Private Events

Large private family and business gatherings are, of course, suspended for the time being until there is greater certainty over the direction of the current COVID-19 epidemic.

As part of our preparation for reopening, we recognised that large gatherings were unlikely to be allowed for some time and reorganised the dining room upstairs, with its panoramic views. It’s now a popular place for lunch and dinner and is often requested when booking a table.

The Dysart Petersham has long been recognised as a lovely venue for private gatherings, personal and business, whatever the season.

This can still happen. Small groups are welcomed to come together to celebrate privately for a special occasion, enjoying a number of places within our lovely rooms, set apart and with beautiful views, downstairs and upstairs.

Current Government rules allow small groups indoors, either as one family unit, including bubble, or as two households, observing Covid good practice and in a place well prepared for COVID-19. In principle, obviously, two large households could meet.

 You can read about our extensive preparations for reopening here.

Our tables which were already widely spaced are even further spaced as you will see in the Interior Gallery. Not only that, circulation space is wide open and carefully managed. Our expansive interior opens first onto a spacious garden and then overlooks the panorama of open countryside around us.

Although since the beginning of August the rules have also been widened to allow some larger gatherings indoors for special events, this does not apply to receptions/meals in a restaurant after these events.

In the interests of all our customers we continue to restrict numbers for private events to no more than about 10, so long as they are all from no more than two households. In a group of 10, we take 2 children over 8 years of age.

Our normal opening hours for lunch and dinner are set out here.

For special occasions, for private breakfasts, lunches, dinners and meetings, both family and business, we are happy to open at any time, including on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, by arrangement.

Though the gathering be small, the importance of being together again and celebrating is, if possible, even more significant now than ever before.

We will do all we can to make your gathering special, with personal planning for bespoke arrangements and menu, wide choice of wines to match the menu, the added personal touch of special flowers.

For enquiries about private events please email Barny Taylor on, or call him on 07967 481625

“You create wonderful memories”


We look forward to giving you a warm welcome and a very special Christmas experience.

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