With only 31 days left to Christmas (Arghh!!) I thought I would provide you with some suggestions
on where you may want to hold your Christmas office party or your family/friend festive
get together on Dartmoor – we are spoilt for choice.
Celebrate in an 800 year old Grade II listed Inn in the beautiful medieval Dartmoor village
of South Zeal. The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant it a wonderful romantic former
monastery and with it’s log fires will provide a wonderful festive atmosphere.
Their Christmas party menu starts from £16.50 for 2 course and sounds scrummy, and with
everything on your plate made in their kitchens, even the sauces, jus and gravies, you are in for a treat.
Make a weekend of it and book in to stay over in one of their 7 luxurious bedrooms.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry in a Castle! Watch the December cold draw in around you from
the warmth of Bovey Castle’s interior, sip mulled wine and champagne beside a roaring
log fire and savour decadent food in The Edwardian Restaurant – Prices start
from £29.95 per person. Also don’t forget The Bovey Castle Christmas Fair
being held on Sunday 7th December between 12pm – 5pm.
The newly refurbished The Chagford Inn is offering a very tempting Christmas party menu starting
from £18 per person for two courses. The Inn not only bakes their own bread with organic flour,
they cure their own meat and fish and the game, beef and pork is all locally sourced.
The Award winning chef at 2Rivers Restaurant in Okehampton has put together a tastebud tingling
menu for their Christmas Party Menu. Menus start at £18.95 for 2 courses. Don’t forget that
2Rivers is open all day so you can always pop in and try one of their Festive Drink specials,
lot’s to choose from - Spiced Chai Tea, Gingerbread Latte, Hot Chocolate Orange
and Cinnamon Latte to name just a few.
The Elephant’s Nest is the quintessential English (and Devonshire) country pub, so what better
place to celebrate than in their cosy bar with Christmas decorations in front of the roaring log fires.
You are in for a real treat with their FIVE course set menu. Five courses are £24.95 per person,
make a night of it and book into one of their three generously sized en-suite bedrooms.
Experience a Christmas Lunch on Dartmoor at Prince Hall Country House Hotel – and for those that
get sick of seeing Turkey on Christmas menus you will be pleasantly surprised as there is no turkey
in sight! Indulge in Roasted Goose Breast, Pan Seared Fillet of Halibut, Loin of Venison
or Cornish Brie and Fennel Gratin. Three course Christmas party menu is £29.50 per person,
available lunchtimes Mon-Fri between 24th Nov – 19th December.
Enjoy the Christmas Spirit in the beautiful surroundings of the Moorland Garden Hotel; with their
relaxed, welcoming and friendly style you will be sure to feel right at home and with Dartmoor
on the doorstep, you have the perfect setting for a truly magical festive experience.
Their chefs has created a delicious festive party menu using the best locally sourced ingredients.
Festive Dinners start from £22.95 per person for 3 courses and coffee, or from £35 per adult
for their Crystal Christmas party which includes three courses, half a bottle of wine and disco
entertainment. Don’t forget they are also holding a Christmas Wreath making afternoon tea workshop
on 8th December.
The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock oozes traditional olde-worlde Christmas charm with huge
Christmas trees, an abundance of holly & mistletoe and a very warm & friendly team to welcome you.
This combined with good food, fine wines and dazzling entertainment means you are assured
a magical party. You can let your hair down and avoid the drive home
as for an additional £49.50 per person you can stay over.
Throughout the festive season the imposing stone towers, secret archways and curious arrow
slits of Boringdon Hall Hotel will become a backdrop for a magical Winter Wonderland.
Ice Skating, festive afternoon teas , Santa’s Grotto and all-inclusive Christmas and New Year breaks
are all on the menu. Their Christmas Party menu starts at £29.95 per person and includes
a classic festive lunch with all the trimmings as well as a complimentary party box
to help you let your hair down!
Finally, for this list of suggestions enjoy the Christmas Festivities at The Horn of Plenty at Gulworthy.
Christmas is a very special occasion and the Horn of Plenty welcome you to celebrate
the festive season in style. Enjoy award winning food and service, magnificent views
over the Tamar Valley, elegant Christmas Decorations and roaring log fires.
Whether you are meeting family and friends or planning a private party,
their festive lunches and dinners offer a memorable and hugely enjoyable occasion
for parties of 2 – 82! Festive lunches start at £19.50 for 2 courses plus canapés,
and the dinners are £29.50 for 3 courses plus canapés.
Why not stay as well – room rates for £95 per night, B&B based on 2 sharing.
Go on treat yourself, after all it’s CHRISTMAS!