Holiday Cocktails from The Bar

In the run up to Christmas and New Year, there’s nothing better than enjoying a holiday inspired tipple. Especially when it’s served with our delicious Christmas menu from The Coach House.

In the run up to Christmas and New Year, there’s nothing better than enjoying a holiday inspired tipple. Especially when it’s served with our delicious Christmas menu from The Coach House.

That said, not all hope is lost for those who can’t join us for dinner this December. Because we’ve wrapped up an early Christmas present just for you…

Our head mixologist, Tom Smith, is going to share the secret recipe for his exquisite Christmas Martini, plus an old classic we all love at this time of year….

Christmas Martini

Last year, we all seriously fell in love with the Christmas Cake cocktail, but our new favourite on the cocktail menu is all about the classic Martini.

Tom has handcrafted and infused his own candy cane vodka, with its strong hint of peppermint you’ll find yourself transported straight back to your childhood Christmas’ and stealing all those candy canes!

The homemade vodka is mixed with Crème de Cacao Blanc (chocolate liqueur), Angostura Bitters, and Milk, and finished a Vanilla Foam Top. Served in a martini glass and garnished with your own little candy cane.

Tom comments: “This is a delectably sweet cocktail and will bring you right into the Christmas spirit, enjoy as a dessert cocktail or great for those with an indulgent sweet tooth. But hey that’s what Christmas is all about”.

We guarantee this one will wake Nana up after that hearty Christmas dinner.

Mulled Wine

Christmas doesn’t begin until you’ve tasted your first mulled wine, and baby when it’s cold outside, our Mulled Wine is the perfect winter warmer.

A fusion of the best season flavours - cinnamon, nutmeg and orange - here is our recipe for the spiced, seasonal wine.

1 bottle of wine (preferably a heavy wine such as Malbec)

Zest of 1 orange & 1 lemon

100g sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

2 teaspoon nutmeg

200ml amaretto

Add all ingredients into a large pan and allow to simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Do not allow to boil as you will lose the alcohol.

Serve immediately and enjoy.

Merry Christmas (hiccup!) 

An update from the Estate

We’re delighted to announce, in light of the latest Government guidance that our Coach House restaurant and hotel will re-open on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

From Thursday the Coach House will be serving up a delicious winter walled garden inspired menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Our stretch tent is still in place for alfresco-dining and we have the heaters and mulled wine at the ready. As the restaurant re-opens, we will no longer be offering takeaway orders Monday to Saturday. And on Sundays you can either join us for your Sunday roast or pre-order and collect your lunch to enjoy at home.

Should you have a hotel reservation from December 3rd, your booking will still be in place and we’re looking forward to welcoming you.

As you can imagine, our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment, which is why we thank you for your patience in advance.

To speak to a member of our Coach House team please call – 01325 377 071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . And to get in touch with our reservations team please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01325 377977.

We cannot wait to welcome you back!

Please note: As always, the safety of our guests and team is our main priority, with this it essential you have a reservation before arriving. Reservations for two, or more households dining together can only be placed at our Coach House alfresco dining area. Temperature checks are in place for all estate visitors and until seated it is compulsory to wear a mask and remain two metres apart. Our Coach House team will take reservations for up to a maximum of six guests and we will operate via table service only.