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Saturday Night Feast

Raise a toast to the weekend with a laid-back evening feast in the barn at River Cottage.

The Saturday Night Feast at River Cottage HQ is a truly magical event and a fantastic opportunity to bring a group of friends and family together to celebrate. Join us for a sumptuous communal dinner in our 18th century threshing barn and share and delight in the very best local, seasonal and sustainable produce.

  • Tractor available to transport down and up the hill
  • Welcome drink and canapes on arrival in the yurt
  • Half a bottle of wine per person
  • Four course dinner in our 18th century threshing barn
  • All pre-advised dietaries happily catered for

Collected by tractor at the top of the hill you will be transported down the track to our 65 acre farm nestled in the Axe Valley, complete with farmhouse, barns, livestock and produce gardens. Before dinner enjoy a local tipple or seasonal cocktail and relax in front of the open fire in the cosy yurt, or explore the abundant kitchen garden.

Once you are settled in our beautifully restored barn our Head Chef will give the story behind the four courses being served. We are internationally renowned for creating a constantly changing set menu inspired by what has been foraged, caught or picked from the kitchen garden that day; a menu which reflects the very best in seasonal and local ingredients. We regularly incorporate the latest recipes we are working on for books and TV shows, as well as featuring firm River Cottage favourites.

The garden and land team liaise closely with the kitchen team to grow, nurture and harvest the produce for our events. Anything additional we need is sourced from our excellent neighbour suppliers including Trill, Coombe Farm Organic and Haye Farms. In fact two of these farms are so local to us we can see them from our back step.

The dinner includes wine to begin your evening and our drinks list offers our own ale, cider and Elderflower Sparkling. There are also some local icons like Somerset Cider Brandy and the effervescent Castlewood Sparkling from the vineyard over the brow of the hill. At the end of the night the tractor will be on hand to take you back up the hill.

“A fantastic delicious four course dinner made with the best and freshest ingredients I have ever had. Lush! The evening just flew by and we didn't want it to end” Chezzerl, Trip Advisor

“Extraordinary dining experience” kcastle, Trip Advisor

*We will endeavour to allow for any dietary requirements you may have, just make sure you let us know when booking.

Are you coming with a group of 10 or more? Did you know we offer private dining packages?


  • Saturday Night Feast

    Very welcoming atmosphere, fabulous food in a beautiful setting. Probably one of the most memorable dining experiences and we're real foodies!

    Niki Attended 3 November 2018

    5.0 out of 5
  • Saturday Night Feast

    This was a real treat in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Everything ran like clockwork, the food was lovely and we would love to come again sometime!

    Marie Attended 6 October 2018

    5.0 out of 5

Your event

18.30 - 23:00

  • 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

    We’ll greet you in our cosy yurt with canapés and a seasonal cocktail, and you will have the chance to explore our idyllic surroundings.

  • Chef’s introduction

    As you settle in for the evening, 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 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.

  • Petits fours and coffee

    After dinner you’ll unwind with coffee and petits fours (if you still have room), before being driven back up the hill by our tractor and trailer.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

Example Saturday Night Menu


Green bean & tomato salad, garden herbs, little gem

Beef tartar, horseradish on toasted rye

Sweetcorn fritters, coriander & green chilli dip

Sourdough, freshly churned butter, River Cottage charcuterie and pickles

First starter

Buttercup squash, labneh, pickled girolles, kitchen garden leaves and herbs, hazelnut migas

Second starter

Brill, dulse butter, celeriac purée, crispy roots and leaves

Salt baked celeriac, red chicory, sloe olives, crispy roots and leaves (v)

Main course

Park Farm Red Devon sirloin cooked on the bone over coals, fondant parsnip, turnip greens and caramelised onion

Cauliflower cooked slowly over coals, smoky aubergine purée, turnip greens, Rosary goat’s cheese (v)


Custard tart, blackberry & rose granita, macerated berries

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.

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Not suitable for under 12s. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

We regularly and happily cater for all allergies and dietary restrictions your party may have so please let us know when you book. With a little notice we can make something equally as delicious for you. Sometimes guests ask us to consider dislikes and preferences too. We understand this may be due to nervousness around our set menu style of dining. On those occasions we would rather not make too many changes as we want our guests to enjoy the experience that has been created specifically for the event they are attending.