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Gardeners Lunch with Phil Mennell and Richard Allen

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Discover the walled kitchen gardens and enjoy a delicious lunch in the Orangery as part of the Festival of Food celebrations...

Tuesday 5th February 2019, from 10.30am

Phil will present a talk in the Looking Glass House before a tour of Rockliffe’s kitchen gardens and potting sheds, followed by a two course lunch in the 4 AA Rosette Orangery, created from the gardens by Executive Chef Richard Allen.

To find out more and book your place please call 01325 729999 or email Please note bookings will be taken for this event from 10am on Monday 24th September 2018.

This Festival of Food event includes

  • Welcome tea and coffee on arrival from 10.30am
  • A tour of the gardens and potting sheds by head gardener Phil Mennell
  • An informative talk on planning your own kitchen garden throughout the seasons
  • Two-course lunch in the 4AA Rosette Orangery by executive chef Richard Allen


Date & Time: Tuesday 5th February 2019, from 10.30am
Price: £35 per person
Location: The Orangery (Executive chef Richard Allen)

Raising funds for Hospitality Action

Over the eight day event, money will be raised for Hospitality Action. The charity offers vital assistance to those working, or who have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis.

Please note full pre-payment is required at the time of booking. We will endeavour to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please notify us of any food allergies within your party. The menu will be confirmed 4 weeks prior to the event. An element of this event includes a tour of the garden, and therefore footwear suitable for walking outside and a warm coat is advised! A cloakroom facility will be provided for all guests. *A limited number of Festival Passes are available (with and without accommodation) to include entry to all 6 evening events, and a 10% saving on additional booked day time events.


per person


per person, for festival pass holders*