Welcome Supper

We aim to make a stay at The Cottage in the Garden as special an experience as we possibly can, so if you like the idea of a completely relaxing, utterly luxurious beginning to your holiday, we have a suggestion......

You could pre-order a supper for two from our menu below, to seize the opportunity to linger in a scented hot bath in the smart cottage bathroom, knowing that the table is laid ready for you, supper will be ready at the time of your choosing, a complimentary bottle of good wine waiting to be opened and best of all….no need to drive home afterwards!

Each meal is prepared to order and because we use small local suppliers wherever possible, we do require you to book ahead for your meal. Please note this is for your first night only and we must have your menu choices no later than 1 week ahead of your arrival.

If you would like a very gentle start to your holiday we can also stock the fridge with ingredients for your first breakfast so you can cook at your leisure.

Spring menu 2019

£85 for two including wine

Arrival supper for two in the cottage

Each dish is for two so please each choose the same dish in each course and stipulate red or white wine.


Ceviche of salmon, pickled vegetables, in lime and white wine dressing

Chicken liver and madeira paté, spiced crab apple jelly, brioche

Smoked mackerel paté with a kick of fresh grated horseradish, brioche

Freshly picked local asparagus steamed and served with our own mayonnaise or roasted with Maldon salt and olive oil (when in season, late Spring) ( V)

Main course

Duck breasts in blackberry liqueur sauce, pommes Anna, petit pois a la Française

Sticky pork ribs slow roasted in a Hoisin marinade, with mixed leaves and herbs and roasted nuts

Poached hake, sauce verte, new potatoes with Maldon salt and mint

Puff pastry parcels stuffed with wood and chestnut mushrooms, in a rich truffled sauce (V)


Stewed rhubarb with preserved ginger and rich muscovado sugar. Served cold with clotted cream

Little pots of brandied chocolate, cream

Homemade caramel ice cream

Banoffee pie

Fresh fruit in Grand Marnier

Breakfast ingredients to be left in the cottage. £12pp

Local free range eggs, bacon, delicious local sausages, a homemade loaf, butter, home made jam and marmalade, orange juice

OR    Smoked salmon, local free range eggs, a home made loaf, butter homemade jam and marmalade, orange juice.

( Fresh coffee and tea are already provided)