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River Cottage Midwinter Feast (lunch)

Take a break from the Christmas entertaining and treat yourself to an indulgent Midwinter Feast at River Cottage during the festive period.

Set in 65 acres of glorious Devon countryside, an afternoon’s retreat at River Cottage HQ is the perfect antidote to Christmas mayhem. Take a peaceful winter stroll, cosy up in our beautifully restored barn and let our chefs spoil you with the very best local and seasonal produce.

We welcome children of all ages to our Midwinter Feasts at River Cottage, with £15 tickets for under-12s.

Your event

12:00 - 15:30

  • 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 with a welcome drink and the chance to explore your idyllic surroundings.

  • 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 dishes have been prepared.

  • The main event

    You’ll be treated to three courses of fantastic local and seasonal produce, planned on the day to showcase the freshest and the best. We happily cater for vegetarians and 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.

Example Midwinter Feast menu


Salt baked celeriac, raw mushroom, grilled pear, labneh, preserved lemon and crispy kale

Main course

Oxford Sandy pork chump cooked over coals, cider glazed belly & crackling. Pork fat roasties, honey and mustard parsnips, braised chard and carrots cooked in hay.


Apple lemon curd steamed sponge with cider brandy custard

Coffee, petits fours

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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.

Stay in our famous Farmhouse, click here. For other local accommodation click here.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying 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.