Package is valid on selected dates in 2013 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. Remaining 2013 forages include: The Mushroom Forage - Saturday 2nd November 2013 Concentrating on the search for edible and other interesting fungi. Spend the morning foraging on the nearby chalk downlands, while for the afternoon session John takes everyone into the local woods. Lunch at the Acorn Inn features a number of mushroom dishes, with a review of the morning’s harvest (lunch not inlcuded in cost). We’re very lucky to have John for this weekend as in the past few years it’s been the most bountiful week of the mushroom hunting season in the South West. Our forages are complimentary and available to anyone staying at Summer Lodge on the weekend of 2nd November 2013. They are also available to anyone eating our foraging-themed dinner menus on either of the above nights. The three-course dinner with coffee is £65.00 per person. 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. The Adventures in Food package includes: Two nights in a beautifully appointed room or suite Full English Breakfast daily A complimentary guided forage with renowned forager/author John Wright A three-course dinner on Saturday evening prepared by our chef Steven Titman with several of the ingredients we find during the day Guests can also enjoy a late check-out until 4pm on Sunday The foraging packing is from £390.00 per night, inclusive of VAT and based on two adults sharing a Superior Double room for a minimum of two nights. Additional nights are priced at our Best Available Rate. This package is valid on selected dates only and is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.