Deerhouse Lunches and Dinners
Alfresco Barbecues in the Parkland
Deerhouse Alfresco Dining
23rd May, 27th June, 25th July, 8th August
Our charming, rustic Deerhouse is the perfect setting for dinner on a summer’s evening. This year, on selected Saturday evenings, we will serving a five-course dinner menu created by Samuel’s head chef Simon Crannage, featuring seasonal ingredients from the Estate and Walled Garden. Enjoy an aperitif as you watch the sun go down over the Parkland, then join the party for delightful alfresco dinner in the Deerhouse, served at a single long table.
Warmed by braziers, under a canopy of starlight, what better way to enjoy a beautiful summer’s evening?
Chilled gazpacho with Picual olive oil
Cedar plank-smoked trout,
dill and shallot dressing, pickle of vegetables
Chilli and coriander-marinated poussin
Chipotle-glazed Swinton pork steak
Slow-smoked beef and tomato sausage
Charred peppers and aubergine couscous
Garlic and mustard-dressed cos lettuce
Hazelnut and red cabbage slaw
Trio of local cheeses,
traditional garnish, oat biscuits
Baked banana on the grill
dark rum, cane sugar
Confit of pineapple from the grill
Szechuan pepper, vanilla cream
Special dietary needs can usually be accommodated
but must be advised at time of booking
£45 per person including aperitif, coffee and transport between the hotel and the Deerhouse.
Guests will all be seated together at a single, large table. Warm clothing and footwear highly recommended, as the evening turns cool after sunset. This is a rustic experience, with uneven ground surrounding the Deerhouse – please take care on arrival and departure. In the event of very bad weather the event will be cancelled.
Deerhouse Lunches, including Cook & Lunch Course
24th May, 28th June, 26th July
On selected Sundays Cookery School chef Stephen Bulmer prepares a barbecue buffet lunch at the Deerhouse. You can enjoy this informal alfresco lunch in two ways:
We offer a Barbecue Cook and Lunch course at the Deerhouse, where guests from each party can help grill lunch, under the careful tuition of Cookery School chef director Stephen Bulmer. Family and friends joining for lunch can watch the cooks or enjoy a stroll in the grounds, before joining them for lunch.
Guests are also welcome to join for lunch without participating in the cooking.
£40 per person – one hour of barbecue cookery tuition and lunch.
£25 per person – adult non-cooking lunch guest, £15 – child’s lunch.(includes a glass of Pimms or soft drink on arrival)
Barbecue Cookery Course
2nd July, 30th July, 20th August
Those wanting to learn about barbecuing in greater depth, will enjoy our Barbecue Cookery Course, run in conjunction with the Weber Grill Academy. Learn about marinades and rubs, as well as a wide range of cookery methods on their gas and charcoal grills, as you prepare a delicious alfresco lunch.
£100 per person
Book Now… for our wonderful events later this year. Live like a Lord and Lady at our Downton at Swinton weekend, or indulge in an extravaganza of fine food and wine at our Gourmet Weekends. We also have just a few rooms still available for our Christmas and New Year house parties.
Looking Ahead… Work has commenced on our Country Club and Spa, which will include an indoor swimming pool with full spa and fitness facilities, as well as a 40-seat conservatory restaurant, coffee shop and Swinton Estate shop. Please see our press release for more information.