St Davids Day Celebration

Date: 01 Mar 2024
Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Location: Worton Kitchen Garden
Worton Nights

Held on the first Friday of each month, our new Supper club will highlight a different ingredient or product each month. The aim is to produce exciting, new dishes with our seasonal produce or to showcase the best of our local suppliers and their produce. Each meal will be a four course set menu and seating will be “communal” on refectory style tables. Everyone will leave the evening with an ingredient box and a recipe card so that they can reproduce one of the dishes at home.

For our first evening, we are delighted to welcome Will Spray who rears Cotswold Lions – the iconic sheep of the Cotwolds. The meal will be built around Cotswold Lion hogget , Worton Leeks and Duckets Caerphilly Cheese. So a thoroughly Welsh menu for St Davids Day!

Will plans to give a brief talk about the Lions and why be breeds them and will also talk about why this may be the last time we can taste these wonderful animals… Our last “local” family run abattoir at Long Compton has just closed its doors. The loss of local, family run, high-welfare abattoirs is set to have a very destructive effect on small scale, ethical animal producers like ourselves and Will. Animal welfare is key to how we farm and minimising travel times for our animals is really important. So important indeed that a group of local farmers have come together to raise the money required to buy Long Compton and keep it functioning.

As part of our effort to assist effortrs to save the Long Compton Abattoir, all Diners will leave with a box of Lamb, Leeks and vegetables to the value of £20 of which £10 will be donated to the fund – we do hope you will be able to join us. For anyone who can’t make the evening but does want to understand more or to contribute, here is a link.