Sample menu for September


Egyptian tomato and coconut soup

Free-range chicken liver parfait with fennel, orange and pine nuts

Roast beetroot and goats cheese terrine

All with home-made breads

Main Courses

Ballotine of chicken with oven baked tomato and chard stuffing

Beef wellington with mushroom gravy

Pan seared local fillet of trout with sweet pepper and hazelnut salsa

With fresh seasonal vegetables


Chocolate and hazelnut tart with vanilla ice cream

Autumn raspberry meringue roulade

Blackberry and sloe gin jellies

Optional Cheeseboard of local cheeses £5.00 per head

Tea or Coffee and sweetmeats

The cost – £30.00 per head based on a maximum of three options per course. Children aged between 5 and 12 : £15.00. No charge for under fives.

  • My name is Melissa Rees. Originally from Suffolk, I met my husband Jeremy while living in Brixton. We moved to Shropshire in 1997 and have 3 daughters and a young son. Of course I love to cook but I wouldn’t be happy to be without writing, planting and reading.
  • "Hi Melissa, My friends and I want to thank you so much for your wonderful meal. We all thoroughly enjoyed your splendid food and were so impressed by how you managed it all so wonderfully and unobtrusively. It was also so kind of you to help our stranded friend while cooking for 25 simultaneously!! We couldn’t recommend you highly enough; a business like yours deserves to succeed. We had high expectations and you didn’t disappoint. Warm regards June"