Candles twinkled, the guests took their seats and platters of cheese were handed round as host William Cohen prepared to introduce our very first food tasting evening at Botley Hill Farmhouse. The occasion on 30th September was a Cheese and Wine Pairing and William – whose extensive knowledge of all things cheese has earned him the title Master of Cheese – was here to impart lots of interesting facts about four of our favourite local specialities.
Being nearly 500 years old, Botley Hill Farmhouse has seen plenty of change in its time, so when we took over in March 2015 we knew we would want to reflect its rich heritage in our plans. In its five centuries, the Farmhouse has served as the main residence for Botley Hill Farm, a renowned tea rooms and, of course, the country inn you'll find at the top of the hill find today.
There are few things that evoke a British summer like freshly-picked cherries. Our chefs created this recipe for our friends at Local Food Britain to show how you can use this wonderful fruit to its best advantage.
We make the most of wonderful seasonal ingredients, like meat from our local butcher and bread baked just a few miles away.
Our rustic wooden barn will be ready to host weddings and events from midsummer 2019. Find out more about hosting your special day at Botley.