About Us


Through the coming together of people beneath the trees, we create delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients.

Fairy lights in the woods at The Salt Box
cooking flatbreads over an open fire

Bringing people together, through food and fire.

We curate unforgettable feasts cooked over an open fire, through our range of dining events and cookery courses. Our events are primarily hosted in the great outdoors or in our cosy barn here at our home on the Priory Farm Estate in South Nutfield. Occasionally, we also pop-up at our favourite locations in and around the South East of England.

Since we started The Salt Box in 2017, we have strived to bring people together through a shared love of food, whilst also reconnecting people with what’s on their plate. We are committed to strengthening our local food community and do our very best to support local.

 

In Spring 2019, following a successful Crowdfunding Campaign, we opened Surrey’s first Woodland Cookery School, inviting children and adults alike to come and cook with us in the woods in a relaxed atmosphere, no matter the weather.

Christian cooking sausages over the fire, about The Salt Box
Christian lighting a fire with hay at The Salt Box, about the salt box
Beckie from The Salt Box looking up into the woods, about the salt box

What We Offer

Wood-Fired Feasting

Our feasts over fire showcase the very best of our doorstep produce, all enjoyed around our signature shared dining tables. From woodlands suppers to breakfast in the woods and teas in the trees, join us for a meal with a difference.

Cookery Courses

Learn the art of cooking with fire and smoke, cooking a seasonal feast to enjoy around our communal tables. Learn how to create delicious meals in a relaxed and informative environment beneath the trees.

Foraged & Wild Food

Empowering you with the knowledge to live a wilder, healthier, happier life in tune with nature - sourcing ingredients from the natural larder with as little impact on the environment as possible.

Wild Game Butchery

Our seasonal game butchery and cookery courses are perfect for people who love the distinctive flavours of these wild meats, but are unsure how to cook with them. We offer seasonal evening, half day and full day courses.

Creative Collaborations

We enjoy collaborating with local businesses to bring you woodland feasts alongside natural arts, crafts, floristry and woodlore workshops. Seasonally inspired, The Salt Box run courses in our barn and woodland glen.

Products

Bring a little Salt Box into your home with our range of products here in our online shop, including enamel mugs perfect for the great outdoors. From hand-carved fire strikers and field notebooks, to our signature Tees and personalised gift vouchers.

Corporate Experiences

Explore new directions for your business and enjoy your team’s success out in the open, under the trees. Bespoke experiences in a relaxed, natural environment, including a combination of open-fire cookery, foraging, firelighting and natural arts.

Our Venue

In April 2019, we moved to our first bricks-and-mortar premises on the Priory Farm Estate. Based in South Nutfield, Surrey (30 mins by train from Central London) – we have a cosy barn and woodland glen where we host our range of experiences. Our secret woodland is a 5 minute walk from our barn/parking area. 

Our Food

The Salt Box was born out of a passion for seasonally inspired, locally sourced and wild ingredients. 

Food ought to be simple and ours is, seasoned with smoke and a few select spices.  We focus on cooking with what the land provides us, moving with the bounty of the seasons. Root to fruit and nose to tail – this is the foundation in which we craft our menus.

 

Our fires are the engine room of our outdoor feasts, fuelled by sustainably harvested wood from Surrey Wildlife Trust. We embrace traditional, nomadic fire cooking techniques which add a unique complexity of flavour and texture to our dishes. 

Hill House Farm Pork Belly Grilled