We all got together in the Hunting Lodge which was the room we had booked for our Christmas meal. It was beautiful, very rustic with a huge wooden table in the middle and lots of animal heads and antlers on the walls. The table was pre-set out with glasses and place settings but we moved a few bits around to accommodate our own decorations which included burgundy table runners and glass jars with tea light candles in to give the room a bit of brightness and we curled real ivy around the candle jars for a bit of festiveness.
We then placed our little gifts for everyone on a table at one end of the room and played festive music through their sound system as background music. Everyone milled around and talked for a little bit whilst enjoying our welcome drink of festive bubbles before being seated in massive black throne chairs ready for our 5 course meal. Obviously I ordered their vegetarian option which was: a palette cleanser of a baby Parsnip soup, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, then it was a palette cleanser of Champagne infused ice, Root Vegetable Tarte Tatin then the Chocolate and Cherry Sundae. For drinks I ordered two of their Summerfruit Special Mocktails which contains raspberry, passionfruit, apple and pineapple juice blended together decorated with a passionfruit slice on top and lots of ice.