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

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