Nettlebeds, just ouside Alresford, close to Bighton, Ropley, Alton and Winchester is Hampshire’s answer to the “boutique caterer”. Each client receives a unique personal service, thereby ensuring that however small the occasion it is the success it deserves to be.

After a course at Leiths, eight years in a top London catering company, as well as cooking in The Bahamas for a well known Author and in London for an A list Hollywood star, Janie realised that her love for entertaining, organising, creating and presenting delicious food was the way forward.

As her list of clients began to grow substantially through personal recommendation she decided to launch Nettlebeds Catering. If you would like a quotation please get in touch with Janie by email or telephone.

Please Get in Touch

Colden Lane
Old Alresford
SO24 9RF

Phone : +44(0)1962 738433
or 07879 630908

Email: [email protected]

We could not have asked for better

Thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful (along with the weather!), we have lovely comments about your delicious food and your amazing staff, we could not have asked for better.


I have never heard such compliments

What an outstanding evening of deliciousness you provided so lovingly for us on Saturday! Everyone has been telling me how gorgeous the good was and your legendary canapes were only marginally ahead of the succulent chicken.  I have never heard such compliments.  The staff were completely delightful, and nothing was too much trouble

Annie L


An ENORMOUS thank you

As I said on the day – you all way exceeded my expectations and everyone one loved your food and service.  Mum was over the moon with how it all went.


The taste and presentation was spectacular

I just wanted to thank you so very much for the fantastic Dinner and Lunch you cooked up for me over my Birthday weekend.  What a total joy it was to know that someone with such expertise was in the kitchen whilst I, spoilt and lucky brat that I am, was having such fun talking to special friends, who we never see enough of. The taste, let alone the presentation was spectacular and even memorable.  It was only a ‘5’ Birthday but goodness, I will never forget the fun of it.  Thank you for being such an essential part of a particularly happy weekend.


Another triumph

Another triumph! Thank you so much for Saturday – the food was delicious, as everyone mentioned several times, and my father was delighted (as was I). My only regret was that there were so few leftovers in my fridge! A testament to how much everyone enjoyed the food. It all went so smoothly and I can’t thank you all enough.


Better than our tasting!

I just wanted to say what a memorable day Pandora and I had on Saturday. You absolutely excelled yourself in putting together just the best food. In fact, many of them were even better than at our tasting! Thank you so much for working so tirelessly on our big day, especially with some of the canapés that were slightly less traditional than what you are used to. How much better to have that personalised touch that we certainly wouldn’t have had with anyone else”.


Best wedding eats ever

I wanted to thank you so much for ‘doing’ the most amazing dinner and canapés for Lucy’s wedding. I feel so guilty when I read another letter telling me how it was the best wedding eats they had ever had. When you consider that most of them are semi-professional wedding goers, that is high praise!


All that we hoped for and more…

Janie, thank you for a wonderful day. All round the food was absolutely magnificent, all that we had hoped for and more. We have already recommended you to others and will continue to do so.


We found your advice invaluable

A long overdue thank you to you and your team for all your wonderful efforts on our wedding day. I cannot tell you how many complements we have had about your food, both its taste and presentation – you did such a good job especially given our somewhat tardy time keeping and seasickness you may have to deal with given the slope! Thank you also for working with us so patiently and coming up with so many helpful and practical suggestions, we found your advice invaluable.


Deliciousness delivered right to the river bank

It is hard to beat fishing the Test, with Mayfly hatching in unusual abundance, in equally unusually pleasant English weather! Janie came extremely close with a superb fillet of steak, scrumptious puds and ripe cheeses, delivered to the river bank, spot on time.


A huge thank you for such spectacular food!

It was such a treat. The canapés (especially the quails egg ones which I could just eat forever) and the beef were off the charts in every aspect. We had some very happy/amazed guests. I was still eating the beef on Sunday!


Viva Janie Viva Janie!!!

You were terrific and the accolades are just pouring in!
Everybody so enjoyed it and most have commented on your great supporting team who were such charming and helpful young things. Just delightful people!  Do thank all your team most profusely for their great efforts and I will have another Birthday Party going backwards so it will by 69th next time!!!

A big hug of thanks for a job done enormously well, as I knew it would be before I asked you.

Your food is really delicious..

Your food Is really delicious. I am not a foodie.. and for me to say that .. it is the best compliment you will ever get . Each nibble tasted completely individual and unexpected..  Thanks so much for doing my drinks.. Thanks to you.. and I really mean that.. ONLY thanks to you. .it went off sooooo well.
Good luck

Off the charts good!

Thank you again for making our party so fab. The food was off the charts good!

Yum ….those chicken sandwiches…

“the chicken sandwiches were so delicious…..they  had so many goodies in them ..not too much bread !”

HRH Princess Michael of Kent – December 2013

A special thank you for all the delicious food

We all send you a special thank you for all the delicious food and the careful attention of your charming staff. Thank you too for your discreet organisation and arrangements. I stop worrying as soon as I see you!

Love Joy

“Wow factor”

Susie and I would like to thank you most sincerely for your hard work and skill in producing such a wonderful selection of eats for our party today. All were delicious and together they provided a good balance between ‘wow factor’ and substance. We had many compliments about the food.

We would also like to thank your staff for plying our guests with food and drink throughout the duration of the party, their courtesy, and the thoroughness of their clearing up.

A great job well done!

Many thanks


Splendid team

Thank you for your email, but more especially, thank you and your splendid team for making yesterday evening’s drinks party such a success. The food was delicious, and so obviously fresh and straight out of the oven. Trisha is particularly grateful for the clean state in which you left the kitchen.

Again, many thanks from both of us.


All so easy…….

Thank you so much for all your help on saturday. The canapés were wonderful and so many people commented on them. Your Barman was very excellent and stayed until about 11.30!! And as for your kitchen helper…!! Your catering was superb thank you so much. You made it all so easy for me.

Beyond all expectations!

I never had a moment’s doubt about the success of Tuesday’s Reception in The Long Room, but the way it all worked out was beyond all expectations! The food was delicious and looked so pretty. Your staff were perfect and paced it all brilliantly. Even The Long Room acquired a certain chic with your tables and chairs, as well as those olive trees, and baskets of rosemary all along the window ledges.

A million thanks, Janie, for doing it all so beautifully and seamlessly.

All best wishes Liz

Wonderful work!

I just wanted to thank you for all your wonderful work on Sunday. The party was a great success and we have been inundated with letters from guests praising the delicious food. The staff were brilliant – really efficient and helpful as well as lovely to have around – and it was a real pleasure meeting you and doing business with you. You all made the day quite effortless and we shall certainly recommend you and ask you again when we next have a party.

Very best wishes
Jonathan and Anne

Each mouthful more delicious than the next.

Once again, Janie, it was superb and your attention to detail is fantastic. Each mouthful more delicious than the next. Many, many congratulations and thank you.

First wedding of the year ☀️🥂🎊😎 ...

A festive looking “Birthday Cake” to wish you All A Very Happy Christmas🎄❌🎄 ...

Says it all. 💙💕🥂🍾 ...

What a weekend! #blownaway #mygorgeousgirl #mygorgeoussoninlaw 💕💕💕🥂🥂🥂🍾🍾🍾💍💍💒 ...

🤩💃🏻💗 Guess what ...

Happiest 30th birthday to the Love of my Life @oliiiviaj 🎉🥂❤️ #30wonderfulyears #thankyou 🙏😉😘 ...

Challenge accepted @medelevingne #mykonos #18yearsold ...

Here I make a delicious and nutritious Tuscan lamb stew full of goodness. For orders go to @nettlebedsfarmkitchen X ...

Sunshine ☀️☑️Panama☑️Bloody Mary☑️ and @nettlebedsfarmkitchen Tortilla by @giocondascott . Heaven is Saturday Lunch @fizzzlaycock ...

Happy Friday from @nettlebedsfarmkitchen to celebrate our 1000th meal being delivered this week we have a little film of Janie doing her version of @giocondascott golden tortilla. Delicious with a tomato salad this weekend in the sunshine. Our new menu has gone live today see www.nettlebedsfarmkitchen for more info. Deliveries on Tuesday to Wilshire, Wednesday to Oxfordshire, Thursday to Surrey and London and Friday to Sussex @nettlebedscatering @big_bech @lmstollof ...

💕Happy birthday to this treasure trove of mine @oliiiiviaj 🎉🥂💕 ...

Shoot dinner #chocomousse #pralinecrumble #goneinaflash ⚡️💫🍫😜 ...

Thank you @tikikyte for the most delicious lunch 🥗 🍆 🍅 🥒 🥖 #eattheseasons #welcomingautumn #oldfriends #thebest 🍷 #Andalucia 🇪🇸 @big_bech @harrybecher ...

Hello September 🍂🍁🌝 ...

And the cake 🍰 #summer wedding #rosesalltheway ☀️ 🥂 👰 🤵 😋 ...

#Juicypinkcannon #lamb #chantenaycarrots #oliveoil #maple syrup #finebeans, #smashedCharlottes #blackgarlic #summerwedding thank you for all your fab input #wesmashedit 👌🤪💪 #theylovedit 😉 ...

Tis the season 🌱#wildgarlicflowers #wildgarlicpesto #anoldfave #parmesanshortbread #slowroasttomato 🍅 🥗 😜 ...

Chocolate brownie stack #raspberries #chocolatemousse #sundaylunchparty #yummers 😋🍓🌺 ...

Mastering the art of sourdough #gettingbetter 👩‍🍳🍞😜 ...

Tasting. The Vegan option ... leeks, fine beans, flowers and honey dressing #thewinner #thumbsup 👌😉😜 ...

Bulgar wheat tabbouleh #weddingtasting #starter #veggieoption 🍆🥒🥗 ...

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Nettlebeds Catering, Colden Lane, Old Alresford, SO24 9RF

Phone : +44(0)1962 738433 or 07879 630908

Email: [email protected]

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