FAQs

What’s included in the price?

It will vary according to the experience you have booked. But all include a welcome cocktail sourced using local botanicals, canapes, a guided foraged tour of our hidden woodland,  a  feast cooked over fire in a hidden clearing &  toasted marshmallows with handpicked herbal teas.

What happens when it rains?

We have a fully heated tipi which can accommodate up to 30 guests.

How long is the experience?

The experience in total will last approximately 4 hours. Our gates open 15 minutes prior to your start time. Please do not arrive before this.

Where are you based?

 

Our postcode is HP8 4AB. Full directions can be found on the ‘Directions’ page of our website.

Chalfont & Latimer station (London Underground Metropolitan Line) is approximately 5 minutes taxi commute from our wood and takes approximately 45 minutes from Baker Street or 30 minutes from Marylebone (National Rail Services)

 

I have a specific dietary requirement. Will you be able to accommodate me?

We cater for most dietary requirements including dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarians & vegans but we ask that you inform us at the time of booking so that we can accommodate you. If you have a specific allergy or if your allergy is particularly severe we would always ask that you bring with you any inhalers/epi-pens or emergency equipment that you may require as although we will avoid particular allergens during preparation we cannot always guarantee cross-contamination where food is prepared in a kitchen which may contain said allergens.

During each event, we provide a guided tour in which a variety of foraged food is made available. It is within your own choice as to whether or not you wish to eat the food presented to you and you take liability for your own well being.

All foods discussed are either previously recorded as edible or have been eaten by the course leader. Consumption of wild foods can, however, cause an allergic reaction in certain individuals; we advise trying only small amounts of new wild foods on first consumption and there’s always the possibility of freak reaction which has no grounding or basis on the persons common bodily reactions to food. For example, people should avoid sorrel if they have known allergies any member of the Polygonaceae family. We and our associated practitioners take no liability on these occasions.

Although our guided foraged tour is taught by highly experienced & capable leaders, it is not intended that any instruction provided to you while on a tour will in any way qualify you to instruct any third party & no warranty is made to that effect. We hereby exclude any liability we may have to any third party in respect of any loss or damage suffered or incurred by that third party in its reliance on any skills taught by you on the basis of having attended any of our events.

How many other people will there be?

This varies between 12 & 60 depending on which event you book onto and the time of year.

Do you cater in other locations?

Yes – please send us through details and we will send you over a quotation. Due to the volume of enquiries, we may not be able to get back to you immediately and may require some further information.

What is your cancellation policy?

By Us: 

We reserve the right to cancel Your booking for any reason; this includes, amongst others, dangerous weather, safety issues and unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that We have to cancel, We aim to give customers as much notice as possible.  Please note We do not offer refunds or any other form of compensation if We cancel; however, We do offer guests the opportunity to rebook a future event at the same price in the next 12 months.

By You: 

Non-corporate Bookings

Your booking is non-refundable. However, if You give Us more than 5 working days’ notice, Your booking may be transferred, with Our consent, to another day provided that it is within 6 months of Your original booking date. If You are not able to re-book within this 6-month period, We are unfortunately unable to honour your booking.

For the addition of extra guests to Your booking, please note that this at Our discretion based on the current number of tickets sold and within governmental COVID-19 restrictions. When calling to enquire about additional guests at Your table, please do give us as much advance notice as possible. 

Private Event or Corporate Bookings 

A non-refundable deposit will be required to secure the booking consisting of the hire fee and minimum drinks spend plus VAT (the “Deposit”). However, if Your event date is to take place within a month or less from Your booking date, the total invoiced sum will be payable in full to secure Your booking.

If You have not already paid in full at the time of booking, a further payment for the tickets per number of guests notified to Us at the time of booking (or any additional guests that We have agreed to accommodate) and any optional extras will be required no later than one month prior to Your visit. 

If You wish to reduce the number of guests attending, You may still be required to pay for the full number of tickets notified to us at the time of booking unless We agree otherwise as We will have made commitments based on this number.

If You wish to reschedule Your booking to a later date, You may do so provided You give us one month’s notice prior to Your original event date and Your rescheduled event takes place within 4 months of Your original event date. 

If You give us less than one months’ notice to cancel or reschedule, We will need to retain the total sums due as set out on Your invoice (and any of these sums that have not already been paid will be payable, together with any statutory interest that will have accrued thereon from their due date).

We require 5 working days’ notice if You need to increase the number of guests attending and We will accommodate You if We can. We are not able to refund tickets for reductions in the numbers of guests or guests who don’t attend the event.

Please be aware that, in some circumstances, the stated Guest Chef may not be able to attend due to circumstances outside of Our control. In such instances, We shall use reasonable endeavours to find an alternative chef. 

 

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Unfortunately, due to insurance reasons, we do not allow any alcohol brought on site. We do however have a woodland bar serving a variety of refreshments.

Can I bring my dog/pet?

Well-behaved dogs may be permitted during the spring and summer seasons with Our prior consent, but consideration will need to be given to other guests, particularly those with allergies.

I have young children. Can I bring them with me?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the event, We do not permit entry to those aged 16 or under unless We have given Our express consent

Is there parking nearby?

To protect the natural beauty of the surroundings We have a limited amount of parking on-site.  If parking on site, Nomadic. will not be held responsible for any damage to guests’ vehicles. There may also be parking available nearby at the Chiltern Open Air Museum. Again, this is at Your own risk.

A Quick Note About Corona – (COVID 19)

Even though our dining experiences take place outdoors we continue, where we can to socially distance our guests from other parties. We provide hand sanitiser on arrival and on your tables. Please do feel free to wear a mask whilst out foraging or moving around the site if it makes you feel safer.

 

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