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Where to enjoy a delicious Christmas Day lunch in the Cotswolds

PUBLISHED: 11:14 07 November 2017

Enjoy the festivities in the truly breathtaking setting of the Egypt Mill, Nailsworth

Enjoy the festivities in the truly breathtaking setting of the Egypt Mill, Nailsworth


Whether you’re hoping for a leisurely Christmas Day lunch or a luxurious festive break away, why not try one of these charming Cotswold spots for a stress-free way to celebrate Christmas

Beckford Inn, near Tewkesbury

Sitting on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, a short drive from the pretty town of Tewkesbury, the Beckford Inn offers a tasty Christmas Day five course feast for guests to savour.

There are plenty of options for each course; with canapés on arrival, starters including an indulgent blue cheese and walnut soufflé, mains including roast British turkey with all the trimmings, desserts including chocolate terrine with blood orange sorbet and mince pies to finish.

A special Boxing Day menu is also available with lots of home cooked favourites for diners to enjoy.

White Hart, Winchcombe

Popular among locals and visitors, the White Hart, nestled in the heart of Winchcombe, is known for serving simple, rustic food with an emphasis on flavour and generous portions.

Hoping to vanquish the stresses of Christmas Day dinner preparation, the White Hart will be serving a seven course lunch with plenty of traditional festive treats including a roast turkey dinner complete with pigs in blankets, chestnut stuffing and bread sauce.

The White Hart will also be offering two or three night stays over the Christmas period for a truly relaxing way to spend the festive season.

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Egypt Mill, Nailsworth

For Christmas celebrations in a truly breathtaking setting, Nailsworth’s Egypt Mill is the perfect place to dine. The independently owned 16th century pub sits on the peaceful River Frome, surrounded by the stunning Stroud valleys.

The Christmas Day feast begins with starters including choices such as trio of crab with dressed avocado and carpaccio of beef with horseradish cream, followed by traditional turkey with festive trimmings or wild mushroom and black truffle ravioli, among many more. If you thought you couldn’t fit in anymore, there are plenty of desserts and mince pies to tempt your sweet tooth!

The Swan Hotel, Bibury

For a luxurious Christmas break in arguably one of the prettiest Cotswold villages, why not book a three night stay at Bibury’s beautiful Swan Hotel? Nestled in the heart of the Cotswold countryside, expect glorious views, a friendly welcome and the village’s infamous Boxing Day duck race!

From Christmas Eve to December 27, guests can enjoy plenty of festive feasting, the flow of fizz and the opportunity to unwind in one of the hotel’s 22 uniquely decorated, comfortable bedrooms. Book soon – these rooms get snapped up quickly!

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The Slaughters Country Inn

For a luxurious festive breakaway and hearty dining at its finest, The Slaughters Country Inn is the perfect place to enjoy a Christmas retreat. From Christmas Eve to December 27, expect courses of mouthwatering dishes, plenty of mulled wine and time to relax in front of a roaring log fire.

The stunning locations of The Slaughters Manor House and Old Swan & Minster Mill near Oxford also offer similar Christmas stays. Plenty of options for those seeking a special Christmas getaway this year!

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The Wild Duck, near Cirencester

A Cotswold stone building buried in ivy, the Wild Duck Inn is a gorgeous 16th century coaching inn just outside Cirencester.

The menu of the Inn is a bevy of proper English, seasonal pub food and, as to be expected, promises to offer guests a tasty traditional Christmas feast with a few twists. Soak in the pretty interior and unwind while enjoying a leisurely Christmas celebration. Why not walk off your lunch with a stroll round Cirencester afterwards?

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach

Another Lucky Onion property alongside The Wild Duck, Northleach’s The Wheatsheaf Inn offers visitors a sumptuous Christmas Day lunch within its gorgeous interior, steeped in history. Get cosy beside the roaring log fire and enjoy a delightful three course affair bound to leave you feeling satisfied.

Starters include a plethora of delicious festive foodie treats including duck liver parfait with baked Wiltshire ham and truffle Jerusalem artichoke soup. For your main, there’s plenty to choose from including a roast bronze turkey with all the delicious trimmings. And finally, we suggest the Lucky Onion Christmas pudding with brandy custard can be enjoyed.

The Inn at Fossebridge

Set in four acres of scenic rolling greenery sits the Inn at Fossebridge, a charming pub nestled in the heart of the pretty hamlet. Beautiful in summer and winter, the Inn at Fossebridge looks particularly magical when traditional festive decorations and twinkling white fairy lights adorn the inside.

Gather in front of the roaring log fire for a Christmas Day luncheon carefully created by the Inn’s Head Chef, packed with seasonal favourites.

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