One of the joys of owning The Truscott Arms is the wonderful (sometimes weird) and eclectic opportunities that present themselves. We knew when we met Jenny Theolin of Soapbox and Sons ( that the opportunities were about to become a whole load more wonderful!

Jenny is an expert at making fun stuff happen all over the world and when we started talking about projects that might be suitable here at The Truscott the ideas flowed. But the one that we both knew we had to do immediately was Eating Sound. Once we’d met with the originator of the concept Sam Bailey it was all systems go.

So Eating Sound… what’s that then?

Eating Sound is a unique collaboration between The Truscott Arms’ brilliant chef Barry Snook and the composer/improviser Sam Bailey. Semi-improvised pieces for the harp, flute, saxophone, double bass, viola and harmonium together with surround sound audio processing have been developed in conjunction with a range of dishes created by Barry.

The evening will consist of eating a truly outstanding menu based of the theme of the British forest whilst listening to a live chamber orchestra in the dining room.

On the menu will be:

Slow cooked duck egg & consommé, pickled watermelon radish & cracked egg

Roast quail & confit leg, katifi egg, winter truffle, quail vinaigrette

Roast loin of hare, confit carrot, salsify & foraged herbs

Hay smoked fallow deer loin, with pickled & confit beetroot, fennel & sauce grand veneur.

“Tasting the Forest”

All courses accompanied by matching wines

The Truscott Arms’ Eating Sound event will commence at 19.30 on Tuesday 29th October. Tickets are priced at £70

Buy now tickets now HERE

Special thanks to Rafi Gokay, to whom none of this would have happened.