Introducing Monkton’s Rustic Table
Monkton’s Rustic Table is our own catering, bar and hospitality operation, based 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 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 corporate event.
Monkton’s Rustic Table offers a wealth of exciting and inspiring menus, an extensive wine list and a choice of service style for every type of event; from informal food-truck style fare, through to lavish fine dining.
You can also enjoy the delights of Monkton’s Rustic Table at our pop-up Jazz club – The Jazz Experience. Check back for up-coming dates for 2023!
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.
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.
Drinks at Monkton Barn
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 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 liqueurs using homegrown produce, and now offer a delightful Sloe Gin made with fruit from our hedgerows, plus a smooth and rich King’s Ginger.