The safety of our guests and team continues to be our top priority, so here at River Cottage we will continue to remain cautious and will be maintaining a number of safety measures after the 19th July.
Last year we reduced the capacity on our events and courses to allow more space, ensuring all guests can maintain a social distance. This will remain for the foreseeable future.
To help keep you safe our team will continue to wear masks when in public spaces and we ask that all guests wear a mask when indoors except when sat at your table. This does include guests in the cookery school however we will not be enforcing this, just requesting your cooperation and consideration for fellow guests.
To maintain social distancing, we will not be operating our traditional tractor-trailer ride to-and-from the car park to the farm. Instead, there will be a short 10 minute walk through the wonderful pathways, enabling you to really soak up the views of the valley and get your River Cottage experience started. The track is uneven so please wear appropriate footwear. If the walk down to HQ is something you are worried about due to accessibility challenges please let us know in advance of your visit and we will be able to help you down to the farm safely. You can contact us via
We have always had exceptional hygiene standards and our staff have been thoroughly trained in new and enhanced safety procedures. All of our spaces and equipment will be thoroughly cleaned before and after every event. The toilets will be cleaned hourly and there will be Sanitiser Stations available for both guests and our team.
For courses, you will have your own utensils and equipment wherever possible and you will be spaced out in our cookery school to allow distance between guests - there will typically be a maximum of 10 guests on any course in our cookery school. For the time being, we kindly ask guests to bring and wear a face mask for indoor cookery courses.
Our farmhouse will operate on a strict cleaning regime, with access only allowed for those who are staying with us.
Our team will always be around, at a safe distance, to guide you through on the day.
T&Cs stand, however if you have Covid symptoms or have been advised to isolate, please contact us and do not visit, this is vital for the safety of all our guests.
If we have to close due to Covid, your booking will be transferred. You can read our full
For all of our events, you’ll be outside for some of the day, even if just the journey to-and-from the car so please dress according to the forecast and bring warm waterproof clothing in case of bad weather and wear sturdy shoes for the walk. There is no dress code at River Cottage, we just want you to be comfortable.
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