food and drink


Our expert chefs and hospitality staff at The Hayes offers a fully catered package which includes breakfast, mid-morning coffee, hot or cold lunch dishes, afternoon tea with fresh homemade cakes and evening meals. With plenty of choice and variety, we strive to provide balanced and nutritious food.

We have plenty of options depending on your needs, including cooked and continental breakfasts, sandwich platters, light lunches, large buffets and three course meals.

Tailored to the needs of your delegates

It is sometimes difficult to find a conference venue that can cater for everyone, especially with large groups of people. We tailor or enhance your menu according to individual need and requirements*, providing specific meals for delegates with special diets such as vegetarian, gluten free or low fat.

*These dietary requirements need to be discussed in advance.


Ethically and environmentally conscious

Our values are important in every aspect of our work. Where possible fresh food is sourced locally and food waste is kept to a minimum. All our tea and coffee is sourced from Fairtrade suppliers and provided free of charge.


Catering for special events

Our experienced chefs are here to provide you with the perfect food for your event. Whether you want a delicious three course meal, a hot and cold buffet or just some hors d'oeuvres, our team are here to help.

We can also offer drinks receptions, the perfect way to start a celebration. Choose from a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all served by attentive staff. If the weather is good, why not take advantage of the beautiful gardens.


Dining rooms and lounge areas

The Hayes bar offers a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as snacks, making it the perfect place to unwind and catch up with friends. Fairtrade tea, coffee and other hot drinks are available from the Lounge on a daily basis. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in one of our attractively styled restaurant areas. Wine and other beverages can be arranged to have alongside your evening meals. The open layout creates the perfect opportunity for your delegates to get to know each other.

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The Hayes

The Hayes

Swanwick, Alfreton
Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

High Leigh

High Leigh

Lord Street, Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire, EN11 8SG

Belsey Bridge

Belsey Bridge

Ditchingham, Bungay
Suffolk, NR35 2DZ

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Residential conference

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