 - 23:00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You will be met by members of the River Cottage team at 6.00pm before getting on the tractor and trailer for the journey down to River Cottage HQ.

  • Welcome & canapés

    Your host for the evening will greet you with a seasonal welcome drink and canapés will be served.

  • The food

    A three course menu will be offered using the very best local and seasonal ingredients. We do of course cater for any dietary requirements and you will be prompted to give us these when booking.

  • The main event

    Mary King will take us through her highs and lows, as well as providing you with the opportunity to ask all your burning questions.

  • Departure

    The evening will draw to a close around 11pm. The tractor will be available to take you back to the car park when you are ready.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

Example menu


River Cottage homemade venison sausages

Smoked mackerel pate

Rabbit rillets

Carrot hummus


Smoked pigs cheek, butternut squash and watercress salad, toasted nuts

Main course

Slow cooked shoulder of lamb, roasted leg, January king cabbage, potato and celeriac potato dauphinoise


Brambly apple bakewell tart, apple and vanilla syrup and Chantilly cream

Coffee & petit-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.