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River Cottage Festive Feast (lunch)

from £55.00

A special addition to our Christmas calendar, come and join us for a family 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 for some Christmas celebrations?

After a welcome drink 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 festive music throughout.

Your event

12.00 - 15:00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 12.00 and transported to River Cottage HQ by tractor and trailer.

  • Welcome

    We’ll greet you in the yurt with a welcome drink.

  • 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 lunch 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.

Sample Menu


Hot mulled cider and snacks in the yurt


Warm, buttery cauliflower puree with cumin and chilli, crispy brassica leaves, dukkah and coriander yoghurt

Main Course

Honey glazed home-cured ham, mustard an& cider onions, root veg Boulangere and greens from our Kitchen Garden


Cider-glazed smoked onions, pangritata, red haricot bean cassoulet and greens from our Kitchen Garden


Caramelised spiced apple cake, cinnamon ice cream, toffee sauce

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Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Total - £0.00

All prices include VAT.

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.