view from the back door of courtyard barn holiday cottge
Local chefs Angela Davenport and Linda Hyatt will prepare and cook your dinner party food, deliver to the cottage and serve.

They'll arrive an hour before you plan to eat, and get busy in the kitchen while you and your guests relax outside in the garden or inside by the fire.

Several menus are available, grouped by price from £15.00 - £21.50 per head (inclusive of desert), with optional starters at £5.00 per head. However, Angela and Linda are usually able to adapt to your taste and preference. Please feel free to call to discuss your requirements with Angela on 01298 27730 (early evenings are best).

Vegetarian, vegan and wheat-free guests can also be catered for.

Our guests say:

"Thank you Angela and Linda for a fantastic spread. Everyone was very impressed with the fabulous food you supplied - it was cooked to perfection. We were so pleased we could have a restaurant-style meal in private and smoke-free surroundings - yet all seated around one big table! And with our own wine at supermarket prices the final bill was much less than going out."

Amanda Markham, Sheffield University reunion

"Hello Marcus & Kirsty. Just to let you know we had a fantastic stay at your lovely lovely place - blue sky, sun and white soft fluffy snow every day - we had a really relaxing time - the 'food ladies' on Saturday were excellent and the treatments on the Sunday made our weekend - the whole place was so clean and so cosy - the only one food item I forget on my extensive list was salt, but we managed somehow! I do hope we left the house to your satisfaction and thanks again.

Mandy Graham (and the rest of the gang.)


We have created the following to provide a starting point. However we are more than happy to 'mix & match' or to cost and provide a completely bespoke menu.

The £15.00 Selection

Lasagne served with mixed salad and garlic bread

Chilli con Carni served with rice, and garlic bread.

Chicken Marengo served with rice

Assorted bangers and mash with onion gravy

All served with a selection of either seasonal salads and garlic bread or vegetables in season as requested

The £16.50 Selection (Traditional)

Meat and potato pie served with red cabbage

Steak, kidney and mushroom pie

Chicken, mushroom and green pepper pie

Creamy salmon and broccoli pie

All served with a selection of potatoes and seasonal vegetables

The £19.00 Selection

Boeuf Bourguignon served with rice and garlic bread

Hungarian Goulash with soured cream, rice and garlic bread

Coq Au Vin

Thai Fish Cakes in a Citron Sauce

All served with rice, garlic bread or a selection of potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

The £21.50 Selection

Pork Normandy served in a red wine and Calvados sauce

Chicken breasts stuffed with mozzarella cheese and Prosciutto ham and served in a creamy mushroom sauce.

Beef Wellington

Darns of Salmon in a citrus sauce

All served with a selection of potatoes and seasonal vegetables


Bread And Butter Pudding

Fruit Crumble and Custard

Apple Pie and Custard

Rice Pudding

Soufflé Milanese (Cream and lemon soufflé)

Very Sticky Chocolate Mousse

Brandy Snap Baskets with Assorted Filling and Fruit Cauli

Meringue nests filled with cream and topped with fruit compote

Starters (additonal charge, from £5.00)

Homemade Soup with Croutons

Goat's Cheese on a Tossed Leaf Salad

Smoked Salmon Salad


Hot creamy garlic mushrooms and crusty bread.


Cheese board

A selection of hot and cold buffet menus


It is our concern that people with special dietary requirements have as much choice as possible. Below is a selection of things we have recently created. We are really interested in expanding this area of our operation and, ware willing to experiment, take advice and use other people's favorite recipes (share yours with us?)

Tomato and Mozzarella Pie

Provencal Pie

Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini

Nut Stuffed Aubergines

Gruyere Roulard with Red Onion and goat's Cheese


Stuffed Peppers

Halloumi with Tomato and Caper Salsa

Crepes with Brie and Broccoli (or Stilton and Spinach or sweet corn, chopped tomatoes and ricotta.)

Cherry Tomato Tart


Below are just two examples of specific menus we have been asked to prepare. We really do want everyone to have the best food and will do our utmost to achieve this. If there is any food that will make your Dinner Party special or that you just like, let us know and, if it is at all possible, we will be delighted to provide it for you.

(Example 1)

Baked gammon with noisette potatoes, creamed potatoes, a panache of seasonal vegetables, red onion marmalade and peach chutney

(Example 2)

Roast crown of turkey with apricot stuffing, chipolata sausages in bacon, bread sauce, and cranberry sauce, roast potatoes, creamed parsnips with toasted pine nut kernels, carrots and turnips, cauliflower cheese. Christmas apple crumble with custard.

To discuss your meal, please call Angela Davenport on 01298 27730.