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

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 2017

First Course

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup

Oak Smoked Salmon & Trout Mousse, Horseradish Cream, Parmesan Biscuit

Chicken & Duck Liver Parfait, Spiced Fruit Chutney, Toast, Dressed Leaves

Roasted Tomato, Spinach & Goats Cheese Tart, Toasted Pinenut, Rocket & Pesto Salad

Main Course

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

Slow Cooked Dorset Lamb Shoulder, Prosciutto & Glazed Shallots,
Creamed Potato, Red Wine & Rosemary Jus

Roast Fillet of West Bay Hake, Spring Onion & Spinach Mash, Lemon Beurre Blanc

Risotto of Wild Mushroom, Sweet Peas & Sundried Tomato, Dressed Pea Shoots, Parmesan Crackling

All served with a selection of Seasonal Vegetables


Traditional Christmas Pudding, Brandy & Vanilla Sauce

Warm Mixed Berry Bakewell Tart, Chantilly Cream, Raspberry Coulis

White Chocolate and Praline Parfait, Dark Chocolate Cup, Dorset Clotted Cream, Mango Coulis

West Country Farmhouse Cheeses, Celery, Biscuits, Fruit Chutney

£30.00 for three courses

Big Festive Party Night

7.00 pm, Friday 15th December 2017.  Enjoy the same delicious menu but with a DJ playing between 9 and 11.30 pm, all for £32.00 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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