Christmas by the sea


You’ve arrived, switch off, check in.

Relax, the next two days are all yours and we’ve got everything covered.

A roaring log fire, boughs of holly. Trees bedecked with decorations.

Crisp linen sheets and sensational beds.

Beautiful food that will make you smile. Delicious and local.

Lots of Christmas good cheer.

Find your favourite spot in the Snug, pour that long bath, enjoy that spoiling massage in our spa.

Or explore like a local.

A blast of fresh air, a breathtaking beach.  Go for that long walk you’ve been waiting for.

Visit a beautiful village.  Pop into that perfect pub.

Time stretching not rushing.  Life in the moment.

Christmas by the sea, at the Gallivant, it’s a magical experience.


Christmas Eve
3pm on     Welcome drink on arrival
4pm           Mince pies and mulled                            wine
6.30pm      Residents drinks party,                            cocktails and canapés
7pm           Christmas Eve supper

Christmas Day
8am on      Bucks fizz and cooked                             breakfast
1pm           Christmas Day lunch
7pm           Residents buffet supper

Boxing Day
8am on       Cooked breakfast
8am          Private yoga class for                             residents
12pm           Departure and farewells

Dress code; smart casual on Christmas Eve, relaxed and informal the rest of the time.  Children over 10.


    • Welcome drink on arrival 24th December
    • Drinks party with canapés on Christmas Eve for residents
    • Christmas Eve supper for residents DOWNLOAD HERE
    • Five course Christmas Day lunch DOWNLOAD HERE
    • Christmas Day Evening buffet for residents
    • Private yoga class on Boxing Day morning for residents
    • A special departure gift from us all
    • Mince pies and mulled wine on Christmas Eve
    • Tea at 4pm every day
    • Full Gallivant breakfast on every morning, including anything cooked from the kitchen and bucks fizz on Christmas Day

    Price per room based on two sharing

    Original Garden room            £1,150
    Deck room                              £1,250
    Snug room                              £1,300
    New Garden room                  £1,425
    Baby Hampton room             £1,350
    Large Baby Hampton  room  £1,550
    Luxury Garden room             £1,705

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

Christmas Day menu

£95 per person

Smoked haddock croquettes with wild chervil mayonnaise


Dungeness crab, chicory, shaved fennel, chilli, orange
Pressed local game terrine, pickled golden beets, rowan berry jelly
Whipped Morghew Park potatoes, girolle mushroom, Sussex Charmer and rye crumb


Norfolk Bronze turkey and all the trimmings
Baked Rye Bay dover sole, mussles, seashore vegetables
Cherry Tree Farm squash Wellington, parsnip gravy


For all the table to share:
Kent honey roast parsnips (pb)  |  Brussel sprouts, bacon, cobnut  |  Baked celeriac and Sussex charmer gratin  |  Braised red cabbage, sultana, apple


Christmas pudding, Guernsey thick cream
Wille’s single estate Peruvian dark chocolate mousse, honeycomb, cacao
Galliavnt sherry trifle


Served in front of the fire:
Colston Bassett stilton, crackers  |  Dorset quince membrillo


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.