Welcome Supper

We aim to make a stay at The Cottage in the Garden as special an experience as we possibly can, so if you like the idea of a completely relaxing and utterly luxurious beginning to your holiday, we have a suggestion…..

…Rather than drive again to have a meal or cook for yourselves on your arrival you could pre-order a supper for two from our menu below. You would find the table laid ready for you in the cottage, a complimentary bottle of wine waiting to be opened and supper ready at the time of your choosing. 

Each meal is freshly prepared using the finest ingredients.

We order our meat and fish from the best local  farms and small suppliers and we do require you to book ahead for your meal.

Please note this is for your first night only. We require you to request supper and confirm your choices no later than 1 week ahead of your arrival.  

If you would like a very gentle start to your holiday we can also stock the fridge with the ingredients for your first breakfast so you can cook at your own leisure.

Thereafter there are many Farmers’ markets, local shops and in Crowborough a large Waitrose supermarket, Lidl and Morrisons.

Summer menu 2018 ( From June 1st)

£90 for two

Arrival supper for two in the cottage with wine.

If you opt for this supper option we will leave a complimentary bottle of wine in the cottage; please stipulate red or white wine when you book supper.

Our menu changes with availability and the seasons.

We cook every meal freshly to order. Every dish is homemade using our own recipes and the finest ingredients.

Each dish is for two, so please each choose the same dish in each course


Roasted vegetables with our own home-grown basil pesto, homemade bread (V).

Free range chicken liver and Madeira paté, homemade bread.

Smoked mackerel paté, made with whipped cream, grated fresh horseradish and tiny capers, homemade bread.

Parma ham with celeriac remoulade.

Chilled sorrel, leek and potato soup.

Main course

Crispy spatchcocked roast chicken,marinated in  fresh herbs and olive oil, new potatoes, green salad.

Pork fillet with prunes in Armagnac, crushed new potatoes with rocket.

Chicken sauteed with white wine, thick cream and tarragon sauce, served with tiny peas cooked with lettuce and onions ( á la française).

Duck breasts cooked pink with a cassis sauce, pommes Anna

Warm goat’s cheese, rocket and red onion tart with tomato, basil and pine nut salad (V).

Cold dishes

Poached salmon with a sauce of whipped cream, chopped walnuts and fresh horseradish. Salad

Smoked trout, new potato and broad bean salad, fennel cream dressing.


Fresh fruit in muscat wine

Lemon possets in demi-tasse

Home made meringues, crushed strawberries and whipped cream

Strawberry tarts and cream

Breakfast option for your first morning only.         £12 pp

Local free range eggs, bacon, delicious local sausages, a homemade loaf, butter, homemade jam and marmalade, orange juice.  Or; Smoked salmon, local free range eggs, a homemade loaf, butter, homemade jam and marmalade.(Fresh coffee and tea already provided)

Glyndebourne hampers are also available during the season. Please request details on booking.