About Us

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. Find out a little more about us below.
Fairy lights in the woods at The Salt Box
cooking flatbreads over an open 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.

Bringing people together, through food and fire.

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. To date, we have successfully collaborated with over 100 Surrey and Sussex businesses.


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

Our Venue

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 20 guests around our shared dining tables.

Our Woodland

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 We Offer

Find out more about our range of services

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.

Family Experiences

We take children and adults alike on a journey to discover the immersive world of the outdoors, cooking up a feast over fire and encouraging a meaningful life in contact with nature. Returning Summer 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Food

Read on to find out more about our approach to food.

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.

 

Food ought to be simple and ours is, seasoned with smoke and a few select spices. 

 

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