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Three Day 2019 Christmas Celebration

A Traditional British Affair in our cosy Hunting Lodge

You’ll enjoy a warm welcome, friendly atmosphere coupled with superb food, a small dash of merry making and entertainment.

This year we will be celebrating with a traditional British Christmas, with delicious local produce and recipes from around the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Our three day package includes some light entertainment, designed to keep you active but not too busy, as we want you to relax and enjoy your time with us.

Our three day Christmas package starts early evening on Christmas Eve and comes to a close after breakfast on 27th December.

Our three day Christmas package takes care of all your meals, accommodation, activities and entertainment from dinner on the 24th December, up to breakfast on the 27th December.

Like a bit longer?
For guests who want a longer festive break and arrive earlier, why not add on one, two or three days to arrive from Saturday 21st December? Or choose to stay on after Christmas – the same great price will apply. From just £75.50 DBB per person to include your accommodation, breakfast and a three course evening meal. Go on spoil yourself, it’s Christmas after all!


Christmas Eve

Tuesday 24th December

Arrive at leisure - to relax and enjoy the local area. Check in to the hotel from 2pm onwards.

Join us in the Orangery at 6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks and cocktail nibbles Lydbrook Brass Band will play carols and prom classics around the Christmas tree before dinner -
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

Wednesday 25th December 

Wake up to a hearty traditional English breakfast.
Join Peter Ralph for a gentle walk through the Forest from 10am, returning for drinks and canapes at 12 noon followed by lunch at 12.30pm.

After lunch, retire to watch the Queen’s Speech, in our residents lounge. Here you will find board games, books and magazines to while away the rest of the afternoon. Later, if you have room, tea and traditional Christmas cake will be served.
A light evening buffet will be served at 8.00pm, followed by our Christmas quiz.


Thursday 26th December 

Rise at your leisure and enjoy breakfast, before heading out for a stroll in the forest to work up an appetite for a tasty buffet lunch.
Dinner will be served at 7.30pm followed by a fun evening of dancing to our in house band who will play and sing an eclectic mix of music from the last 40 years.

There’s sure to be something to get everyone up and dancing.

Friday 27th December

Sadly, it is now time for you to depart. Enjoy your breakfast before checking out by 10.30am or be tempted to stay with us to relax for a few more days.



Arriving on the 24th December 2018 for three nights and includes all accommodation, meals and entertainment.

Price per person

Double Occupancy (per person sharing a Twin or Double room)
Courtyard - Double or Twin room £460.00
Main House - Double or Twin room £485.00
Courtyard - Superior 4 poster room £485.00
Main House - Superior 4 Poster or Junior Suite £499.00
Main House - Master 4 Poster room £595.00

Single Occupancy
Courtyard - Twin Room £499.00
Main House - Double /Twin or Courtyard Four Poster £545.00

Extra Nights
From the 21st December to the 23rd December and from 27th December to 30th December

Price per person per night
Single occupancy - Twin or Double room £95.00
Courtyard - Double/Twin £75.50
Main House - Double/Twin £77.50
Main House – Superior four Poster room £81.50
Main House – Master four Poster room £99.50
Prices include Bed & Breakfast, a three course Dinner and VAT @ 20%

Bring the kids & the Dog!
We are children and dog friendly. Dogs may stay in our outside rooms only at £10 per night.
Prices for children under 14 years of age – please contact us.


Christmas Eve Sample Menu



Mushroom Velouté
Sautéed Forest Mushrooms with Truffle Oil

Ham and Parsley Terrine with
Pickled Vegetables, Mustard Dressing

Croquettes of Brie (V)
Sage and Onion Ice Cream, Crispy Onions

Prawn and Crayfish Timbale
Lime wilted Fennel, Crème Fraiche


Red Wine and Thyme Braised Rib of Beef
Horseradish Mash, wilted Cabbage

Baked Supreme of Salmon
Cocotte Potatoes, Curly Kale, local cider and Oregano steamed Mussels

Roasted Breast of Guinea Fowl
Rumbledethump Potatoes, Confit Onions, Juniper Jus

Butternut Squash and Pecorino Risotto (V)
Dressed Rocket, Pesto


Orange Pannacotta
Gingerbread, Mulled Wine Sorbet

Warm Plum and Frangipane Tart
Clotted Cream

Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney, Crackers and Grapes

Whipped Dark Chocolate and Rum with Pistachio Ice Cream



Christmas Day Lunch 2019


Cream of White Onion Soup (v)
Double Gloucester Croquette

Pressed Duck and 5 Spice Terrine
Orange Gel, Orange and Radicchio salad

Assiette of Smoked Salmon, Gravadlax and Beetroot cured Salmon
Salmon Caviar, Honey and Dill dressing

Snowdonia “Bouncing Berry” Cheddar Parcel
Rocket, Red Onion Jam


Traditional Roast Turkey
All the trimmings

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

Fillet of Sea Bass
Samphire, Pommes Anna, Mussel and Clam Chowder

Dorset Blue Vinny and Walnut Open Lasagne
Wilted Spinach, Wild Mushrooms, Walnut Oil


Traditional Christmas Pudding
Brandy Crème Anglaise

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

Cappuccino Crème Brulee
Polenta Biscotti

Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney, Crackers and Grapes

Tea, Coffee and Petit Fours



Dinner will be served at 7.30pm followed by a fun evening of dancing to our in house band who will play and sing an eclectic mix of music from the last 40 years. There’s sure to be something to get everyone up and dancing.


Spiced Winter Vegetable Soup (V)
Courgette Bhaji

Wild Boar and Chestnut Terrine
Cranberry and Port Compote

Potato and Hereford Hop Fritters (V)
Aioli, Winter Leaves

Smoked Mackerel “Rarebit”
Toasted Sourdough, Pico de Gallo


Roasted Rump of Lamb
Fondant Potato, Winter Greens, Leek and Potato Velouté

Poached Fillet of Plaice
Asparagus, Crushed New Potatoes, White Wine and Crayfish Cream

“Roast Chicken with Bread Sauce”
Roasted Poussin, Sourdough Puree, Winter Greens, Straw Potatoes, Forest Mushrooms

Cauliflower and Spinach Gratin (V)
Wholegrain Mustard and Cheddar glaze


Lemon Curd Tart
Italian Meringue, Raspberry Sorbet

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cheesecake
Dehydrated Cranberries, Cranberry Syrup

Warm Port Poached Pear
Toasted Welsh Cake, Marzipan Ice Cream

Selection of British Cheese
Winter Chutney, Crackers, Grapes

Coffee and petit fours

Fixed menu price of £45 per person