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Christmas Breaks 2021

Let us take care of Christmas this year, while you put your feet up by the roaring fire and soak up the festive spirit in the magical surroundings of The Grove. Captivate children’s imagination with a whole host of festive activities and a visit to Father Christmas, before tucking into family feasts and wrapping up warm for wintry walks together.

3 night stay with lunch at The Stables


Our first Christmas break is priced from £2,275 (based on two adults) and includes:

  • A luxury 3 night stay, with arrival on Friday 24 December
  • Your choice of breakfast on Christmas Day – breakfast in bed, family buffet at The Glasshouse or adults-only a la carte breakfast in the Mansion
  • A 5 course Christmas Day lunch and glass of Champagne at The Stables
  • Your choice of breakfast on Boxing Day – breakfast in bed, breakfast at The Stables or a £28 allocation (£14 for children) towards our special Boxing Day brunch menu
  • Complimentary use of Sequoia spa, including family swim times
  • A range of activities to entertain the little ones including hawking displays and Christmas arts and crafts
  • Use of the Lounges, set at the heart of the Mansion with live carols on Christmas Eve and a pianist on Christmas Day evening
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T&Cs: A £100 per night room supplement applies for children aged 4 – 12. A £75 per child supplement applies for Christmas lunch at The Stables for children aged 4 – 12. Full pre-payment must be made at the time of booking. Pre-payment is non-refundable but is transferrable up to 1 November 2021. Christmas Day breakfast and Boxing Day brunch must be pre-booked.

3 night stay with lunch at The Glasshouse


Our second Christmas break is priced from £2,355 (based on two adults) and includes:

  • A luxury 3 night stay, with arrival on Friday 24 December
  • Your choice of breakfast on Christmas Day – breakfast in bed, family buffet at The Glasshouse or adults-only a la carte breakfast in the Mansion
  • A Christmas Day buffet lunch and glass of Champagne at The Glasshouse
  • Your choice of breakfast on Boxing Day – breakfast in bed, breakfast at The Stables or a £28 allocation (£14 for children) towards our special Boxing Day brunch menu
  • Complimentary use of Sequoia spa, including family swim times
  • A range of activities to entertain the little ones including Hawking displays and Christmas arts and crafts
  • Use of the Lounges, set at the heart of the Mansion with live carols on Christmas Eve and a pianist on Christmas Day evening
Book Now

T&Cs: A £100 per night room supplement applies for children aged 4 – 12. A £99 per child supplement applies for Christmas lunch at The Glasshouse for children aged 4 – 12. Full pre-payment must be made at the time of booking. Pre-payment is non-refundable but is transferrable up to 1 November 2021. Christmas Day breakfast and Boxing Day brunch must be pre-booked.

Festive Dining


Included in your stay, our chefs have crafted traditional Christmas Day breakfast and lunch menus at both The Glasshouse and The Stables.

The following day, continue the festive feast with a special Boxing Day brunch at The Glasshouse, featuring indulgent dishes and bottomless Bloody Marys or Prosecco. In the evening, both The Stables and The Glasshouse will be open for dinner.

Throughout the festive period, we will also have our Chef’s Firepit on The Glasshouse Terrace, serving smores and baps from 12 – 3pm* and a Festive Cream Tea in the Lounges. As for little ones, over at the Activity Centre, you’ll find The Fairground Sweet Shop promising toffee apples, sweets and candy floss daily from 3 – 5pm*.

Please note, all menus below are subject to change.

*excluding Christmas Day.

The Glasshouse Christmas Day Lunch Menu

Included in your 3 night stay, peruse our renowned food stations and enjoy a delicious Christmas Day buffet lunch.

Carving Stations

  • Whole roasted bronze turkey, steamed and marinated in juniper, sage and chestnut butter
  • 35-day-aged Highland rib of beef, matured for 12 hours, served with Yorkshire puddings and bone marrow gravy
  • Slow roast Salt Marsh lamb shoulder with white wine, carrots, bay leaves and rosemary, finished with a mint jam and smoked sea salt
  • Jemima’s Kitchen Garden root vegetable wellington
  • The Grove’s nut roast
  • Spelt risotto with wild mushrooms and winter truffle
  • Celeriac and swede stew with Brussel top pesto and plant based dumplings

Japanese Robata Grill

  • 60-day-aged Highland venison, marinated with juniper, port and sage, smoked with hay and charred on the grill
  • Lobster tails brushed with garlic butter, Sicilian lemon and Jemima’s Kitchen Garden marjoram
  • Line caught seabass, marinated with porcini, lemon thyme and vermouth, grilled and finished with Fontodi olive oil

Plant Based Station

  • Winter bean stew with tofu and garden greens
  • Cauliflower cheese with smoked Applewood cheddar
  • Baked truffle and wild mushroom mac and cheese
  • Root vegetable tart tatin
  • Rosemary potatoes with confit garlic
  • No salmon wakami with miso and sesame
  • Asian salad with coconut, pomelo and chilli, finished with cashews

Condiments and vegetables

  • Dripping potatoes, Jemima’s Kitchen Garden herbs and confit garlic
  • Winter greens with lemon butter and sea salt
  • Heritage carrots, roasted in the pizza oven with tarragon, chives and chervil
  • Brussel sprouts, served with fire pit chestnuts, pancetta, lardons and sage
  • The Grove honey roasted parsnips with wholegrain mustard and parsley
  • Braised red cabbage with raisins, Chianti mulled wine, orange, cinnamon and cloves
  • Sauces including – Walled Garden cranberry sauce, bread sauce, fresh horseradish, homemade mint sauce and mustard
  • Gravies including – bone marrow gravy, truffle jus and red wine reduction

Live Stations

  • Fresh pasta with your choice of ingredients and sauces, finished with Parmigiano Reggiano, pecorino or some of the finest Italian olive oils
  • Fresh oysters, shucked before your eyes with a choice of shallot vinegar, iced bloody Mary pipettes, Sicilian lemon, Grey Goose vodka or caviar and Tabasco

Deli Station

  • Baked brioche with camembert and cranberries
  • Bruschetta with celeriac remoulade, grated truffle and pastrami
  • Smashed winter squash with pomegranate and mint
  • Duck liver parfait with crab apple jelly and watercress
  • Cheeses from around the world
  • British, Italian, Polish and German cured meats, homemade pickles, chutneys, olives and figs

Kids Corner

  • Turkey goujons
  • Baked Scottish salmon
  • Pan fried seabass
  • Freshly made sourdough pizza with a choice of toppings
  • Pulled beef croquettes
  • Steamed or roasted winter vegetables

Dessert Station

Full festive selection of traditional and contemporary desserts including:

  • Mince pies
  • Figgy pudding
  • Stollen
  • Sherry trifle
  • Buche de noel

The Stables Christmas Day Lunch Menu

Included in your 3 night stay, The Stables will be serving a mouth-watering 5 course Christmas lunch.

Entrees

  • Chef’s selection of canapes and light bites

Starters

  • Winter Salad Blood orange, Perl las blue cheese, bitter leaves, pickled walnuts and toasted seeds
  • Treacle cured Wild Scottish salmon Oscierta caviar, celeriac remoulade, lilliput capers and rosemary scone
  • No salmon sashimi Lemon ‘caviar’, celeriac remoulade, lilliput capers and rosemary scone
  • Pork and pheasant terrine Medlar jelly, Jemima’s Kitchen Garden pickles and sourdough
  • Jemima’s Kitchen Garden Jerusalem artichoke soup Artichoke crisps, garlic, chives and winter truffle

Main Courses

  • Roast Creedy Carver Turkey Stuffed turkey leg, pigs in blankets, buttered greens, honey roast carrots and parsnips, dripping potatoes and chestnut gravy
  • 38 day dry aged Scotch Fillet Baby spinach, confit artichokes and rosemary jus
  • Line caught Cornish Turbot Served on the bone with parsnip purée, salsify, capers, lemon and thyme
  • Winter squash wellington Potato and onion rosti, sautéed Brussel tops and rosemary jus

On every table, served family style: Dripping potatoes, honey roast parsnips, carrots and kale, pigs in blankets, creamed horseradish, cranberry, bread sauce and chestnut gravy

Pre-Dessert

  • Spiced quince, yogurt foam and oat crunch

Desserts

  • The Stables Christmas pudding Homemade Christmas pudding, served with brandy sauce
  • Chocolate yule log Mandarin compote, Valrona milk chocolate and cinnamon cream
  • Mulled wine poached pear The Grove honeycomb and clotted cream ice-cream
  • A selection of British artisan cheese Served with Jemima’s Kitchen Garden pickles, baked figs and crisp bread

The Glasshouse Boxing Day Brunch Menu

Our Boxing Day buffet brunch at The Glasshouse is priced at £78 for adults and £39 for children, however if you decide to skip breakfast at The Stables or your room, your package will include £28 per person towards the brunch.

As well as bottomless prosecco, Bloody Marys and soft drinks during your two hour brunch sitting, menu highlights include:

  • Breakfast taco Crispy Dingley dell bacon, fried egg, Hass avocado, sweetcorn salsa and tomato
  • Croque Madame Cave aged Gruyere cheese, winter truffle and a fried egg (plant based option available)
  • Ricotta pancakes Drizzled with maple syrup, whipped cream and blueberries (gluten free and plant based options available)
  • Native Lobster roll Crisp lettuce, vodka Marie Rose sauce, served in a brioche bun
  • Wagyu short rib hash Fried duck egg, spring onions, bone marrow, shallot and parsley salad
  • Kedgeree Smoked haddock, curried rice, soft boiled egg and fried onions
  • Tom yum soup With king prawns, red mullet and lemongrass
  • Oyster Rockefeller Half a dozen oysters topped with spinach, pancetta and parmesan
  • Tandoori chicken or Paneer flatbread Served with katchcumber salad
  • Bubble and squeak Whipped Tofu, slow roasted vine tomatoes and garden herbs or crispy dingley dell bacon and fried Clarence Court eggs
  • Cookie dough Freakshake Malted cream, cookie dough ice cream, served with doughnuts and marshmallows
  • Peanut butter and jelly Bostock Concord grape jelly, peanut cream, Brioche and salted peanuts

Please note – brunch must be pre-booked with our reservations team.

The Glasshouse Christmas Day Lunch Menu

Included in your 3 night stay, peruse our renowned food stations and enjoy a delicious Christmas Day buffet lunch.

Carving Stations

  • Whole roasted bronze turkey, steamed and marinated in juniper, sage and chestnut butter
  • 35-day-aged Highland rib of beef, matured for 12 hours, served with Yorkshire puddings and bone marrow gravy
  • Slow roast Salt Marsh lamb shoulder with white wine, carrots, bay leaves and rosemary, finished with a mint jam and smoked sea salt
  • Jemima’s Kitchen Garden root vegetable wellington
  • The Grove’s nut roast
  • Spelt risotto with wild mushrooms and winter truffle
  • Celeriac and swede stew with Brussel top pesto and plant based dumplings

Japanese Robata Grill

  • 60-day-aged Highland venison, marinated with juniper, port and sage, smoked with hay and charred on the grill
  • Lobster tails brushed with garlic butter, Sicilian lemon and Jemima’s Kitchen Garden marjoram
  • Line caught seabass, marinated with porcini, lemon thyme and vermouth, grilled and finished with Fontodi olive oil

Plant Based Station

  • Winter bean stew with tofu and garden greens
  • Cauliflower cheese with smoked Applewood cheddar
  • Baked truffle and wild mushroom mac and cheese
  • Root vegetable tart tatin
  • Rosemary potatoes with confit garlic
  • No salmon wakami with miso and sesame
  • Asian salad with coconut, pomelo and chilli, finished with cashews

Condiments and vegetables

  • Dripping potatoes, Jemima’s Kitchen Garden herbs and confit garlic
  • Winter greens with lemon butter and sea salt
  • Heritage carrots, roasted in the pizza oven with tarragon, chives and chervil
  • Brussel sprouts, served with fire pit chestnuts, pancetta, lardons and sage
  • The Grove honey roasted parsnips with wholegrain mustard and parsley
  • Braised red cabbage with raisins, Chianti mulled wine, orange, cinnamon and cloves
  • Sauces including – Walled Garden cranberry sauce, bread sauce, fresh horseradish, homemade mint sauce and mustard
  • Gravies including – bone marrow gravy, truffle jus and red wine reduction

Live Stations

  • Fresh pasta with your choice of ingredients and sauces, finished with Parmigiano Reggiano, pecorino or some of the finest Italian olive oils
  • Fresh oysters, shucked before your eyes with a choice of shallot vinegar, iced bloody Mary pipettes, Sicilian lemon, Grey Goose vodka or caviar and Tabasco

Deli Station

  • Baked brioche with camembert and cranberries
  • Bruschetta with celeriac remoulade, grated truffle and pastrami
  • Smashed winter squash with pomegranate and mint
  • Duck liver parfait with crab apple jelly and watercress
  • Cheeses from around the world
  • British, Italian, Polish and German cured meats, homemade pickles, chutneys, olives and figs

Kids Corner

  • Turkey goujons
  • Baked Scottish salmon
  • Pan fried seabass
  • Freshly made sourdough pizza with a choice of toppings
  • Pulled beef croquettes
  • Steamed or roasted winter vegetables

Dessert Station

Full festive selection of traditional and contemporary desserts including:

  • Mince pies
  • Figgy pudding
  • Stollen
  • Sherry trifle
  • Buche de noel

The Stables Christmas Day Lunch Menu

Included in your 3 night stay, The Stables will be serving a mouth-watering 5 course Christmas lunch.

Entrees

  • Chef’s selection of canapes and light bites

Starters

  • Winter Salad Blood orange, Perl las blue cheese, bitter leaves, pickled walnuts and toasted seeds
  • Treacle cured Wild Scottish salmon Oscierta caviar, celeriac remoulade, lilliput capers and rosemary scone
  • No salmon sashimi Lemon ‘caviar’, celeriac remoulade, lilliput capers and rosemary scone
  • Pork and pheasant terrine Medlar jelly, Jemima’s Kitchen Garden pickles and sourdough
  • Jemima’s Kitchen Garden Jerusalem artichoke soup Artichoke crisps, garlic, chives and winter truffle

Main Courses

  • Roast Creedy Carver Turkey Stuffed turkey leg, pigs in blankets, buttered greens, honey roast carrots and parsnips, dripping potatoes and chestnut gravy
  • 38 day dry aged Scotch Fillet Baby spinach, confit artichokes and rosemary jus
  • Line caught Cornish Turbot Served on the bone with parsnip purée, salsify, capers, lemon and thyme
  • Winter squash wellington Potato and onion rosti, sautéed Brussel tops and rosemary jus

On every table, served family style: Dripping potatoes, honey roast parsnips, carrots and kale, pigs in blankets, creamed horseradish, cranberry, bread sauce and chestnut gravy

Pre-Dessert

  • Spiced quince, yogurt foam and oat crunch

Desserts

  • The Stables Christmas pudding Homemade Christmas pudding, served with brandy sauce
  • Chocolate yule log Mandarin compote, Valrona milk chocolate and cinnamon cream
  • Mulled wine poached pear The Grove honeycomb and clotted cream ice-cream
  • A selection of British artisan cheese Served with Jemima’s Kitchen Garden pickles, baked figs and crisp bread

The Glasshouse Boxing Day Brunch Menu

Our Boxing Day buffet brunch at The Glasshouse is priced at £78 for adults and £39 for children, however if you decide to skip breakfast at The Stables or your room, your package will include £28 per person towards the brunch.

As well as bottomless prosecco, Bloody Marys and soft drinks during your two hour brunch sitting, menu highlights include:

  • Breakfast taco Crispy Dingley dell bacon, fried egg, Hass avocado, sweetcorn salsa and tomato
  • Croque Madame Cave aged Gruyere cheese, winter truffle and a fried egg (plant based option available)
  • Ricotta pancakes Drizzled with maple syrup, whipped cream and blueberries (gluten free and plant based options available)
  • Native Lobster roll Crisp lettuce, vodka Marie Rose sauce, served in a brioche bun
  • Wagyu short rib hash Fried duck egg, spring onions, bone marrow, shallot and parsley salad
  • Kedgeree Smoked haddock, curried rice, soft boiled egg and fried onions
  • Tom yum soup With king prawns, red mullet and lemongrass
  • Oyster Rockefeller Half a dozen oysters topped with spinach, pancetta and parmesan
  • Tandoori chicken or Paneer flatbread Served with katchcumber salad
  • Bubble and squeak Whipped Tofu, slow roasted vine tomatoes and garden herbs or crispy dingley dell bacon and fried Clarence Court eggs
  • Cookie dough Freakshake Malted cream, cookie dough ice cream, served with doughnuts and marshmallows
  • Peanut butter and jelly Bostock Concord grape jelly, peanut cream, Brioche and salted peanuts

Please note – brunch must be pre-booked with our reservations team.

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Christmas Activities


Our dedicated activities team will be on hand throughout the festive period with a jam-packed programme of activities to choose from, perfect for entertaining children and big kids alike!

Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, Father Christmas will be in our panoramic lounge giving out gifts between 11.30am and 1pm. If you miss him there, do not fear, for he will be roaming around during lunchtime to meet excited little ones.

Christmas Crafts

Let your little elves work some creative magic at our daily* Christmas arts and crafts sessions as they make Christmas cards, decorate baubles and much more.

*excludes Christmas Day

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

Popular with both children and adults, put your accuracy skills to the test and compete with your family with a game of laser clay pigeon shooting.

Find out more

Sessions available daily excluding Christmas Day.

Hawking Display

A magical experience, wrap up warm and head to our Presentation Lawn on Boxing Day to meet these incredible Birds of Prey and enjoy a falconry display.

Find out more

Woodland Trails

Pull on your wellies, pick up a map from reception and head out into our woodland to explore our music and nature trails.

Find out more

Cinema

Soak up the nostalgia from your favourite festive films and settle in to our Christmas Cinema,  popping up in the Amber Suite daily from 3pm – 5pm*.

*excluding Christmas Day

Games Room

What’s Christmas without a little competition amongst family? Spend quality time together in our Games Room which will include a pool table, air hockey, games consoles, racing simulators and table tennis.

Open daily from 10am – 10pm, excluding Christmas Day.

Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, Father Christmas will be in our panoramic lounge giving out gifts between 11.30am and 1pm. If you miss him there, do not fear, for he will be roaming around during lunchtime to meet excited little ones.

Christmas Crafts

Let your little elves work some creative magic at our daily* Christmas arts and crafts sessions as they make Christmas cards, decorate baubles and much more.

*excludes Christmas Day

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

Popular with both children and adults, put your accuracy skills to the test and compete with your family with a game of laser clay pigeon shooting.

Find out more

Sessions available daily excluding Christmas Day.

Hawking Display

A magical experience, wrap up warm and head to our Presentation Lawn on Boxing Day to meet these incredible Birds of Prey and enjoy a falconry display.

Find out more

Woodland Trails

Pull on your wellies, pick up a map from reception and head out into our woodland to explore our music and nature trails.

Find out more

Cinema

Soak up the nostalgia from your favourite festive films and settle in to our Christmas Cinema,  popping up in the Amber Suite daily from 3pm – 5pm*.

*excluding Christmas Day

Games Room

What’s Christmas without a little competition amongst family? Spend quality time together in our Games Room which will include a pool table, air hockey, games consoles, racing simulators and table tennis.

Open daily from 10am – 10pm, excluding Christmas Day.

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Fri 24 Sep
Sat 25 Sep

Or call 01923 296010

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