Upcoming Events



Date: Thursday 28th August 2014 Time: 7.30pm Price: £20 (includes 2 Courses)

Booking is essential – call Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk

Soulfully Performed with Feeling…

Excited to have local band SUN DOG DAYS join us for a live music night on Thursday 28th August 2014.

SUN DOG DAYS are a laid back vocal/keyboard duo based in the South West ideally suited for the more intimate venue and gatherings. They perform their unique arrangements of an eclectic selection of covers featuring songs from Groove Armada to Jimi Hendrix (with a piano!) arranged and performed with sensitivity and passion.



Date: Thursday 25th September 2014 Time: 7.30pm Price: £20 (includes 2 Courses)

Booking is essential - call Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk

To the tune of the Everlys...

Come and join us for a night of nostalgia, fun and the great musical hits from the Everly Brothers with local band CLEVERLY EVERLY, and the help of their 'Special Guests' and relive the unforgettable sounds of the sixties. Treat yourselves to a Thursday night out with wonderful food as always, and sing along to all your old favourites.

They will play a 30 minute set before a break at 8pm. They will take to the stage again at 8.30pm to play more tracks.

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Celebrating Autumn’s Wonderful Tastes - Starring Chef Verden’s Homegrown Pumpkins -


Date: Thursday 16th October 2014 Time: 7.30pm Price: £45

Booking is essential – call Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk


Carefully put together by our award winning Head Chef, Philip Verden, each delicious choice on the menu is infused with imagination and will take you on a gastronomic journey through the best produce the Autumn has to offer.

Ingredients for the the 8 Course Tasting Menu are all local (some are sourced within inches of your table!).

Dawn Chorus Walk & Breakfast

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As my family will readily testify, I am not a morning person – treat me gently until coffee time then I am wide awake. It is probably the result of working late at night for so many years, although that is an excuse - I have always been a night owl.

Despite my allergy to early mornings, I had the brilliant idea of organising a walk to hear the dawn chorus followed by a full breakfast. I have wanted to do this for years – anyway decided to run it this past Monday 25 May.

Alarm clock was set for 4.30am and a restless night when I kept waking because I was afraid I wouldn’t wake up at the right time. Came the hour and I woke to hear the birds already singing. On my way to the restaurant kitchen I saw a fox cross the lane about 50 yards away, a great start to the day.

My friend and bird expert Roy Osborne arrived and had a walk around to check out the area. We decided to do a circular walk, beside the pond and wood and back through the fields.

Our guests arrived, armed with binoculars and wellies and we set off. Spotting our first bird in the garden – a sparrow  - a quiet start.

On our way to the pond we heard, wrens, blackbirds, robins, song thrush, -  walking at a leisurely pace with time to stop and listen. It was a rare privilege to be up and about so early and to really have the chance to appreciate the peace and beauty of the countryside and to hear the amazing birdsong.

We stopped by the wood and heard and saw long-tailed tits, heard a greater spotted woodpecker but didn’t see him, heard chaffinch, blue tits, robins, wrens singing their hearts out. I was so absorbed in listening that I totally forgot that I had my camera with me and didn’t take any photos.

Leaving the wood, we saw a hare run across the field – another rare pleasure.

We walked back to the farm across the fields and followed the stream down the valley - we stopped by a small copse and heard beautiful birdsong. It was a male blackcap – it’s song only second to the nightingale in Roy’s opinion and rightly so.

Back to the restaurant for a full English breakfast and chance to talk about the birds we had seen and heard - here they are in the order we heard and saw them:

House sparrow, Song thrush, dunnock (hedge sparrow), jackdaw, blackbird, wren, robin, chaffinch, blue tit, greater spotted woodpecker, warbler, crow, chiff chaff, long tailed tit, stock dove, blackcap, swallow, pied wagtail, goldfinch, house martin, great tit.

Also saw - fox, hare, rabbits, pheasants, squirrels.

This just shows what an abundance of wildlife there is on the doorstep - can’t wait to get up early again and take some photos next time!

Marmalade Mission & The £50 Challenge


Date: Tuesday 19th November Time: 10.30am - 12pm Price: Free

Booking is essential - call Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk

A Marmalade Mission Masterclass Taster :

The launch for the Marmalade Mission Masterclass 2014 will be a coffee morning to be held on Tuesday 19 November 2013 10.30-12pm free of charge at Clavelshay Barn when Vivien Lloyd will be present to have a chat and answer any questions you may have. There will also be goodies made with marmalade to showcase its unique flavour and versatility.

Clavelshay Barn Restaurant is taking part in The £50 Challenge to raise funds for Childrens Hospice South West and will be selling preserves at the coffee morning- all proceeds will go to CHSW.

You will also be able to buy Viv’s book First Preserves - - “the recipes work every time”

You can find out more about the day, Vivien & The £50 Challenge here »

Charity Event - Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon


Date: Sunday 21st July Time: 2pm – 5pm Price per person: £10 (includes traditional cream tea)

*Bring your own picnic rug

Booking is essential – call Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk


What could be better than enjoying a traditional cream tea in the beautiful Somerset countryside this sunny Sunday July 21st from 2pm - 5pm, and listening to the lively jazz sounds of The Tone Valley Jazz Band, all in the name of raising money for a fantastic charity –  Macmillan Cancer Support.  A percentage of ticket sales will be going towards helping this incredible charity continue their great work. So come along and bring your friends and their friends and their friends and families, and help us do something that matters! You can find out more on our website here »

Pop-Up Italian Pizza Night

Our Pop-Up Italian Pizza Night is nearly booked out! Don't miss your chance to enjoy a great night of mouth-watering, authentically Neopolitan style pizzas cooked in a wood fired oven by our favourite Italian chef Stefano Salvati.

DETAILS Date: Monday 8th July Time: 7pm – 11pm Pizza Prices:

Booking is essential – call Sue on 01278 662629 or email query@clavelshaybarn.co.uk


The authentically Neapolitan style pizzas such as the margarita pizza – juicy tomato sauce made from crushed organic plum tomatoes crowned with fresh basil and squares of melted buffalo mozzarella, and a selection of other tasty Italian pizzas, will be cooked in a wood fired oven and washed down with fantastic beer and wine specially selected by Sue, the owner of Clavelshay Barn.

All the pizzas will be keeping in their adherence to the Italian ethos that food should evoke the place where it’s served and the ingredients will be adapted to suit the seasonal availability and the feast will be full of authentic taste, traditions, and history of Stefano’s Italian region.

The pizzas will be served under the warm summer night sky – against the beautiful backdrop of the Somerset countryside. There will be plenty of conviviality, Italian music all for a totally homespun, heart-warming, belly-filling Italian evening.