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

Dear Friends & Family,
As part of our staged reopening on Thursday 23rd July, Middleton Lodge Estate will be implementing “contactless stays” in line with government social distancing guidelines.

It is looking absolutely beautiful here at the moment, and it’s a shame that we can’t allow you here yet - but by July it promises to be even better. We have space, we have fresh air, and sky, we have great food, the gardens are teaming with produce, we have gorgeous bedrooms to rest your weary heads in. We will be opening our restaurant (for residents only) at a safe distance - al fresco fine dining in a sprawling setting.

What is a contactless stay?

We have spent a lot of time thinking about how we can do this. Luckily one thing we have here in abundance is space - most of our bedrooms have their own private entrances straight into the gardens, so nobody will have to have to walk through communal areas.

Guests will be guided remotely through booking and check in prior to arrival. On arrival, all guests will have a temperature check at the new gatehouse, and be directed via a map to their private rooms. Each has it’s own private entrance and views of the gardens or parkland setting. Unwind in one of our fabulous roll top baths, with signature Noble Isle amenities proudly made in the British Isles. Order dinner in your room, or head over to our stretch tent in the Coach House courtyard for alfresco estate to plate at a distance. You might not see much of our staff, but rest assured they will be there, and available to help with anything that you might need.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, upgrades are available for rooms with hot tubs and wood burning stoves…

The great outdoors remains firmly open, and guests will have access to a selection of walking routes around the 200 acre estate and beyond. We also have our utterly beautiful Walled Gardens to explore (and are begging to be painted for any creative types - don’t forget your watercolours and easel!)

Click here to book now or you can buy as a voucher for a loved one to redeem later.

Our Mission

The Covid-19 outbreak continues to be a testing time for everyone, and we are delighted to be able to invite people back to our estate to share our beautiful Yorkshire countryside at a safe distance. The safety of all our staff and guests is paramount, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that people can come and feel safe and relaxed here.

Gift Vouchers

If you know someone who needs to get away from it all we do have vouchers available. You can boost the experience with dinner for two or a bottle of something delicious on arrival. Look out for special offers too on longer stays.

As always, Middleton Lodge Estate adheres to strict hygiene and safety guidelines. In addition to these we are taking extra precautions to limit interaction between staff and guests. We are also boosting deep cleaning practices. Though out of sight, the team will be available to assist guests with anything they might need during their stay via our new messaging service.

It should go without saying, but we do ask that any guests with any symptoms that could be attributable to Covid-19, or who may have been recently exposed to not come to the Estate. We also ask that you follow government guidelines for social distancing while you are here.

Thank you for your support during this difficult time, we have been so heartened with so many lovely messages from you all! We can’t wait to welcome you back.

Please take care and stay safe.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x