Not Forgetting the New Year




Not forgetting New Year…

Ok so, Christmas will be coming to end and New Year’s Eve is kind of the last hoorah before the January blues strike (Don’t worry well soon be sharing our guide to get rid of those! Click here to be kept in the know)

If the thought of planning your own New Year’s soiree is sending your head into a tizz, well we might have the answer, which means you can focus on what’s really important, the dancing and feasting (of course!), and leave us to worry about the rest.

So, after testing out our Christmas cocktail menu (we’ll take two locally brewed Expresso Martinis, please), we came up with the below:


A New Year’s Eve Knees up at The Fig House:

(£80pp excluding wine)

Arrival fizz, lavish three course dinner, (one of our favourite) live singers,and lengthy cocktail menu!

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A Seasonal Tasting Celebration at Forge:

(£110pp excluding wine)

Forge’s first New Year’s Eve! A seasonal, innovative tasting menu created by Head Chef, Gareth Rayner. When it gets close to 12 pick up the fizz and make your way to the Fig House to party the night away.

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What are you waiting for?

After a night of dancing, reserving a cosy bedroom will the perfect treat (you may as well start the New Year as you mean to go on!). The next morning you can soak away any sore heads in a super bubbly bathtub, then make your way to the Coach House for a hearty breakfast, endless amounts of coffee… and a Bloody Mary (or three!).

If you don’t think you’ll make breakfast, why not reserve a table for lunch? It’s New Year’s Day afterall, get a glass of fizz back in your hand and celebrate!

Remember to pop in for a catch up with us throughout December, there’ll be plenty of fragrant mulled wine and homemade mince pies for you to order and tuck into by the fireside. Not forgetting our Christmas Shop at The Coach House for all those last-minute stocking fillers.



An update from the Estate

It has been a tough week for everyone, and it is with sad hearts that we are announcing the temporary closure of our hotel & restaurant. We are not waiting for an order that falls too late, so we have taken the difficult decision to close the hotel in its entirety. Our upmost priority is to protect our loyal guests, the Middleton Lodge team, and our families at home. Unfortunately we are cancelling all bookings until 1st June 2020.

To be clear: we have had no suspected cases of COVID-19, either from our guests or our team. This is a heartbreaking decision, but it is one that we have made by choice, to keep you safe during this unprecedented time. Our last working day will be Saturday 21st March and we are in contact with all event organisers helping them to transfer dates. Our thoughts are with the NHS at this time of national crisis.

What about my booking?

If you have a booking of any kind (hotel, spa or restaurant) due to take place before 1st June 2020 we will be in touch with you personally via telephone or email. If you would consider rescheduling rather than completely cancelling your booking, that would mean so much to us as an independent hotel. We promise to do everything we can to deal with this situation as swiftly as we can.We are deeply sorry for the disappointment this causes; it has been a tough decision to make, but ultimately the right one. We respectfully request that you do not need to contact us about your booking at this time, unless directly requested to do so. Our lovely team are dealing with this as quickly as possible, and we don't want to overwhelm them, or slow the process for you. This is a huge ordeal for all of us, but with a level-head, we all will get through it. And we can't wait to welcome you back when we do.

Gift Vouchers

The redemption period will be extended to allow for this unplanned closure. If you would like to purchase a voucher please email the team via our contact page.

What Next?

Behind the scenes, our dedicated team will keep working diligently to ensure that we re-open in a way that is better than ever. You will be given the first opportunity to reschedule your stay and, when the time comes, we'll offer a safe, restful escape from this global ordeal.Please take care and stay safe. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support during this difficult time. We can't wait to welcome you back.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x