Our foraging trips are very popular. The crop depends on season and ranges from a wide variety of edible mushrooms, wild garlic and sorrel, bitter cress, pennywort, wimberries, edible flowers and wild strawberries. Spring forages will be more about the hedgerow, summer will be fruits and flowers and the autumn will have a more mushroom focus. We work with three organisations to bring you the best foraging experience
Foraging through the Year
We have the privilege of working with two individuals to provide the best of foraging throughout the year.
Foraging with Ed Drewitt
Ed is a naturalist, broadcaster and wildlife detective. He will take you for a two and a half hour walk from the hotel to find the edible goodies available locally (herb foraging only; for fungi experts please see Eric & Marlow below). Expect him to also keep you fully informed about the birds and wildlife you see along the way too. Meeting at 10am you will return in time for lunch at the hotel (included).
- May 28th
- June 25th
- July 9th
Costs: £80 per person with lunch. Payment made in advance.Book Now
Foraging with Liz Knight
Liz Knight has spent the last 10 years gathering and playing with wild food. Her courses are designed to open you eyes to how the commonest of weeds can be transformed into the most exciting, nutritious and sustainable of foods.
Liz will take you for a walk on the hotel grounds to collect foraged goodies. Back at the hotel Liz will show you how to make delicious foraged recipes to take away.
- September 11th
Costs: £95 per person with lunch. Payment made in advance.Book Now
On our autumn forages you will be accompanied by fungi experts, Eric, Kerry or Marlow. Meeting at 9.30am you will start with a short talk on foraging with tea and coffee before departing at 10am for a walk from the hotel. At this time of year we would expect to find some mushrooms on the forage. You will return to the hotel for 1pm for a three course lunch. Confirmed dates for 2022 are:
- September 24th
- October 1st
- October 15th
- October 22nd
- October 29th
Group foraging is £80 per person including lunch.
Eric or Marlow are also able to take out private groups Monday to Thursday subject to availability. The cost for up to 6 people is £300 (for more than 6 there would be a £25 per person additional charge). This does not include lunch. Please call us on 01594 833046 to enquire and book.Book Now
If you would like to add an overnight stay to your foraging package, you can take advantage of our “Experience Package” which includes dinner. Rates are:
Hatchling £195 per room per night
Hen £215 per room per night
Cockerel £235 per room per night
Suite £325 per room per night
Please note that this package can be taken on either the night before or the night after the experience you have booked. Saturday night may be subject to a minimum two night stay.
Call 01594 833046 for more information.
Ed Drewitt is also able to offer private foraging year round subject to availability. The cost is £300 for up to 6 people (for more than 6 there is an additional charge of £25 per person). Please note that this does not include lunch. Call us on 01594 833046 to enquire or book.