Christmas at The Farthings Hotel  

When you are packing, don’t 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


Meet in the lounge & bar for pre-dinner drinks, canapés and introductions.  Dinner orders are taken


Christmas Eve Dinner is served

Trio of salmon, (Gravadlax, smoked and poached), rocket salad, dill and paprika dressing


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


Coffee and mince pies


11.30pm                      Holy Communion at Beercrocombe

Christmas Day
Merry Christmas!

8.30 – 9.15am

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


Lunch is served –

Champagne and Canapés

Double Baked West Bay King Scallop Soufflé
White Wine, Cream, Fresh Dill and Citrus Sauce

Strips of Rare West Country Fillet of Beef
Crusted in Black Pepper, Juniper and Lightly Spiced
Dressed Winter Leaf in Truffle Oil

Lemon Sorbet

Roasted Locally Reared Turkey
(Barn Close Henlade)
Stuffed with Chestnuts, Sausage Meat and Herbs, Pigs in Blankets
Potatoes Roasted in Goose Fat and Thyme, Roasted Honey Roots
Pan Jus, Home Made Cranberry and Bread Sauce

Luxury Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream

Mini Mince Pies and Coffee


Tea and Christmas cake in the lounge


Mulled wine in the lounge & bar


Christmas day celebration Buffet


Turkey Crown
Roast Sirloin of Angus Beef (Naroche Farm)
Cold poached Salmon
Vegetarian quiche
Selection of salads
Homemade breads
Selection of local cheeses
Coffee and mince pies

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 streaky bacon and free range eggs from the garden


A light sandwich and savoury lunch is served in the bar
and lounge


Tea is served in the lounge with smoked salmon sandwiches


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

A choice of Desserts

Freshly ground Kenyan coffee, petit fours

27th December     

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

Departure after breakfast

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