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River Cottage Festive Feast (dinner)

A special pre-Christmas addition to our calendar, come and join us for an event full of the spirit of the season.

We love the festive season at River Cottage! There's nothing we enjoy more than decking our barn and farmhouse with boughs of holly and toasting the season. So why not come and join us and start your Christmas celebrations?

After a glass of mulled cider and canapés in front of the roaring fire in our cosy yurt, you’ll sit down in our 17th-century barn. You’ll be served a delicious three-course festive feast, enjoying the very best of what’s in season, before unwinding with coffee and petit fours. There will be live music throughout.

Your event

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 in the yurt with a warming drink and canapés.

  • 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 festive dishes have been prepared.

  • The main event

    You’ll be treated to a festive three-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 whisked back up the hill by our tractor and trailer.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

Festive Feast Sample Menu

Festive Feast sample menu

  • Canapés

    Chorizo scotch egg

    Rosemary crumpets, red onion marmalade, local brie

  • Starter

    Roast Squash gnocchi, coriander pesto, parsnip crisps

  • Main

    River Cottage ruby red rump of beef, ox kidney pudding, potato and parsley croquettes, honey glazed root vegetables

  • Dessert

    Lemon curd crème brulee with hazelnut flapjacks

Sorry, there are currently no dates planned for this dining event. If you are interested in this dining event please get in touch and let us know.

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.