Food 4 You
Food 4 You have more than 25 years experience behind them as private chefs and caterers in the South West. They have a huge ethos of local, sustainable and quality so you can be assured that whatever they cook for you, it’s made using the finest ingredients they can get their hands on.
The team at Food 4 You are busy people, catering for weddings and larger events, but if they’re not otherwise engaged they can come to your Sleeps12 holiday house to create a fabulous three course dinner, to serve canapes and cocktails, light lunches and afternoon teas. Another area of their expertise lies in their amazing Drop-Off Menu – top notch homemade meals delivered to your holiday home – Beef Goulash with spring onion mash, Creamy smoked haddock ‘Shepherds’ pie, Spinach & Ricotta Lasagne. Get in touch!
T: 01823 336332 or 07880 741201
Food 4 You Website
Book Joe Draper for a bespoke dining experience at your Sleeps 12 large group holiday house and you know you're in for something very, very special. For one thing, Joe has heaps of top notch experience behind him, having worked as chef for Marco Pierre White and River Cottage; the other thing is that the produce he uses ticks all the right boxes - ethical, local, seasonal, wild, organic and sustainable. You see, he strongly advocates supporting local communities by sourcing that way, and he likes to work closely with the seasons by using wild and foraged food where he can. Joe's style of food is clean, fresh and rustic, and absolutely remarkable in the way the produce speaks for itself; in a word - divine.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07811120350
Restaurant quality food in the comfort of your Sleeps12 holiday home, that's what Le Frog is all about, so if you have a special birthday or an anniversary to celebrate, book them. Or book them just for a treat, why not? Le Frog is a family run business with years and years of experience in the catering trade, so you know you can trust them to come up with something that'll send your tastebuds into a frenzy of delight. Food is classic, traditional, but with a French twist, as you'd expect with a name like Le Frog. They do events and dinner parties, or hot drop off food; reviews are very good, not just for their mouthwatering food, but for the top rate service too.
Email: email@example.com. Tel: 03333 012349
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.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07801375604 Landline: 01823 433514
Flora's Food And Kitchen
Flora's Food And Kitchen offers not only a fully catered service for special occasions and dinners at your Sleeps12 holiday home, but also a very efficient Eat Or Reheat Delivery Menu. Now that's a brilliant idea, especially for the night you arrive; select what you all want from the menu in advance and it will be delivered to your door for you to tuck into or to reheat at your leisure. You can quite happily bet your cotton socks the food will leave your tastebuds dancing with delight Flora is a Prue Leith trained chef with getting on for 20 years of experience behind her.
It's also good to know that all ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and so food miles are kept to a minimum (the organic beef comes from Flora's parent's farm), and that Flora has her own little team of very reliable, smiley waiting staff.
Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07771722879
Professional catering for all occasions; a very tempting menu that caters for all tastes and can be adjusted to suit any dietary requirements. Choose from canapes or a three course meal - a fantastic idea if you're celebrating something special, entertaining corporate clients, or just fancy jolly good tucker without the stress of preparing and cooking it yourself.
Phone: 07835 772194 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian is passionate about preparing top quality imaginative food using the best local ingredients he can get his hands on - from trusted suppliers and even from his own garden. He's done catering for Sleeps12 properties for almost 10 years now and just check out his reviews if you need convincing how good he is. Whatever you want, be it canapes or a banquet, delivered or fully catered, speak to Christian; he'll make it perfect for you.
email@example.com Tel: 07986829457
Fuelled by Liv
Liv is professionally trained in traditional French cuisine and modern vegan catering, so it's safe to say her menus offer creative flair and something for all tastes and diets. Based in Somerset, she works across the South West and will happily come to your Sleeps12 holiday home and create a feast fit for a king; what's more she makes it appear so effortless when it clearly isn't - all that laying the table, clearing away, washing up, it's all done so unobtrusively. Menus change with the seasons to reflect the very best of local produce - the same ingredients go into Liv's fresh dishes and her frozen meals which can be delivered to your door - a very convenient idea for your night of arrival.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07739709269
There's always a reason to order a freshly baked cake when you're staying at your Sleeps12 holiday home; maybe you're celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or maybe you're having a few days away for a hen weekend. But actually, do you need a reason? Why not just order yourselves a big fat yummy cake, delivered to your door, just because you can! Treat yourselves to afternoon tea - sandwiches, cakes and scones, or choose one of Jackie's divine and scrumptious puddings to round off your Sunday roast.
The other thing Jackie does is balloons - all colours, all occasions, helium balloons, balloon garlands and ordinary air filled balloons, shiny or not, Jackie can deliver them to your holiday house.
Get in touch with Jackie to discuss what you want; just bear in mind that she needs plenty of notice and that there may be a small delivery charge depending on where you are and how far she has to travel.
T: 01823 672817 M: 07866 125061 E: email@example.com
The Levels Catering Company
This Somerset based catering business works throughout the South West and will come to your Sleeps12 big holiday cottage to cook up seriously scrumptious food no matter what the occasion. They cater for a lot of bigger events like weddings and that, and they are experts when it comes to fine dining dinner parties, but by no means overlook them if you want a BBQ, hog roast, buffet or canapes, because you will be delighted with what they come up with.
Menus are tailored to suit you and your occasion, and The Levels Catering Company is proud to work closely with local butchers, fishmongers, farmers and producers, which means you're guaranteed the best seasonal ingredients they can get their hands on.
T: 07848 944477
COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals
We are delighted to have partnered with COOK in Taunton because it means their fabulous frozen meals can be enjoyed by our guests; you see, somethings are so good you just can't help shouting about them.
COOK have a very wide range of dishes available to order, both sweet and savoury. It's all made just as it would be at home, with fresh wholesome ingredients and a notable lack of artificial flavours, colours, etc. All you do is order what you want and it will all be delivered when you arrive at your Sleeps12 holiday cottage, or before if arranged with the owner.
It's easy to order online, or you can email the COOK shop in Taunton (details below) - please note that there is a minimum order value of £40 to qualify for delivery.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 01823323001
Soul Food - Marc Jerem
Marc Jerem notched up some very impressive catering experience working for several well known high-end restaurants, namely the Castle Hotel in Taunton, Marc Hix, River Cottage and The New Angel at Dartmouth. And boy, does this show in his food! Marc's creative flair and his passion for cooking speaks loud and clear in the taste and the flavours, and how much effort he puts into what he does; everything is homemade - bread, houmus, scones, jam, everything, he literally lives and breathes his job.
Marc lives with his young family in the Blackdown Hills where it's still easy to eat with the seasons, and that's what he likes to do. All ingredients are fresh, sourced locally and often wild or foraged. Once he puts his own twist to it, it moves to another level.
Marc is happy to cater for all diets and will happily come to your Sleeps12 large group accommodation and create whatever you want, whether it's a 3 course celebration meal, a cream tea, buffet, barbecue or canapes. He can also cater for a garden party with a difference by bringing his Soul Food van round, complete with rustic bunting; you put the music on, pop some corks and you've got a great atmosphere for your group to enjoy, while Marc rustles up food that's spot-on.
E-mail: email@example.com T: 07710 010595
River Field and Forest
If you have a thing for smoked food you’re going to love River Field and Forest. This family run online/delivery business supplies the finest smoked meats and fish, sourced from artisans throughout the British Isles who are passionate about the food they produce; a whole lot of love goes into what they do and quality is always at the forefront.
So make that big birthday extra special by starting the day with a breakfast of smoked salmon and soft scrambled eggs for all. Have a heavenly hen weekend with an afternoon tea of smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, or a tastebud tantalising smoked fish platter (Beetroot & Gin smoked salmon, cold smoked trout, honey & lime hot smoked salmon…). Celebrate that significant anniversary with a delicious dinner; the most flavoursome Gravadlax or smoked duck breast salad to start, then tuck into venison haunch steaks or a hearty venison casserole. Savour every mouthful, let the flavours linger, it’s exquisite.
Or just pop on your boots and stroll through the fields to the local pub for a pint (or two). Nice anyway, but even better when you know there’s a side of smoked salmon waiting for you in the fridge when you get back, ready sliced, ready for grazing.
Ordering online is easy and as delivery is generally next day it can all be done last minute; no faff, no fuss. Packaging is recyclable or bio-degradable so you’ll be doing your little bit for the planet too.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01460 55538
The Kitchen Garden Somerset
The Kitchen Garden Somerset is run by Miranda and Carol, two talented cooks with over 10 years experience as private caterers. They have a long list of happy clients, celebrities included, so you can bet your bottom dollar they come very well recommended.
They’ll come to your Sleeps12 large group holiday house to cater for you for breakfast, brunch, lunch and supper, or for the whole of your stay, whether it’s for a special celebration, corporate team building or hospitality, a hen weekend, or just because. What you’ll get is top notch food made using the best and the freshest ingredients they can get their hands on that’s grown, raised, produced or even foraged locally, cooked with passion and flair by professional chefs who certainly know their stuff.
Food is tailored to exactly what you want, with special diets catered for.They also do drop off food on the same basis and they offer fantastic Cookery Experiences in the comfort of your luxury group accommodation – afternoon tea, artisan bread baking and cake making; it’s a great idea for hen weekends, birthdays, anniversaries and for families all joining in together to create something incredibly delicious and then sitting down together to tuck in.
Miranda: 07899 665635 Carol: 07861 071571
The Wild Pear
The Wild Pear is run by two Somerset ladies who love to create amazing food using the freshest and most wholesome ingredients they can get their hands on; between them they’ve notched up a lot of catering experience and have worked in some impressive places.They can do just about everything, all tailored to how you want it – grazing platters to share, scrumptious puds and cakes, homemade bread and the tastiest tasting menus. To give you an idea, the spring menu starts off with Crab, asparagus, fennel & chilli, goes on to mains of Lamb cutlets, harissa, herb freekeh, pomegranate and cucumber, and rounds off nicely with Rhubarb Fool with pistachio. Yum yum in my tum.
T: 07866 563121 https://www.thewildpear.co.uk/
Introducing Glo - a luxurious, relaxing and truly indulgent visiting spa service. That’s right, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your holiday property. Their highly experienced hand-picked therapists will ensure you receive a luxury spa experience from the moment they arrive at your door. With a comprehensive range of treatments and pamper packages to treat you from head-to-toe using high end professional brands, you can tailor the treatments to suit your needs and your schedule. They do Spa To You and Pamper packages - perfect for hen weekends or just because.
T: 02070960385 Email: email@example.com
Shalden Clay Pigeon Shooting
Tucked away in a picturesque valley on the edge of Exmoor, Shalden Shooting School offers coaching for individuals or groups of up to 30 people. All ages and abilities are welcome and actually, it doesn't matter if you have no experience at all. They supply all the equipment and because they have plenty of instructors there won't be much (if any) standing around twiddling your thumbs; you don't even need to worry if you get lost in the lanes on the way there because if you give them a call they'll send someone out to meet you, and what's more, they can even arrange lunch in a local pub.
T: 01398 331021 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ling Shooting - Clay Pigeon Shooting
Ling Shooting offers a great activity for individuals and groups, with shooting tuition and entertainment provided in a beautiful setting in Somerset. What they specialise in is clay pigeon shooting and game shooting tuition so if you fancy honing your skills in this department give them a call. It's a lot of fun for groups, this kind of thing so they get a lot of bookings from hen parties, for team bulding days and corporate entertainment.
T: 07789 480298. E: email@example.com
Birds Hill Days - Activities in the Country
Fun in the countryside on the edge of Exmoor with archery, clay shooting, CO2 pistol shooting and fencing. This is great for families, hen parties and corporate groups and whilst they have the perfect setting, they can travel throughout the South West provided you have adequate space for activities and relevant permissions at your Sleeps12 group accommodation.
T: 07748 498457 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Workshops for Fun!
Get those hips a-swinging and improve your nifty footwork with Dance Workshops For Fun! Choose from several dance forms including Flamenco and Bollywood, and off you go, led by Karina who tailors each class to the group's requirements. Add in a performance from live flamenco musicians or Bollywood dancers and you'll have an event you'll never forget for your large group holiday, hen weekend or self-catering corporate break.
Phone: 07813 990937
Sharandys Birds of Prey, nr Chard, Somerset
Ever fancied handling a bird of prey? Well you can if you book up with Sharandy's Birds of Prey and the chances are you'll be able to handle more than one as they have getting on for 30 of them, including hawks, falcons, an eagle, a kestrel, and 12 species of owl. Something different for hen parties, corporate groups or just for a family activity; you can have talks, flying displays and one-to-one experience days, which is a great idea for a birthday present. The setting is wonderful, with a backdrop of glorious Somerset countryside.
T: 01460 65445
The Conjurer’s Collection
Be immersed into a world of secrets and intrigue with a fantastic mystery game experience brought to your large group holiday house by a professional magician. The theme is The Golden Age of Magic and Illusion, you’ll have puzzles to solve and clues to unravel, all very exciting and tremendous fun. Tailor the evening around your food and drinks, incorporate an impressive magic show, (how DID he do that?). Excellent entertainment for up to 20 people, ideal age over 14.
T: Chris on 07886 033815 or email email@example.com
Fun Family Photography
Why not celebrate your family gathering with a photo-shoot with award-winning portrait photographer Emily Fairweather? Emily knows the Sleeps 12 properties well, choosing stunning natural backdrops for your family portraits & providing beautiful natural photographs to remind you of your happy holiday.
Emily will produce contemporary black and white images and vibrant colourful photos using natural light and gorgeous rural backgrounds at your Sleeps 12 property, garden and surrounding countryside. A typical shoot will last around an hour and will take place in two or three different parts of the garden/house – wherever the best light is. She’ll do large family group portraits and then a variety of smaller family shots in any combination you like!
Prices start at £250.
Call Emily on 01984 667281 / 07958 763029
Cupcakes and Cookies
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"
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01823 672817
Pot Doodles the "paint your own pottery experience" that is Mobile!
A fabulous creative experience for people of all ages and abilities, offering an exciting range of creative activities.
In addition to pottery painting parties, we host fabric painting parties, decoupage parties and create with clay parties.
If you're staying at one of our large group holiday homes to celebrate a special occasion, like a milestone birthday or an anniversary, wouldn't it be nice if when you arrived you walked in to find flowers and balloons there? Wouldn't that make it so much more special? Bloomin' Lovely will do that; they'll make it look all lovely, and they also do the most beautiful hand tied bouquets, stunning traditional bouquets, pretty basket arrangements, and lots more - think presents, table decorations, make it perfect. Based in Wellington, Somerset.
T: 01823 661000
Blue Shed Flowers
Taking her inspiration from the Somerset landscape Jan uses colour, form and foliage, along with her fine art training to put together the most beautiful floral creations. The flowers she uses are mostly grown on their own Blue Shed field near Wiveliscombe - if not, they're sourced as locally as possible, and that 'freshly gathered' look is now synonymous with Jan's arrangements and bouquets. Whether you want flowers to add a wonderful touch to your country holiday with Sleeps12, or something very special for a significant celebration, you can rely on Jan to come up with something you'll love.
T: 07525 948053 E: email@example.com
Taxis - Somerset
Taunton Minibus Hire - Taunton - 01823 257180 - (14, 16 & 21 seater buses available)
Knight Brothers Travel Ltd - Taunton - 01823 442205 - (16 seat mini bus or 33 seater buses available)
Monument Mini Cabs - Wellington - 01823 66 44 44
Archie's Cabs - Wellington 01823 428844
A1 Taxis - Taunton (next to railway station) - 01823 332211
A Cabs - Taunton 01823 241124 or 07900 900093
To and Fro Travel - Bridgwater - Jon Larcombe 07597 989737 or 01278 671460
(It is recommended that you pre-order taxis in advance).