Christmas at The Farthings Hotel  

When you are packing, dont forget the wellies, hat & scarf so that you can take advantage of some lovely crisp countryside walks.  You might also like to bring a good book to read during a lazy afternoon, in front of the log fire.  A pack of cards and some board games might also come in handy!

If you are planning outings, please do let us know the day before and we will be pleased to make-up a delicious packed-lunch for you.

Places to visit and things to do!

Ilminster – 5-miles, Historic Market Town
Chard & Yeovil
Jurassic Coast – 25 miles south, 180 million year old coastline with lovely villages
Exmoor – The ancient National Park.
North Coast.  Minehead, served by a steam train service from North Taunton station
South Coast.  Sidmouth, Lyme and Bridport
Taunton.  Lovely market town with interesting shops and antique shops
Street – The designer outlet Village
Glastonbury & Wells – 30-minutes drive and a wealth of interest
Hestercombe Gardens.  Open Christmas Eve & Boxing Day 10-5.  Tel 413 923

Christmas Eve

3.30 to 5pm    

Tea in the lounge, with warm sausage rolls, mince pies & Champagne


Crib Service at Stoke St Mary


Meet in the lounge & bar for pre-dinner drinks and introductions. 


Christmas Eve Dinner is served

West Bay crab salad, dressed leaves ginger, chill and garlic


Slow Roasted Leg of local lamb in red wine and rosemary sauce, parsnip crisps, braised red cabbage and roasted baby new potatoes in garlic


Baileys laced Crème Brûlée, short bread cookie, clotted cream


Ripe Wiltshire Brie, homemade breads and spiced chutney



11.30pm               Holy Communion at Curry Mallet Church

Christmas Day
Merry Christmas!

8.30 – 9.15

Continental breakfast served in the breakfast room


Parish Communion at St John’s Church, Hatch Beauchamp


Meet in the lounge and bar to relax before lunch

1pm - 2:30  

Christmas Lunch is served

Champagne and canapés

Demi-tasse of Stilton & Broccoli Soup

Oak smoked Scottish Salmon Roulade, Stuffed with Dill, Cream Cheese and Lemon, Dressed Winter Leaves

Traditional roasted home-reared free-range Turkey,
bacon wrapped sausages, chestnut stuffing,
cranberry sauce and Roasted vegetables

Brandy infused Christmas pudding, brandy sauce

Coffee and mince pies


Tea and Christmas Cake is served in the lounge                             


Christmas day celebration Buffet


Home-reared Norfolk Bronze Turkey with trimmings
Roast Sirloin of Angus Beef (Naroche Farm)
Cold poached Salmon
Vegetarian quiche
Selection of salads
Homemade breads
Christmas Cake
Selection of local cheeses
Tea and Coffee

Boxing Day

8.30 – 9.30

Continental Breakfast is served in the dining room with Eggs Benedict from the kitchen with our own dry cured “Parma” ham and free range eggs from the garden


Meet in the bar to enjoy a drink before lunch


Light Buffet Lunch is served.  Sandwiches, savouries, cakes and pastries

4 o’clock     

Tea is served in the lounge with smoked salmon sandwiches

6.30 for 7o’clock 

Supper is served in the restaurant

Canapés are served with your pre-dinner drinks


Demi-Tasse of freshly made roasted tomato & pepper soup, home-made bread


Assiette of Bridport fish and shellfish


Roasted Chateaubriand of Somerset beef, roasted cherry tomatoes, pate covered crouton, wild mushroom duxcel with a Madeira sauce and chipped potatoes


Warm chocolate fondant, brandy cream and raspberry coulis


Freshly ground Kenyan coffee, petit fours

27th December     

8.30am until 10am                  Full English breakfast is served in the restaurant

Departure after breakfast

Christmas Package 2015 Prices
Prices include accommodation and meals as listed above & VAT

£390 per guest for the duration, based on two guests in a Guest-Bedroom

£480 per guest sharing a Master-Bedroom

£580 single occupancy of a double guest-bedroom

£45 per guest for additional night’s bed & breakfast