Christmas & New Year
Christmas & New Year
Come and experience the magical festive period at the Damson Dene Hotel
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Festive Dining

Throughout December 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. Pre-booking essential.

  • £17.95 per person for a two course lunch
  • £21.95 per person for a three course lunch
Festive Dining
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.

  • £70 per adult
  • £50 per child (children aged 12 and under)
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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

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

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.

  • £70 per adult
  • £50 per child (children aged 12 and under)
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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

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

The excitement begins 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 2 nights to choose from eother the 10th or 17th of December 2022.

Package Details

Package includes:

  • 4 course festive menu (to be released soon)
  • Glass of prosecco per person on arrival
  • Party hats, crackers & party poppers


Stay for an extra £60 per person (on a B&B basis)

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 - £350 (per adult - £100 per child)) & 3 nights - £450 (per adult - £120 per child) including accommodation, breakfast and evening meals.

Break Details


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.


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.


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.


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

Christmas Breaks
New Year Breaks

2 or 3 night New Year Breaks

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

Break Details


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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Damson Dene Hotel
Nr Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria, LA8 8JE

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