December is a wonderful month to get together with friends and family. We have several activities planned throughout December or you may want to combine a trip to one of our local attractions with afternoon tea or lunch with us. We particularly love Clearwell Caves at Christmas, and for younger visitors, Perrygrove Railway is a must see. We have a festive Afternoon Tea just for children so they can join in with afternoon tea.
Festive Afternoon Teas, Lunches & Dinners
This December we have a special festive afternoon tea (£22.50 per person) as well as a special Children’s Afternoon tea for £12.50 per child (under 12). Afternoon tea is served from 12noon to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 3pm to 4.30pm on Sundays.
A special two or three course lunch will also be served daily from 12-2pm. £25 for two courses or £30 for three courses, it includes traditional turkey and Christmas pudding.
Alternatively if you wish to join us for dinner, we are open every day from 6pm to 9pm.Set Lunch Menu
December Dinner Menu
Join Jo from Wye Valley Flowers to make a festive Christmas wreath for your front door. The workshops last two hours, after which you will enjoy a festive afternoon tea. £75 per person.
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Christmas Garland Workshop
Join Jo from Wye Valley Flowers to make a 5 foot Christmas Garland made with seasonal foliage – perfect for your fireplace! Start the day with tea, coffee and pastries. The workshop will be followed by our festive afternoon tea. £85 per person.
December 9 10.45am – 2pmBook Now
Festive Wildlife Safaris
You will be on the hunt for varieties of bats, deer, badgers, foxes, voles, mice, hedgehogs and wild boar. Late afternoon and evening are the perfect times to spot boar, when they come snuffling out to feed at dusk and during the night. You’ll be visiting popular places for the boar and looking out for their humbug-patterned boarlets. Fallow deer are also frequently seen here and may be encountered at any time. Amongst the ancient woodland we’ll also be listening out for evening birdsong, as Song Thrushes, Blackbirds and Robins, and less common birds such as wood warbler, proclaim their territories before nightfall.
Bring warm layers, boots or robust walking shoes and a torch. The walk lasts approximately two hours, and depending on timing will be proceeded or followed by a festive afternoon tea at the hotel.
Tickets are £50 each and can be purchased by calling us on 01594 833046.
- December 16th
Christmas Craft Retreat
November 27, 28 and 29
This two night, three day retreat is for you if you love Christmas and you love Crafts! You will come away with Christmas items for your home and maybe even a couple of gifts for friends and family!
Over the three days, you will take part in workshops from:
- Jen from Sew Forest of Dean making a beautiful, festive hoop.
- Katie Sanderson Enamelist for a beginner-friendly workshop and experience the ancient craft of enamelling on copper.
- Anna Marshall from Made at the Hut to learn the art of Indian Block Printing.
- Jo from Josephine’s Fabulous Flowers making a Christmas Wreath for your front door.
Prices start from £450 per person (sharing a room) and includes all meals and workshops. Click below for more details or call us on 01594 833046 to book.Find out more