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


                       Trio of salmon, Gravadlax, Smoked Salmon and Poached Fillet, 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

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

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

1pm                Christmas Lunch is Served

                       Champagne and Canapes

                       Demi-Tase of Broccoli and Cheese Soup

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

                       Roast Home Reared Free Range Norfolk Bronze Turkey, Bigs in Blankets, Chestnut Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Roast Roots,                                            Cranberry Sauce

                       Brandy Soaked Christmas Pudding, Brandy Sauce

                       Coffee and Mince Pies

5pm                Tea and Christmas cake is served

8pm                Christmas Day Buffet

                       Home Reared Norfolk Bronze Turkey, Poached Salmon, Vegetarian Quiche, Selection of Salads, Home Made Breads,                                                  Christmas Cake, Selection of Local Cheeses, Tea and Coffee

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 


                         Demi-tasse Roast Tomato and Pepper Soup, Home Made Bread

                         Assiette of Bridport Fish and Shell Fish

                         Roast Sirloin of Local Beef Served Medium Rare, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Roast Cherry Tomatoes, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Brand                              and Pepper Cream Sauce

                         Warm Chocolate Fondant, Brandy Cream, Raspberry Coulis

                         Coffee and Petit Fours

27th December

8:30-10am       Full English breakfast is served

11am                Departure