Food + Drink

At Elmley all food is locally sourced and seasonally inspired - we’re lucky to be based in the Garden of England, surrounded by incredible local producers. Whether it's a indulgent dinner after a dusk birdwatching tour, a hearty breakfast delivered to your shepherd’s hut door, or a vibrant feast to gather your guests together over – our team know how important food is to your experience

The Farmyard

Food and drinks are available throughout the day in The Farmyard.

During the week drinks, snacks and light lunches are available, and on Sundays we offer a Sunday lunch.

Evenings in Kingshill Barn

Supper is served in the Barn. A short walk from the Farmhouse and huts, this romantically rustic space is part of the original farm.

Here, the Elmley Kitchen offers a menu of simple, elegant dishes, that celebrate the seasons and have been created to enjoy at Elmley. We source ingredients from innovative and sustainable local produces to ensure dishes are exciting, memorable and seasonal. See a sample menu.

We operate a minimum waste kitchen so we kindly ask that tables are booked 24 hours in advance. You can book here or get in get in touch. Please note that evening dining is currently only available to guests staying with us.


When you wake up to sunrise across the Reserve, breakfast needs to work hard to compete with that view! Our carefully created seasonal breakfast menu has been designed to set you up for day out on the Reserve or a hard day loafing in your hut.

For guests in the Farmhouse Rooms, breakfast is included in the room rate and served with a view in the dining room and kitchen.
Staying in a hut? Order a delicious hot breakfast delivered to your hut door to enjoy with the views from bed. You can also order breakfast from the barn to eat in or take back to your hut or tent.

Kingshill Farmhouse Bar

Come the evening, the downstairs of Kingshill Farmhouse becomes an informal bar - guests can spread through the rooms and enjoy waited service of a curated selection of drinks and bar snacks. Or enjoy your drinks with a view in the large gardens. Open for all residential guests over 12 years.

Hamper Delivery

Can't bear to tear yourself away from your hut, we don't blame you. Order a hearty supper basket to be delivered to your hut door. Relaxed sharing dishes are also available for Elmley Cottage guests.
Note: Hampers are only available mid-October to May. During the warmer months, please enjoy a stroll up to Kingshill Barn for supper.

Gathering in Elmley Cottage or Kingshill Farmhouse

We can prepare relaxed meals to be delivered to your house or arrange private dining for those special occasions