Elcombe Copse is situated on a farm in the Chalke Valley, where local farmers and growers produce a wide range of superb food and drink. There are plenty of farm shops and delis in the area so the options at Elcombe are mouth-wateringly good. Our sister restaurant, Pythouse Kitchen Garden (PKG) also supplies us with seasonal home grown produce and we use this on our Elcombe menus wherever possible.


If you'd like to do your own cooking, we have all the equipment you'll need for cooking and barbecuing for large numbers. Cooking for a large group can be hard work so, if you like the sound of taking it easy, we can take the burden off and lay on anything from a simple picnic to huge candlelit banquets under the stars.


Candlelit Suppers

When the sun goes down and you've got the gin and tonics flowing, we'll be busy behind the scenes setting up the most amazing feast. When you're ready to eat we will unveil the dining area, featuring a sumptuously laid banqueting table covered in candles and wildflowers, and all set to the sound of wood fires crackling and owls hooting in the trees.


SAMPLE MENUS (please choose one main, two salads and one pudding):


- 6 Hour Garlic & Rosemary Shoulder of lamb

- Roast Free Range Chicken with Hazelnuts, Honey and Saffron

- Slow Cooked Belly Pork, Butternut Squash and Red Onions

- Tart of Home Smoked Salmon Fillet, Cream Cheese, Lemon and Fennel Tops

- Lasagne with Spinach and Wild Garlic Béchamel, Homemade Pasta


Chargrilled Broccoli and Roasted Hazelnuts with Garlic and Chilli Oil

Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Olives and Poppy Seeds

Cool’s Farm Organic Grilled Asparagus and Courgettes

Wild Rice, Toasted Walnuts and Apple

Lentils, Peas, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Mint and Feta Cheese

Chargrilled Cauliflower with Tomato, Dill and Capers

Radish, Broad Beans, Fennel, Grilled Lemon


Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Mousse

Lemon and Rosemary Posset

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Poached Garden Rhubarb

Vegan Berry Cheesecake


Price: £35 per person (minimum 12 people)

Fire Pit Feasts & Barbecues

We've got cooking on a fire pit or barbecue down to a fine art. We can cater for huge barbecue parties for lunch or supper, and together we can design a menu that will blow your guests minds.


TYPICAL FIRE PIT FEAST (cooked all day on an open wood fire):


8 hour whole lamb a la cruz
Cedar plank hot smoked salmon
7 hour flame cooked hung forerib of beef

Pork belly a la cruz
Kale, quinoa & seasonal berry salad
Date & cashew nut slaw
Ember roasted seasonal vegetables Potato salad with shallots & parsley vinaigrette Chimichurri salsa
Lemon & herb mayo


Price: £40 per person (minimum 18 people)




Chargrilled organic red ruby steak
Zingy barbecued lamb chops, smoked salt, lemon juice

Homegrown PKG burgers
Boyton farm dogs, caramelised onions, pickles

served with...
Barbecued seasonal vegetables, garden pesto Choice of salads from the Kitchen Garden Table section Warm Breads and sauces


Price: £30 per person (minimum 12 people)

Wood-fired Pizzas

One of the most popular ideas for a fun and delicious lunch or supper is the wood-fired pizza oven. We can make seriously good pizzas for large groups in an informal setting and we can even give pizza making masterclasses if you want to get stuck in yourself. If you have a favourite topping or toppings, we'll keep them coming until you cant eat any more.


We'll bring a selection of the following basic ingredients with us and make pizzas to order. Please let us know if you have any special dietary or ingredient requests.





Extra cheese

Black olives





Price: £25 per person (minimum 12 people)

Friday and Saturday nights only!

Vintage Tea Parties

Our vintage tea parties are epic. We'll serve you at the table with a variety of sandwiches, scones, jam and clotted cream, cup cakes decorated with handmade flowers, baby fruit tarts, slices of delicious cake, homemade pink lemonade, teas and prosecco. The table will be set with vintage china cups and saucers, champagne coups and napkins, silver teapots, art deco glass jugs for lemonade... the list goes on!


SET MENU (consisting of all of the following):


Scones, PKG Rhubarb Jam and Clotted Cream

Chocolate & Guinness Cake

Orange & Poppy Seed Polenta Cake  (GF)

Chocolate Brownie

Ginger Flapjack


Spring Vegetable, Cream Cheese, Wild Sorrel and Chive Tarts 

Sausage and Sage Rolls

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches

Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches


English Breakfast Tea

Elderflower Cordial


Price: £35 per person (minimum 12 people)



Our fully equipped kitchen has two gas hobs, a butlers sink with hot water on demand, pots, pans and utensils of all shapes and sizes, barbecuing kit and everything from cafetieres to marshmallow skewers. We also provide the basics such as tea, ground coffee and salt and pepper. We recommend you don't bring anything with you as we really do have it all!


Our fully equipped kitchen has two gas hobs, a butlers sink with hot water on demand, pots, pans and utensils of all shapes and sizes, barbecuing kit and everything from cafetieres to . We also provide the basics such as tea, ground coffee and salt and pepper.



Pricing for dining depends on the size of the group so please get in touch for an accurate costing. In the meantime, here's a rough idea of costs:


Wood-fired pizzas - £25 per head

Candlelit Banquet - £35 per head (please bring your own wine)

Vintage Tea Party - £35 per head

Campfire breakfasts and barbecues - from £25