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Catering Services for Tone Dale House-Somerset

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Just choose from our list of talented local chefs and liaise directly with them and they will take care of everything.

They will offer you a variety of menus for your big house party from a simple, hearty, two course, self-service meal, to a more formal, fully served and cleared dinner. All are made from the best available local produce wherever possible.

If, however, you would prefer us to organise your event for you, just let us know and will gladly do so!

If you have a specific caterer that you would like to use, they would just need to visit the house and show us the necessary insurances

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Each business event is different and will have different requirements – just speak to us if you would like us to help organise your catering.  You are, of course, free to contact our chefs directly if you prefer.



07860 581680

Bespoke dinner parties using fantastic local produce are a speciality for Milkshed Catering.

The company is made up of individuals who are passionate about fantastic customer service and great food.

Head Chef, Mark, has more than 25 years experience in top level cooking. He has previously worked in the UK, France, Spain, Australia and Switzerland and has cooked in top restaurants such as Gordon Ramsey at Claridges, Michelin recommended Domaine Gayda in France and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. He now writes all their menus and heads up the kitchen side of the business.






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01823 273086

Food 4 You has been based in Somerset for 20 years and they have worked hard to establish themselves as one of the most respected and sought after caterers in the region.

Our Food
Quality, locality, and sustainability are the key ingredients in the food that they  provide. Of course it has to look good and taste great; it also has to be responsibly sourced. Their suppliers are, wherever possible, based in Somerset, Devon, Dorset or Cornwall. Why look beyond your doorstep when it is blessed with so much?

The French Kitchen

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01749 676364

The French Kitchen philosophy comes from its founder Laurent Courtois. Born in the Loire Valley, France, Laurent’s love of food started at an early age with mealtimes and good food being an important part of every day life. Laurent spent the first ten years of his professional career in his home country working in restaurants around the Loire area before moving to the 5* Meridien Hotel in Paris where he stayed for five years. In 1998 Laurent came to England. Passionate about cooking, and with twenty years considerable experience, Laurent established The French Kitchen.

why not try something different?


Thai Banquet


Relax and entertain your guests while the expert team creates a whole nation of flavours
for your delight. Head Chef Khun Prathuan (known to all as Lek) grew up in Thailand and
knows all about the traditional cookery skills of the real Thai kitchen.

The meal will be served to you and all the clearing up will be done too!

You may choose from a selection of menu options.

Thai menu selection 

Contact us for more information.

N.B. Not available during December 2017 and January 2018.


Georgio’s Pizzas

Pizzas for you and up to 30 of your friends to share!

These Sourdough pizzas are made using locally produced Organic Shipton Mill flour. This Sourdough process, means that there is no yeast added to the bread, giving the pizzas a great bite. We also use local organic cheddar, organic tomatoes and much more local and or organic produce. We are sure you will find them as addictive and delicious as we have.

A trailer mounted oven with a gazebo that pops up to create a mobile prep kitchen, allows us to come to the house for your party!

The Pizzas are served on our wooden boards, in slices for all to share.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free pizzas are available.



Pieminster Pies

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From knees-ups to hoe-downs, barefoot picnics to ballroom banquets, the Pieminster team can help you with all your catering needs, doing as much or as little as you’d like.

All their pies are made in their Bristol kitchens and brought to you wherever you are in the UK. So whether you’d like a Kate & Sidney, Moo, Free Ranger or Heidi Pie, they’ve got it covered. They only use 100% free range British meat and their vegetarian pies are Vegetarian Society Approved. All of their ingredients are ethically sourced and local. And if you have any special dietary requirements, they have that sorted too, with a list of alternative options for you including gluten free ones.






Activities for Tone Dale House-Somerset

activity-15-300x225We can arrange activities to suit any kind of event or party at one of our large houses to hire. We have spent time researching and finding an excellent range of suppliers to provide the best experiences for you.

Our rangers are second to none providing exemplary tuition and top of the range equipment. For days out and local attractions explore the local links on this page. You will also find local information files in all our five star awarded houses.

click for  Tone Dale House Activities List


We offer a range of activities to make your house party more relaxing or more exciting, depending on your preference. We can bring activities to the house or take you to a whole host of things to do nearby.







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  • Dogs Allowed Dogs Allowed
  • Games Room Games Room
  • Hen Parties Allowed Hen Parties
  • Party Room Party Room
  • Stag Party Stag Party
  • Wedding Venue Wedding Venue

Tone Dale House-Somerset


Tone Dale House, a Georgian property in Somerset has entertained friends and family groups since 1797! Now this takes the form of the house party, with the spacious ground floor rooms and 4 acres of grounds giving you so many options for dining, playing, dancing and relaxing.
This former Mill owners’ mansion will nestle you within a balance of contemporary comfort and fascinating original historic features. The Big House Co was founded with this house in 1996 and it still remains overwhelmingly popular.

The property comprises the main house sleeping 21 and the Stables accommodating a further 10. The main house has plenty of entertaining and living space and is fully equipped for 31 guests.

The History

Tone Dale House was built by Thomas Fox in 1797, adjacent to Foxes Textile Mill, to house his family, consisting of 13 children. The Mill produced woollen cloth, including supplying the British army with ‘puttees’ and was the major employer in Wellington for many years. The House has been passed down through the family and is now owned by Ben and Victoria Fox, co-owners of The Big House Co.


Ground floor

Enter through the front door into the grand entrance hall from where you can access all the downstairs rooms.  Head to the kitchen where you can have a seat at the island unit and chat to the chefs and keep their glasses topped up whilst they work!  The scullery houses ample dishwashers, fridges/ freezer and washing machine,  The jam room leads from here to a downstairs cloakroom.

Off the kitchen is the Breakfast Room, a light and sunny place to gather to eat and chat, whilst the more formal Red Dining Room is wonderful for intimate dinners. Retire to the large and  comfortable Drawing Room where guests can unwind in comfort and style with a roaring log fire, amid many antiques and family portraits. The more energetic can move  to the Long Room for a game of table tennis, pool or roulette, or have a rummage in the games cupboard for some sedate entertainment. There is also a small living room, ideal for children or just to break away for a bit of peace and quiet!


First floor

There are seven bedrooms (and 6 shower/bathrooms) all reflecting fascinating and different aspects of the history of the house and family. They are comfortably furnished, with sumptuous beds and crisp white linen. The Railway Room, Garden Room and Rugby Room have en suite bath or shower rooms.  The 11th bedroom is the ivy clad Old Laundry, a charming, very large bedroom suite with a gallery and its own bathroom.

Second floor

Originally the maids’ quarters but today there is a twin bedded room and a double/twin room with a further single room.

In total the main house has 11 bedrooms and 7 bath/shower rooms.


The Stables

Nestled in the garden adjacent to the main house, the Stables provide elegant accommodation for up to 10 guests. The light and airy kitchen is ideal for a morning brew but the guests would then join in the main house for all meals and entertainment.

The ground floor has two bedrooms and one bath/shower room. Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms and a bathroom.

In total the Stables has 5 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms.

Party Spaces

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Leading off from the dining room the air conditioned party room has a 60” plasma screen and an integrated sound and lighting system which is ideal for staging your own disco or watching movies in style and can also be used for formal presentations.

The Grounds

Tone Dale House is nestled within 4 acres of private landscaped gardens, with lawns to play croquet or badminton and a mill stream running along one side of the garden.


During your stay

Nestled in Somerset close to the Devon border, Tone Dale House is ideally placed for many great days out to suit young and old such as The West Somerset Railway, which  is one of  the longest steam railways in the UK, or unleash your inner hippy with a trip to Glastonbury and race the kids to the top of the Tor.

World famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves are a short trip away as is Tropiquaria – a converted 1930’s BBC radio transmitter building, now housing a zoo, aquarium and various play areas. Children will also love nearby Diggerland, Crealy Adventure Park and Quadworld (also for big kids!). For the more sedate there are several National Trust properties and stately homes such as Knightshayes, Cothay Manor, Killerton House and Fyne Court within a short drive.

Of course you can’t visit Somerset without tasting the local cider. Sheppys is just down the road from Tone Dale House and they will happily show you how the cider is made from their own on site orchards..

See our Activities List for more information.

A Few Small Points..

Up to two dogs are welcome with prior arrangement, but must be exercised off-site, so that future guests won’t find any little ‘presents’ around the garden!

Guests with small children should be aware that there is open water ie. the mill stream.


Tone Dale House is located in Wellington, Somerset, close to J26 of the M5 and 7 miles from Taunton train station.






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  • Table Tennis
  • Pool Table
  • Roulette
  • Croquet
  • Badminton
  • Party Room
  • Dogs by arrangement


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Our Awards

Tone Dale House has been awarded the maximum 5 star rating and prestigious Gold Award from Visit England. This award relates to the main house and not the Stables annex.

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