A glorious country house built 200 years ago of stone from the Purbeck Hills, situated within its own beautiful, formal gardens

Christmas Parties with Friends and Colleagues

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.

Quote Mark Mary Ellen Chase

We are now fully booked for Christmas parties throughout December, however there is availability in the restaurant on some days, please enquire.

Christmas Parties

Enjoy your Christmas Party with friends and colleagues in the run up to Christmas, either in the main restaurant or in one of our two rooms available for private functions.

Christmas Party Menu 2018

First Course

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup, Croutons

Parfait of Locally Smoked Fish, Granary Brea

Ham Hock & Chicken Terrine, Spiced Fruit Chutney, Brioche

Wild Mushroom, Spinach & Blue Vinny Tart, Confit Tomato, Balsamic Dressed Leaves 

Main Course

Traditional Roast Breast of Dorset Turkey, Bacon Wrapped Sausages, Chestnut & Apricot Stuffing, Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

Slow Cooked Blade of Beef, Parma Ham, Herb Creamed Potatoes, Shallots & Button Mushrooms, Rich Red Wine Sauce

Baked Fillet of Seabass, Saffron Crushed New Potato, Lemon & Dill Butter

Spiced Chick Pea & Roasted Vegetable Curry, Savoury Basmati Rice


Traditional Christmas Pudding, Brandy & Vanilla Sauce

Warm Pear & Almond Tart, Citrus Anglaise

Milk Chocolate & Ginger Torte, Stem Ginger Ice Cream

Local Cheese, Quince, Fruit & Biscuits

£30.00 for three courses

Big Festive Party Night

7.00 pm, Friday 7th and Saturday 15th December 2018.  Enjoy the same delicious menu but with a DJ playing between 9 and 11.30 pm, all for £33.00 per person.

Christmas Party Useful Information

  • Booking is required.
  • To confirm your booking a £10 deposit per person is taken.
  • Choices are required 14 days ahead of the party.
  • We would be grateful if you would let us have the choices for each guest; we can then print place cards with their menu choices.
  • Meals for smaller parties are held in the Restaurant.  For larger parties, we have two private rooms; the Wessex Room (up to 26) and The Regent Room (up to 80).  There is no charge for the use of these rooms.  
  • We would be very grateful if you could let us have your wine choices in advance of the party.  Our popular house wines are a South African Sauvignon Blanc and an Argentinian Malbec, both priced at £19.50 per bottle.  In addition, we have an extensive wine list which you would be welcome to choose from.
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