The wonderful Rupert Cooper, and the Philleigh Way team are bringing feasts to The Great Estate 2024!

Indulge in a culinary journey during the feast nights at this year’s Great Estate Festival and tantalise your taste buds with exquisite flavours.

Seating is limited to 100 guests, so book now to reserve your spot.

About this years’ Feast Chef:

“Hello, I’m Rupert, a former professional rugby player and life long lover of food. My passion for cooking comes a very close second to my passion for rugby and luckily for me they go hand in hand – you could say I taught myself to cook when I wasn’t at the bottom of a ruck! I’ve played rugby around the world and those times abroad have given me one valuable lesson: wherever you are and whatever culture you are in, food is the one thing you can rely on to bring people together.

Being a professional rugby player meant living with some of the other professional players, so I often had to create big, healthy and filling meals on a budget. My enthusiasm and enjoyment of cooking for the team encouraged me to become more creative and to widen my repertoire. So when I retired from rugby it felt a natural step to move on to buy a cookery school – and Philleigh Way was the result.
Both Philleigh Way and The Cove Cafe are about simple things done well… low effort, high reward….
In a nutshell, I love food. I embrace the challenge that comes with sharing that enjoyment through my cookery school, my community projects and my family life. To have a passion in life is a marvellous thing. I’m so lucky to have it and l look forward to sharing it with you too.”

The wonderful team at Cornish Orchards are also providing 2 cider pairings per person to enjoy with your meal;

The first being their Golden Cider, it’s light and delicate and will perfectly compliment the main. After this, their new Cherry and Blackberry Cider, which will balance fantastically with dessert.

Please let Rupert know of any dietary requirements or allergies when booking to ensure an unforgettable dining experience.(Please note you must also have a full festival ticket to join in with the feasts)Booking now:


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