I have found some photos I took in the winter of 2016, when we paid a visit to River Cottage to spend an evening of eating and socialising. We have been a couple of times before, it just a nice thing to do if you are interested in food. Our working life is related to the food industry, so we are lucky to visit a few nice restaurants…….of course all in the interest of work.
For those who have no idea about River Cottage …….. River Cottage has given millions of TV viewers a taste for great cooking since 1999, when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster widely known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food, brought his famous food ethos to Channel 4. His hard-hitting campaigns have changed the eating habits of a nation and improved the welfare and sustainability of animals and fish. Hugh established River Cottage HQ in Dorset in 2004, and the operation is now based at Park Farm near Axminster in Devon. A working organic smallholding, HQ is also the base for a broad range of courses and events, and home to the newly launched River Cottage Chefs’ School.
You can eat in the barn or the farmhouse, the latter is cosier, but the barn is great fun, you sit at long tables and tend to meet a lot more people. The food is amazing and is locally grown on the farm or sourced from the surrounding countryside.