CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2012
Celebrate Christmas in a 13th Century, stylish, country house, voted by the Sunday Telegraph as one of Britain's Top 50 'Cosiest Hotels.' Relax and unwind in a comfy sofa with log fires crackling in the centuries old inglenooks. Explore the beautiful town Beaminster or take stunning walks along the Jurassic Coast.
at the BridgeHouse Beaminster
In the evenings, Head Chef, Stephen Pielesz, uses his Michelin hotel experience to create innovative, festive menus with a choice of 100 sensational wines. Our Georgian, candle-lit restaurant - recently awarded 2 AA Rosettes and Taste of the West Gold - creates a stunning atmosphere to enjoy with family and friends.
Just two-and-half hours from London, escape to somewhere truly memorable from £208 per person (3 nights).
Arrive anytime from 3pm, settle in to your room and gently ease your way into the start of the festivities with a traditional Dorset Cream tea with freshly baked scones & homemade jam. There's a crib service in the town's stunning St Mary's Church at 4pm. Following its success last year, we are offering an informal wine tasting at 5.30pm which brings everyone together and gets the house party going. Six excellent reds and six stunning whites to try.
Early evening at around 7pm join us in the bar for Kir Royale and canapés while enjoying the beautiful, spiritual sounds of the local carol singers gathered in the candle-lit bar. A memorable five course candle-lit dinner awaits in the Georgian panelled dining room. Then for those attending Midnight mass, enjoy a moonlight stroll to our Grade 1 listed, 15th Century church.
The day begins with a splendid, Christmas, Dorset breakfast featuring eggs Benedict, smoked salmon and local scrambled eggs and bacon, Dorset Down mushrooms all accompanied by freshly baked BridgeHouse bread, jams & marmalades. There's a Christmas Day Eucharist service at 11am at St Mary's or relax with a choice of specialty coffees in front of the fire. From midday onwards, join us for a glass of champagne in the 13th Century Medieval Bar & Lounge followed by the main event - a Five Course Christmas feast.
The kitchen team pull out all the stops with the very finest Dorset produce. Free range turkeys, fish from Lyme Bay & local home grown vegetables followed by local cheeses with homemade chutneys. Finish with coffee & truffles in the lounge. Little is planned in the wake of lunch to laze, play games in the lounge or even take a light snooze. The Queen's speech is at 3pm. Come evening (7.30-8pm), mulled wine is served with a delicious cold buffet.
A relaxed late breakfast can be taken from 8.30 to 10.30am. Then there's time to simply stretch the legs or explore our wonderful part of West Dorset. The Brit Valley walk takes you from the hotel, across rolling hills and along the River Brit passing the original River Cottage on your way.
Alternatively, take a short drive to Seatown near Charmouth and scale the cliff walks if you fancy a real calf stretcher. The views from Golden Cap - England's tallest coastal cliff are extraordinary. Maybe a swift pint at Seatown's, Anchor pub, is in order before returning to the hotel where champagne cocktails are served before a five course candle-lit dinner.
For those heading home, it's another of our famous breakfasts followed by fond farewells.
But what could be better than to extend your stay and not have to say goodbye?
Talk to our friendly staff about availability and special rates for an extended stay.
Prices include accommodation meals and drinks as detailed in the package. We regret that there will be no reduction for meals or drinks not taken.
PRICES ARE PER PERSON, PER NIGHT BASED ON TWO PEOPLE SHARING A DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM, INCLUSIVE OF V.A.T. AT 20% BUT EXCLUDE ANY CHARGES FOR SERVICE. ALL GRATUITIES ARE RECEIVED BY ALL STAFF
(Package duration minimum 3 nights)
COACH HOUSE FAMILY
SUPERIOR FAMILY SUITE
SMALL DOUBLE (DBL OCC)
SMALL DOUBLE (SGL OCC.)
CHILDREN UNDER 5 STAY FREE; AGED 6 TO 16 - £37 PER CHILD, PER NIGHT FOR DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST
A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF £300 PER ROOM IS PAYABLE AT TIME OF BOOKING. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BALANCE MUST BE RECEIVED IN FULL BY NOVEMBER 30TH. WE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT GUESTS ARE COVERED BY ADEQUATE HOLIDAY INSURANCE IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION