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We are delighted to share our recommendations for local caterers who can make your stay extra special. 

All are familiar with our kitchens and have received wonderful reviews from our  guests.

Please feel free to contact them directly to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Connie Hawker

Having grown up ‘helping’ in her mother’s busy catering company, Connie is a keen and confident cook. From cooking a fry-up for a crowd to creating a formal celebratory dinner, or even filling your freezer, she is happy to adapt to what you want with a practical can do attitude and of course a smile! 


Fossil Food Catering

Steve and Kirsty run a friendly, efficient local company who can cater for a wide variety of events from dinner parties, hog roasts and picnics to name a few!


Hungry Mule 

A great choice for dinner parties/ weekend catering, especially as Sam’s HQ is in our village! The website has sample menus. A favourite with Symondsbury Manor guests. Also check out their Thirsty Mule drinks service especially for their bespoke cocktail bar to complement your dinner party.


Nandi Cooks 

Nandi specialises in tasty, informal food. From her ever popular curry’s to classic English, French and Mediterranean dishes. She also caters for children and can deliver homemade pre-prepared meals (fresh or frozen). Call Nandi on 0750 6551 580 or email at

Farmhouse Feasting

Jane is a creative cook who is inspired by the changing seasons. She offers private dining with a variety of foods from delicate canapés to  barbecues over open fires. Get in touch with Jane: 07786 858535


Kit and Kee

Offering seasonal catering and irressistible, creative organic food. Sustainable farming is at the heart of what Kit and Kee offer.

They believe in respectful rearing in an unhurried fashion.


Loose Moose Catering

Loose Moose Catering tailor their catering specifically to your requirements. Their personal service and vast experience makes them a very reputable catering company with imaginative and refreshing ideas.


Rubicon Kitchen

Based in Bridport, Rubicon Kitchen provides upscale catering services for weddings, parties and private dining events in the South West. From 7-course tasting menus and delectable patisseries for an Afternoon Tea to sharing boards and hog roasts, they can provide something for every taste. 

Phone: 07392006823 Email:

Link: Home | Rubicon Kitchen | wedding & private event catering | Bridport, UK

Found & Fine

Found & Fine are a local and foraged private catering company located in Dorset. Offering exceptional ingredients sourced from local suppliers and foraging spots, they are passionate about creating bespoke menus to suit your event. Working with the seasons, the wild and the client, they create menus which are truly unique. 


Dorset Manor House. Large Group Accommodation

Wine delivery

Nothing But The Grape Wine supply delicious organic and vegan wines across the South of England and we are lucky enough to have one of the directors, Emma Froy, in the next village to Symondsbury. So please take the opportunity to order some of her wine and we can ensure it’s ready and waiting for your arrival, fizz nicely chilled and wines at the right temperature to open immediately. 


Contact Emma at least 10 days before arrival to choose your wines, all selected from excellent family-run vineyards. A number of the wines are imported exclusively by Nothing But The Grape into the UK and none are available in supermarkets. All are organic, so low in sulphites and preservatives: not only better for you, but also the environment.


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