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£69 – Dorset: foraging & gin tasting w/'MasterChef' winner

Mat Follas Wild Food Foraging
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You can now spend a day with "MasterChef" winner Mat Follas, discovering the secrets of foraging and tasting gins in Dorset, for £69 — that's 58% less than usual. These vouchers are valid until September, 2021, so you have plenty of time to enjoy this outdoor experience.

What's Included

  • A wild food foraging and gin tasting* experience for one, which includes a 3-course set-menu lunch and a jar of gin to take home
  • A voucher for two is £135
  • The experience takes place 10am-4pm on select dates March-September, 2021. Check full availability here
  • Due to current government restrictions, Mat Follas Wild Food Foraging is now closed. Visit https://www.matfollas.com/ for more information. This voucher is valid until 30 September, 2021.

Enjoyed This
"Mat is a very knowledgable and friendly person. We learned a great deal, ate delicious food and look forward to drinking our berry gin samples."
20 Aug, 2020 - Yeovil, UK
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Why We Love It

  • You will save £96 on the usual price of this experience
  • You'll spend the morning exploring and foraging in the local hedgerows, fields, and seashore to discover the best way to identify and cook edible plants and herbs
  • The restaurant will use the foraged ingredients in your lunch — previous dishes have included wild garlic pesto, hogweed and citrus brownies, and elderflower and berry mess
  • During the course Mat will also talk about how to use the ingredients in cooking, brewing wine, making sourdough, and fruit gins and liqueurs
Cancellation and refunds: If you have not yet booked your visit, go to My Account and choose Get Refund. If you have already booked, cancel directly with the venue, at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Once you have cancelled, go to My Account and choose Get Refund. The regular value stated above is based on the maximum combined cost of the items included in this experience at the time of publication (14 October, 2020). Subject to availability. Vouchers are limited and may therefore sell out at any time. A 48-hour cancellation policy applies. Any additional items ordered will be charged at their full value. Menu subject to change. Reservations are required. The experience begins at 10am at West Bexington beach car park, DT2 9DG and ends around 4pm at 1 Abbey Road, DT9 3LE. Car parking charges apply, starting at 60p for one hour. Please check the website for updates as on occasion the meeting point may change. There will be some slippery paths, mud, and streams to cross so outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or wellies are essential. Not suitable if walking assistance is required. Please also bring a water bottle and paper and a pen for note-taking if required. Please note that lunch is served at the end of the day, and is not cooked by Mat Follas. It isn't guaranteed that the food you pick on the foraging course will be used in the dishes. A 72-hour cancellation policy applies. Menu subject to change. Your own car transport will be required for all-day use. Lunch tables will be more than one metre apart. Please note the drive to locations will be no more than 30 miles over the course of the day. This course is suitable for children of 12 and over. Under-18's must be accompanied by an adult. *Please note you will not be making your own gin during this experience.

Must be used in one visit. No limit to the number of vouchers that can be purchased per person or as gifts. Cannot be combined with any other offer. No cash value or cash back. The photos displayed are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the package. If you experience any difficulties booking, please contact our Customer Service team for assistance at support_uk@travelzoo.com.

58% off

£69 £165


When You Can Go

Various dates Mar-Sep, 2021

How to Book

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Enjoyed This
(7 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mat Follas Wild Food Foraging over the past 15 months.
4.8 Quality of Service
5.0 Quality of Activity
4.3 Value for the Money
3.8 Ease of Booking
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Other Comments
Great day out, Mat was charming, COVID and knock on effects caused a little bit of problem with the re-booking, but all sorted in the end . Enjoyed the liqueur samples and will probably buy when website etc up and running for that. depending on price of course! Picked up some very useful tips and information.
Jenny 13 Sep, 2020 Langport, UK
Enjoyed Most
All in all, it was a lovely day; I purchased the vouchers at Christmas-time for my boyfriend. He is a gardener by trade and I thought it would be interesting to look at what plants we could eat when we are out travelling in woods local to us. Mat was very knowledgeable, approachable and up-front. No question was too "stupid" and he was honest if he didn't know something but it was reassuring to go foraging with someone who knows their stuff. In addition, Mat's expertise in the kitchen meant he gave me lots of inspiration of things to cook (or drinks to brew!) with the stuff that we found and I'm really excited about getting back out there with by boyfriend and trying out some new ideas. If you're looking for mushrooms, this isn't your course as Mat says this is too specialised to teach in a day's course which is totally fair and the safest way to be. We would have obviously liked to book earlier in the year but, because of lockdown restrictions, weren't able to. However, there was still lots of stuff to sample by the beach, hedgerow, and woodland. My boyfriend was made up that Mat took us foraging in some of his favourite places in Dorset and really enjoyed this as a present. The food and gin were lovely too and we can't wait to go back to Mat's restaurant when it's fully up and running. Thank you for hosting such a lovely, enjoyable day :-)
Other Comments
I would recommend this experience to anyone out there with an interest in food, who wants to learn more about foraging, whilst taking in the beautiful sights of Dorset.
Ciara 08 Sep, 2020 Warminster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very interesting
Other Comments
Mat was very engaging, encouraging questions and extremely informative - a thoroughly enjoyable day
Margaret 22 Aug, 2020 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Mat is a very knowledgable and friendly person. We learned a great deal, ate delicious food and look forward to drinking our berry gin samples.
Other Comments
Great day out despite the torrential rain.
Carole-Ann 20 Aug, 2020 Yeovil, UK
Enjoyed Most
Matt is a natural communicator, finding a balance between informing and entertaining to help you to remember and identify the most popular plants, including how they can be used in cooking. The lunch afterwards was great.
Sarah 24 Jul, 2020 Westbury, UK

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