The Dukes of Richmond have been entertaining friends and guests at Goodwood for over 300 years. The Hound Lodge butler and chef will make sure you and your guests are well looked after at all times and help you host the perfect party. Everything about the experience is relaxed and special; evening dinner is all about country house service rather than the stuffy formality of fine dining. Service is warm and personal, yet discreet.
The Dining Room
The seemingly endless Georgian dining table dates from the late eighteenth century and was previously used at Goodwood House for banquets in the Ballroom. It is perfectly at home in the more relaxed surroundings of Hound Lodge and offers the ideal centrepiece for an exuberant evening, with good food and excellent wine. There is a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere which belies the sense of occasion the room bestows. The Hound Lodge chef will design a seasonal menu that reflects the preferences and tastes of you and your guests, while making the most of the organic Estate-reared and home-grown produce from Goodwood Home Farm.
The Drawing Room
The drawing room is the heart of the lodge where guests can relax surrounded by original paintings that reflect Goodwood’s sporting heritage and splendid antiques, many of which were reclaimed from the attic of Goodwood House. The drawing room is a mix of old and new, splendid yet comfortable, with authentic personal flair. Piles of books, board games, a card table and a well-stocked bar provide plenty of distraction. Afternoon tea is served here, followed later by delicious pre-dinner treats including Goodwood’s own ale nuts or the unbelievably-good pork crackling bites. After dinner you can relax and play games, dance or simply listen to your favourite music, enjoying your favourite drink, perhaps even chatting until dawn breaks over the Estate.
Carefully selected fine wines provide the perfect accompaniment to the meats, cheese and other fresh, seasonal produce that arrives at the pantry door from Goodwood's organic farm. Goodwood has been farmed by the family for over three hundred years and is one of the only self-sustaining organic farms in Europe.