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Ox Barn at Thyme’s Diana Henry-inspired menu

01 December to 03 December

Southrop Manor Estate
Lechlade,GloucestershireGL7 3NX
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About Ox Barn at Thyme’s Diana Henry-inspired menu

Diana Henry is adored for her scrumptious recipes that have become favourites in households up and down the nation and, indeed, further afield. 

Her column in the Telegraph, amongst other eminent publications and her many books have won her countless awards, including a much sought-after James Beard Award in 2016 for her cookbook dedicated to chicken recipes – A Bird in the Hand.

20 years after its first publication, Diana Henry’s critically acclaimed and magical book Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to warm the soul has been republished this Autumn with a new foreword by fellow food writer Nigel Slater. 

To kick off the Christmas season at Thyme, Diana will be at Thyme to talk about revisiting this timeless classic, the original inspiration, the travel then and now and learnings after two decades of inspiring food writing with food editor Molly Tait-Hyland.

To further celebrate this exciting occasion and sell-out event, Thyme’s Chef Director, Charlie Hibbert, has taken inspiration from the book to dedicate a set lunch menu to Diana to accompany Thyme’s Ox Barn’s A La Carte lunch menu from Friday, 01 to Sunday, 03 December, which will feature:

Starter: A salad of pears, hazelnuts and Cashel Blue cheese

Main: Duck breast with allaide

Vegetarian option: Roast squash with porcini cream

Pud: Steamed apple and marmalade pudding


From £34.00

Please see important booking information below.

Booking information

2 courses will cost £34.00 and 3 courses set at £4200. 

Dates & time:
Friday, 01 to Sunday, 03 December

The Ox Barn opens at noon, with the last lunch orders at 2.30pm.
Dinner service starts at 6.00pm with last dinner orders at 9.00pm.

About Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to warm the soul by Diana Henry

From the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Diana Henry, her classic cookbook Roast Figs Sugar Snow, revisited, revised and refreshed nearly 20 years after its first publication, with a new foreword by Nigel Slater and seven new recipes. 

Full of comforting delights from cold-weather climes – from the ski slopes of Italy to the coffee houses of Vienna and Budapest, the rural reaches of New England and beyond – these recipes will bring warmth to your heart as well as your home.

Recipes include:

  • Georgian Cheese Pies
  • Salad of Smoked Duck with Farro, Red Chicory and Pomegranates
  • Pumpkin Tarts with Spinach and Gorgonzola
  • Vermont Baked Beans
  • Roast Pork with Black Pudding, Apple and Mustard Sauce
  • Melting Leg of Lamb with Juniper
  • Dublin Coddle
  • Snow Biscuits
  • Skier’s Chocolate with Bugnes
  • Roast Figs and Plums in Vodka with Cardamom Cream

“Roast Figs, Sugar Snow has been in my kitchen since the day I first opened it. Here is a book that celebrates not only the ingredients of the winter shopping bag, the pumpkins and pomegranates, chestnuts and soft, sweet spices, but the heart and soul of the season. Each paragraph is a carol to what makes the cooking of the cold months something to cherish.” – Nigel Slater.

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