Catering at Lyde Court Hereford

“finest local ingredients prepared by the finest local caterers”

afternoontea2The catering is an essential part of your function.

We can offer Canapés, Vintage Afternoon Tea, Buffets, Barbeques, Paella, Hog and Lamb Roasts and full Banquets.

The menu will be tailored entirely to your needs. You can dine in the candlelit barn or picnic in the sunshine.

We specialise in Vegan and Vegetarian Gluten free menus and food is locally sourced wherever possible.

The lawns and gardens at Lyde Court are the perfect setting for a drinks reception with canapes. Enjoy a glass of Champagne or Pimms whilst our staff serve you and your guests.

We have an excellent range of wines with some superb Champagnes to choose from and can assist with selection if required.

wine3We provide a licensed bar offering a quality selection of traditional wines, spirits, beers and ciders. Our licence runs until 0200 hrs for Friday and Saturday events, until 12 midnight for Sunday – Thursday events.
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We have an extensive list of wines available for bulk pre-purchase at a reduced rate. Please contact us for details.

Take a quick look at our menus.

Vintage Tea

Vintage Afternoon Tea –  Menu 1 

Delicate bite size sandwiches
Free Range Egg Mayonnaise with Cress on Granary Bread (v)
Gammon Ham with English Mustard on Brown Bread
Breast of Chicken with Green Pesto Mayonnaise on White Bread
Celery, Walnut & Cream Cheese on Granary Bread (v)

Cheese & Tomato Tartlet (v)
Smoked Salmon Palmiers
Bite Size Sausage Rolls

Sweet Options
Rich Buttery Shortbread
All Butter Plain Scones with Local Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam
Victoria Sponge with Buttercream & Raspberry Jam
Chocolate Eclairs with Fresh Cream

A Selection of Fine English Teas & Infusions
Ground Coffee
Decaffeinated option available


Vintage Afternoon Tea –  Menu 2

Delicate bite size sandwiches
Herefordshire Roast Beef with Rocket & Horseradish on White Bread
Smoked Salmon & Crème Fraiche on Brown Bread
Mature Cheddar Cheese & Apple Chutney on Malted Brown Bread (v)
Roasted Red Pepper with Chilli Hummus on White Bread (v)

Caramelized Onion Tart with a Hint of Stilton (v)
Mushroom Palmiers (v)
Ham & Bechamel Choux Pastries

Sweet Options
All Butter Plain Scones with Local Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam
Coffee & Walnut Sponge with Buttercream Icing
Caramel Chocolate Shortbread
Buttered Bara Brith (Welsh Tea Bread)

A Selection of Fine English Teas & Infusions
Ground Coffee
Decaffeinated option available


Vintage Afternoon Tea – Menu 3 

Delicate bite size sandwiches
Honey Roasted Ham with Coarse Grain Mustard on White Bread
Coronation Chicken on Granary Bread
Oak Smoked Salmon  & Prawns with Marie Rose Sauce on Malted Grain Bread
Free Range Egg Mayonnaise with Mature Cheddar on Multiseed Bread (v)

Roasted Red Pepper & Pesto Tartlet with Creme Fraiche (v)
Sausage & Tomato Pastries
Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Bruschetta (v)

Sweet Options
All Butter Plain Scones with Local Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam
Flaky Pastries with Raspberries & Fresh Cream
Rich Indulgent Chocolate Brownie
Viennese Whirls

A Selection of Fine English Teas & Infusions
Ground Coffee
Decaffeinated option available

Canape Selection


Sautéed Tiger Prawns flavoured with Lime, Chilli & Ginger (g/f)(d/f)
Caramelized Onion & Perl Las Tartlet (v)
Welsh Rarebit with Ale, Mustard, Worcester Sauce, on Sourdough with Handmade Chutney (v)
Mature Roast beef in Yorkshire Pudding, Horseradish & Watercress Cream
Mini Tartlet with Fresh Cornish Crab and lime & dill Mascarpone
Thai Spiced Crab cake in Panko Breadcrumbs with Mango & Mouli Salsa
Cumin Seed Filo Basket with Moroccan Vegetable Tagine (vegan)
Handmade Pork Sausages with Honey & Grain Mustard
Gloucester Old spot pork belly with pork jus, apple sauce, crisp sage and deep fried pancetta
Haggis Spring roll with sweet chilli sauce
Venison and caramelised onion sausage roll
Truffled goat’s cheese with tomato jam in a crisp Parmesan cup.


Black Mountain Smoked Duck with Pear Compote & Rosemary Crostini (d/f)
Mini Stilton Cheesecakes with Red Onion & Port Marmalade (v)
Skewer of Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella, Parma ham & Pesto Dip
Handmade Blini with Smoked Salmon & Chive Crème Fraiche
Black Mountain Smoked Trout on a Rosemary Crostini with Broad bean & Mint Puree
Roasted red pepper on Feta & Basil Bruschetta (v)
Oriental Mango & Noodle Salad in a Wonton Cup (v)
Parmesan & Black Olive Shortbread with Pesto & Goats Cheese (v)

Choose 5 of the above

(v) is vegetarian
(g/f) can be gluten free

We are able to offer Vegan and Vegetarian menus and cater for gluten free and other special dietry requests. Many of the dishes shown can be adapted please call us to discuss your menu requirements

Formal Dining


All Served with Artisan Breads

Spiced parsnip with Cumin Flavoured Mascarpone & Parsnip Crisps (v)
Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper with Rocket Pesto (v) (vegan)
Country Vegetables with Poppy Seed Croutons (v)
Butternut Squash with Red Basil & Chilli Pesto and sage Croutons (v)
Wild Mushroom Soup with a Quenelle of Crème fraiche (v)
Old English watercress and elderflower (v)
Spinach and nettle topped with a quenelle of crème fraiche (v)
Celery and Stilton with a swirl of sour cream (v)
Green Pea, lemon and mint (v)

All soups served with warm fresh bread



Handmade Chicken Liver Parfait with Apple Chutney, Soft leaves & Toasted brioche
Candied Beetroot salad, with Soft herbs, Super Seeds & Buttermilk Dressing (v)
Salad Nicoise – Tofu, egg, olives, green beans, croutons & leaves
Peppered fillet of mackerel and pickled beetroot and horseradish cream
Mozzarella, red onion, little gems and fresh pesto salad (v)


Hot Field Mushrooms Filled with Goats Cheese & Walnut Stuffing served with a Tomato party
Thai style crab cakes served on a bed of leaves with homemade tartar sauce


Black Mountain Smoked Duck, Celeriac Remoulade, Rocket & Watercress
Hot Fresh Salmon and Mascarpone Tart with Pickled Cucumber Spaghetti
Citrus Cured Salmon Gravalax with beetroot & Potato Salad
Tiger prawns, Asian salad and Mango & Pineapple Salsa
Hot Asparagus, Pea & Spinach Risotto with rocket, Parmesan Shavings & Pesto
Salmon Tartar with Dill, Cucumber, Crème fraiche and Soft leaves (g/f)


Bayonne ham, Rosette de Lyon salami, Pork Rillettes, Savoyard sausage, Pickles and sour Dough

Smoked Fish
Smoked salmon, Smoked halibut, Smoked trout, Smoked mackerel, Fresh Horseradish Cream, Asparagus with Lime Crème fraiche, Pitta Bread & Artisan Toast

Sicilian Caponato (Aubergine) salad, Sun dried tomatoes, Olives, Marinated Artichokes, Herb infused Roast beetroot, Chilli Hummus, Toasted Pitta Breads & Artisan Breads


Main Course

Three Traditionally Made Butchers Sausages served on a Bed of Simple or Flavoured Mashed Potato, Red Onion Gravy and Roasted Seasonal Vegetables.  Sample Sausages: Wild boar, Chilli, Minted lamb, Traditional Pork, Pork and Apple, Beef and Horseradish to name a few, or just tell us your favourite, there are no limits.

The Heartiest of French Casseroles Beef Bourguignon,

Homemade Short Crust Pastry Pies Choose your own ingredients:- e.g. Steak, Local Ale, Shallots, Button Mushrooms, Free Range Chicken, Bacon, Roast Garlic, Vermouth, Fresh Tarragon, British Lamb, Carrot, Swede, Mint, Rose Wine, Steak, Kidney, Fresh Herbs, Pork, Smoked Bacon, Apples, Leeks, Local Cider, Sweet Potato, Spinach, Red Onion, Goats Cheese, Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, Shallots, White Wine, Cracked Pepper

Main Course

Free Range Local Chicken roasted in lemon and garlic served with homemade sage and onion stuffing, chipolatas wrapped in streaky bacon & Bread Sauce.

Locally Reared Pork with Crackling, Rosemary & Orange Stuffing and Glazed Baked Apple

Tortellini of Butternut Squash, Toasted Pine Nuts & Sage & Onion Puree (v)

Moroccan Vegetable tagine Served in an Aubergine with Lime & Coriander Cous Cous (v) (vegan)

Filo tart of caramelized Red Onion, Baby spinach, Wild Mushroom & Thyme with a Braised tomato Sauce (v)

Salmon Fillet wrapped in filo pastry with Spinach & Summer herb Butter & Crushed lemon new potatoes

Loin of pork roasted in crushed pink peppercorns with a tarragon and champagne sauce

Herefordshire chicken filled with fresh sage and basil, poached in a local cider

Main Course 

Herefordshire Beef roasted on Red Onions and Garlic served with homemade Yorkshire Pudding and a Red Wine Jus

Local Roast Leg of Lamb basted with Rosemary and Garlic, served with homemade Mint Sauce

Guinea Fowl Breast, Creamed Savoy Cabbage & Bacon, Fondant potatoes, Prune & Madeira Sauce

Parmesan Coated Haddock Fillet with Walnut Romesco Sauce & Red Pepper Relish

Wild Mushroom & Walnut Cannelloni, served with Gremolata (v)

Main Course 

Beef Wellington with a Madeira sauce

Roast orange Glazed Duck with Port Wine Sauce served on a Bubble & Squeak Rosti

Roasted Lamb Shank with saffron Mash & Redcurrant & Rosemary Jus

All main courses are homemade and served with Potatoes and Local Seasonal Vegetables of your choice




Traditional apple pie with vanilla icecream
Glazed Lemon Tart served with a Raspberry Coulis
Treacle Tart served with Home-made Custard
Old fashioned bread and butter pudding with vanilla sauce


Exotic fruit Pavlova with a raspberry coulis
Vanilla crème Brulee with home-made shortbread
Summer pudding with raspberry sauce and clotted cream
Our very sticky, sticky toffee pudding with hot fudge sauce
Strawberry and raspberry torte with blackcurrant glaze
Dark Belgian chocolate torte with chocolate sauce
Profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce
Pannacotta set on an orange scented biscuit with fresh peach coulis
Toasted oatmeal meringue with raspberries and cream
Lemon posset with fresh raspberries
Mango and passion fruit crème Brulee with homemade shortbread
Homemade lemon tart with a mango sauce


Chocolate fudge brownie with chocolate sauce
Mango and passion fruit crème Brulee with homemade shortbread
Caramelised apple tarte tatin
Classic Eton Mess served with Summer Fruits
Poached Seasonal Fruits served with a Warm Champagne
Sabayon & Toasted Almond Biscotti
Cheese & Biscuits

Trio of puddings

Lemon posset, chocolate brownie and raspberry tart
Eton mess, chocolate torte and elderflower sorbet
Sticky toffee pudding, fig tart and gooseberry fool

Catering at Lyde Court Hereford