FAQ’s Food and Drink


Can we supply our own drinks?

You are welcome to supply your own drinks for both your Drinks Reception and your Wedding Breakfast and in line with our ‘no hidden extras’ policy there is no corkage or service charge applied. Please visit our Delicious Drinks at The Ashes page for more information.

Do we have to use your caterers?

Yes. To ensure the very highest standards, The Ashes works exclusively with one of the most respected independent caterers in the UK. With over fifty years’ experience you can count on Jenkinsons to make your wedding menu a culinary delight your guests will rave about. At every stage, from planning your menu through to the perfectly timed and elegant service of your dishes on the big day, you can trust this professional and friendly team to guide and inspire you.

Can I supply whole rounds of cheese assembled as a wedding cake rather than cake?

Yes, provided that you discuss it in advance with our catering partners who will agree a price per head with you for the service of this cheese and supply of any accompaniments such as crackers, breads and fruit. The cheese rounds must be whole and in sealed packaging upon delivery at The Ashes on your wedding day.

Can we try the food?

Yes. You are given the opportunity to attend a Wedding Experience Event where you can try a number of dishes. Always a tremendous success, the Wedding Experience Event makes it so much easier for you to go away and make decisions about your Wedding Menu. Please visit our Food and Drink pages for further information. (Please be aware that where your Wedding Day falls within nine months of booking The Ashes, it may not be possible to attend a Tasting Day.)

What are The Bar prices like?

In line with our straight forward pricing policy you can be assured that our bar prices are extremely competitive and can be requested at any time.

Can I hire a vintage ice cream vendor?

Yes, we have recommendations for a fantastic vintage ice cream tricycle in our suppliers directory

Can I supply the Evening Buffet?

No. To ensure the very highest standards in both culinary excellence and food hygiene, The Ashes works exclusively with one of the most respected independent caterers in the UK. Jenkinsons Caterers are competitively priced and can offer advice on how to best cater for your evening guests.

Can we serve our own drinks in the evening?

No. Service of your own drinks ceases at the end of the Wedding Breakfast meal at which point The Bar opens. Any unopened bottles are returned to your designated area of our secure storage facility for collection the next day.



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