Festive dining at Damson Dene Hotel

    Festive Dining

    Throughout the festive season we will be offering the best local and seasonal food.

    If a full on party night is not your thing, why not join us for a traditional Christmas lunch in the bar or restaurant, a favourite for daytime office parties. Join us throughout December to celebrate with friends, family or work colleagues with some great food, fine wine and fantastic local beers.

    • £15.95 per person for a two course lunch
    • £18.95 per person for a three course lunch
    Christmas Day Lunch

    Christmas Day Lunch

    Like the scene from a Christmas card, the rolling Lakeland hills and pretty villages of the Lyth Valley provide the perfect backdrop for our favourite day of the year. A roaring fire and splendid decorations inside ensure a warm welcome, so take the stress out of your festive planning and book in for our five course festive feast. Reservations are essential.

    • £69 per adult
    • young adults (aged 13-15) - £45pp
    • juniors (aged 3-12) - £20pp


    First Course

    Stornoway Black Pudding and Smoked Duck Terrine, Prune and Orange Chutney, Lamb Lettuce, 
    Chilli and Cheese Bloomer Bread

    Oak Smoked Mackerel, Whipped Crème Cheese, Fresh Apples and Chives Oil (GF)

    Creamy Brandy Infused Forest Mushroom Soup and Parmesan Tuille (GF)

    Goat Cheese Wonton, Caramelized Onion and Beetroot Oil (V, VG)

    Second Course

    Champagne Sorbet

    Main Course

    Roasted Breast and Leg of Turkey with All the Trimmings and Roast Gravy

    Sirloin of Scottish Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Pan Gravy
    Plaice Fillet, Roasted Golden Beetroot, Clams and Capers Beurre Noisette (GF)

    King Oyster Mushroom Scallops, Mediterranean Wild Rice and Zucchini Ribbons (V, VG,GF)

    All served with a selection of potatoes and seasonal vegetables


    Winter Berries Tiramisu

    Award Winning Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce and Ice Cream

    Raspberry Cranachan Trifle

    Melton Stilton and Port, Fruit and Biscuit


    Coffee & Petit Fours



    Party in style this year and let 2022 in with a bang. The emphasis is on fine food, great company and a good old knees up! Our Chefs will prepare a banquet of local delights for your enjoyment, while you get ready for the big countdown to midnight. Seating at 8:00pm.

    • £69 per adult
    • young adults (aged 13-15) - £45pp
    • juniors (aged 3-12) - £20pp



    Creamy Thai Carrot & Sweet Potato, Crunchy Honey Nuts and Fresh Coriander

    Salmon & Prawns Stacks
    Smoked Salmon, Prawns & Avocado Spiced Salsa

    Beetroot and Cheese Textures
    Red and Gold Beetroot, Ricotta Cheese & Herby Tomato Concasse

    Cumbrian Game Terrine
    Homemade Date and Fig Chutney, Toasted Brioche & Garden Herb Salad

    Second Course

    Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco


    Herb Crusted Venison
    80Z Venison Steak with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Crust, Sweet Potatoes Dauphinoise, Madeira Wine Jus

    Pan Seared Sword Fish
    Butter Pan Seared Sword Fish, Prawns, Mussels and Cherry Tomatoes Consomme

    Supreme of Chicken
    Supreme of Chicken, Wild Mushroom Truffled Sausage, Potato Puree with Leeks, Roasted Vegetables & Tarragon Jus

    Griddle Haloumi Cheese
    Grilled Haloumi Cheese, Cherry Tomato, Toasted Wild Mushroom, Garlic Wilted Kale


    Dark Chocolate Marquise
    Blueberry Puree, Clotted Cream and Mint Syrup

    Aromatic Poach Pears
    Pistachio Creme Anglaise, Cardamom Yogurt and Crushed Strawbeny Ice Cream

    "Damson Dene” Blueberry Tartlet
    Mint Custard, Blueberry Meringue, Pecan and Coconut Crumble

    Cheese and Port Wine Selection
    Celery and Apple Chutney, Crackers and Fresh Grapes

    To Finish

    Coffee and Petit Fours

    Lake District Christmas Party Nights


    The excitement begins at the end of November when our programme of party nights kicks off the countdown to Christmas. Whether you’re looking for a residential party package or just a great local party night, Damson Dene Hotel will deliver a fun filled night to remember.

    Our chefs have been busy preparing the best local and seasonal food for the table and there are fine wines and great tasting local beers at the bar. Our resident DJ’s will be playing our favourite Christmas dance floor fillers, so whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or work colleagues festive cheer is guaranteed.

    We've got a great range of nights to choose from starting at the end of November until 21st December 2021.

    Package includes:

    • 4 course festive meal including coffee and mints
    • Glass of prosecco per person on arrival
    • Party hats, crackers & party poppers

    £27.95 per person

    Stay for an extra £50 per person



    Private Platter

    A buffet at your own table to share with friends

    Smoked Salmon Roulaude, Liver Pate, Hams, Melons and Salads


    Christmas Carvery

    Just what you fancy (sprouts served separately!)

    Choose from:

    Butter Roast Turkey and all the fuss

    Roast Beef and Yorkie Pud

    Grilled Salmon Fillet

    Individual Vegetable Strudel

    with Roasted Vegetables and Potatoes


    Dishy Desserts

    Pick up a pudding

    Individual Desserts

    Fruit Salad, Lemon Posset, Christmas Pudding, Sherry Trifle


    Freshly Brewed Coffee & Mince Pies


    2 or 3 Night Christmas Breaks

    Come and enjoy the fun with a 2 or 3 night Christmas package at Damson Dene Hotel.
    Prices from 2 nights£295 & 3 nights - £345 per adult including accommodation, breakfast and evening meals.


    Christmas Eve

    Get settled in before you join us for mulled wine and mince pies in the Bar.
    Dinner is served in our Heron view restaurant from 6.30pm.
    Get to know fellow guests in our lounge area and enjoy some parlour games for some festive fun.
    Younger guests are invited to decorate the tree in the lounge area and hang their stockings ready for a visit from the ‘big fella’ – don’t forget a carrot for the reindeer.

    Christmas Day

    Start the day with a glass of bucks fizz and our traditional Cumbrian breakfast.
    The morning is yours to enjoy with a local walk or church service before sitting down to a six course Christmas lunch to remember.
    Join the Queen in the lounge at 3pm then why not have a dip in the pool or a short walk to build your appetite for this evening’s decorated carved buffet.

    Boxing Day

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast looking out over the beautiful Gardens.
    On your return have a warm up in the bar with some tea and cake; an ideal opportunity to continue any games tournaments you’re on the brink of winning.
    A candlelit dinner will be served in our restaurant from 6.30pm.

    27th December

    Time to wish you a fond farewell after breakfast, served until 10.00am.

    Lake District New Year Breaks

    2 or 3 Night New Year Breaks

    Why not bring in the New Year at Damson Dene Hotel?


    Arrive mid afternoon, settle in and enjoy use of leisure facilities before getting ready for dinner.
    Meet fellow guests in the bar area for pre-dinner canapés and a glass of prosecco from 7pm.

    Enjoy a splendid 5 course Gala dinner in our Heron View Restaurant and party the night away with our music and entertainment from our DJ.
    Charge your glasses ready to toast the New Year with new friends and old.


    Leisurely breakfast served until 10.30.
    Still time to relax in our spa before getting ready for dinner from in our Heron view restaurant from 6.30pm


    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we wish you a fond farewell, or if you’d like a longer break, why not stay on at our preferred rates.


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