A Foraged feast

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Next Friday, 10th August, sees the first of our Moveable Feast events.  We are kicking off with an exciting tasting menu of wild food, foraged, created and cooked by a cutting edge young chef, Ben Spice with the help of Kerry Woodfield, forager extraordinaire.

This is an exciting new trend in eating:  harvesting food from overlooked produce that surrounds us in the hedges and fields;  making the most of all that is fresh and natural.  The gardeners amongst you may be very heartened to hear that some of the weeds you despair of have a use that you may never have considered.

This is a fun, informal evening, in a lovely setting where you will meet up with other like minded foodies.  The first of many, we hope, and we look forward to welcoming you [with glass in hand].

For more details and to book, please follow this link:  You can download a copy of the menu here.  

Become a member of A Moveable Feast and enjoy some additional benefits like discounts on the house wine and club price overnight stays in the house if you don't want to drink and drive.


A Moveable Feast

Last year we talked about starting a club for foodies with a programme of events - dinners, tastings, demonstrations, etc - put on at Barton Court.  We began with our Guys and Ghouls dinner which was a lot of fun.  Since then, we have been so focussed on getting the Engine Room and The Loose Box ready for events, that we have dropped the ball a bit. We are back with a vengeance now!  We have discovered some sensational chefs, growers, producers and entertainers for your edification. Be one of the first 100 members of the club and get the inside scoop on what is on the agenda plus discounts on tickets and special offers. Registration is free.  Just drop me an email:




You can see full details of the Bowl Food menu here and the sensational Fruits De Mer menu here.  



To book tickets, follow this link:



Wish you had been on the last course in April?  You can still get a masterclass in floristry this year.  Sabine Darrall Floral is coming back to Barton Court for another 3 day residential intensive course in floristry 22 - 25 October.  For more information get in touch with Sabine directly or email me,