We are delighted to introduce you to David Cox, our outstanding Head Chef at Iscoyd Park.
David is one of the most exciting young chefs in the country having honed his skills at a handful of top division restaurants boasting multiple Michelin stars between them.
He might have learned his craft with some serious gastronomic heavyweights – including Claude Bose at Hibiscus and Rob Weston at La Trompette (who he cites as a particular inspiration) – but he’s his own man when it comes to what he wants to serve at Iscoyd Park.
“It’s about simplicity, honesty and treating truly amazing ingredients with the respect they deserve,” explains David.
“While I suppose I have a background in classical French cooking, I don’t think our food can be pigeon-holed in any one style. What I can say is this: whether it’s a carrot or a piece of long-horn sirloin, the chances are it will have been sourced within a stone’s throw of Iscoyd Park.
“Of course it should be delicious, but our aim is to make luxurious food inclusive – it doesn’t matter who you are or what walk of life you are from, it should be unpretentious and accessible to all.”
A Welsh boy at heart, after many years learning his trade in Birmingham and London, David has, in a way, returned to his roots.
And it’s nice to think that everything about the food at Iscoyd is sourced locally . . . even the chef!
The Wedding Feast
After booking your wedding at Iscoyd our wedding team will get in touch with you to discuss your menus. They will guide you through this, offering advice and help in order to create the perfect menu for your Wedding Feast. You can see some sample menus here. These menus are a guide and will help facilitate your menu discussions but, like everything at Iscoyd, it is all about what you want so don’t feel tied to these menus, you can have almost anything you like!
Once you have chosen your Wedding Feast you will be invited to Iscoyd for a Tasting Party, all couples will be able to taste their wedding breakfast free of charge and have the opportunity to invite guests to try their menu.
If you are here on a two day or three day booking, you can choose a wonderful private dining menu for the night before your wedding. This can be as elaborate or simple as you like with anything from Shepherd’s Pie to a fine dining experience available.
If you are getting married in summer and are here for two or three days you may want to consider one of Fine Dining’s incredible BBQs outside on the terrace, either the night before your wedding or the day after. Sitting at long banqueting tables or round tables if you prefer, this is a memorable way of beginning or finishing your time at Iscoyd.
Evening Food at your wedding can take many different forms. We are particularly excited about our beautiful citroen Pizza Van whose wood fired pizza oven makes the most delicious Pizzas imaginable!
We are very lucky to have Maynard’s Farm just down the road, one of Rick Stein’s Food Heroes for their fantastic pork – you really could not ask for a better Hog Roast!
Breakfast is included for those that sleep in the house and the Stable Rooms. Laundry Cottage is self-catering but guests staying here can have breakfast in the house if the Bride and Groom would like. Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible, including home-made jams, sausages, bacon, eggs and black pudding from Maynard’s Farm a few minutes down the road. Freshly baked breads and pastries from the bakery and lovely fruit salads are all part of breakfast here.
Light Bridal Party Lunch
Light lunches, salads, sandwiches, fruit and crisps can be pre-ordered and served on the Armorial Landing to keep the energy levels up whilst getting ready.
Food and drink
Sample menus and drinks lists