Chef & Gardener Profile
Horetown House is situated among ten acres of beautiful, natural parkland that make us a great venue for a garden wedding. There are photo opportunities at every turn including the expansive agricultural land that surrounds the estate, the grand old majestic oak trees, romantic magnolias, cherry blossoms, and the remnants of an old walled garden that hints at Horetown’s historic past. Guests can browse our gardens at their leisure and check out the flowers, herbs and vegetables that grow here and inevitably end up on your table. While you are here, why not drop down to visit our pet pigs!
Tim Phelan is head chef at Horetown House and has been with us for many years, producing the best food for our guests. Tim is a graduate of the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, and has worked in a number of restaurants and country houses around County Wexford. As well as creating our delicious menus, Tim has a big interest in baking and makes all the bread we use in the house himself, as well as a number of oils, tapenades and other delicacies. Tim is currently studying for a degree in Culinary Arts from Waterford Institute of Technology and he also runs an artisan food business with his wife.
David Bruce is the head gardener at Horetown House and is the man responsible for keeping our gardens impeccable. David trained at Kildalton College and as a professional gardener his focus is on sustainability and giving a heritage garden a contemporary twist. He grows the flowers for our weddings at Horetown House, avoiding the need to import commercially grown foreign flowers.