Feather and Fur Cookery and Butchery

Feather and Fur Cookery and Butchery

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday 25th January 2020 | 10:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday 8th October 2020 | 10:00am – 4:30pm

Sunday 29th November 2020 | 10:00am – 4:30pm

Join us for a day in the woods celebrating all things feathered and furred.

Learn how to pluck, draw and butcher feathered wild game such as pigeons, pheasants or duck or skin and joint small game like rabbits and squirrels. You will be surrounded by the crackle and pop of fires as you graze your way through the day with a feast over fire cooked by yourselves in a relaxed and informative environment. 


The Woods
The Salt Box
Priory Farm Estate, Sandy Lane
South Nutfield
RH1 4EJ, Surrey

What’s Included

Tea/coffee & refreshments throughout the day

Combination of hands-on and demonstration led teaching

3 course lunch

E-mail recipe pack

All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided.

What we’ll cover:

  • The benefits of eating wild game and the effect it has on our natural environment.
  • How to skin and butcher a selection of wild game.
  • Using the whole animal from nose to tail (or beak to bottom!) and showing you how to reduce waste getting the most from the animal.
  • How to cook a veritable feast, with a chance to try lots of different techniques ranging from making pigeon saltimbocca with flamed peppers, fried rabbit with jack-by-the-hedge mayo, squirrel tacos with hawthorn berry hot sauce…to rabbit, coppa and butterbean stew with crispy polenta.
  • Cookery and knife skills, which can easily be translated into your day to day cooking at home.
  • Fire lighting and fire management for extended cooking periods.


We can cater for coeliac and dairy-free diets. Please note we have limited capability to cater for all dietary requirements without advance warning, due to the set menu nature of our events. We cannot always provide alternative options, therefore please let us know about anything relevant prior to booking your tickets, a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Please refer to our FAQs for further detail.

The menu is subject to change.

Please Note

  • This event takes place in our woodland glen.
  • Full refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event.
  • Instructions on how to find us and where to park, will be sent to you at least 72 hours prior to the event via email.


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Thoroughly enjoyed our butchery and wood fired cooking day. Wonderful setting, glorious food (sustainable and appreciated), professional set up and relaxed company, very knowledgeable .... just really loved every minute.
Would so highly recommend The Salt Box. The food at all the events I’ve attended has been delicious, interesting and locally sourced. Their ethos is brilliant.
It's simply stunning what The Salt Box can deliver in such a remote location, the quality and flavour of all the food was simply mouth wateringly good. We cannot recommend Christian and Beckie enough, beautiful people cooking up beautiful food and all with a smile!
foraging, wild food, foraging walk, the salt box
Illustration of wild mushrooms