Catering Sorry - catering company has just closed (July 17) please contact us for suggestions

smoked salmon starter gravlax or gravadlax

The Wilderness is now working with Mother Hen Catering  near Bath to provide its dinner party functions.The caterers will come to the cottage to prepare your meal, set the table and serve you in the dining room. Cleaning and washing up will be done whilst you are dining and the team will leave after serving dessert…

The menu below has a range of favourites from home and abroad and will surely have something to suit all tastes!
Please note that for operational reasons the choices must be the same for all guests. A vegetarian option will of course be available as an alternative to the main party!

All meals are produced where possible with locally sourced produce.
If there you have any special food requirements, or allergies please contact us with details. .
All menus are £27.50 per head for 3 courses..

Catering menu

Grilled Salmon steak

Spring/Summer 2017 menu

Fried halloumi nicoise salad, with black olives, soft boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes and caper dressing
Asparagus and feta tartlets on a bed of rocket
Tomato, red onion and basil bruschetta on toasted ciabatta
Scottish smoked salmon pate with crispy pittas

Paprika spiced chicken thighs with butterbeans and chorizo, served with parsley buttered new potatoes and green beans
Moroccan spiced lamb Tagine served with a quinoa and pomegranate salad
and tear and share breads
Honey and mustard slow cooked pork chops with apple and celeriac mash and savoy cabbage
Grilled salmon steaks with a creme fraiche and dill sauce, crispy sautéed potatoes and steamed greens

Rich chocolate pots served in teacups with shortbread biscuits
Summer fruits crumble with clotted cream
Creme brûlée with fresh strawberries
Lemon and raspberry cheesecake with an Amoretti biscuit base

Please note that for operational reasons menu choices must be the same for all guests. A vegetarian option will of course be available as an alternative to the main party!

Beauty therapy

Beauty treatments available at the cottage!

Beauty treatments and Massage – Hen Party Specials

We are pleased to offer the following range of beauty treatments and massage all carried out in the comfort of the cottage so you don’t need to travel anywhere!

Our beauty therapists are fully qualified and trained in all the latest techniques. Unless stated all treatments are 20 minutes. They can cater for up to 18 on any day. Once your needs are agreed they will provide a treatment schedule for the day so everyone knows what time they are due for treatment. Due to the nature of large groups this is not normally changeable on the day.

Please contact the therapists direct via the following websites

Minibus service

minibus service at the house

Please contact the following companies who are accustomed to collecting from The Wilderness!
we suggest booking as early as possible, at least one month in advance to avoid disappointment.
Libra travel – 01373 812255
Smart taxis and minibuses bath – 01225 442200

Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shooting nearby

Clay Pigeon Shooting in association with nearby Wick Farm!
There are 6 stands (shooting platforms) at Wick Farm including a high tower. For beginners or less experienced shooters we have a package where each person shoots 10 clays from 3 different stands (30 clays in total).
Price is £45 per head including instruction, equipment and cartridges (minimum 8 persons. Smaller parties please call for quote) .
The full circuit of 60 clays costs £55 but is only recommended for experienced guns!

Your day starts with a safety briefing and full instruction on the guns. Three different types of shotgun are available depending on the size and experience of each guest, however no previous experience is necessary.

To make a booking please contact Jules Janes on 07831 641463. If no answer please leave a message as he may be shooting!
Alternatively you can send an email  – and someone will get back to you.

Wedding venue not yet booked?

Wedding venue near The Wilderness

Wick Farm is a medieval farm steeped in history, built for the monks at nearby Hinton Priory.
With parking for 50 cars and full wheelchair access into both barns, Wick Farm makes the perfect venue for your wedding.

At Wick Farm you not only have a great rural setting for your special occasion – you have access to all the services and suppliers needed for a wedding .  Wedding Florists who can create stunning floral displays and hotels and taxi firms for all your guests.

We have hosted many guests of Wick Farm at The Wilderness, they make a great combination!

Very lovely, cosy and warm house. Very comfortable beds.  Beautiful gardens and cute sauna house. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone!

Tripadvisor review

“The Wilderness is a fabulous place for large groups of all ages.
Would definitely go back – thanks Jo and family for a great weekend”

Tripadvisor review from 2016

We were group of 17 adults and children from Iceland. Lovely house, clean and well equipped, lovely garden. Many thanks, Margrét and Ólafurf

Tripadvisor review