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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Friday 15 October 2021
Whether it’s a first home or a forever home you’re looking for, SoGlos has handpicked seven reasons why the Cotswolds is the...
From the biggest designer and high street stores to quirky shopping arcades, SoGlos handpicks nine sensational Christmas shopping...
From exhilarating Christmas Day swims to the county’s first Taco Bell opening, fill your December with 10 unmissable things...
From a plant filled swimming pool to a former toilet block in Cheltenham, SoGlos’s Gloucestershire property series uncovers...
Online and cloud-based services have brought back office tasks within a click of every Gloucestershire business owner, but...