After Christmas was banned in 1644 by Oliver Cromwell, the Georgian era (1714-1830) saw its glorious reinvention. How well the Georgians celebrated! The party season lasted from 6th December to 6th January, when houses were decorated with greenery, oranges, apples and spices. 26th December became the day when the gentry gave staff Christmas boxes, hence being called Boxing Day.
We invite you to create your own Christmas tale of delight at The Cottage in the Wood, where rich Georgian heritage meets contemporary lifestyle. Feel at home in our place of authenticity and style, where warm service is at the core.
Gather colleagues, friends and family in the elegantly decorated private dining space at 1919 Restaurant, where warm service, local flavours with a festive twist and a sparkling ambience will make your Christmas event one to remember and recount.
Book a delicious three course lunch or dinner with party bags included for £29 per person. Entertainment can be arranged upon request.
For all groups of 10 or more, an exclusive corporate rate for accommodation will be offered from £85 including breakfast, Sunday-Thursday.
Christmas party menu available for groups of 6 or more. Book online for groups of 6-10 guests. For 10 or more guests please call 01684 588860.
Seasonal Dining & Events
Commence the Christmas season in Georgian style and gather here at The Cottage in the Wood from the start of December. Cocktails, carols, hearty roast lunches, fine dining and live jazz will keep the festive timbers burning till well into the New Year. Reserve your table for breakfast, lunch, Christmas Afternoon Tea, dinner or simply pop in for a festive drink. All welcome.
Five Course Christmas Day Feast
Join us for a five-course Christmas Day feast, including a classic Christmas movie screening with Christmas cake in the lounge.
£110 per guest
Boxing Day Roast & Live Jazz
Have a rest on Boxing Day. Come to us for a delicious roast and enjoy an afternoon of jazz, 3-5pm – all welcome.
Two courses: £23 Three courses: £27
New Years Eve Dinner & Dance
Let your hair down for a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember. Enjoy a seven-course tasting menu and party hosted by the brilliantly versatile covers band Firefly, with renowned jazz vocalist Suzy Jacoby.
Tasting menu, party & champagne toast: £110 per guest
Party & champagne toast: £20 per guest
New Years Day Roast
Gather friends and family and begin the New Year with a hearty, wholesome roast.
Two courses: £23 Three courses: £27
A Christmas Tale Two night stay
Stay in a beautifully designed room featuring vintage Georgian furniture and vibrant works of art, and enjoy festive dishes crafted by Mark Redwood and bursting with local produce.
Look forward to carol singing, fabulous cocktails, a classic Christmas movie, an invigorating guided Boxing Day walk and a relaxing afternoon of jazz.
Festive two-night stay including dinner, bed & breakfast on both nights & Christmas Celebration Lunch
From: £445 per guest for two sharing.
Ring in the New Year
Celebrate the New Year with a two-night stay in elegant, contemporary Georgian surroundings, gourmet dining and dancing.
On New Year’s Eve, be served an exquisite seven course tasting menu bursting with fresh local flavours, the finest of wines, elegant cocktails and champagne.
Dance into 2020 with the crowd-pleasing Firefly cover artists and renowned lead vocalist Suzy Jacoby, who are ready to impress with their uplifting set list.
Top or tail with a night’s stay including three course dinner.
Celebration two-night stay including dinner, bed & breakfast on both nights & New Year’s Eve Celebration
From: £395 per guest for two sharing.