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

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