About The Salt Box

The Salt Box was born out of a passion for seasonally inspired, locally sourced and wild ingredients. Through the coming together of people around a shared dining table, we create delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients.

The Salt Box 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 starting the business 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. To date, we have successfully collaborated with over 50 Surrey and Sussex businesses to date.


In Spring 2019, following a 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.

What We Offer

Be a part of The Salt Box adventure as we bring people together through food and fire. 

From seasonal suppers to breakfast in the woods, afternoon teas in the trees to sunset feasts, join us beneath the trees in our woodland glen. Our feasts over fire showcase the very best of our doorstep produce, all enjoyed around our signature shared dining tables.

Cooking over an open fire is the oldest and most primitive method of cooking known to man and we are firm believers that everything tastes better cooked over an open flame! We also run a number of indoor courses, from pasta-making to pickling!

There’s nothing we love move than collaborating with some of the finest local businesses in and around Surrey. From natural arts and crafts to wild floristry and woodwork, we combine creative workshops with our signature feasts over fire. 

Join us with your friends and family at a private feast over fire or cookery workshop. We can cater for a range of occasions, whether it be an intimate gathering, a Birthday celebration or just a big old knees up with your family and friends just for the hell of it.

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.

We host a number of family friendly dining events and cookery workshops throughout the year, providing a platform for adults and children to learn alongside one another. Events include firelighting, fire cookery, pasta-making, natural arts and lots more! 

Our Location

After 18 months of running the business out of our garden shed, The Salt Box opened it’s (much bigger) doors in April 2019 to our new premises on the Priory Farm Estate. Based in South Nutfield, Surrey – we have a cosy barn and woodland glen nestled amongst the hills on a beautiful private estate.

Our Barn


Our cosy barn is our office, prep-kitchen, meeting space and indoor dining and workshop. Originally a lambing barn, it’s a truly beautiful original barn with a touch of Salt Box charm. The perfect spot for a feast, the barn seats up to 30 guests around our shared dining tables. 

Our Woodland Glen


Nestled in the woodlands on the Priory Farm Estate, our secret woodland location is a 5-10 minute walk from our barn. In Autumn 2019, we opened our woodland shelter seating up to forty guests, so our woodland feasts and courses take place come rain or shine!

What Our Customers Think

We are incredibly honoured to have welcomed so many incredible people to our events over the past few years. Positive feedback means the world to a small business, and we are ever so proud to have received some truly wonderful reviews. If you’d like to read more testimonials, you can click here.

Such friendly and caring people who are passionate about what they do, you can see it from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The fact the food is amazing is an added bonus – hugely recommend! Thank you.
Beckie and Christian's passion for open fire cooking, quality local produce (both farmed and foraged) and sustainable products is clearly reflected in everything thing they do. Their friendly and relaxed manner creates an informal and inviting atmosphere, and their genuine enthusiasm for their events is infectious.
Fantastic outdoor cooking and eating experience with very passionate people who also happen to be super creative and knowledgeable about food! It was an absolute pleasure being there today at Salt Box’s place at the Priory Farm.

Behind The Salt Box is a formidable team of enthusiastic individuals. Read about our small but mighty team here.

Vegetarian Fire Cookery, Vegetarian BBQ, Cooking vegetables over fire

Any outstanding questions? Here you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about The Salt Box.

As they say, pictures speak louder than words! View a selection of images from our events and cookery courses here.