Casual dining is ideal for more informal affairs: A hog roast for a chilled festival-style wedding, a succulent carvery for a family party, high tea for a quaint garden party or anything in between!

No one in North Devon does a better carvery or high tea than Brend Hotels. We have generations of experience in perfecting the art of cooking your choice of meat to perfection and baking the fluffiest of scones, making us the master of these traditional British specialities. We believe in supporting our local farmers and reducing our carbon foot print and therefore our produce and meats are always from West Country farms, whenever possible.

Bring Brend Hotels famous carvery to your event, choosing two succulent roast joints of your choice with a selection of freshly prepared vegetables.

Our traditional high teas have all the elements you’d expect from this quintessentially British treat, including: cucumber sandwiches, home-baked scones and lashings of West Country clotted cream (remember cream before jam; the proper way – the Devon way!).

If you’ve ever been to a party or business meeting at a Brend Hotel, you will know of our tasty Fork Buffet; a succulent selection of ‘picking food’ favourites, such as: Mini Devon pasties, vegetable tartlets, sausage and bacon roll, as well as a selection of salads and antipasti grazing platters.

Check out our four fantastic casual dining menus or to discuss designing a personalised menu, call our events team on 01271 344496, email us on or fill in the enquiry form below.

High Tea

£19 per head

High tea - Top Notch event catering - casual dining menus

A selection of finger sandwiches:

Smoked salmon & creamed cheese, cucumber and mayonnaise, ham & English mustard, egg & cress, cheddar cheese & pickle

Homemade scones with clotted cream & strawberry jam

Fruit cakes and Victoria sponge

A selection of macaroons

To wash it down:

Pot of tea

Pimms (extra £3pp)

Sparkling wine (extra £5pp)

Champagne (extra £7pp)

The Top Notch Hog Roast

£19 per head

hog roast Top Notch Event Catering casual dining option

Delicious Hog Roast served in fresh floured baps accompanied with:

Homemade coleslaw

Tomato, basil & feta cheese salad

Dressed mixed leaves

Potato salad

Seasoning & apple sauce

Mini sausages

Fork Buffet

£25 per head

Fork Buffet - Top Notch Event Catering

Piri Piri chicken skewers

Minted lamb kebabs

Mini Devon pastries

Vegetable tartlets

BBQ pork ribs

Spicy vegetable skewers

Sausage & bacon rolls

Antipasti wood boards consisting of:

Local cheeses, cured meats, olives, figs, pickles, vegetable selection, olive oils, local smoked salmon, mackerel and shell on prawns

Caesar salad

Tomato fresh mint, cucumber and red onion salad

Cous cous salad

Homemade coleslaw

Choice of five desserts (extra £5.00pp)

The Top Notch Carvery

£34 per head

Carvery being sliced - Top Notch Event Catering


Creamy seasonal vegetable soup served with a rustic roll and butter


Two succulent roast joints of your choice served with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables and potatoes


Trio of Desserts
Please choose three from the selection below:

Chocolate brownie
Vanilla cheesecake
Coconut cheesecake
Lemon cheesecake
Baileys chocolate cheesecake
Individual strawberry and cream meringues
Individual raspberry and cream meringues
Banoffee pie
Vanilla panna cotta
Passion fruit panna cotta
Raspberry panna cotta
Strawberries and clotted cream double chocolate cup

Coffee and Mints

"The level of generosity shown by Brend Hotels at the Castle Hill Jubilee Ball was astounding. Quite simply Nigel, you and your staff made the evening the success that it was."
Stephen Roberts, Commercial Director North Devon Hospice
"Just to say a huge thank you for catering at our sons’ wedding at Castle Hill. We cannot speak highly enough of Nigel, Elliot and all the staff, who looked after us with faultless precision and effort. So many guests said how wonderful the food was and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. James and Vikki have had such a great start to their marriage. Thank you again. With kind regards."
Mike and Sue Howard
"Thank you for all your help leading up to and on the day for our wedding at Castle Hill on the 27th April. We both had a wonderful time and family and friends enjoyed the wedding breakfast thanks to all your preparation and organisation on the day. Thanks and best wishes."
Martin and Natalie
"The Dinner on the Saturday evening was an outstanding success and I was hugely impressed with Nigel and his team and how they coped with the dreadful weather conditions. Given that the food had to be prepared offsite it was delicious and many people commented on how good it was and how succulent and tasty the chicken was - well done to the chef."
Ian, Aston Martin Centenary Dinner at Castle Hill Devon
"Myself, my husband and the family can't thank Nigel and his team Enough! What an amazing job he done for us the food was 100% and the service was even better! Will 100% always recommend! "
Charlotte Parr – Facebook review
"Both myself, my new husband and all our family and friends cannot recommend this company more highly. They treat your venue as one of their own and go above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect for you and all your guests. This is not just a business to them, there is genuine care and attention put towards doing the job right. We are so grateful for everything they did for us and it was a complete bonus that the food was out of this world!!!”"
Rachel Mary – Facebook review