Food & Drink at The Barn

Participants at The Barn join in preparing meals for the group. We have tried and tested recipes that can be followed to help in the process.

Where possible we use produce grown in The Barn gardens and eat seasonally. Like all our venues, The Barn operates a vegetarian kitchen.

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Food at Sharpham House

Our Food Ethos

The Sharpham Trust operates vegetarian kitchens offering a healthy, balanced diet that includes eggs and dairy products. We try to source as many local products as we can, including vegetables and fruit from our own gardens.

  • Operating vegetarian kitchens is simpler in terms of health and safety and allows retreatants to be involved.
  • A vegetarian diet has a much lower environmental impact than one including meat or fish.
  • The Trust wants to give people an opportunity to experience alternative approaches as part of our charitable objectives

Food allergies, intolerances and catering options

Please tell us well in advance of your stay of any food allergies or intolerances you may have. Participants on our retreats can tell us this on the Booking Form via a link we sent you in your confirmation email.

If these options we offer don’t meet an individual’s needs, he or she must contact The Trust prior to booking to discuss whether alternatives are possible. The Trust cannot accommodate alternative diet requests without prior agreement.

Our kitchens are not allergen-free.

We always label dishes containing allergens you have told us about. Whilst on retreat, please speak to the Manager or cooks for more information on allergens in our dishes.

Sharpham Recipes

You can purchase our Cook Books form our online shop.

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