10 places to dine on Christmas Day in Gloucestershire

If you’re celebrating with a festive family feast or a romantic yuletide date, SoGlos has you covered with 10 places to dine on Christmas Day in Gloucestershire.

Whether you’re planning on a lavish Christmas lunch to make up for lost time or peeling sprouts just isn’t your thing, SoGlos has served up 10 sensational places to dine on Christmas Day in Gloucestershire in 2021.


About the sponsor – Queens Hotel Cheltenham

Oozing with history and paired with both Greek and Roman influences, Cheltenham’s Queens Hotel boasts a unique landmark for the spa town. The hotel’s royal roots offer guests insight into the bygone era of opulence, whilst offering the modern comforts of a boutique hotel.

Guests at the Queens Hotel are sure to feel like royalty whilst they dine and take respite within the grand 18th century building.


1. Christmas Day at the Queens Hotel

As one of Europe’s first purpose-built hotels, not only does the Queens Hotel have some of the most impressive architecture in Cheltenham, but it’s also serving an impressive Christmas lunch menu in 2021 too.

Starting with a glass of fizz, the Queens Hotel will be serving dishes such as smoked trout terrine with Keta caviar and squid ink mayonnaise; oven-baked beef Wellington with potato gratin; turkey with all the trimmings; and cheese and biscuits; for a truly magical, traditional Christmas get-together.

For more information, visit queenshotelcheltenham.co.uk.


2. Christmas Day at The Langton

Popular Cheltenham pub The Langton is hosting a Christmas Day celebration fit for laidback family gatherings and groups of friends. The Langton menu includes prosciutto, burrata and fresh figs; British venison steak with blackcurrant and thyme jus, cavolo Nero, caramelised shallots and dauphinoise potatoes; and the delicious-sounding mince pie crème brûlée.


3. Christmas Day at The Porch House

With a buzzing atmosphere, gather your nearest and dearest for a Christmas Day with flavour-filled fayre and tasty tipples at The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold. On the menu this year, guests can enjoy honey roasted parsnip and thyme soup; roasted turkey and cola glazed gammon ham; as well as steamed Christmas pudding and hazelnut brownie.


4. Christmas Day at The Beckford Inn

Turkey fans in the Tewkesbury area, will be heading to The Beckford Inn, which will be serving up dishes including Kelly Bronze turkey ballotine with chestnut and apricot stuffing, Hasselback potatoes, breaded salsify, winter greens – with those all-important pigs in blankets on Christmas Day. Veggies, meanwhile, can tuck into beetroot Waldorf. And there’s desserts including dark chocolate delice.


5. Christmas Day at Charingworth Manor

Festive diners at Charingworth Manor can indulge in a luxurious menu featuring gin and beetroot cured salmon; mulled wine sorbet; traditional roast free-range turkey and pigs in blanket; as well as sweets such as mince pies and chocolate and baileys cheesecake.


6. Christmas Day at The Wheatsheaf

Located in Northleach, The Wheatsheaf will be providing celebratory Christmas Day treats for festive diners. After a glass of fizz, diners can look forward to a menu featuring beetroot cured salmon gravlax, horseradish crème fraiche, chicory, shallots and Avruga caviar; seared beef fillet carpaccio with truffle mayonnaise and artichoke crisps; Christmas spiced apple crumble; and scrumptious stollen.


7. Christmas Day at The Colesbourne Inn

The cosy Colesbourne Inn will be packed with Christmas cheer, with a five-course Christmas Day menu including baked mini camembert, apple and cider brandy chutney and toasted malt bread; roasted haunch of Wiltshire venison with juniper and bacon hispi cabbage, peppercorn red wine sauce and parsnip crisps; and baked apple tart with rosehip and rhubarb ice cream.


8. Christmas Day at The Kings Arms in Prestbury

Christmas diners can step inside Raymond Blanc’s 500-year-old inn, the Kings Arms in Prestbury, for a special yuletide day with a French twist. The six-course menu features French onion tart; fillet of British beef with black truffle sauce; fillet of Isle of Gigha halibut; blackcurrant sorbet; and raspberry cranachan with maple syrup and nut crumble. Délicieuse!


9. Christmas Day at Egypt Mill

Egypt Mill in Nailsworth will be boasting a delightful Christmas menu. Starring smoked duck breast with fig, frisée, blackberry and red wine reduction; 7oz fillet of dry-aged native breed beef; herb crusted stone bass fillet; and sweet treats such as a lavish cinnamon crème brûlée.


10. Christmas Day at Malmaison Cheltenham

Malmaison will be boasting a Christmas Day menu packed with modern European delights, all within the relaxed ambiance of the central Cheltenham hotel.

Revellers can feast upon roasted curried parsnip and coconut soup; free range roast turkey breast with parma ham and leg roulade; as well as a luxurious Valrhona dark chocolate and sea salt torte with pistachios and crème fraiche.


By Zoe Gater


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Friday 15 October 2021

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