Catering Services

We have three fantastic, very professional cooks available for you at both Dove House and Swallows. Feedback has always been excellent for all of them.

Catering Services

Kate Sheppard

Kate has lived and worked locally for many years. She has cooked for us since we first opened Dove House and we have had nothing but praise for her service and food.

Kate cooks for all ranges of occasion locally, and is responsible for the food when Prince Charles visits Poundbury!!

She can do simple ready prepared meals for when you return from a long day out and about, or a 'drop off' special occasion dinner. Cakes, puddings, nibbles with drinks, you name it..., however if you want on site catering/waitressing etc please use one of our other chefs listed below. TEL: 01305 854245 m 07789 914642

email:  [email protected]

"Kate Sheppard was a wonderful cook for our Golden Wedding Anniversary Dinner." 09/09

"40th Wedding Anniversary... Kate's food was superb." 09/09

"Everybody was very impressed... Kate Sheppard was a triumph..."

"Kate did all our evening meals as she does every year, wonderful..."

"Kate the caterer and Kate the beautician were both kept busy and provided a great service."

"...brilliant caterer in kate Sheppard..."  (July 2014)

"treated ourselves to two meals catering from Kate Sheppard which was delicious and felt like a real luxury!" Aug 2014

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green and her team have now cooked for us for many years to huge acclaim.  They are extremely popular locally and consequently very busy.

Rebecca provides excellent chefs who will come to the house and prepare and serve your selected menu.  Feedback has been excellent but she does require early booking during the more popular weeks, particularly for anything at the weekends. She will supply everything required to leave minimal debris for the guests when her team depart. Tel: 01300348526

"we had a gala night and used Rebecca Green Catering who are excellent"..Jan 2014

'christmas dinner by Rebecca was superb Nov '17

'dinner given by Alex and Jill at Rebecca Green   Jan '18

We took their advice and arranged for one of their recommended in house caterers to cook my birthday meal - Rebecca Green Catering - and to say that it was delicious just does not do it justice...I have not tasted better even in Michelin Star restaurants!   (Feb '19)


Both of our cooks are happy to discuss exactly what you want for your varied group, and the price you want to pay and work with you to achieve your requirements. We did not want to offer a handful of set menus at set prices, so we feel very lucky to have them all on board.

Please remember that they are both very busy locally and cannot be guaranteed to be available at short notice. We highly recommend you talk to them early on even if it is just to book a date and the details are left until later.

We hope we have provided a good variety of budgets for you to work with and that one of the above will be able to help out with any catering requirements you have during your stay. 

COOK:  The Shop

There is a Cook Shop in dorchester if you just want a pre prepared meal while you are styaing. They will deliver free to Dove House for orders of £50 or more. They have a great selection of foods and previous guests have spoken highly of them.  Tel: 01305 756571



The Dorset Wine Shop in nearby Poundbury stocks a fabulous selection of wines and will offer any advice needed if required. They will deliver free of charge to Dove House and Swallows and as long as given enough notice the order will be awaiting you on arrival. 



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