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Join us at the iconic Gidleigh Park in Devon for a day packed with treats. Hosted by olive and Gidleigh Park’s new executive head chef, Chris Simpson (pictured below), the day will start with tea or coffee and homemade biscuits on arrival. Guests are then invited to enjoy a gentle walk around the beautiful grounds with estate manager Andrew Brimblecombe and plantsman Paul Grigg.

Chris Simpson Gidleigh Park

Returning to the house, a glass of champagne and canapés will be served either in the drawing rooms or out on the garden terrace, if the weather permits. Both options offer views across Gidleigh Park’s beautiful grounds.

Lunch will be a six-course bespoke menu, specially created for the day by chef Chris, with each course making the most of prime Devon produce. Lunch will include a glass of wine from Gidleigh Park’s award-winning wine cellar†, and will finish with a coffee and petits fours, either taken at your table or on the terrace.

Fish dish at Gidleigh Park


Date: 31 May 2018

Venue: Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon

Time: 10.30am-3pm

Price: £110* per person


10.30am Tea or coffee and homemade biscuits will be served on arrival.

11am Go for a guided walk around Gidleigh Park’s beautiful grounds with Gidleigh’s estate manager and plantsman.

12 noon Enjoy a glass of champagne and canapés followed by a six-course menu created exclusively for olive readers by chef Chris. Each course will be introduced by Chris, and a glass of wine is included from Gidleigh Park’s award-winning wine cellar. Coffee and petits fours to follow.

Four chocolates on a stone platter
Gidleigh Park Exterior
EXCLUSIVE OFFER for olive readers to add on an overnight stay For those booking into this lunch there is a separate offer to stay the night at Gidleigh Park before or after the event, with up to two nights available at a special olive magazine rate from £220 per room, per night, for two sharing on a b&b basis. That’s an exclusive saving of 20%.

To book, call 01647 432367 quoting ‘OLIVE reader lunch’


Terms and conditions: payment is taken at time of booking and ticket purchases are non-refundable. Guests must be at least 18 years old. *Ticket price is per person. Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking. Accommodation offer is subject to availability – ‘from’ rate is based on two sharing a classic room and available on 30 and 31 May 2018 only in conjunction with the olive reader event. †Guests have the option to order and pay for more wine with their meal.

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