Food & Dining at Swallows Nest Barn

To make the most of our beautiful rural setting at Swallows Nest Barn, we have teamed up with highly acclaimed local event caterers, The Chopping Block, to run our kitchens.

The catering at your event is, of course, vitally important. We are committed to ensuring that our clients have the freedom to choose the menu they want for their special occasion, with the very best quality locally sourced, ingredients and excellent service, for a reasonable cost.

The Chopping Block’s aim has always been to make the food the highlight of any event, rather than just something to satisfy an appetite. They want their food to not just taste great but to look incredible, regardless of the scale of an event. Their style centres around ‘The Best of British’ and ‘Alfresco Dining’, served by friendly, professional staff who share their passion and the kick that they get out of doing a job well. We believe the mouth-watering menus and restaurant quality presentation provided by The Chopping Block is what sets us at Swallows Nest Barn apart.

Headed by executive chef Martin Brown, the team all have expertise, passion and flair for creating fabulous menus to make you the perfect host. Martin’s team have been trained in a number of Michelin starred restaurants.

Tasting Events

We hold two Tasting Evenings during the year when clients who have booked their event at Swallows Nest Barn are invited to taste our delicious food, sample wines and cocktails, as well as to meet the team.

Food & Drink at Swallows Nest Barn

This short video showcases the quality of our food and drink, as well as the skill and expertise of our team.

 

A Selection of our Beautiful Food

Testimonials

  • We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the team at Swallows Nest Barn for making our wedding so special. The barn looked amazing and got lots of compliments, and neither Jon or I had to worry about a thing all day which is testament to how well you all ran the day.

    Thank you both for looking after us so well. Everybody raved about the food, drink and the cocktail hour. Especially big thanks to the caterers and bar team as well we couldn't have asked for better!

    Thanks again,
    Claire and Jon

  • We just wanted to say a massive thank you to the whole team at Swallows Nest Barn for making our wedding day so perfect. Everything went so smoothly and the guests were all hugely impressed. Credit to all the staff on the day but special thanks to Verity, Martina, Becky and Karen - you guys are awesome!!

    We couldn't have asked for a better day, and most definitely couldn't have done it without all your help. Thank you!

    Love,
    Mr & Mrs Perkins xx

  • Thank you so much for making our day perfect! From setting up, checking on us in the bridal suite, being accommodating behind the bar, clearing up spillages and making everything flow smoothly (even after speeches over running etc). Our guests couldn't compliment the venue, details, setting and staff enough.

    Thanks again,
    Hannah