Okay, it may not be Warwickshire, but it’s not far away and I know for quite a few of you Eat with Ellen readers, The Scenic Supper is just the kind of thing you like, so here’s some news.
As many of you probably know, The Scenic Supper offers fine dining experiences inside individual glasshouses at the picturesque Todenham Manor Farm near Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire. It was opened initially as a response to COVID-safe dining but has been a huge success and while I haven’t been yet, I know plenty of people who have and say it’s epic.
With winter on its way, glasshouses aren’t the venue of choice for many of us, so The Scenic Supper is re-locating for winter to an 18th century Cotswold Stone Barn at Fir Farm, Lower Swell, just outside Stow-on-the-Wold.
The Scenic Supper’s Stone Barn location will offer five tables for guests of two or more at lunch and tables for groups of six for dinner Wednesdays to Saturdays from Wednesday 10th November until Saturday 18th December 2021. The Scenic Supper will then reopen Todenham Manor Farm from April 2022.
The food is all about a ‘Paddock to Plate’ ethos, showcasing Cotswolds produce like Fir Farm’s beef and lamb, poultry and game, Mark’s Cotswold Bakery, Drinkwaters Fruit and Veg, King Stone Dairy, Cotswold Brew Company and Spinners Cider through seasonal four-course lunch and six-course dinner menus during November, before becoming even more festive in December.
All dishes are prepared each day in The Scenic Supper’s on-site kitchen, which means they can accommodate dietary requirements like gluten-free and nut or dairy-free. A monthly changing vegetarian menu is also available at every sitting and a vegan menu can be created on request.
The Scenic Supper’s al fresco gin bar will also be moving indoors, with gin maker and Scenic Supper founder Sam Lawson-King continuing to create seasonal, gin-based cocktails made using his own award-winning, artisan King Stone gin, homemade shrubs, cordials and mixers.
A selection of English sparkling wines, as well as a wine list featuring Old and New World varieties and locally-produced beers and ciders will also be on offer.
Bookings go live from October 1st for either a pre-set four-course lunch (£50pp) or a six-course dinner menu (£70pp) at The Scenic Supper, The Stone Barn. The Barn will be open from 12pm for lunch and for dinner from 6.30pm – 11pm – Wednesdays to Saturdays, with an optional sharing cheeseboard of local cheeses also available.
Scenic Supper co-founder Toby Baggott, who created it with school friends Sam Lawson-King and Scott Sullivan, said: “We’re really excited about welcoming visitors to this beautiful 18th century barn and want to ensure that The Scenic Supper experience will continue to be truly memorable.
“As Covid restrictions have lifted, diners tell us they still love the novelty of having their own intimate, dining space whilst enjoying the panoramic views and the outdoor restaurant setting and we think the winter setting of Stone Barn continues to fulfil our promise of creating a
comfortable and relaxing place to drink and dine with wonderful Cotswolds views.”