New Year’s Eve
Round off the year and welcome the next, River Cottage-style, with an evening of great food, fizz and music in our beautifully restored barn.
They say you should start as you mean to go on, and what better way to kick off a new year than with a night of feasting, toasting and dancing against the idyllic backdrop of River Cottage HQ? You’ll be treated to four courses of the finest seasonal produce from local growers and our own kitchen garden, lovingly prepared by the River Cottage chefs.
There will be drinks flowing and music from our lively band to get the party started as we head towards midnight.
18.30 - 01:00
Arrive at River Cottage
You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 6.30pm with a festive mulled drink, before being transported to River Cottage HQ by tractor and trailer.
Welcome and canapés
We’ll greet you in our cosy yurt with canapés and a seasonal cocktail.
As you settle in for the evening, your head 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. You’ll also share a bottle of wine between two. We happily cater for any dietary requirements, which you’ll be asked to provide when booking.
The big countdown
Five… four… three… two… one! You’ll see in the New Year with a glass of elderflower bubbly, and live music from our fantastic musicians.
A fond farewell
At the end of the night, our tractor and trailer will whisk you back up the hill to your car or taxi.
Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.
Thinking of buying a River Cottage experience as a gift?
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.