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


    Smoked Salmon, Dill & Cream Cheese Roulade with Rocket

    Shallot and Goats Cheese Tart

    Chilled Galia & Cantaloupe Melons, Elderflower, Damson Gin


    Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup, Pesto


    Champagne Sorbet


    Cumbrian Butter Roasted Turkey, Pigs in Blankets, Apricot & Chestnut Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce

    Roast Loin of Pork, Crackling, Sage & Onion Balls, Apple & Marsala Sauce

    Steamed Fillets of Sole, Dill Beurre Blanc

    Vegetable Tart Tatin with Tomato and Basil Sauce

    Family served vegetables & potatoes for the table


    Award Winning Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

    Assiette of Lemon

    Chocolate Roulade with Baileys Cream


    Coffee and Mince Pies



    Party in style this year and let 2019 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


    Smoked Salmon, Dill and Cream Cheese Roulade with
    Mixed Leaves, Brown Bread and Butter

    Shallot and Goats Cheese Tart, Short Crust Pastry, Roasted Shallots,
    Five Mile Town Goats Cheese

    Chicken Liver, Chicken Liver Pate, Melba Toast, Damson Chutney


    Mulligatawny Soup with Artisan Bread


    Champagne Granita


    Beef Wellington with Port Sauce

    Salmon, Linguine Pasta with White Wine Cream

    Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese in Filo Pastry, Garlic Potatoes,
    Broccoli and Tomato Sauce

    Panache of Roasted Root Vegetables and Potatoes for the Table


    Assiette of Lemon
    - Lemon Posset
    - Lemon Cheese Cake
    - Lemon Shortbread


    Coffee – Colombian Filter Coffee and Handmade Chocolates

    Lake District Christmas Party Nights


    The Damson Dene Hotel is the place to be at Christmas - join us with our all-inclusive package for a good old knees-up and the very best festive hospitality.

    Package includes:

    • 3 course meal
    • Free bar*
    • DJ & Disco
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Full English breakfast the next morning


    • 8th, 15th and 22nd December for £90pp

    Also available option to come and party but not stay overnight:

    • 8th, 15th and 22nd December for £55pp (10% discount for parties of 10 and over)


    • Arrive from 7.00pm
    • Free bar* and 3 course dinner start at 8.00pm
    • Disco until 12.00am. Bar open until late.

    * Free Bar consists of draught Lager and Bitter, House red and white Wines & Selected Soft Drinks, served from 8.00pm until midnight. Terms apply.



    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


    3 Night Christmas Breaks

    Come and enjoy the fun with our 3 night Christmas package at Damson Dene Hotel. General Manger Wayne hosts a fabulous Christmas break with fun and entertainment all the way. This year we have added an extra 4th night to our special package completely free of charge so why not join us on Sunday 23rd December and start the party early.

    Sunday 23rd December

    Get the party started by arriving with us on Sunday 23rd December. This is an optional extra day but free of charge for those booking our Christmas Package. Enjoy a 3 course dinner in our Heron View Restaurant and live entertainment during the evening.

    Christmas Eve

    Once you have settled in you are invited to join us for mulled wine and mince pies in our cosy lounge where the Christmas Trees are up and the fire is lit. Enjoy a warm welcome from our friendly team and meet other guests who are spending Christmas with us. A festive three course candle lit dinner will be served in the restaurant this evening after which you can relax in the hotel bar or cosy up by the fire in the lounge. Young guests are invited to join us to decorate the children’s Christmas tree before we leave a mince pie and glass of sherry in the hearth for Father Christmas and a carrot for Rudolph, of course.

    Christmas Day

    Christmas Day begins with a glass of bucks fizz and a traditional Cumbrian breakfast buffet. The morning is yours to enjoy with a local walk or church service before sitting down to a five course Christmas lunch to remember. Throughout the remainder of the day you can relax in the hotel, take a swim, watch the Queen’s speech, or doze in the comfort of your room. Later you can help yourself to as much or as little as you can manage from our light buffet supper.

    Boxing Day

    After breakfast you are free to explore the Lake District with our staff on hand to recommend the highlights of the local area. Be sure to check holiday opening times and don't forget to collect some complimentary tickets for a cruise on Lake Windermere from our reception. Whether you’re walking, driving out or maybe even sledging (weather permitting), you can enjoy your beautiful surroundings, get some fresh air and build up an appetite for your three-course candlelit dinner. In the evening, join us by the fire in the lounge before we host our special Boxing Day quiz with prizes.

    Thursday 27th December

    We serve breakfast until 10:00 am. We wave goodbye on Thursday 27th, or if you're not ready to go yet book an extra night for only £55 per adult including breakfast and evening meal, or think about adding on a Twixmas Package.

    Lake District Twixmas Breaks

    Twixmas Breaks

    We offer some amazing rates for this relaxed few days in between Christmas and New Year. So why not make the most of it and enjoy a short break away from it all. Quaint nearby villages offer tea rooms, cosy pubs and lovely shops to explore or, head for the hills and blow away the cobwebs in the fresh Lakeland air. Our Reception team will be happy to recommend the best local outings.


    Special Twixmas Offer

    Our 2 night special offer packages include full English breakfast and 3 course evening meal each day, cream tea on arrival and complimentary Lake Cruise to enjoy during your stay.

    To make your reservation or for more information please call reception on 015395 68676

    Lake District New Year Breaks

    2 or 3 Night New Year Breaks

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

    New Year's Eve

    After your journey you can relax in our pool, browse the shops in one of the quaint nearby villages or take a walk in the stunning winter scenery. Don’t forget to leave enough time to get ready to party the night away at our NYE Gala Dinner and see in the new year in style with our five course celebration dinner, followed by a night of dancing with our Resident DJ.

    New Year's Day

    Whether you start the day with a leisurely lie-in or you choose to venture out and enjoy the Lakes a hearty English buffet breakfast will set you up for the day. Why not ask for a packed lunch and spend the day exploring or enjoy a complimentary Lakes Cruise on Windermere. Board games are available from reception for those who prefer to stay in and chill out, plus there are the hotel leisure facilities to enjoy. maybe take a long walk to burn off some calories which can quickly be replenished with our afternoon tea and cake. Finish the day with a fabulous three-course evening meal, served in our restaurant and then grab the chance to show your expertise in the evening with one of Wayne's well-loved quizzes.

    Wednesday 2nd January

    We wish you a fond farewell, or we hope you'll stay for one more day!