Booking Extras

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Catering

Gayla Stewart

Gayla Stewart

Gayla has plenty of experience at providing mouthwatering food for all occasions, whether it's a fork or finger buffet, or a three course meal. She can deliver pre-cooked or frozen food or come to your holiday cottage and create whatever you fancy from her extensive menu. Restaurant quality food in your own surroundings - and Gayla somehow manages to make it look so effortless - that's the sign of a true pro !  She is very helpful - do give her a call

Email: gayla.selectcatering@gmail.com          Mobile: 07801375604    Landline: 01823 433514

Menus for Gayla Stewart

Email: gayla.selectcatering@gmail.com.          Mobile: 07801375604 Landline: 01823433514

This catered menu means that we arrive, cook and serve your chosen meal for you in the wonderful surroundings of your holiday home, sitting down to eat at a time to suit you. The price per person includes all setting up and clearing away being done for you. All you need to do on the evening is organise the drinks.

Waitress service costs £40 and is necessary for 10+ guests. 

Minimum of 6 adults please and for 9 or less people all choose the same menu across the 3 courses (plus vegetarian option if needed). For 10 or more people you may have 2 choices per course (plus vegetarian option). 

A children's menu and canapés menu are available. 

Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. All food is prepared in our kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. The menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information can be provided on request.

Our kitchen has been awarded maximum 5 stars in Taunton Deane Food Hygiene scheme. 

 

Adults Catered 3 Course Menu

£35 per person for 3 courses for up to 11 people - £30 per person for 3 courses for 12 people or more

Starters

Fresh Salmon, Smoked Salmon & Dill Terrine, dressed salad leaves  (g/f)
Roasted Asparagus, Prosciutto, Mascarpone, Lemon & Basil Tart, dressed salad leaves
Chicken Liver Parfait with Macerated Fruits, Fruit Chutney & Toasted Brioche. 
Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki (g/f)
Thai King Prawn Cocktail with Mango & Coriander (g/f)
Spiced Chickpea Cakes with Marinated Red Onion, Coriander & Lemon Salad (v)
Creamy Garlic, Thyme, Sherry Mushrooms,on toasted Ciabatta (v)
Baked Somerset Goats Cheese on Chargrilled Balsamic Vegetables or Marinated Beetroot Rocket Salad (v) (g/f)
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup with Croutons (v)
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger & Nutmeg (v) (g/f)
Fried Greek Halloumi with Honey, Sesame seeds and Oregano (v) (g/f)

Mains

Slow Roasted Exmoor Lamb Shank, Creamy Potato Mash & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Exmoor Boeuf Bourgignion, Wholegrain Mustard Potato Mash & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Roast Leg of Local Duck,  Red Wine Redcurrant Sauce, Dauphinoise Potato & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Baked Scottish Salmon with a Parmesan Herb Crust, Dauphinoise Potato/ New Potatoes & Seasonal Veg
Exmoor Bacon Wrapped Pork Fillet stuffed with Black Pudding, Roasted Rhubarb, Dauphinoise Potato & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Exmoor Bacon Rolled Chicken Breast stuffed with Apricots, Mint & Pine nuts, Dauphinoise Potato & Seasonal Veg
Panfried Exmoor Chicken Breast in Creamy Tarragon & White Wine Sauce, Dauphinoise Potato & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Spiced Chargrilled Mackerel on bed of Spinach Lentils (g/f)
Warm Chicken, Spicy Chorizo, Avocado, Roasted Asparagus & Basil Salad (g/f)
Mushroom & Cornish Blue Wellington, Seasonal Veg (v)
Mediterranean Vegetable & Goats Cheese Stack, Dauphinoise Potato (v) (g/f)
Moroccan Filo Pie with Minted Couscous, Seasonal Veg (v)
Stuffed Baked Courgette with Wild Rice & Cashews (v) 

Desserts

Decadent Chocolate Rum Truffle Torte (v)
Squidgy Pavlova with Rosewater Drizzle (v) (g/f)
Hot Soft Chocolate Puddings (v)
Lemon & Lime Cheesecake on Ginger Crumb (v)
Tiramisu (v)
Vanilla Pod Creme Brûlée with shortbread  (v) 
Orange & Vanilla Panna Cotta with Tequila Orange (g/f)
Marmalade & Whisky Fruity Bun and Butter Pudding (v)
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce (v)
Salted Caramel Brownie (v) 
Lime, Ginger & Honey Steamed Pudding with Rosemary Custard (v)
White Chocolate Vanilla Cream with Raspberry & Rhubarb Dressing (v) (g/f)

All served with jugs of cream

 

Garnished Westcountry Cheeseboard £4.50 per person

Coffee or Tea with Home Made Truffles £4.50 per person

 

Children's Menu (Age10 and Under) £10.00pp for 3 courses (with adults menu)

Starters

Dough balls with Garlic Butter
Garlic Bread
Crudités with Dips
Melon with Fruit Coulis

Mains

Homemade Beef Meatballs in a rich Tomato Sauce on Spaghetti
Homemade Free Range Chicken Gougons served with Chunky Chips & Peas
Homemade Fish Gougons served with Chunky Chips & Peas
Beef Lasagne served with Carrots & Peas
Cottage Pie served with Carrots & Peas
Thornes Butcher's Pork Sausages served with Creamy Mash, Peas or Baked Beans & Ketchup/ Barbecue Sauce
Quorn Sausages served with Creamy Mash, Peas or Baked Beans & Ketchup/ Barbecue Sauce (v)
Creamy Macaroni Cheese served with Broccoli or Peas (v)

Desserts

Chocolate Mousse Pot, Chocolate Brownie & Smarties
Fresh Fruit & Mallow Kebabs with Chocolate Sauce
Cinnamon Oaty Apple Crumble with Cream
Fresh Fruit Jelly & Ice Cream
Decorated Piped Buttercream Cupcake

All children to choose the same menu, minimum of 2 children. Only in conjunction with adults catered menu.

Allergen Information available on request

 

Delivered Menu Prepared Ready for you to Pop in the Oven with Reheating Instructions

Minimum of 8 Guests - £17.00 for 2 courses - £21.50 for 3 courses

Starters

Roasted Butternut Squash, Ginger & Nutmeg Soup (v)
Creamy Winter Leek & Potato Soup (v)
Petit-Pois & Mint Soup wth Parmesan Crisps (v)
Garlic & Herb Bread, Dipping Oils & Olives (v)
Chicken Liver & Sherry Pate with Pickled Fruits
Baked Goats Cheese on Balsamic Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables (v)
Poppadoms & Chutneys (v)
Baked Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Bacon & Devon Blue Cheese 
Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Pate
 Selection of breads

Mains

Balsamic Chicken with Porcini Mushrooms & Sundried Cranberries 
Exotically Spiced Lamb Tagine
Baked Succulent Local Pork Sausages with Red Onion Marmalade
Slow-Braised Pork cooked in Local Cider & Parsnips
Classic Beef Lasagne
Traditional Cottage Pie
Steak & Mushroom Pie Topped with Dauphinoise Potatoes 
Luxury Cheesy Topped Fish Pie
Chicken Tikka Masala 
Coq au Vin
Roast Pumpkin & Spinach Lasagne (v)
Red Pepper, Tomato & Lentil Moussaka (v)
Wild Mushroom, Parmesan & Gruyere Bake (v)
Authentic Vegetable Curry (v)
Somerset Lamb Hotpot
All come with freshly prepared vegetables or mixed salad and seasonal potatoes or rice

Desserts

Seasonal Fruit Crumble
Meringues, Berries & Raspberry & Rosewater Syrup
Toffee Cake with Caramel Sauce
Bread & Butter Pudding 
Chocolate Truffle Torte
Apple & Vanilla Tart
Frosted Carrot Cake
Gluten-free Lemon Drizzle Cake 
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Rich Ganache Sauce 

 

Flora Bartlett

Fully catered for that special occasion - waitress service available
Flora lives locally and is a trained Leith's cook.  She loves preparing creative dinners, lunches, brunch, breakfast, buffets and all day packages to suit your individual need. Flora will come with friendly and attentive waitresses from the surrounding villages to make your event really special.
She believes passionately in the best ingredients and well cooked food and tries to keep food miles to a minimum by using super local meat, vegetables and small suppliers; including organic beef and vegetables from her parent’s farm. Flora looks forward to cooking and serving delicious food in the wonderful surroundings of Lavender Barn. Just let us know if you would like to book Flora and we will take care of the arrangements. If you wish to contact Flora with any questions you can email her at florabartlett@googlemail.com or phone 07771 722879.

Taunton Farmers Market

Taunton has a wonderful, weekly farmers market. It is held in the High Street area of town, from 9.30 until 3.30 every Thursday. It is a large farmers market and many local producers regularly sell there.

Some highlights are Wallace's venison, Tower Farms cheese, Common Loaf spelt bakery and a great organic fruit and veg stall.

The Fruit and Flower Basket

Here you can buy local fruit, veg, deli and frozen items. They cook a lot of the produce on-site in their kitchens. Their homemade quiche is delicious!

Somerset Farmhouse

Set in the centre of nearby Williton the shop has been serving West Somerset for over 150 years, aiming to provide a traditional range of top quality produce with a warm and friendly level of customer service.  The shop sells meats from local farmers, fresh and locally smoked fish, local cheeses, jams and chuckneys, and delicious local ice cream.

There is a full delicatessen including cooked hams, pies and pasties.  You can also order great holiday hampers.The website http://www.somersetfarmhouse.co.uk is very good and you can pre order supplies, they will deliver free if the order is over £95.00

 

Pampering

Cedar Falls

At Bishops Lydeard Cedar Falls is one of the south west premier spas, great for day/half day treats!  

Urban Buff Day Spa

Urban Buff Day Spa- www.buffdayspa.co.uk 01823 257445

An oasis of lavish urban chic - where relaxation, serenity, relaxationand luxury are at the heart of your experiance.

Glo Pamper

Glo Pamper

Glo deliver a range of affordable services suitable for all ages and occasions - wonderful pampering sessions in your luxury holiday cottage!!

  • Spa to You” indulgent treatment packages perfect for individuals, couples, families or groups staying in self-catering accommodation from £19pp
  • Pamper Party” packages are designed for hen, group and kids parties, from £17pp
  • Event” services suitable for corporate parties, ladies days, chill out zones, seminars / conferences, product launches, exhibitions and team pampering
  • Well-being” services are best suited to the workplace, offering therapies such as office massage and reflexology, yoga, pilates, tai chi classes, nutrition, mindfulness training and life coaching workshop

Treatments are provided by their professional team of local mobile massage and beauty therapists throughout the UK.

Enquire or book online, email info@glo-pamper.co.uk or call 0207 096 0385 to speak to their team who can tailor an experience to meet your needs

 Benefits of Glo Pamper

 

  • Holistic massage and beauty treatments and well-being services delivered to you in the comfort of your surroundings, whatever the weather;
  • Perfect for any occasion such as a family get-together, a romantic weekend away or some much needed me/you-time;
  • Holiday extra to make your experience deeply relaxing and rejuvenating to support your well-being;
  • Additional well-being and beauty service options available such as hair styling, make-up and yoga classes

Spa to You Packages

The below is a list of our packages and pricing for your information.  You find all of these details on our website .

2 hr Rest and Unwind Package - £150 approx

2 x 60 min treatments | 4 x 30 min treatments | 6 x 20 min treatments

3 hr Rest and Unwind Package - £180 approx

3 x 60 min treatments | 6 x 30 min treatments | 9 x 20 min treatments

4 hr Rest and Unwind Package - £240 approx

4 x 60 min treatments | 6 x 40 min treatments | 8 x 30 min treatments | 12 x 20 min treatments

5 hr Rest and Unwind Package - 1 therapist £285 approx

5 x 60 min treatments | 10 x 30 min treatments | 15 x 20 min treatments

5 hr Rest and Unwind Package - 2 therapists £310 approx

5 x 60 min treatments | 10 x 30 min treatments | 15 x 20 min treatments

Couples Package - 2 hours £150 approx

2 x 60 min treatments | 4 x 30 min treatments | 6 x 20 min treatments 

Mother and Daughter Package - 2 hours £150 approx

2 x 60 min treatments | 4 x 30 min treatments | 6 x 20 min treatments

Mummy To Be and Partner Package - 2.5 hours £165  approx

90 minute treatment for Mummy-To-Be and 60 minute treatment for partner

Photographer

Emily Fairweather

A photo shoot with Emily provides a perfect memory of your holiday whether you are celebrating a special anniversary with all the family, a 40th birthday or reminders of a special honeymoon. Emily will cater to your individual requirements.

Activities

Hens With Pens

 

  • Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class in any part of the UK with Hens with Pens.

    Class duration: 2 hours Price: £250 for up to 15 hens, and £50 for every group of 1-5 hens more. What hens get:

    •   Tutor and model comes to you

    •   Drawing materials provided

    •   Retro swing music included

    •   Berets and moustaches to wear for fun

    •   No experience necessary – you don’t need to be able to draw already!

    1st hour: group drawing games/exercises 2nd hour: life drawing from a male model

    All of our tutors are experienced and qualified artists. You don’t need any experience and there’s no need to worry about your drawing ability – the idea is just to have fun!

    Email: bookings@henswithpens.com

    Telephone: 07968189060

     

The Crafty Hen

  • The Crafty Hen offers fun craft workshops delivered by professional crafts people for hen parties. Our flock of friendly tutors will help you make many things to use and wear, perhaps even for the wedding or hen weekend.? We tailor your workshops and parties exactly to your needs and the group requests. We come to your accommodation and provide all materials and equipment as well as expert tuition.

     

    We can offer sessions in making garters, nipple tassels or customising knickers. There is also a range of jewellery making workshops to choose from; including tiaras and hairpins, cocktail rings, textile corsages and accessories. You can even make your own bunting, why not work together and use this to decorate your wedding.? With some of our workshops we can offer vintage options, you can incorporate vintage fabrics and antique lace into your creations.?

    Contact Details

    Email: info@thecraftyhen.co.uk

    Phone: 0117 939 5203

    Website: www.thecraftyhen.co.uk

     

     

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Clay Pigeon Shooting

  • Welcome to Abbey Burton Clay Shooting. I offer professional coaching in Clay Shooting, Game Shooting and Archery to individuals and groups of all abilities, whether you're an experienced shot looking to have their technique fine-tuned or a newcomer to the sport looking to develop skills for safe and accurate shooting, all our welcome.

    I am a fully qualified CPSA Coach, CPSA Safety Officer, Level 1 Archery Instructor and also a Great Britain competitive shot with many awards to my name at the age of 24.

    Website: www.abbeyburtonclayshooting.co.uk 

    Phone: 07789 480298

    Email: abbeyburton@hotmail.com

     

Pot Doodles

Pot Doodles has gone mobile. Welcome to Pot Doodles the "paint your own pottery experience" that has now gone Mobile! At the end of 2008 we took our fantastic Pot Doodles "Paint your own pottery experience" MOBILE. Rather than you come to us we now come to you in our unique "Doodle Van". Pot Doodles will visit your home, school, club, hall or other venue for:-

Birthday Parties For All Ages!

Hen Parties

Contact Details

Website: potdoodles.co.uk

Cup Cake Parties

  

Have fun making decorations for cupcakes and cookies. Suitable for the complete novice or the more experienced.

Make decorations for cupcakes from butter cream  icing to sugar paste  butterflies, snow flakes, shoes, roses and many other flowers and shapes.
Ice and decorate cookies from dresses and cakes to farm animal shapes.
All equipment supplied and 6 cakes, lots of flavors to choose from and 2 cookies ready to go.
Just bring an apron and some imagination!

The party will last approximately 2 hrs (may be longer) and cost £20 per person. Min of 4  people please.
Please call Jackie on  for more details or facebook "cakes Jackies cakes"

 

Contact Details

Email: topside@tiscali.co.uk

Phone:  01823 672817

Website: Jackie's Cakes On Facebook

Personal Bartender

  •  your own private cocktail bartender for your celebration. 

    Three options available:

    • Personal Cocktail Bartender - A personal bartender to come to your home and make cocktails for you 
    • and your guests
    • Personal Cocktail Bartender and a Butler in the Buff
    • Cocktail Clinic - A personal fun training session to teach you about cocktails and how 
    • to make them.

    Contact Details

    Email: info@thebartender.co.uk

    Website: http://www.thebartender.co.uk

    Phone: 0117 941 5825

     

     

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Quad World

A fabulous adrenalin filled activitiy ideal for a hen do or special birthday or just fun with the family! Fun on Quad bikes with instruction and supervision

At Cullumpton - about a 40 min drive

  01392 889162 http://www.quadworld.co.uk/

 

Quantock Trekking

Quantock Trekking- Horse and Pony Treeking on the stunning Quantock Hills- approx 15 mins drive in West Bagborough with pub rides etc - great for a hen do , special birthday or family fun

http://www.quantocktrekking.co.uk/  01823 431713

 

Channel Adventure

Based in Minehead and Taunton- a wonderful company offering water based fun actitivies- kayaking, paddle boarding, coasteering etc.  Great for a hen do, family group or friends  It is a wonderful activity as Channel Adventure offer either 1 hour taster sessions at a great price ie SUP, Kayaking or three hour sessions inclucing coasteering and kayaking.

01643708715

https://www.channeladventure.co.uk/

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