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Farmhouse Lunch

Join us at River Cottage for a cosy lunch in TV’s most famous farmhouse

A River Cottage Farmhouse Lunch is the perfect way to enjoy our food and take in the glorious rural surroundings. You’ll tuck into three courses plus petits fours, served fresh in the very same farmhouse where you will have seen Hugh cooking, picking vegetables from the garden and entertaining friends on the River Cottage programmes.

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

“The whole experience was amazing, so relaxed, there was no pressure to sit down, so we mingled, ate our canapés, enjoyed our Kingston Black aperitif, warmed ourselves by the log burner and wandered in and out of the kitchen” Diana Sykes, Trip Advisor

Your event

12:00 - 15:00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 12.00 and transported to the River Cottage farmhouse by tractor and trailer.

  • Welcome

    We’ll greet you with a seasonal welcome drink 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 three 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.

  • Petits fours and coffee

    After lunch 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 Lunch 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


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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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.