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Summer Picnics

from £25.00

Spend a leisurely summer afternoon at River Cottage HQ, wandering around the farm and garden and exploring the stunning new trails and spaces we have created, before settling down on the farm for an alfresco feast, prepared by the team from the finest local produce.

Your sumptuous picnic lunch includes savoury and sweet delights generously portioned for two people to share. In addition to your delicious picnic lunch, you can choose either a bottle of organic prosecco to share between two, or an organic beer, cider, organic kombucha or River Cottage apple juice per person to accompany your lunch. There will also be a well-stocked bar serving drinks including organic wines, beers, ciders and kombuchas and juices. Please bring your own refillable water bottle which we can refill for you on site.

We invite you to come in groups who are comfortable to eat together. Please follow our guidance on distancing from other groups of guests. There will be a further e-mail update before your visit.

Under 5's go free if not eating, please purchase a ticket for any child who will be eating. You are welcome to bring additional snacks for babies and toddlers.

Pre-booking is essential and please be prepared for wet weather, this is an outdoor event.

We kindly request that dogs are left at home. We are a working farm so to protect our livestock dog are not permitted onsite.

Your event

12.00 - 19.00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    Please arrive anytime between 12 and 4pm. You’ll be met at the top of the hill by one of our team who will direct you towards the path to walk down to River Cottage HQ.

  • Welcome

    You are free to explore and relax in the garden and fields around the farm during the afternoon.

  • Your Picnic

    Collect your picnic from a member of our team in the courtyard anytime from 1pm onwards and then choose your spot and relax.

  • Hometime

    Feel free to spend the afternoon and early evening with us, and when it is time to head home stroll up the hill back to the car park. The gates will be closing at 7pm.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

Book your place...

1. Choose your date...

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2. How many people attending?

Please note dogs are not permitted at River Cottage. We also kindly request parents keep a close eye on children for their safety, we are a working farm with livestock and there are streams and uneven ground.

3. Check your order

Please select an event date and enter the number of attendees above.

We recommend purchasing with this event.

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.

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

Please note dogs are not permitted at River Cottage. We also kindly request parents keep a close eye on children for their safety, we are a working farm with livestock and there are streams and uneven ground. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

We happily cater for allergies and intolerances so do let us know of any restrictions at the time of booking. We kindly request you do not specify dislikes or preferences as we would love you to try the dishes our chefs have specifically created for the event so you can experience the menu as it was intended. Please be aware that we use ingredients in our kitchens which include allergens so we cannot guarantee against contamination. If you would like to know the steps we take to minimise cross-contamination please call one of the team during office hours and we will be happy to assist.