Wild Food Events

Celebrating nature's larder

We offer a range of wild food events where you can indulge in our wildly inspired menus or cookery workshops, celebrating foraged and wild ingredients. We host events for adults and families, taking place here in our woodland glen and cosy barn on the Priory Farm Estate.​

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our COVID-19 POLICY

As the world starts to unfurl following lockdown, we’ve begun the gradual process of rekindling our fires here at The Salt Box. By closely following government advice, we’ll be introducing a staged approach that allows you to join us again beneath the trees in a safe and enjoyable manner. 

seasonal wild game cookery and butchery courses

SEASONAL WILD GAME

For those seeking to eat more sustainably, game meat presents an attractive option. Unlike the meat industry, harvesting wild meat involves no chemicals, hormones, abattoirs, animal housing, or extra land to grow cereals/grains for feeds. They typically have a longer life span than farmed animals and culling their population growth can have a positive effect on their habitat.

 

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 evening, half day and full day courses throughout the year, focusing on what’s in season.

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FORAGING

When done carefully and sustainably, foraging is a great way of connecting with our natural environment and making the most of the ingredients on our doorstep. You can’t get more local than your nearest hedgerow!

 

As well as covering how to keep foraging safe and sustainable – the focus at our events is on how you can use wild ingredients in your cooking, including recipe ideas and tips for you to use in your home kitchen.

 

By making the most of nature’s larder, foraging can also give you a really grounded sense of place; facilitate a deepening sensitivity to our environment.

Venison Butchery

WILD VENISON
BUTCHERY & COOKERY

Join us for a day in the woods celebrating wild venison. Our course covers butchery and cookery, honouring the whole animal from nose to tail with a delectable feast.

FEATHER & FUR
WILD GAME

Learn how to pluck, draw, skin and joint a selection of seasonal small wild game, cooking up a feast over fire throughout the day in a relaxed and informative environment.

Making wild garlic seed capers at The Salt Box

seasonal
wild larder

Learn the techniques and skills to extend nature’s bounty through the seasons and stock your shelves – pickling, lacto-fermenting and preserving.

Christian picking nettles for our wild italian cookery course

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italian

Immerse yourself in Italy’s culinary favourites with a twist, cooked over an open-fire and featuring seasonally and locally inspired British produce.

 

family
forage and feast

Explore the wonderful world of wild food with your family.

Come and join us as head out into the great outdoors for a foraging walk, followed by a woodland feast over fire.

 

wild feasts at the Salt Box

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feasts

We offer a range of wild food events and workshops celebrating foraged and wild ingredients, making the most of nature’s larder.

upcoming events

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Treat someone special to a unique experience, by snapping up a Salt Box gift voucher, eligible towards any of our dining events, butchery, foraging and cookery courses.

Read what our guests have to say

Our Customer Testimonials

Fabulous afternoon and evening starting with a foraging walk, followed by a cookery demonstration, wild cocktails, and a dinner over fire with the wonderful The Salt Box. Beckie and Christian thank you once again for your hospitality and superb food.
SARAH C.
FORAGING WALK AND WOODLAND SUPPER
Thoroughly enjoyed venison butchery and wood fired cooking. Wonderful setting, glorious food (sustainable and appreciated), professional set up and relaxed company, very knowledgeable .... just really loved every minute. Thank you Christian and Beckie
PENNY E.
VENISON BUTCHERY & COOKERY
Thank you for a fabulous foraging and eating day on Saturday! The menus, incorporating wild ingredients we collected - such as the tempura nettles with a hawthorn berry hot sauce, are both creative and innovative. Beckie and Christian’s concept of sourcing local foods, along with the wild things we don’t think about any more, combined with cooking over the open fires is inspirational - and made even more delightful by their enchanting woodland setting.
JO T.
FORAGE AND FEAST
We had a wonderful lunch. We were made to feel welcome right from the start, it felt really special. Gorgeous food and plenty of it. Loved the shared dining.
Hope to attend another event with The Salt Box.
AMELIA S.
wild game feast