Deerhouse Lunches and Dinners
Alfresco Barbecues in the Parkland
For those who are looking for something really out of this world, join us for an alfresco lunch or supper at our charming, period Deerhouse in the parkland. Relax with a refreshing aperitif and watch Michelin-trained chef and Cookery School Director Stephen Bulmer prepare a delicious¬†menu of barbecued meats, fish, salads and desserts, served buffet-style.¬†¬†Once you have made your selections, sit back and enjoy a relaxed, informal meal with views extending over the hotel and parkland to the distant Vale of York.
19th April, 20th April, 24th May, 25th May, 21st June, 22nd June,
26th July, 2nd August, 3rd August, 6th September, 7th September
At lunch we offer a Barbecue Cook and Lunch course, where guests from each party can help grill lunch, under the careful tuition of Cookery School chef director Stephen Bulmer.
Non-cooking guests and children are also welcome. Enjoy a stroll in the grounds or watch the cooks, before joining them for lunch.
¬£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)
Booking essential – by Thursday evening of the preceding week.¬†¬†
19th April, 24th May, 20th June, 21st June, 26th July,
2nd August, 6th September
As dusk falls, join us for a relaxing aperitif while Stephen prepares supper – tasting all the better for being outdoors with candlelight, a starlit sky and a blazing fire. What better way to relax and soak up the atmosphere of a dreamy English summer’s evening?
¬£35 per person¬†(includes a glass of Pimms or soft drink on arrival)
Booking essential – by Thursday evening of the preceding week.
Please Note: Children under 12 are not permitted to dine at the Deerhouse, but are welcome at lunchtime.
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.
There is a definite crispness in¬†the air now,¬†heralding the arrival¬†of game, wild¬†mushrooms and other Autumnal treats. While the weather is still perfect for¬†walking, cycling and riding¬†it’s also a great time to enjoy¬†replenishing Spa treats and tempting gourmet indulgences, such as our Estate Lunch Menu – currently featuring grouse – or¬†our inspiring range of seasonal¬†cookery courses.