STOP PRESS: A unique opportunity to dine in the historic Great Hall at Bickleigh

Bickleigh banquet scene

The Evening

Indulge in a 6 dish fusion menu, celebrating the culinary history of vanilla, from Tudor delicacies to contemporary cuisine, complete with a goblet of wine.

Look out for period music, an Elizabethan costume display, whitepot and more!


Dr Paul Cleave from Exeter University will guide us through the customs and cultures of the Golden Age, unlocking the forgotten world of the Tudors and its legacies; for example, why do we shake our napkin?


Elizabeth I saved vanilla for another generation. In the reign of Elizabeth II, vanilla is under threat again. LittlePod launched National Real Vanilla Day at Bickleigh Castle, and we are thrilled to return to celebrate our Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Tickets and more information

Tickets are available here or you can contact Bickleigh Castle on 01884 855 363 or email

  • Elizabethan Dinner - £85 per person
  • Elizabethan Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - £145 per person
    To book this option please call 01884 885363 

The Venue - Bickleigh Castle

Bickleigh Castle is a Grade I listed building steeped in magic, mystery and enchantment. The Great Hall provides the most elegant setting for the evening's celebrations.

Come and join us on the 1st September for what promises to be a delightful evening of culinary adventures, entertainment and celebrations.