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 2020

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

Please note, 2019 menu until the 2020 menu is ready.

First Course

Lightly Spiced Winter Vegetable Soup D G Vg

Cocktail of Salmon and Prawns, Tarragon Mayonnaise D G

Chicken & Duck Liver Parfait, Red Onion Chutney, Toast G*

Wild Mushroom & Sun-Dried Tomato Arancini,
Roasted Pepper & Tomato Compote D Vg

Main Course

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

Beef Blade, Parma Ham, Shallots., Horseradish Mash, Red Wine Sauce D G

Fillet of Brixham Sea Bass, Herb-Crushed New Potatoes, Lemon & Dill Butter D* G

Vegetable Tagine, Lentils, Chick Peas, Savoury Basmati Rice, Popadom D G Vg

All served with seasonal vegetables


Traditional Christmas Pudding, Brandy Sauce D* G* Vg*

Cherry Bakewell Tart, Citrus Anglaise

Poached Pear, Rich Red Wine Syrup, Chocolate Sauce, Fresh Berries D G Vg

West-Country Farmhouse Cheese, Grapes, Biscuits G* Vg

£32.00 for three courses, Coffee and Mince Pies

Please make a note of any dietary requirements when returning your order.

D Dairy-Free   D* Dairy-free version available   V Vegetarian
G Gluten-Free   G* Gluten-free version available   Vg Vegan   Vg* Vegan available

Big Festive Party Night

Our Big Festive Party nights this year will be held on Friday 6th and Friday 13th December.  Enjoy the same menu, plus a DJ playing between 9 and 11.30 pm, all for the fantastic price of £35 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 or by 20th November, whichever is sooner.
  • 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.
Party Nights! Party Nights!
The Regent Room The Regent Room
The Wessex Room The Wessex Room
Goat's Cheese Goat's Cheese
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