Rediscover the ancient art of foraging, where you poke around in rock pools, hedgerows and ancient woodlands for morsels of free food, with acknowledged expert John Wright - star of TV show ‘River Cottage’ and author of several popular foraging handbooks. Signed copies of all John’s books are also available through the hotel and we can send them on to you in advance of the forage dates. His handbooks include Edible Seashore, Mushroom Handbook and Hedgerow.
As John lives near Summer Lodge we’ve again asked him to introduce guests and diners to the joys of these fascinating food adventures. Our award-winning kitchen will use some of the produce collected during the day to create a sumptuous feast. The forages are free of charge to guests staying in the hotel on Friday or Saturday night as well as to non-residents with Saturday night dinner reservations for either our Seashore or Mushroom Forage Tasting Menu at £70 per person. Non residents can join the day for just £30 per person. This includes a morning session on the chalk downlands, an afternoon session in the nearby woodlands and a show and tell session at the end of the day.
To reserve a table for the dinner created with several of the ingredients we will find during the day, please call +44 (0)1935 48 2000 to check availability. Remember to say if you would like to participate in the forage.