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Farmhouse Dinner

from £80.00

You’re invited to an evening of laid-back feasting at TV’s most famous farmhouse

Warm and informal with an idyllic rural backdrop, a River Cottage Farmhouse Dinner is a kitchen table supper like no other. Join us for four courses of delicious local and seasonal food, served in the same cosy farmhouse where Hugh cooks and entertains friends on the River Cottage programmes.

With only 18 guests, it’s a truly intimate setting and we know you’ll love the experience.

If you would rather a more lively dining experience you may prefer our Friday or Saturday Night in the barn? A Farmhouse Dinner is for just 18 people whereas the Friday and Saturday Nights are in the barn with up to 64 people. Click here to see all the dining options.

Your event

19:00 - 23:00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill and transported to the River Cottage farmhouse by tractor and trailer.

  • Welcome and canapés

    We’ll greet you with a drink, canapés and you will have the chance to explore our idyllic surroundings.

  • Chef’s introduction

    As you settle in, your 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 four courses of fantastic local and 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. On Saturday nights included in your ticket price will be a bottle of wine to share between two, adding to the celebratory atmosphere.

  • Petits fours and coffee

    After dinner you’ll unwind with coffee and petits fours (if you still have room), before being driven back up the hill by our tractor and trailer.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

Example Farmhouse Dinner menu


Courgette, spring onion and carrot bhaji

Home dried tomatoes, basil oil, Exmoor blue cheese

Beetroot tartar, celery leaf, fresh horseradish

Spinach pancake, homemade black pudding, oregano mayonnaise

First starter

Fresh pea soup, home blushed tomatoes, borage flowers, warm focaccia

Second starter

Hand dived seared scallops, sweet corn pancakes, chorizo, wild greens and basil oil


Slow roast shoulder and seared loin of organic lamb, crushed new potatoes, mixed garden vegetables, mint and rosemary jelly


Almond meringue, rum soaked strawberries, red berry fool

Coffee, petits fours

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Under 16s must be accompanied by an 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.

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.