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Three Day Royal Sapphire Christmas Celebration

You’ll enjoy a warm welcome, friendly atmosphere as well as superb food, complemented with just a dash of merry making and organised entertainment.

This year we will be celebrating 65 years of our Queens reign with a royal sapphire theme. This will be a Traditional British Christmas, celebrating with some regional produce and recipes from around the Kingdom. Our three day package will include some light entertainment designed to keep you active, but not too busy as we want you to relax and enjoy your time with us.

The three day package starts early evening on Christmas Eve and concludes after breakfast on 27th December. For those guests who would like to arrive on the evening of the 23rd and stay through to the 28th we are offering the option to add on one or two days to the package. The special price quoted for this will include accommodation, breakfast and a three course evening meal. Included in the three day package are all meals, accommodation, excursions and activities from lunch time on the 24th December through to breakfast on the 27th December. Add an extra £73.50 per person per night for each extra night booked.


Christmas Eve

Sunday 24th December

On Christmas Eve check in any time from 2pm.
A cream tea will be served during the afternoon.
Join us in the Orangery at 6.30pm for pre- dinner drinks and canapés.
Lydbrook Brass Band will play carols and prom classics around the tree before dinner which will be served at 7.30pm.
After dinner, we will accompany you to midnight mass at a local church. A dram of whisky will await us on our return.

Christmas Day

Monday 25th December 

Wake up to a traditional English breakfast.
Join Peter Ralph for a gentle walk through the forest from 10am, returning for drinks and canapés at 12 noon followed by lunch at 12.30pm.
After lunch, retire to watch the Queen’s Speech with coffee, mincepies and petit fours, followed by an afternoon of relaxation and board games, which will be available for general use.
A light buffet will be served at 8.00pm, followed by our Christmas quiz.


Tuesday 26th December 

We will take you on a walk through the forest to work up an appetite for a buffet lunch and a themed Highland dinner.
Meet in the Orangery at 7pm for drinks and canapes followed by dinner at 7.30 Join us after dinner for a fun evening of Ceilidh dancing with “Banshee”
Boxing Day Dinner with Ceilidh

Tuesday 27th December

Check out on 27th December after breakfast or elect to pay a little extra and stay with us for a few extra days.



Price per person

Twin Room with single occupancy £495.00

Double or Twin rooms in the courtyard £450.00 

Double or Twin room in the main house £475.00 

Superior Courtyard 4 poster bedroom £475.00 

Superior Main House 4 poster of Junior Suite £495.00 

Master 4 poster bedroom £595.00

Extra nights

23rd, and from 27th Dec to 30th December

Price per person per night

Single Room £95.00

Double/twin in the Cottage/Courtyard £75.50

Double/twin Main House £77.50

Small 4 poster room £81.50

Large 4 poster room £99.50

Prices include Bed & Breakfast, a three course dinner, and VAT @ 20%

We are children and dog friendly. Dogs may be accommodated in outside rooms only at £10 per night.
Prices for children under 14 years of age on application.


Christmas Eve Menu

From the four corners of the Kingdom


Traditional Northern Irish Potato Soup (v) 

Soda Farl

Welsh Rarebit (v) 

A snifter of Welsh Ale

“Coronation Chicken” 

Poached Chicken Breast with Apricot, grapes and spiced Mayonnaise

Warm Clonakilty Black Pudding salad 

Seasonal salad leaves, Wholegrain Mustard dressing


“Roast Chicken and Bread Sauce”

Whole roasted English Poussin, Sourdough Puree, Heritage Carrots, Straw Potatoes, Thyme Jus

“Lamb Cawl”

Lamb Cutlets, Seasonal Root Vegetables, Leeks and a rich Lamb Broth

Finnan Smoked Haddock 

Pease Pudding, Winter Greens, Saffron Cream Sauce

Mature Cheddar, Red Onion and Butternut Squash Pastie (v)

Tomato relish, Seasonal Vegetables


Bara Brith Crème Brulee 

Bara Brith Soldiers

Good old English Apple Crumble 

Proper Custard

“Eton Mess”

Speech House interpretation of a British Classic

Selection of British Cheeses 

Chutney, Crackers, celery and grapes

Coffee and petit fours



Christmas Day Lunch 2017 


Spiced Parsnip Soup 
Minted Yoghurt, Coriander Cress

“Forester’s Terrine” 
Pork and Forest Mushroom Terrine, Candied Chestnuts, Apple Puree

Prawn and Smoked Salmon Tian 
Pico de Gallo, Lemon Balm, Citrus Mayonnaise

Slicd BresaolaMAIN COURSE

Traditional Roast Turkey 
All the trimmings

Fillet of Beef Wellington 
Fondant Potato, Sautéed Shallots, Red Wine Jus

Roasted Loin of Monkfish 
Beetroot Risotto, Pea Coulis, Pea Shoots, Parmesan

Goat’s Cheese and Celeriac Strudel (v) 
Red Onion Marmalade, Crushed New Potatoes


Traditional Christmas Pudding 
Brandy Crème Anglaise

“Forest Slice” 
Dark Chocolate Delice, Cherry Puree, Sour Cherries, Chantilly Cream

Port Poached Pear 
Toasted Welshcake, Marzipan Ice Cream

Selection of British Cheese 
Quince Paste, Crackers and Grapes



A Highland themed Dinner 


“Scotch Broth” (v) 
Pearl Barley, Root Vegetables, Leeks, rich Vegetable Broth

“Cock a Leekie salad” 
A salad of Chicken, Leeks, rice and julienne Prunes, fresh herbs

Garlic Buttered Langoustines 
Dressed Rocket, Sweet Scotch Bonnet relish

Home-made Scotch Egg 
Pickled Beetroot, Piccalilli dressing


Haggis wi’ Neeps an’ Tatties 
Haggis, Crushed Swede, Mashed Potato, Whisky Cream Sauce

Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak
Clapshot Potatoes, Green Peppercorn Sauce

Oatmeal and Herb Crusted Cod Fillet
Crushed New Potatoes, buttered winter greens Vegetable and chestnut

“Scotch Pie” (v) 
Haricot bean and tomato compote


Oatmeal, Raspberry, Whisky and Cream dessert

Clootie Dumpling 
Traditional Scottish pudding cooked in a “cloot”

Battered Mars Bar 
Whiskey Ice Cream

Cheese Selection
Chutney, Oatcakes, Grapes and Celery

Coffee and petit fours