Christmas experiences at West Lodge Park for 2023

Our mouth-watering three-course Christmas menu is just the start of what’s on offer at West Lodge Park this festive period. We can’t wait to tell you about the festive workshops, events, and gala nights we also have lined up for you to experience. It’s going to be another enchanting, elegant and unforgettable Christmas at our hotel, so without further ado, here’s the highlights for 2023.

This year’s Christmas menu

Our chefs have lined up a truly special selection of courses for you to experience this year. So where to begin? With the starters, of course. There are some difficult choices ahead I’m afraid. Will you choose the gin and mandarin trout, or the pheasant, partridge and duck terrine? And will you still have room for your roast turkey breast with all the trimmings? Of course, Pan-fried bream fillet may save the day if you’re looking for a lighter main. Of course, our vegetarian and vegan guests will be well catered for too, with fig and apple compote, and mushroom and Jerusalem Artichoke wellington. We haven’t even gotten to the opulent selection of puddings on offer yet. If that’s whet your appetite, you can see the full menu here.

Afternoon tea, West Lodge Park style

If you’re looking for something a little more informal, yet just as show-stopping as our Christmas dinner menu, then our afternoon tea is at your service. With a variety of finger sandwiches, scones and seasonal cakes, alongside a range of loose leaf teas, it’s the perfect excuse to gather your friends and loved ones together to unwind and catch up.

Our festive menus run from 30th November to 4th January. You can book your table at our Mary Beale restaurant here.

Festive workshop and lunch, Friday 1st December

Looking for tips on how to elevate your family Christmas dinner? Curious to add an extra touch of magic to your traditional Christmas décor? Ready to find the perfect wines to pair with your meal plans? Our expert team are on hand to show you how the professionals do it. This experience will take you from tea and coffees in the morning, to prosecco and lunch in the afternoon. In between, you’ll get masterclasses from our chefs, sommeliers and creative experts on crafting your perfect Christmas for 2023. With chance to mingle with our vendors after the presentations, expect a social and relaxed atmosphere that’s sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. Book your ticket here.

Christmas concert dinner

Join us on Sunday 17th December for an evening with renowned soprano Joanne McGahon and pianist Maria Marchant. After you’ve enjoyed your starters and mains, our classical duo will treat you to arias from operas such as Carmen and The Marriage of Figaro. With festive songs, and piano solos from the likes of Chopin and Debussy on the menu too, is there any better way to prepare your appetite for pudding? Book your ticket here.

Gala and private function Christmas parties

Our black-tie Gala nights on the 2nd, 8th and 15th December offers groups of up to 8 people the chance to mingle, dine and dance. These all-inclusive events start with drinks and canapes, before a sit-down candlelit three-course dinner. With our DJ on hand, you can expect a real party atmosphere right through to midnight.

For larger events of up to 126 people, such as your work Christmas celebrations, our range of event rooms are at your disposal. We can personalise the event to your taste, with the likes of prosecco receptions, and catering from our three-course meal and afternoon tea options. To book, contact our events team here.

Christmas Day at West Lodge Park

Regular guests know how special Christmas day is here at West Lodge Park. It’s all about giving you a laid back experience with your nearest and dearest, while providing the top class service and catering your big day deserves. Best of all, table settings aren’t timed, so you can take your time unwinding and unwrapping as you enjoy your five course dinner. Expect an elegant atmosphere, with live piano music, and of course gifts for all your guests, from us to you. Book your table here.

Boxing Day

If you’re having Christmas day at home this year, why not escape to West Lodge Park on boxing day? It’s our turn to cater for you, with a four course meal. And once you’ve dined, why not take the opportunity to walk off the excesses of the month around our 35-acre grounds? Book your tickets here.

New Years events

Join us at our black-tie New Year’s eve event to welcome 2024 in – with champagne in your hand the moment you arrive, it’s a great way to reflect on the year past, and celebrate the future. Expect canapes and a sit-down banquet, but don’t get too comfortable at your table – our resident DJ will be putting on the tunes that will be sure to fill the dance floor until 1am. All that’s left is for you to wake up in style in your room, and start the new year off right – with a full English breakfast.

Join us on New Year’s Day for an informal buffet accompanied by a Jazz Trio. Beginning with Bloody Marys on the terrace, the laid back afternoon segues into a buffet lunch that offers everything from light bites to a full roast.  

With log fires and candlelit lounges, there’s something special about a West Lodge Park Christmas. We can’t wait to share it with you this year. Book your tickets here.

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