Beyond River Cottage

Channel 4




Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Episode 10
      Episode 10
      Its Christmas and at the end of the year Hugh wants to have a party for everyone who has helped him. He chooses a medieval banquet them and sets about finding 10 birds - to stuff inside each other - big to small. He gets a goose, pheasant, woodcock, etc... He also tastes home made cider recipes to find the right drink for his meal and of course goes looking for a Big treemoreless
    • Episode 9
      Episode 9
      9 months after opening River Cottage HQ Autum is approaching and Hugh prepares an Autumn Feast. He is fattening up 10 cockerels for main course and for canapes decides on mushrooms. However to find enough mushrooms he takes to the air on a paraglider for a good vantage point. To cook the chicken he has special pots made and fired by a potter.moreless
    • Episode 8
      Episode 8
      Hugh has extracted 11kg of honey from his hive. To prove the quality of the harvest and his skills in the kitchen he enters the bee keeping classes at the Melplash Country Show. Despite burning his fudge and not cooking his cake properly he wins first prize for his honey. Also in the show, he tries to persuade the people of Bridgeport to eat tripemoreless
    • Episode 7
      Episode 7
      Hugh has had a bumper tomato crop thanks to his poly tunnels and plans a Tomato Festival. He takes time off from the preparations to go fishing for whelks to see at the Lyme Regis Carnival. There are some new arrivals at HQ - ducks and geese. To keep the foxes away Hugh has to mark his territory! The Tomato festival is a success but Hugh doesn't win the Ketchup competitionmoreless
    • Episode 6
      Episode 6
      Hugh is catering for friends Mark and Candida's wedding. Mark and the boys catch trout and the girls pick gooseberries for their contribution to the feast. Hugh goes hunting for the main course and also starts up his own bee hives.
    • Episode 5
      Episode 5
      Hugh is invited to an Easter Blossom picnic. He has to take something along and for his dish he needs morel mushrooms to make a mushroom and chicken mousse. He also tries his hand at baking bread and helps out at a cider festival. Back at HQ he starts a minature orchard where all the apple trees are in pots. His tunnels are also up and this should guarantee his supply of fresh veg during the yearmoreless
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Hugh decides its time to start making from this venture and so after selling waffles at the morning market (and doing some Morris dancing) he sets an opening date for River Cottage HQ and starts putting together the 4 course menu. For the starter he arranges for local asparagus to be picked minutes before serving. For the meat course he chooses beef instead of piglet. For the fish course Hugh sets a lobster pot for a monster lobster rumoured to be near a wreck near Lyme Regis but ends up with a Conger Eel instead. Needless to say, this ends up in the potmoreless
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      Hugh's sow, Maggie, is about to give birth to piglets. While he waits for the birth, he must install proper plumbing and loos before he can welcome members of the public to The River Cottage HQ.
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Hugh has taken a lease on some barns near his new farm in Dorset. He plans to turn them into a culinary HQ – a place he can use as an outlet for his home-grown food and for hosting dinners for customers. But the place is still filled with mud and muck. He sets himself a two-week deadline to create a working kitchen and a charming dining room, after which he hopes to kick off with an opening Valentine's Night Special for some of the people who have helped him. To stock up his kitchen he visits Auction houses, ala Bargain Huntmoreless
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Hugh's farm has 44 acres and is 10 times bigger than the the land he had at River Cottage, which allows for a lot more veg and livestock than his family needs. With this in mind Hugh is unable to resist the opportunity to expand further and sets off looking for some buildings to sell his produce from Hugh finds time to go fishing for bass and gets his friend Michael to give him some ideas for setting up his vegetable gardenmoreless