Give the weekend a warm welcome at River Cottage, with a Friday night dinner unlike any other in our restored barn.
Friday Night at River Cottage is a celebration of great food set against the breathtaking backdrop of Park Farm. Taking place in our restored barn, you will enjoy four delicious courses, fresh from the River Cottage kitchen with up to 64 guests.
This is a relaxed kitchen supper style experience, you will be seated on one of two long trestle tables alongside your dining companions. There are no menus*, your chef will explain what is being served and a little bit about where the food came from and how it has been prepared. All you need to do is sit back enjoy and soak up the atmosphere.
Watch the video above to get a feel for our barn dinners. Just click on the image to view.
If you would rather a more intimate dining experience a Farmhouse Dinner may be for you? Dinner in the Farmhouse is for just 18 people, you will all sit down and eat together in the charming farmhouse that you may recognise from Hugh's cookery programmes. Click here to find out more.
Are you coming with a group of 10 or more? Did you know we offer private dining packages?
“From the tractor ride at the start and the end, this foodie experience was amazing. Some lovely food treats which left you so stuffed but wanting to try more. A chance to meet some lovely people to boot. Worth a visit” 1JOW, Trip Advisor
*We will endeavour to allow for any dietary requirements you may have, just make sure you let us know when booking.
18.30 - 23:00
Arrive at River Cottage
You’ll be met at the top of the hill and transported to River Cottage HQ 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.
As you settle in for the evening, 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 a four-course menu 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 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.
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.
Not suitable for under 12's. 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.