Wiltshire hotel puts kid goat meat on the menu thanks to Jamie Oliver & Jimmy Doherty

By Anita Jaynes on January 4, 2016

Hotel manager Alix Young and head chef Adam Conduit are now offering guests the opportunity to try kid goat meat after taking part in Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast.

In the Channel 4 series, screened on New Year’s Day, Alix and Adam, who work together at The Pear Tree in Purton, were invited to try dishes using kid goat meat at The Red Lion pub in Cricklade.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and farmer Jimmy Doherty featured kid goat meat, throughout episode one of their new series, as a healthy meat which is underused in the UK. They invited people from around and about Cricklade to try the meat. Although the programme was filmed during the summer, it was transmitted just a few days ago.

Alix Young, manager at The Pear Tree, said: “It was exciting to have the opportunity to meet both Jamie and Jimmy as part of this latest series looking at good food.

“Male kids are often slaughtered at birth in the dairy industry so this is an underused and under-valued resource in our farming industry. The meat is delicious and Adam has now introduced it on to our menu.”

The Pear Tree is one of Wiltshire’s most respected family run hotels. It opened in 1987 and is now managed by the second generation of the Young family – Alix Young and her husband Tim. Where possible they try to source high quality produce locally to offer fine dining to their restaurant and hotel guests.

Last year, the hotel won the Cesar Award for Country Hotel of the Year by the Good Hotel Guide. For further information click here and the programme featuring kid goat meat can be found here.

Pictured above: Adam and Alix on Friday Night Feast