Where do you source your produce?
Our raw ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible, from reliable West Country producers and suppliers.
The lamb and beef is often from our own farm, along with seasonal vegetables and herbs. Fresh seafood comes from the coastal waters of Devon and Cornwall and occasionally straight from Salcombe. Cheeses, smoked meat and fish products are selected from West Country producers. Claire's brothers farm in East Devon supplies us with young farmed venison .
WE DO NOT BUY IN ANY READY MADE OR PARTLY MADE PRODUCETS. All our dishes are handmade from raw ingredients in our professional kitchen.
This is a big event for us, can you help with other aspects of organisation?
Definitely. We are very aware of the massive organisation that goes into planning an event and pride ourselves on getting the details right for you. With a site meeting, we are able to go through many ideas that would work well in the available space, to arrange timings, and recommend various companies that we regularly use to assist you in completing the picture. Our links page will list some of these companies. You can contact them yourself, or you can leave it all to us to arrange directly.
Who serves the food and drink?
Our efficient and friendly staff serve the food and drink as part of our waiting staff costs on each example menu. They are experienced in providing a high quality service. They have been trained as a team to be attentive, but unobtrusive, and look smart in one of our uniforms to suit your event. We do not charge corkage however we do charge for ice and pre-chilling of bottles as an extra service.
Evening bar staff to serve you until late are charged for separately. We offer a licensed bar as a separate service.
Who clears away?
Our staff will usually clear until the coffee cups are all stacked away, and finish at an agreed time near the end of the event. Any further clearing the next day can be arranged but will be charged for in addition.
Is wine provided?
We find that people usually like to provide their own wines but we can provide a wine list if required. We can also supply juices and soft drinks from a range of local companies. We do not charge corkage.