The Pop-Up Picture Company, creators of unique food and film experiences, are teaming up with Rick Stein to bring Sunset Cinema to Chewton Glen from 9th July – 23rd July. Such films as Gladiator, Mamma Mia!, Grease, Top gun etc.

Whilst you watch a classic film outdoors, you’ll be served a two-course set meal curated by Rick Stein himself. Experience diverse menus featuring plenty of Rick’s signature seafood dishes and Tom Kerridge’s famous Hand & Flowers ice cream in the interval.

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It was a grim night to be out

We headed off to Chewton Glen to watch Sense & Sensibility in the worst storm for many months, so the thought of sitting in a tent to watch a film wasn’t working for us.

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But when we arrived there were a host of very courteous staff on hand with umbrellas to escort us to the marquee and we were given a very welcome glass of fizz – things were looking up. Before us were rows of very comfortable two seater settees and a huge screen at the front of the open end marquee. They had thought of everything, even a snug blanket to keep us warm, we were going to need it this evening.

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Drinks were ordered, along with some for the second half and we sat back waiting for the film to start – a small bowl of popcorn wouldn’t have gone amiss whilst we waited. Other guests arrived and snuggled into their settees and it wasn’t long before the film started.

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There were two choices for starter (these will change for each film) the vegetarian option was White Gazpacho with Garlic, but we choose the Crisp smoked Mackarel with Green Mango and Green Paw Paw Salad. Not the prettiest of dishes and the crispy mackerel was not unlike a good Bombay Duck, the salad was delicious, with a nice kick of chilli.

Crisp smoked Mackarel with Green Mango and Green Paw Paw Salad.

As Mr. Willoughby burst onto the scene and Marianne quickly comes to admire his charm, we were served our main course. It was a fish pie made for two and I have to say one of the most delicious fish pies I have eaten. Stuffed full of proper sized pieces of fish in a wonderful flavoured cream sauce. The garden peas, were summer fresh from the pod.

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Shock as Mr Willoughby ignores Marianne at a ball in London, it was now time for the interval and a tub of Tom Kerridge’s delicious ice cream.

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Time now to settle down for the final scenes, Marianne surprisingly agrees to marry …….!

What a splendid way to spend a summers evening, even in the wind & rain – we had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the experience. For more details, film programme and to book your tickets w:


Chewton Glen

Review Disclosures
Invited by PR company? Yes
Guest of chef/restaurant/owner? No
Restaurant/outlet knew ahead we were bloggers? Yes
Was the meal complimentary from the restaurant? Yes
Any complimentary items provided by restaurant/outlet? No
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