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 130 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. Whomever you choose to be your caterers during your stay, you will need your caterer’s package to always include staff to deliver the food and drink service style that you agree directly with them. This is their expertise and gives the client the best experience!
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.
Clients often organise different things for different parts of their stay from artisan food makers to posh caterers 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.
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 long list below which we have split into two groups:
Produce & Ingredient Suppliers (suppliers of produce and ingredients but they don’t cook or serve on site)
Artisan Food Makers to Posh Caterers (anyone that supplies, cooks & serves food to eat on site).
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
Native Breeds Hog Dogs
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, roasts or even breakfasts:
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!
Local freerange salami & cured meats
Ellises Farm in Hemyock, Devon:
Cherry Blossom Cakes
Mandy’s Classic Cakes & Favours
Claire Arscott Cake Design
M&Ms – any colour with your text or images
Marshmallows – printed with photos!
– think on cocktail sticks atop a cake…
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):
M Welsh Hog Roasts
Amazing flavoured Hog Roasts on site:
The Braai Guy
The Smokehouse BBQ meat man form Salcombe:
The Jolly Hog
Wonderful Hog roast from a converted vintage airstream:
The Pig Apple
Workign with local butchers & bakers to bring you quality and beautiful hog roasts:
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.
If you want an authentic Devon afternoon tea you can’t go wrong with Posh Posh – mini sausage rolls, scotch eggs, quiches, sandwiches, scones and cakes – every bite truly scrumptious and beautifully presented!
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
Devon Pantry – informal casual meals
Authentic Sri Lankan Curry:
Drop & leave, catered or van service:
A 1960s caravan serving home made crumpets – the perfect teatime surprise:
Serious Surf ‘n’ Turf Sandwiches
HIgh Steaks at www.feast-it.com
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.
Queen & Whippet
Best Roaming Kitchen at the Crumbs Awards, 2019
M Welsh Catering
South West Wedding Awards Best Caterer 2019, 2020 & 2021