The Best of the South West
Catering will play a significant part of your stay at Huntsham Court and it’s important you get what you want when you want it and that it is of both the highest standard and best value. Whether it’s a big pot of chilli or sandwiches on the Friday night or Fine Dining for 120 on the Saturday we can make sure all your guests leave with a pleasant taste in their mouths. This page lists what we believe to be some of the best food options from the South West.
No Hidden Costs
On a practical note we would like to re-iterate that we strongly believe that if you wouldn’t pay for it at home, you shouldn’t be charged for it here. So there are no hidden charges here: no corkage; no kitchen / storage / handling fees; and no obligation to use specific caterers. You also have complimentary use of our banqueting set (chairs, tables, linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware) all included.
Typical Types of Catering
Clients often organise different things for different parts of their stay including a combination of:
Fully self catered.
Self catered with assistance (setting up, serving and washing up).
Cooks and cleaners to prep your food, serve and clear.
‘Drop and leave’ where local caterers prepare and supply read meals for you to cook.
Fully catered (recommended for groups or meals over 50 people).
Formal dinners, garden hog roasts, casual buffets, high teas.
…. the possibilities are endless.
It’s your event and you should have it just how you want it, so pick and choose the best fit for each part of your event and to suit your budget. With good planning your money can go a lot further than you think and we are happy to advise you if you’d like some help.
The Foodie List
If you would like some help finding suppliers, quality produce or something unusual then we are lucky to have amazing food, produce and services near us and in the South West. So to help you plan what to eat during your stay at Huntsham Court here are some of the best local suppliers that have been recommended to us. They range from wonderful caterers who can lay on the most casual buffets, relaxed hog roast and formal silver service banquets through to specialist suppliers of boutique foods, many of whom are award winning and recognised as the best in the South West. Have a rummage through the list below.
Award winning breads and cakes:
Local Baker in Bampton:
Our local baker, who does knock out scones amongst other breaks and baked goods is…
Bawden The Baker in Bampton, 01398 331 426
Bulk ready to bake Croissant & Pain au Choc:
The Spa, Bampton, 01398 331 200
Bakery selection or stand:
Jake’s Bakes do amazing savoury and sweet baked goods and can either just deliver or set up a bakery stand with baskets of goodies (great alternative to a formal high tea):
Jakesbakes3@gmail.com or 01598 760 682
Breakfasts, High Teas & Casual Suppers
If you don’t fancy formal catering or doing it yourself, then the Devon Pantry may be the answer – cooked breakfast & high tea packages as well as simple suppers.
Butchers, Meats & Pies
Here are a few suggestions:
Our local Butchers (great pasties):
The Butcher’s Shop Bampton; 01398 331208
Supplied by Bampton Game, based in the neighbouring village – pefect for BBQs, exotic sausages and roasts:
Pie Minister – truly scrumptious pies with or without pastry!:
Toms Pies – Delicious handmade local pies:
Award winning Tom’s Pies are perfect hot or cold and made in Clyst St Mary, Devon:
Farm to Table Breakfasts & Meats:
Colin of Devon Pantry can source local meats and eggs and do a cracking fry up at a sensible price for a farm to fork breakfast:
Local farms who supply meats
Pipers Farm in Clyst Hydon, Devon: – amazing meats, naturally reared and they can even bring fire pits to Huntsham Court and cook it for you!:
Wallaces Farm in Hemyock, Devon:
Oakcroft Farm in Beaworthy, Devon:
Local freerange salami & cured meats
Ellises Farm in Hemyock, Devon:
Native Breeds Meats
Not quite in the south west, but so so good we couldn’t not list them. Based in Gloucestershire they make amazing cured meats, salamis and even buffet hot dogs to name but a few things that taste real good. They are even in Selfridges!
Caterers – Banqueting
All these caterers have distinct styles and know the house really well. They can do anything from dropping off pre-prepared meals through to silver service 6 course meals as well as anything in-between. Most are very established local caterers to Devon but we have also listed some caterers from Bristol that are celebrated for their amazing fayre and elegant service. All in all they represent what we feel is the best of the South West.
(NATIONAL winner in The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards!)
McBaile Event Catering
(SW Regional finalist in 2016 Wedding Industry Awards)
Catering – Banqueting: Local chefs, kitchen assistance and local food sourcing consultant
We have a list of kitchen helpers who can be brought in to assist you prepare, cook and clean by arrangement. But if you are wanting someone to oversea cooking your own food delivery, prepare breakfasts, casual lunches, nibbles or canapés as well as both run muffin baking sessions for children and help you source local or unusual produce:
Feast without Fuss
Devon Pantry – informal casual meals
Cakes & Favours
Here are a few suggestions:
Hip Pop Cakes
Cherry Blossom Cakes
Yummy Cupcakes 2U
Mandy’s Classic Cakes & Favours
Dinner at the Front Door & Street Food – Mobile Caterers “festival style”
If you fancy something different this is for you. We know some great suppliers who not only make fantastic foods, but also can set up just outside the front door “festival style” from gourmet stands, mobile pizza ovens to vintage food shacks:
Fish and Chips (van comes to the front door):
Authentic Mobile Woodfired Pizza Ovens:
Authentic Sri Lankan Curry:
Drop & leave, catered or van service:
Ice cream served from a 1920s Tricycle:
Ice cream served from a 1950s ice cream van:
Locally sourced ingredients, hand made burgers from a stunning polished steel airstream:
Make your choice a vintage citron van serving drinks, juices and crepes (savoury and sweet) or a 1961 french fire engine serving burgers:
A 1960s caravan serving home made crumpets – the perfect teatime surprise:
Small trailer with quality locally sourced food – often with a mahican flavour
The Cauldron – Devon Street Food
Two Birds Kitchen – organic wood fired pizzas and pop up kitchen
Yes pasties are scrummy, but what about a giant 5ft pasty with your initials on it – amazing!
Sometimes a picnic hampers for a summer event or even hamper goodie bags are just the thing you are looking for. Here’s a great suppler for luxury bespoke hampers:
West Country Hampers
Here are a few suggestions:
Award winning Hog Roasts on site:
West Country Hog Roasts
Great Hog roast either cooked on site or delivered cooked:
Here are some specialist and award winning suppliers of gorgeous local produce:
Delicious cheeses – the best in our opinion
Historic Devon Artisan Cheeses
Local Goat Cheeses
A variety of cheeses made locally in Crediton, Devon, from different breeds of goats reared on site:
Traditional Jars of Sweeties & Gourmet Popcorn
Here’s our suggestion, they also do mixed jars and jars with personalised labels:
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe
01392 278 537
M&Ms – any colour with your text or images
Marshmallows – printed with photos!
– think on cocktail sticks atop a cake…
Joe & Seth’s exotic flavoured popcorn
– G&T favour anyone or would you rather truffle oil?…
Jams & Preserves – Award Winning
From tradtional to your unique blend Ruth & Derek can make almost any flavour jam or preseve and even put your own special labels on them:
Authentic Cornish Sea Salt (natural or infused with a variety of amazing flavours):
Fresh Fish bought from local boats then prepared into fish packed dishes:
Proper Old fashioned Puddings, hand made in Budleigh Salterton in Devon:
Luxury Local Produce Store
West Country Direct are an amazing company like a boutique local supermarket, that have brought together some of the best produce from the West County under one umbrella as a one stop shop – well worth a rummage and they deliver too:
West Country Direct
Supermarkets that Deliver
Wedding cakes & Stacks
We have found some great suppliers for all sorts of delights these include:
See our cake section above
Pork Pie Stack
See our pork pie supplier in the butchers and meat section above
See our cheese section above