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.

Autumn/Winter menu 2017

£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


Parma ham with celeriac, apple and walnut remoulade.

Lemony, garlicky potted spiced prawns. Homemade onion bread.

Free range chicken liver parfait. Homemade onion bread.

Crostini with goat's cheese, our own homegrown tomato salsa and pine nuts.

Smoked mackerel pâté, made with fresh horseradish and tiny capers.Homemade onion bread.

Truffled creamy celeriac soup with croutons.

Main course (Hot)

Slow roast local free-range pork shoulder, scented with garlic and fennel, potato and kale mash.

Duck breasts, cooked pink with a sauce of cr̀eme de mure (blackberry liqueur).Gratin dauphinois, buttered spinach.

Crispy herb marinated chicken with a dish of homemade petit pois á la Francaise.

Boeuf bourguignon (from a wonderful old French recipe).Gratin dauphinois.

Zewelwaï, a lovely creamy onion tart (traditional in Alsace), spinach salad.

Main course (Cold)

A plate of charcuterie, home made pickles, salad, walnut bread.


Our own handmade classic vanilla ice-cream, toffee pecan sauce.

Little brandied dark chocolate pots marbled with cream.

Little stem gingered custard pots and cream.

Individual caramelised apple tarts and cream.

Raspberry frangipane tarts and cream.

Fruit salad in muscat wine.

Breakfast option for your first morning only. We can stock the fridge with the following ingredients for you to cook breakfast at your leisure.  £12 pp

Local free range eggs, bacon, delicious local sausages, homemade loaf, butter, homemade jam and marmalade, orange juice.

Or; Smoked salmon, local free range eggs, homemade loaf, butter, homemade jam and marmalade, orange juice.

(Coffee and tea already provided)

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