Posted on 20th September 2020

2019 Christmas Wine Fair

Sun 1 December 19,  11:00 am

Sunday 1st December 2019

11.15am – 1.30pm or 2-4pm

Our biggest and best tasting of the year, not to be missed under any circumstances! Your chance to taste a huge range of brilliant bottles for a nominal price, in an informal atmosphere.  The eclectic range will include fizz, white, red and sweet from many corners of the wine-making globe; from house wines to ‘reserves’ from our cellar – including a few mature or rare bottles. No pressure to buy but there’s a 10% discount on mixed cases of wines tasted on the day.

This is a “walk-round” tasting (there is no seating) of over 75 wines; from everyday drinking to the fine and rare. Our knowledgeable team can give you as much information on the wines as you require; or just leave you to taste on your own.

Lunch is available in the hotel (there is no food at the tasting) – our Sunday Lunch menu will be available from 12 through to 4pm, so you can book before or after your tasting; then our Sunday evening steak menu from 6.15-9pm. Be sure to reserve a table in advance as it will be very busy.

Tickets for the Wine Fair are £20 per person.

Session one 11.15am-1.30pm; Session two 2-4pm. (We stop serving at these finish times).

To book ring the wine shop, 01480 458410

Payment in full is required at time of booking and tickets are not refundable.



Sunday 1st December 2019

Hearty, rustic dishes, served on big communal tables in the Dining Room.  A free “wine bar” in the room (from 7pm until coffee is served) so you can choose from a myriad of odd bottles and left-overs from the day’s tasting.

It’s a relaxed party with which we round off our fair. It’s a chance to taste and drink lots of different wines whilst having supper with old friends and new. But it’s important to stress that it’s not a tutored or themed wine dinner; it’s in the style of a meal at a French wine harvest. So please only come if you think this will suit you. It also gets quite noisy!

Smoked mackerel pâte and Venison terrine; with granary toast

Boeuf Bourguignon; winter greens

English cheese with chutney and homemade biscuits

Blackberry and apple crumble with custard

Coffee and biscuits

£59.00 per person.  Includes wine of many sorts, until coffee is served.

Sitting down to eat at 7pm. Let us know in advance of any dietary requests.

£40 discount from our normal bed & breakfast rates for anyone booking the Wine Fair Supper.

The Supper is limited to 50 guests, but we will also be serving our normal Sunday night A La Carte and Steak Menus in the restaurant

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