Cottage in the Wood

Let the festivities begin…

Ahh Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Take a deep breath and escape to the hills for some festive indulgence. We don’t limit our festivities to just one week – at The Cottage you can celebrate and enjoy a leisurely festive get together from 22 November until 4 January 2022. Catch up on all those missed moments with an indulgent festive afternoon tea overlooking the Malvern Hills, treat your colleagues to a delicious festive lunch or say cheers to another year with cocktails and dancing. And we have, of course, put together some truly special breaks for the main event, followed by a New Year’s cabaret celebration that’ll be the talk of the town.

Throughout the merry month of December...

Festive Afternoon Tea

Pastries

Our famous Afternoon Tea will be served with a festive twist this December, complete with tasty savoury treats including turkey and cranberry sandwiches, warm sausage rolls and pickled walnut ketchup. The sweet treats are infused with Christmas spice and all things nice – try the spiced carrot cake muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and clementine mince pies in addition to the usual favourites. Add a glass of Moet & Chandon for some Christmas sparkle. Costs £22 per person (or £33 with a glass of bubbly.) Available daily – pre-booking essential.

Festive Lunch

Drink

Long awaited catch-ups with friends and relatives is the perfect excuse for a leisurely festive lunch – served with a view. Chef Rob and his team have pulled together an exquisite lunchtime feast for the senses, and there’s not a turkey to be seen! To start, try the home smoked and cured trout with pickled cucumber and horseradish or the ham hock & duck liver terrine served with spiced apple and grape chutney. Mains include duck served with an apricot, sage and cranberry stuffing, and a risotto made with heritage beetroot, goats cheese and candied walnut. Leave room for pudding – the iced plum and Christmas pudding parfait served with brandy and clementine sauce is something to behold. The three course lunch menu costs £29 per person – pre-booking essential.

Christmas Parties

Presents

The Cottage in the Wood Malvern is the perfect place to celebrate with friends, colleagues and family you haven’t had a chance to party with for ages. Make up for lost time with sundowners on the terrace, before you indulge in a three-course festive party menu created by Rob and his team. Rob’s Turkey Ballotine with apricot, sage and cranberry stuffing is a great way to get into the festive spirit, but those looking for alternatives will love the pan roasted cod with njuda and butterbean stew, celeriac and mushroom wellington or venison loin with port and sherry jus. Nothing quite tops the treacle tart for pudding, though. Christmas Party menus are available for 8-26 people and costs £45 per person, and the bar is open late for drinks and music into the night.

Festive Getaway

Why not stay over and make a night of it? After an indulgent dinner and drinks partying the night away with friends, family and colleagues, sinking into one of our comfortable beds is just the ticket. Wake up to breathtaking views and a delicious breakfast – you can even blow the cobwebs away with a stroll through the woods behind the hotel.

Christmas at The Cottage

Two-day Festive Christmas Getaway

Let us take care of Christmas this year – your job is to simply relax and enjoy!

Arrive at the hotel on Christmas Eve to a festive cocktail in the lounge bar, before enjoying a beautiful Christmas Eve dinner from our a la carte menu at your leisure. Awake on Christmas Day to a delicious breakfast of local produce, served with Bucks Fizz.

Our Christmas Day lunch is a five-course feast, with a choice of traditional turkey with all the trimmings, or alternatives including roast beef, sea bass or a celeriac and mushroom wellington, followed by a choice of desserts, cheese and tea and coffee. Everyone gets party bags and Christmas cake, and there’s an evening buffet for those who feel they need a top up! Oh, and did we mention the carol singers? Breakfast is served as usual on Boxing Day, and there are plenty of walks in the surrounding woods to rejuvenate the senses of the day before.

Two-night package is from £970 for two sharing a room, and includes a Christmas hamper in the room. Extend the stay for Boxing Day night from just £170 per double room.

Christmas Day Lunch

Turkey

Let us take on Christmas this year -1919 Restaurant is the perfect place for a Christmas meal for the whole family! Our five-course Christmas Day Lunch is a feast for all the senses, so you can focus on spending time with loved ones and creating new memories. Start off with a lobster cocktail or Chef’s spiced parsnip soup, before the main event with traditional turkey or a choice of roast beef, seabass or celeriac and mushroom wellington – served with all the trimmings. Finish off with a choice of desserts, cheese and coffees, as well as mince pies and nougat. With party bags, Christmas cake and carol singers to set the scene, Christmas Lunch at The Cottage is an indulgent affair. Pre-booking essential.

Boxing Day Lunch

Baked

Boxing Day is a day of leisure at The Cottage. Enjoy a Sunday Roast accompanied by live music from our piano trio playing in the background, and spend some more treasured moments together. The surrounding hills are calling out for a nice, brisk walk, and the lounge bar is the perfect place to chill with a hot drink and card game afterwards. Why not spend the night from just £170 for a double room so you can make the most of the festive period?

New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Two-day New Year's Eve Package

See in the new year in style at The Cottage in the Wood! Start the celebrations with a New Years’ Eve cocktail on arrival as you’re greeted by our cabaret performer and tunes by Dom Franks on the saxophone. The unforgettable Darren Campbell will entertain you with his incredible magic tricks as you enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the lounge bar.

Dinner is a tasty affair – a seven-course tasting menu lovingly prepared by Chef Rob and his team, showcasing the incredible local flavours and seasonal produce the region is known for.

After dinner the party really begins, with a showstopping cabaret performance to get everyone in a dancing mood before DJ Ed Steelfox takes to the decks to provide tunes and grooves. Ed and saxophonist Dom Franks will be improvising together to create a unique and live performance of soul and groove, and the champagne will be popped for a sparkling count-down to midnight.

Arrive on the 30th or 31st December for a two-night stay, with a la carte meal included on the second night. The two-night package for two people is from £719 and extra nights can be booked from £170 for a double room.

New Year's Eve Dinner and Dancing

Restaurant

See in the new year in style at The Cottage in the Wood! Start the celebrations with a New Years’ Eve cocktail on arrival as you’re greeted by our cabaret performer and tunes by Dom Franks on the saxophone. The unforgettable Darren Campbell will entertain you with his incredible magic tricks as you enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the lounge bar.

Dinner is a tasty affair – a seven-course tasting menu lovingly prepared by Chef Rob and his team, showcasing the incredible local flavours and seasonal produce the region is known for.

After dinner the party really begins, with a showstopping cabaret performance to get everyone in a dancing mood before DJ Ed Steelfox takes to the decks to provide tunes and grooves. Ed and saxophonist Dom Franks will be improvising together to create a unique and live performance of soul and groove, and the champagne will be popped for a sparkling count-down to midnight.