We are delighted to announce that Bentleys Catering has recently been awarded the highest possible 5-star rating for food safety management and hygiene by Babergh District Council in the new Scores on the Doors initiative from the Food Standards Agency. For further information you can check out Babergh's website - www.babergh.gov.uk - but what it basically means is that we're clean as a new pin and twice as shiny! We are really very proud of this achievement and promise to always maintain these exceptional standards so you can be sure that your food has been prepared with love in an immaculate, spick-and-span environment!

About Bentleys - Outside Catering

Bentleys' outside catering offer simply the best quality and personal service. We have 30 successful years of experience in catering for private and public functions; please navigate to our 'Recommendations' page for a sample of the lovely letters we have received from happy clients over the years. You will also find a good selection of menus to give you ideas and inspiration, and we're always happy to tailor a menu to your own unique requirements. We will not only help you plan your special occasion from beginning to end, we will also liaise with your venue, arrange crockery, cutlery and linen-hire should you require it, and most importantly be with you right through to the end, when we will clear everything away for you, leaving your venue as clean, if not cleaner, than it was when we arrived. Richard will tailor your function to your specific budget and requirements and be on hand throughout to ensure your event is nothing short of spectacular!


Pauline Mead, Treasurer, The Suffolk Outlaws

"Dear Richard, I am writing to let you know we had very good feed-back from our Christmas party. Everyone enjoyed the food..."

Jenny & Roger Wilkins

"I should like to say a huge thank you from Roger and myself for providing the food for our 40th wedding anniversary celebrations at the Granary in Sudbury on Saturday evening. All our guests commented on how good the food was. Please pass on to Lisa King and her team our gratitude for the friendly and professional way they conducted themselves, and for the fantastic job they did in clearing away afterwards and leaving the building spick and span. I would have no hesitation in recommending you again for the future..."

Maureen Burrows, Group Chairman, NAFAS

"On behalf of the East of England area of NAFAS I am writing to say thank you for the delicious meal. The waitresses were efficient and charming to everyone whilst serving all 200 members very quickly. All their hard work was very much appreciated, as was the tasty food. We would be delighted to recommend you for future functions..."

Bill Hemmett, Chairman, Delphi Social Club

"...I would like to thank you for the excellent meal and service that we enjoyed at the recent Committee Dinner on Saturday 31st March 2007. I have received nothing but praise about the meal from lots of people. I thought the girls serving looked very nice, and the service was again extremely efficient under the supervision of Lisa King... The understanding and the quality we have built up is second to none..."

Kay Osborn, Sudbury Tangent Club

"Dear Richard, thank you for making our AGM dinner such a pleasant occasion, from the early planning time you have been so helpful. It was lovely walk into the welcoming atmosphere yesterday evening with the well-set tables gleaming invitingly. The food really was delicious, interesting combinations of flavours that really worked; the lemon merangue pie literally melted in ones mouth! You all coped brilliantly with the varied combinations of choices and requests, and the serving staff were efficient and cheerful..."

Barry Applegate, Delphi Christmas Dinner-Dance 2004

"Dear Richard, I would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent meal, the presentation and the way you coped with 190 people, considering the varied diets, the limited space and time-scale to work in. It certainly started the evening well and got the people in the right frame of mind for a party (a great success!)..."

John Sayers, Mayor

"Dear Richard, I write on behalf of the Mayoress and myself to thank you and your staff most sincerely, for providing the food at my Charity Ball recently held at Delphi Social Club. The food and tables were fantastic, and the service given by you and your staff was extremely professional, which helped to make the evening a huge success..."

Mrs Anne Whymark

"May I take this opportunity to thank you very much for the excellent buffet that you provided. The complements were endless and I am sure that your name has gone down at the top of the list for a caterer for future requirements for some of my friends..."

Raymond Holley

"Three years ago you catered for our daughter's 40th birthday party and we so pleased with what you provided on that occasion we had no hesitation in asking you to provide lunch for us and our 55 guests earlier this month to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary. We know that you received verbal plaudits from some of our guests at the end of the lunch, and we are writing now to convey to you the fact that we, in turn, have received many kind complements for engaging you to provide the delicous food which we all enjoyed. We are grateful to you. The menu met everyone's requirement, the service was spendidly ordered and all-in-all you and your staff made a magnificent contribution to a most happy and memorable day. Thank you so much..."

Mrs Theresa Elford, Secretary, The Mayor's Office

"Thank you to you and your staff for providing the food at the Mayor's Charity Ball. As usual the food and service were excellent which helped to make the evening a huge success. I would personally like to thank you for all your help and advice and look forward to dealing with you again..."

Bill Hemmett, Chairman, Delphi Social Club

"Dear Richard, I am writing to congratulate you on the superb food that we all enjoyed at the Committee Dinner held on Saturday evening. Not only on the evening did I receive glowing comments about the food, but having asked some of those who attended this morning, the comments are equally commendable. The President of the Club also commented on how splendid he thought the food was as did all those who I asked on the evening. Would you also pass my thanks onto your team who, again, performed their duties excellently. The service was first-class and certain, from my perspective, nothing could have been bettered. As I said, the quality and quantity of food were of the highest standard, and the whole of your team not only did us proud, but I expect did your proud as well. I hope that they enjoyed the evening as we all did, as without their professionalism the evening would not have gone down as well as it did. As you know, this is my last time as Chairman of the Club, and I have enjoyed our relationship organising and taking part in the Dinners that we have held here. This event has gone from strength to strength over the years and I believe this was of the best. We can all be proud of this event and I hope that it continues in the high standard that it has achieved..."

Mr P.J. Hardacre

"Dear Richard, on behalf of my dad and all of the family I would like to thank you very much for making my dad's 80th birthday celebration so special. Everything was spot-on and it was very much appreciated. I know that my dad was thoroughly pleased with everything and will talk about it for a long time to come..."

D.L. Mairow, Secretary, Earls Colne Women's Institute

"Dear Mr Firman, on behalf of our WI members I should like to thank you for the sit-down lunch for our 85th birthday celebrations. Everyone enjoyed it very much thanks to your staff..."

Jenny Webb

"The food you provided for our wedding was wonderful. Many thanks for all your hard work and the patient attention to detail which made everything go smoothly. Thanks also to your waitresses who managed to stay cheerful and friendly throughout a long day..."

Mark & Elizabeth

"Dear Richard, we wanted to write and thank you for the excellent service that Bentleys provided for our wedding. From our very first meeting with you we felt confident we had picked the right caterer! You made sure that we had everything covered when it came to planning the catering and you were happy for us to contact you if ever we wanted to discuss anything. It was great to have such a professional and friendly service. From the very outset you knew that you were providing more than just good food, you were helping to make our day special and memorable... which you did. The food was amazing and everything went smoothly and as planned. Please thank the rest of your team for all their hard work. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food, and the people that sent us cards and letters after the wedding have all said again how excellent the food was. Thanks for helping to make our wedding day very special. If ever we need a caterer again we know where to come..."

Lesley Roberts, President, 95 Club

"On behalf of the members and guests of the 95 Club I would like to thank you for the success of the evening. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the venue delightful..."

Mary Knapp, Dining Company

"I am writing to let you know how much we enjoyed the lunch we had with you on Sunday 11th May. The food was wonderful and the welcome and service we received was both friendly and efficient. Please could you thank your waitresses for all their attention and their friendly manner. Since that day, several of our members have told us how much they enjoyed the meal. One lady said it was the best Sunday lunch she had ever had!"

Bill Hemmett, Chairman, Delphi Social Club

"I am writing to congratulate you on a superb meal that you recently provided at the Delphi Sports and Social Club Committee Dinner. The food was quite superb and the service first class. Would you please pass my thanks on to all your team for their part as this was a team effort that ensured everything went smoothly on the evening..."