Welcome to off grid gourmet

Solar, wind and wood powered supper club in a beautiful rural setting

As I write my computer is powered by solar energy and connected to the internet via my phone which, in order to get reception, is in the branches of a tree and wrapped in a plastic bag to keep dry.  This isn't a usual restaurant, this is a place that works in harmony with it's surroundings and uses them to create a unique experience. Ingredients are sourced from the garden at Walker's Cottage, local growers, suppliers, fields and hedgerows. Supper is cooked over locally produced charcoal and wood and, in a wood and solar powered oven, because nothing tastes better than food from the fields around you cooked over a fire and shared with friends.


The menu is set in advance so there are no choices but if you have any food allergies or specific requirements, such as being a vegan, do let me know when you book so we can discuss the menu


Sample autumn MENU 2017

Over the course of the evening I bring all of the following dishes to the table for you to share


Meat eaters

Homemade bread

Warm barbecued lamb salad

28 day aged rib of organic beef, slowly roasted in oak smoke 

Green peppercorn sauce -made with plenty of brandy

Dauphinoise potatoes

 Tomato salad

Sautee mushrooms with garlic, tarragon and parsley

Leek bread and butter pudding

Smoked sweetcorn 



Homemade bread

Green bean, fig, rocket walnut and apple salad with walnut dressing

Roast baby squash; local organic squash stuffed with ricotta, roast garlic and courgette

Tomato sauce

Dauphinoise potatoes

 Tomato salad

Sautee mushrooms with garlic, tarragon and parsley

Leek bread and butter pudding

Smoked sweetcorn 



Fruit soup with saffron and cardamom infused creme fruit



A selection of British cheeses with crackers and red onion marmalade

Petit Fours

Coffee, tea and Walkers Cottage lavender nougat


£35 per head, £30 for vegetarians, booking essential


Booking and payment

Please call Hugh on 07538 037770 or email on hugh.sawyer@gmail.com I don't have facilities to take card payments so please bring cash

Arrivals and parking

Dinner is at seven thirty but please feel free to arrive from seven. Visitor parking is on the grass behind Walkers Cottage

Dress and what to bring

Please bring an extra layer or two as it does get chilly once the sun goes down and wear shoes suitable for walking through a field. I don't have an alcohol licence so feel free to bring a bottle (wine or beer etc) and an icebox is recommended on warm nights.


Directions http://www.walkers-cottage.co.uk/directions.htm

Campsite http://www.hay-on-wye-camping.co.uk

Art gallery http://www.artavon.com/prints.htm

In the Press

   Off Grid Gourmet http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/14796617.Chefs_go_back_to_nature/

   Walkers Cottage https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/apr/15/best-small-campsites-in-uk-tiny-campsites-dixe-wills