Rugby Legends Team Join Award-Winning Chefs For A Night To Remember

Former England and Bath rugby player and renowned TV pundit, David ‘Flats’ Flatman, will entertain guests with his sporting tales and anecdotes at Hospitality Action’s inaugural Rugby Legends Dinner, sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery, on Monday 9th April at Deer Park Country House Hotel in Devon.

Rugby legends including former England captain Phil Vickery MBE, former England player Jeremy Guscott, Welsh rugby union and Worcester Warriors scrum half Matt Powell and ex-England Rugby lock Nigel Redman will also be present. As will former England stars Alex Brown, Trevor Woodman and Andy Hazell, plus former England coach Jack Rowell OBE.

The evening will include a delicious four course dinner prepared by seven award-winning South West chefs; Paul Ainsworth of Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, Dominic Chapman of The Beehive, Josh Eggleton of The Pony & Trap, Jude Kereama of Kota and Kota Kai, Nathan Outlaw of Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Guy Owen of The Idle Rocks, and Michael Wignall formerly of Gidleigh Park. The menu features a delicate Smoked Fish Platter by Nathan Outlaw and a succulent Stuffed Saddle of Lamb, Beer Braised Onions, Pressed Potato, Wild Garlic and Mint Sauce by Josh Eggleton.

The evening will be a fantastic opportunity to relax with industry colleagues in the glorious grounds of Deer Park Country House Hotel, as well as a chance to show your support for Hospitality Action.

David Flatman says: “I’m super excited to speak at Hospitality Action’s inaugural Rugby Legends Dinner. It’s going to be a fantastic night with amazing food prepared by seven award-winning chefs. If you haven’t already booked your place then crack on, spots are limited and the food is going to be mega!”

Michael Wignall adds: “I jumped at the chance to cook at this fantastic dinner. It’s not every day you get so many big names under one roof! It's going to be a brilliant night, for such a good cause, I know everyone lucky enough to get a ticket is going to have a great time.”

Rachel Williams, Assistant Brands Manager of Sharp’s Brewery, says: “We are delighted to sponsor Hospitality Action’s Rugby Legends Dinner. The attendees and chefs participating all fit our mission of exceptional standards, ambition and energy. We cannot wait for the big night and to help raise funds for this essential industry charity.”

Tables for the Rugby Legends Dinner are selling fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. Packages range from £800 to £1,500 with a rugby legend on your table and include a drinks reception and the delicious four course meal with coffee and half a bottle of wine per guest.

To secure your place, contact Giuliana Vittiglio on 020 3004 5504 or via or online at

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