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Paskeston Hall Country House offers a unique and traditional Christmas celebration every year. From our 23 foot Christmas tree to our home made game pie, you will not find a celebration like it. We try to create an original Victorian Christmas fayre with entertainment, unusual foods and the chance for you to be merry.
We are booking up fairly quickly for 2014, out first date is already fully booked. Below you will find a menu and a schedule of events, please book to avoid disappointment as we cannot accept walk ins during this time.
6th December- Fully Booked
If you have visited with us before you will be aware you can turn up whenever you have made your booking, however for our Christmas event we like to seat everyone at the same time, so the (hot) food is enjoyed while hot, and the entertainment is enjoyed while it's being performed. Below you will find our menu, opening times and schedule, followed by prices and methods of payment. We regret that we cannot take card payments through our machine, as we are very rural we had issues last year gaining signal, and the lines were busy due to last minute shoppers. You are invited to pay by PayPal if you need to pay by card, the details of which will be below. We do not accommodate children under the age of 14. At all. Whatsoever. Turning up with a child does not mean you will be allowed to stay, we will more than likely turn you away as we do not accommodate them.
Spiced punch, kept warm on our open log burners, served with cloves, cinammon sticks, oranges in beautiful handled glasses.
Cinnamon toast; thick toasted brioche, sweetened with cinnamon butter.
Traditional English muffins, toasted with spiced orange jelly.
Game pie; home made with a thick butter crust which houses venison (ethically sourced), duck, chicken (and other locally sourced game), leek, onion, carrots, completed with quails' eggs.
Victorian Chewits; a trip back to the Victorian times when mince pies were in fact made from mince beef and fruit and spices.
Goose sandwiches; served with a cranberry chutney, shredded goose encaptured within sturdy bread.
Cheese & Christmas chutney sandwiches; thick mature cheddar, sweetened every so slightly with our special Christmas chutney.
Smoked salmon pin wheels; a must, not matter what time of year! Smoked salmon is all about indulgence, and if you can't indulge at Christmas....
Ham & mustard sandwiches; something has to stay from a traditional afternoon tea!
Christmas pudding; "...and we all want some..."; luxurious, thick and sweetened with all the fruits of Christmas, Christmas pudding. Individually steamed and served with hot custard or cold cream in separate pouring jugs.
Stollen; if there's something the Germans do successfully it's Christmas, and all the sweet delicacies that go with it. Thick stollen, sweetened with marzipan and dusted off with a snowy top of icing sugar.
Gingerbread; another German delicacy, icing topped German gingerbread. This is especially lovely when taken with our Christmas tea.
Shortbread; Christmas is never complete without a tin of shortbread, and while we don't provide you with a tin worth, we do indulge your sweet tooth with sugar encrusted buttery shortbread.
Peppermint creams; a huge hit with the Victorians, and a huge hit here. Home made peppermint creams which melt in your mouth and cleanse your palate.
Every year we have a variety of entertainment. This is our fourth year running our Christmas Celebration and we have some returning acts that have proved popular and successful in the past. These include an illusionist, a choir, a quiz, a pianist (and her great sing alongs) and a raffle for a Christmas hamper (all proceeds go to the Salvation Army). We are also awaiting confirmation on a saxophonist we have used previously, who is absolutely fantastic!
We ask that everyone arrive to be seated by 2pm. This will mean arriving around 1.30-1.45pm where you will be given beverages and you are welcome to relax. We seat everyone at the same time so the entertainment and hot food can be served accordingly.
Payment; you are welcome to pre pay using PayPal, or requesting to by email and we can send you an invoice. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to use it's services, but it does allow you to make a debit or credit card payment should you choose to pay this way, or gift our Christmas Celebration to somebody else. We are happy to accept a cheque, but due to the erratic banking days over Christmas would prefer not to unless you can drop it in 7-10 days before attending.
Our prices are £35.00 a head for our Christmas Celebration, as usual all of the food will be available for you to take away. While we do not have an alcohol licence you are welcome to bring your own bottle for £2.50 cork charge per bottle.