Christmas Escape

Christmas Eve

Bags down.
Feet up.
Cocktail in hand.
Now what?  A gallivant on the beach, a luxurious treatment in the Beach Hut or just put your feet up in the snug?  It’s your escape so it’s up to you.  At 4pm it’s all about mulled wine, mince pies and a fresh pot of tea.  Decisions, decisions.  Supper tonight is a homely affair, nothing too rich to ensure a good nights sleep, and we’d certainly recommend a night  cap in front of the roaring fire, we have a fantastic selection of hand picked single estate digestifs to tickle your fancy.  Yum.

Boxing Day

Take your time over a long, lazy breakfast, a farewell or two before heading off home.  Of course, if you don’t want the good times to end you can extend your stay.

Christmas Day

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if it didn’t start with a Champagne breakfast, ours of course is English, Chapel Down, utterly delicious.

Christmas lunch is an epic festive feast, everything you would expect and more we hope, and of course we’ll supply the crackers.  Later a gallivant on the beach is probably in order or a good film in your room perhaps (we have a very up to date film library) before a Scandi inspired buffet is served with Christmas cake for afters.

Your very own beach house

Coming to the Gallivant at Christmas is about great food, long walks on the beach and relaxing by the fire.  

But above all else it’s about a warm welcome, great hospitality, perhaps meeting some new friends and just having a lovely, relaxing time.

Want to come?


    • Arrival cocktail, mulled wine and tea and cake on both days
    • Three course dinner on the 24th
    • Full breakfasts on both mornings, including anything cooked from the kitchen and bucks fizz on Christmas Day morning
    • Four course Christmas Day lunch
    • Christmas Day Evening buffet and Christmas cake
    • A special departure gift from us all

    Price per person based on two sharing for two night break

    Garden room                          £370
    Snug room                              £420
    Deck room                              £440
    Baby Hampton room              £490
    Large Baby Hampton  room   £530
    Luxury Garden room               £580

    Single occupancy starts at £550

    To make a booking please email here or if you would prefer call 01797 225 057

    For information about our New Year Break click here

Christmas Day menu

Bloody Mary bites

Pork belly, caramelised cauliflower

Celeriac pithivier
Parsnip, chanterelle mushroom

Duck liver parfait
Crispy skin crumb, pickled cherry

Roast Smarden free range bronze turkey breast
Ballotine of leg stuffed with cranberry & chestnut stuffing, pigs in blankets, duck fat roast potatoes

Poached monkfish
Salsify, braised chicory

Charred butternut squash
Goats curd crumble, kale

Christmas pudding
Brandy butter

Caramelised plum and apple tart tatin
Mascarpone, cinnamon

Clementine delice
Pistachio, ginger

Colston Bassett
And a glass of port

Mince pies and brandy butter


To print the menu please click here


Beach Hut mini spa

We only have one beautifully formed, serene little treatment room for some indulgent pampering.

Sensual facials, relaxing massages or restorative manicures and pedicures.

We suspect this may get booked up pretty quickly over these two days so if you fancy something extra indulgent please book this at the time of your escape booking, thank you.