Join us at River Cottage for a cosy lunch in our famous farmhouse
This intimate dining event in our historic and iconic River Cottage Farmhouse will be an unforgettable experience.
You'll be welcomed with a seasonal aperitif and delicious home-made canapés which you can enjoy in the garden beside the flowers and veg patch or - if the weather prefers - in the charming yurt around the wood burning stove. We encourage guests to take their time and make the most of our stunning location and have a wander around the farm and the garden before taking your seats and tucking into a sumptuous seasonal feast in the very same farmhouse where you will have seen Hugh and the team cooking and entertaining on the River Cottage programmes.
The menu is designed by our team of top chefs for each event to showcase the best seasonal ingredients from our farm and local organic growers.
“The whole experience was amazing, so relaxed, there was no pressure to sit down, so we mingled, ate our canapés, enjoyed our aperitif, warmed ourselves by the log burner and wandered in and out of the kitchen” Diana
11.30 - 15.00
Arrive at River Cottage
You’ll be met at the top of the hill and begin your River Cottage experience with a 10-15 minute walk through the wonderful pathways down to the farm, enabling you to really soak up the views of the valley.
Relax in the garden or yurt with a welcome drink and a canape or two. Take the opportunity to explore our idyllic surroundings.
As you settle into the Farmhouse, 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 making the most of the fantastic organic 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!) served in the yurt.
Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.
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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This event is for guests over the age of 13 only. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests. 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 and we will be happy to assist.