Food & Drink at Monkton Barn

Introducing Monkton’s Rustic Table

Monkton’s Rustic Table is our own catering and bar operation, based at the country kitchen here at Monkton Barn. As a family of enthusiastic foodies, we longed for greater involvement in the catering and bar at our events – and we were thrilled to launch Monkton’s Rustic Table in 2020. Headed up by our Director of Hospitality and Executive Chef, James Knight; the introduction of a dedicated food and drink service enables all of our clients a truly seamless planning process with the ability to discuss, choose and taste their food and drink at the venue.

Monkton’s Rustic Table offers a wealth of exciting and inspiring menus, alongside an extensive wine list and a choice of service style for every type of event; from informal parties, through to fine dining on your wedding day.

You can also enjoy the delights of Monkton’s Rustic Table at our pop-up restaurant Lazy Sunday Lunches You can find the details for our next event here and below.

Lazy Sunday Lunches at Monkton Barn

Join us for a Lazy Sunday Lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Monkton Barn. As our special guests, we insist that you must not rush – our lazy lunches are to be enjoyed at a leisurely and convivial pace! With brilliant live music from our resident and favourite singer/songwriter Laura Williams, an abundant choice of great wine, spirits and soft drinks, plus a children’s menu available for our younger patrons – it surely has all the makings of a chilled and super Sunday.

Following a fantastic Lazy Mothering Sunday Lunch back in March, our next event will be in June to celebrate Father’s Day – Sunday, 19th June to be pricise! Pop it in your diary now and click here to see the menu and book your table. We look forward to welcoming you!

Please email for more information. Group bookings welcome.

Event catering at Monkton Barn – we are all foodies now!

Monkton’s Rustic Table comprises a full team of waiting and bar staff alongside a dedicated Front of House Manager – all focused on delivering the very best service at your wedding, party or coporate event.

Food Stories from Monkton Barn

Our menu choices are intended to cover every taste; from simple fare such as the traditional English roast, tasty barbecues, buffets – and our ever-popular hog roast; through to light summer bites and salads, on to warming winter dishes such as Irish stew served with steaming bowls of veg. Not forgetting an incredible selection of fine dining options; with a choice of cuisine from across the globe including Mediterranean, Indian, Moroccan and Asian flavours.

Swipe through the images below to view some of our current menus.

Monkton’s Rustic Table – the food brand

As well as being our in-house catering operation, Monkton’s Rustic Table is also our food brand and label for a growing range of delicious and interesting food products, including bread from our own bakery.

  • All bread is freshly baked by hand at Monkton Barn
  • Apple and tomato chutney from our kitchen garden
  • Sausage rolls and hand-raised pork pies with fresh sage from our herb garden
  • Game patê with a variety of fresh herbs from the garden
  • Apple Sauce made with apples from our very own trees
  • Blackberries used in various sauces and accompaniments, picked from our hedgerows

The Kitchen Garden

Whilst it would be impossible to grow all that we serve, we love to contribute anything produced by our kitchen garden, vineyard and miles of hedgerows and woodland; including apples, sloes, tomatoes, herbs and berries.


Monkton’s Bar

We have a reputation for running a lively, fully-stocked bar without a queue; accepting pre-payment, cash or card to stave-off any thirsty moments. We serve drinks wherever needed; from Monkton’s Bar in the barn itself, the Meadow Bar on Home meadow, or our new bar in the woods.

Monkton Lane Brewery

We are also thrilled to announce that we have commissioned our own micro-brewery this year, to produce a range of artisan ales – including ‘Groom Bar’ Monkton’s Wedding Ale – which will be available bottled and on available draft for our guests.

Clients will be excited to hear that they will be invited with friends for an evening of “beer research” in good time before their event, so they can taste and choose the brew that they would like us to deliver as their very own Wedding Ale. We will even design your own pump label and present you with a dummy hand pump as a keepsake to remind you of your celebrations!

Wine List

We are wine enthusiasts and in a good year we even produce a dozen cases of wine from our own small vineyard, unfortunately not yet on a commercial scale.

We offer our clients a modest, well-chosen wine list with something for most palettes, where, quite frankly, the golden rule for weddings and parties seems to be not to show-off with extravagant wines, or to offend with the cheapest – so you will find something reasonably-priced and very drinkable, unless you want to provide your own during the day, in which case corkage applies.


We have always made our own delicious homegrown Sloe gin, and now offer various liqueurs including Sloe Gin made with fruit from our hedgerows and King’s Ginger.

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Start Planning Your Event Today!

To book a Lazy Sunday Lunch at Monkton Barn click here