Tasty Wassail Tales. Martin Maudsley the story teller & Fiona Barrow the Fiddler. 15 & 16 Jan 2016



Good Tide!

We are all squirming around with excitement trying to type up plans and organise checklists for this coming orchard blessing Wassail. Not an easy thing to do when you have the story telling legend Martin Maudsley & captivating fiddler Fiona Barrow confirmed to tell Wassail tales and invite magical music between four courses of an apple inspired Full Feast Menu.

Food, tales, suspense, orchard blessing, music & laughter.

-With a bit o’ cider obviously.

Martin Maudsley’s storytelling is masterful – engaging, witty and suitably scary.”

Anyone who was fortunate enough to catch Martin & Fiona’s rendition of Peter and the Wolf at the Tobacco Factory Theatre, or has had the chance to eat lovingly crafted food and be immersed in story at the enchanting St Werburghs City Farm Cafe Tasty Tales will no doubt share in our excitement too.

This pair will host our Tasty Wassail Tales evening then guide us by flaming torch to our orchard where we will once again, meet the Green Man, the Robin Guardian and bless the coming crop by shooting toast out of the Wassail tree with a shotgun.

Yes it sounds peculiar, that we know, but our next years crop of apples depends on it so show up and get used to it.

Tickets are £50 per guest and the menu is a cracker this year.

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Oh yay, in other exiting news Marina O’Laughlin off of The Guardian food reviewing fame just put us down as her 2nd Favourite restaurant in the UK of all time! We’ve ne’er been so happy to come second. Congratulations to The Sportsman In Kent and all the fine Bristol places representing. Birch, Bell’s Diner and Bar Rooms.

Tickets are advance only. 01934 863 713 15th & 16th January 18:30 Prompt.

We can not wait to see you all again.

Toodle Pip Wassailers



Observer Foods Awards 2012

The 29th of June sees the last chance to vote for your favourites in The Observer Food Awards 2012. As so many of you voted for us last year to win Best Ethical Restaurant in the UK we would love to rally your vote again.

We have had many confirmed votes from happy friends and diners at The Ethicurean and a big thank you from us for those. Very much appreciated. You are a lovely lot.

Good Tide.

The Ethicurean Family.

P.S. Have a butchers at this… We have been smoking venison loin, using up the last of the clamped carrots paired with smoked Nepalese cardamom and spring honey from the orchard on the walnuts. That there rocket is wild wild rocket foraged by Miles Irving at Forager recently published on Ebury books. Get the handbook it is superb!


Friday Night Restaurant Launch. March 2nd.


After much encouragement to serve dinner we are opening Friday nights as a restaurant. No hyperbole or pretense, just excellent produce grown by Mark the gardener and cooked by The Ethicurean chefs. We have a beautifully simple list of our favorite wines, craft beers, ciders and spirits. We are taking reservations now.

Spring Foray with Adrian Boots & The Ethicurean. Sunday 25th March

Fancybroadening your wild food knowledge? Well in the presence of our favourite forager Adrian Boots you can’t fail to. Join us at 9.30am at Barley Wood Walled Garden for tea and coffee, finish approximately 1.30pm.

£35 per person including tea or coffee on arrival at the garden.

To book your place please call 01761 463356

To book a table at The Ethicurean for after the Spring Foray please call 01934 863713

– Reservations are essential for lunch as we are always full on Sundays & Saturdays.