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 are finally able to welcome you back to the Middleton Lodge Estate from today! Due to social distancing guidelines we can only take a limited number of non-resident sittings and PRE BOOKING is required.

Our restaurant opening times are breakfast 7.30am-10.30am, lunch 12pm – 2pm, and dinner 6pm – 9pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all reservations.

Overnight stays can be booked here. Please be aware that ALL guests will need a reservation before coming onto the estate and temperatures will be checked at the gate. It should go without saying but please do not travel if you have any symptoms or have been recently exposed, and please be mindful of other guests and staff. Table sizes and groups will of course be limited in line with current government guidelines.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x