We love to cook for guests.  Olivia has been a chef all her working life including at the French House Dining Room for Margot and Fergus Henderson and at The Greenhouse for Gary Rhodes.  Barney has become a master of cooking with wood; spit-roasts, anything in our wood-fired oven, and BBQs are his domain.  We have a wood-fired pizza /bread oven and a totally unique brick wood-fired spit roasting oven.  We follow Olivia's heroine Elizabeth David’s philosophy; ‘good cooking is trouble'.  Hence we take trouble to be local, seasonal, and to cook everything from scratch with love and soul, including; jam, chutneys, pickles, ham, sausages, ice creams, pastries, spice mixes, bread, cakes, biscuits.  We source our ingredients from

  • here, Talton Lodge - pork, fruit, herbs, salad

  • Talton Mill, across the road - eggs and chickens

  • Kite's Nest farm - organic and grass-fed lamb and beef

  • Drinkwaters and Worcester Produce - vegetables

  • ChalkStream trout from Hampshire 

We can serve your meals where you're staying, whether in the barn, giant tipi, or at Talton House. 


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talton house winter menu:
Group leaders need to choose one option for each course/meal.  We can of course adapt this choice to suit any dietary requirements.
Light lunches/simple suppers;
  • Pizzas from our wood-fired oven in the Kitchen Garden, Friday night only, min. 12 pizzas.   £10 - £12

  • Vegetarian paella OR Mussel, chorizo, and chicken paella.  £11/£12

  • Quiche and salad. £10

  • Ham from our pigs, bread, cheddar, chutneys. £10 or combine with quiches for more of a spread; plus £2  

  • Ribollita and our sourdough bread. £8

  • Homemade tagliatelle with arrabiata sauce OR pesto. £10

  • Risotto (squash, mushroom, and sage). £10

Add green salad £1.50

More formal feasts:   


Starters; non-veg £7.50 each, veg £6.50 each: 

  • Pigeon breast on brioche with a beetroot and watercress salad   

  • Black pudding scotch egg with an apple and kohl rabi salad  

  • Hot smoked trout salad with pickled carrots and black bread  

  • Smoked haddock and bacon cheese on toast  

  • Braised Jerusalem artichokes and leeks with goat’s curd on toast   

  • Courgette and ricotta fritters with green sauce 

  • Red pepper, crushed white bean, parsley and preserved lemon dressing bruschetta  

  • Salad of quail's eggs, radish, celeriac, and lamb's lettuce with salad cream 

  • Curried cauliflower soup with our sourdough bread  

Main courses: 

  • Middle Eastern Feast; Shawarma lamb £15, OR Grilled haloumi and courgettes £13,  served with pitta bread, houmous, roasted carrots with nigella seeds, green beans with red onions and pine nuts.  

  • Pork Feast; slow-cooked pork £14.50, OR pulled smokey jackfruit £12.50, served with brioche buns, fried potatoes, green salad, coleslaw.  

  • Pie Feast; Beef OR Chicken £14.50 OR  Squash, spinach, and cheddar £12.50, served with mash, greens, and gravy. 

  • Curry Feast; 2 different curries (1 meat, 1 veg), daal, naan, and rice  £14.50

  • Fish Feast; whole poached chalk stream trout and hollandaise £17 OR beetroot and shallot tatin £14.50;  served with hot new potatoes and herbs, braised fennel, and broccoli. 

  • Ham Feast; our own ham £16.50 OR stuffed squash and red onions £14.50, served with mash, greens, and roasted veg.  

  • Venison Feast; roast venison and dauphinoise potatoes £16.50 OR homity pie £14.50, served with red cabbage, greens and roasted roots, gravy.  

  • A Kite's Nest Farm* Roast; Slow-roasted beef, Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, greens and roasted roots, gravy  £17.50, OR  Pink and slow-roasted lamb £16.50 OR celeriac and portobello mushroom steaks, served with roast potatoes, greens and roasted roots, gravy  £14.50

  • Thanksgiving dinner; turkey, cornbread stuffing £17.50 OR chestnut and mushroom roast £14.50, served with pureed sweet potatoes, roasted potatoes, greens and roasted roots, gravy.  


If there are sides or vegetarian dishes that you prefer from an option you have not chosen, just let us know. 

*Kite's Nest Farm is just south of Broadway nestled against the Cotswold hills.  Rosamund Young is the farmer and has written about her humane way of farming in 'The Secret Life of Cows'.  All her meat is organic and 100% grass fed. 

Puddings, £6 each: 

  • Chocolate and pecan tart  

  • Caramelised apples, cream, and hazelnut meringue 

  • Pistachio and fig sponge pudding with mascarpone 

  • Orange and blackcurrant bostock (baked brioche and frangipane) with cinnamon ice-cream 

  • Poached pears, honey ice-cream, and biscotti 

  • Chocolate and clementine torte. 

  • Cranberry and cherry clafoutis  

  • British cheese plate with quince paste and crackers, min. 8 people, plus £1. 





See our wedding/event menu for some more examples of our food.

The kitchen is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Talton Mill

We are 2 minutes walk away from Talton Mill café and butchery ( ).  If you are here on a Friday or Saturday, you can wander over for breakfast or lunch, best to warn them if you’re a large group.  Every 3rd Friday of the month they have a supper club – a great way to start your weekend.  You can also order meat packs and eggs from their butchery.

Heavenly Hogs:

Pigs are clever, funny, idiosyncratic, affectionate, and most importantly have infinite uses in the kitchen. We keep rare-breeds as they are suited to being reared outdoors. They are hardy, good mothers, and although slower growing, the end product bears no resemblance to the flabby insipid pork that has made its home on our supermarket shelves; it's delicious.
Our pigs spend their whole lives outside in the woods and fields foraging and rooting for tasty morsels. From this top quality pork we make sausages, ham and other porky treats, all of which you can sample during your stay. For groups of 10 or more people, we often slow roast pork shoulders for 12 hours or until the meat flakes off the bone, for groups of 60+ we can do a whole hog roast in our brick oven.


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Talton Lodge, Newbold on Stour Stratford-Upon-Avon

CV37 8UB

TEL: 07962273417


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