Jump into Spring with Hugh
To celebrate the joys of the season and the best produce it has to offer, Hugh and his team invite you to a spring feast at River Cottage.
This spring Hugh and the RC team will be hosting a special event, capturing and sharing the principles and passions of River Cottage. The evening will be held at our beautiful HQ, 100 acres of farmland nestled in the stunning Axe Valley on the Dorset/Devon border.
Join Hugh for a seasonal cocktail by the open wood-fired oven in the yurt before taking your seats in our traditional 18th century threshing barn. Hugh will give an insight into his recent ventures, including filming his latest series and will also talk about his River Cottage journey. There will be an opportunity for guests to ask questions before Hugh introduces the evening’s menu. He will then leave you in the capable hands of our Head Chef Dom Moldenhauer and the River Cottage team.
Tickets for this exclusive evening include a seasonal cocktail, six-course meal, coffee and petits fours.
We ask guests to arrive for 6.30pm, ready to be transported down to the farm by the famous River Cottage tractor and trailer! The evening will draw to a close around 11.30pm.
18.30 - 23.30
Arrive at River Cottage
You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 6.30pm and transported to River Cottage HQ by tractor and trailer.
Welcome and canapés
You will head to our yurt for a seasonal canape around the crackling fire. You will then get the chance to meet Hugh personally, say hello and also have books signed by him.
In the barn Hugh will talk about his recent ventures and how River Cottage has grown over the years before encouraging questions from the floor.
The main event
Hugh will introduce the menu and talk more about the ingredients involved before the first course arrives.
You’ll be served a six-course menu of fantastic local, 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.
After dinner you’ll unwind with coffee and petits fours, before being driven back up the hill by our tractor and trailer.
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.
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.