Introducing Monkton’s Rustic Table
Monkton’s Rustic Table is our new country kitchen and micro-brewery, based onsite at Monkton Barn. Headed by Executive Chef James Knight, we are so excited about this new addition to our offering, which enables a seamless planning process for our clients to discuss, choose and taste their food and drink at the venue.
We offer a wealth of menu options and service style for every type of event; from an informal party, through to fine-dining on your wedding day.
You can also enjoy Monkton’s Rustic Table at our restaurant Lazy Sunday Lunches – and also at our jazz club The Jazz Experience.
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 an abundant choice of wine, spirits and soft drinks, we also have a children’s menu available for our younger patrons.
Winter 2021/22 – in the spirit of all things leisurely, our Lazy Sunday Lunches are now going into hibernation until the swallows return in the early Spring. Dates for your 2022 diary –
Valentine’s Special – Sunday, 13th February
Mother’s Day – Sunday, 27th March
Easter Sunday – Sunday, 17th April
Father’s Day – Sunday, 19th June
Please email email@example.com for more information. Group bookings welcome.
Event catering at Monkton Barn – we are all foodies now!
As a family of enthusiastic foodies, we have longed for greater involvement in the foodie side of things at Monkton Barn. So, we are thrilled to introduce Monkton’s Rustic Table, our own hospitality catering and bar operation that will look after all your needs.
Headed by Michelin-award winning Executive Chef James Knight, 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
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.
Straight from 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 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
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.
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!
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.