Recipes from our chefs - new menu

Eat, sleep, walk, repeat: A fresh taste of HF

Our gorgeous country houses have had a menu makeover for Summer 2020! We've always recognised that food is one of the most important aspects of your holiday, so we pay particular attention to providing cuisine that stands out for its quality, flavour and provenance. Now though we've upped the ante with a fresh selection of dishes; we can’t wait for you to try it when we re-open our dining spaces and re-launch our walking programme

Take a seat at one of our tables; we’ve worked it out so that the experience will be completely safe, relaxing and more than a little bit special. Cold beer, local ales, beautiful wines and gins sourced from close by will all make an appearance at our country houses this summer too.

We can’t wait to be back, celebrating local food and sharing with you our love for the great outdoors by ensuring that you're properly fuelled to explore it. We'll wager you won't walk this off. See you soon!

HF plans to phase the re-opening of country houses from Friday 10 July. All house stays full board.

Whet your appetite with our food film

What to eat: Starters

Kick things off with a fresh pan-seared watermelon steak set alongside a mixed pepper salad, or beautiful beetroot carpaccio, served with roasted goats cheese and a tart mint vinaigrette. Look out too for our take on KFC, that’s Korean Fried Cauliflower to you and us. These are dishes ideal for whetting your appetite for the feast ahead.

Beetroot Carpaccio, roasted goats cheese, mint vinaigrette

Pan Seared Watermelon Steak, mixed pepper salad

‘KFC’ Korean Fried Cauliflower, barbecue sauce

Italian Style Meatballs, rich tomato ragu

Chicken Liver and Brandy Parfait, toasted soldiers, red onion chutney

What to eat: Main Courses

Move on to roasted pork loin, accompanied with a bite-size pulled pork croquette packed full of flavour, or try teriyaki salmon served with a fragrant Asian broth and a bed of soft noodles. We’ll have a hearty bowl of authentic Patagonian chilli on the go too, ready to be spiced with a chimichurri dressing. Vegetarians are well-catered for with innovative dishes such as beetroot cous cous Wellington, while we have vegan options as well. 

Roasted Pork Loin, pulled pork croquette, pan fried greens

Teriyaki Salmon, Asian broth, soft noodles

Authentic Patagonian Chilli, lemon braised rice, chimichurri dressing

Chicken Kiev Ballantine, cheesy garlic roux, wilted spinach, fondant potato, thyme gravy

Beetroot Cous Cous Wellington, colcannon mash, rosemary jus

Braised Featherblade of Beef Lasagne, mozzarella bechamel sauce, tomato, bacon and spinach ragu

What to eat: Deserts

Make sure not to miss our chefs’ deserts with dark chocolate tart and banoffee pie vying for your attention. We know how much you’ll love our white chocolate cheesecake too, so we’ll have some of that on standby as well.

Dark Chocolate Tart, citrus sorbet

Banoffee Pie, caramel sauce

White Chocolate Cheesecake, blueberry marmalade

Danish Pastry Bread and Butter Pudding, thick custard

Pear Tart Tatin, cinnamon dusted ice cream

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Monk Coniston, Coniston, Lake District

This way to your table

We have 18 UK country houses tailored to walkers, all nestled within the picturesque Great British countryside. Each represents a unique opportunity to make yourself at home even as you experience life in the great outdoors.
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