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
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 Bishops Lydeard station
South Coast – Sidmouth, Lyme Regis and Bridport
Taunton.  Lovely market town with interesting shops and antique shops
Street – The designer outlet Village
Glastonbury & Wells – 30 minute drive and a wealth of interest
Hestercombe Gardens – Open Christmas Eve & Boxing Day 10-5 

Christmas Eve 

3.30 – 5pm     Tea in the lounge, with warm sausage rolls, mince pies & Champagne
6.30pm     Meet in the lounge & bar for pre-dinner drinks, canapés and introductions.  Dinner orders are taken
7.15pm     Christmas Eve Dinner is served







Pan Seared West Bay King Scallops, Crispy Cauliflower Florets, Parma Ham, Homemade Black Pudding Crumb and Pea Puree
Seared Rump of Somerset Lamb with a Black Garlic and Onion Seed Butter, Fresh Herb Noisettes, Roasted Leek, Parsnip Puree, Sautéed Kale
Roast Nectarines with Spiced Cinnamon and Nutmeg Syrup and Italian Meringue
Sharpen Somerset Brie, Homemade Thyme and Black Pepper Cracker, Celery, Orchard Apple, Homemade Chutney


11.30pm         Holy Communion at Beercrocombe

Christmas Day

8:30 – 9:15am Continental breakfast is served

10am              Holy Communion at St John’s Church, Hatch Beauchamp

1pm                Christmas Lunch is Served

Amuse Bouche of Goats Cheese Panna Cotta, Pickles Beetroot and Cranberry  Jelly
Demi-tasse of Wild Mushroom and Tarragon Soup topped with Sour Cream and Croutons
West Bay Lobster, Crab and Spring Onion Risotto, Parmesan Crisp, Pea Shoots, Lobster Bisque
Traditional Roasted Free Range Turkey Crown, Stuffed with Sausage, Chestnuts and Herbs, Wrapped in Streaky Bacon, Roasted Potatoes Sautéed Sprouts in Caraway, Honey Roasted Roots, Pan Jus, Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Brandy Soaked Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream


Boxing Day

9-10am            Continental Breakfast is served with Eggs Benedict from the kitchen with our own dry cured ham and free range eggs from the garden

11:30am           Meet to enjoy drinks before lunch

12:15                Light Buffet lunch is served, sandwiches, savouries and cakes

7pm                  Supper is served 


Amuse Bouche of Sun Dried Tomato and Ricotta Tortellini in a Homemade Spinach Pasta, Saffron Cream Sauce
Demi-tasse of Slightly Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds and Sourdough Crisp
Cider Cured Sea Trout with a Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Pate, Cockles and a Cucumber Jelly
Roasted Fillet of Beef with Braised Ox Cheek and a Marrow Bone Sauce, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Sweet Carrot Puree, Dauphinoise Potato, Fine Green Beans
Raspberry Soufflé with Fresh Raspberries and a White Chocolate Sauce


27th December

8:30-10am       Full English breakfast is served

11am                Departure