“Christmas, children, is not a date.
It is a state of mind.”

Mary Ellen Chase

Our 2019 Christmas in Numbers


people partied


dishes served
on Christmas day


real Christmas trees


sprouts eaten


staff hours worked

Not bad for a small, family-run hotel.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Fabulous time”

We spent three nights over Xmas at the Grange. The owners and staff worked incredibly hard and nothing was ever too much trouble. Everyone went out of their way to make sure that the guests had a fabulous time.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Like clockwork”

A group of just over 20 ladies, were seated in a beautifully decorated room, of just the right size.. The lunch went like clockwork. There was no waiting for certain meals to arrive and the staff were very efficient. For me, this must have been the best Christmas lunch (in a restaurant) that I have had in years.

Somerset Lady

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Food absolutely perfect

Superb Boxing Day family lunch, even better than last year. Smooth efficient service, good atmosphere and ambiance, food absolutely perfect. A most pleasurable 3 hours spent in comfortable surroundings. We’ve already booked for next year!


Christmas Menu 2021

Celebrate with your friends or colleagues this December, either in the main restaurant or in one of our two rooms available for private functions. 1st December – 23rd December.
(Minimum party size of ten)

First Course
Roasted root vegetable soup   D G Vg
Cocktail of salmon, prawns and avocado, dill and lime mayonnaise   D G
Pork and venison terrine, cumberland sauce, melba toast   D G*
Spinach, mushroom & sun-dried tomato arancini, tomato & vegetable compote   D Vg

Main Course
Traditional roast breast of Dorset turkey, bacon-wrapped sausages, chestnut & apricot stuffing, duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables   D G
Slow-cooked minted lamb shoulder, creamed potato  D G
Pan-roasted hake fillet, caper and herb oil, provencale potatoes   D G
Roasted pepper, butternut squash, coconut and lentil dhal, saffron rice   D G Vg
All served with seasonal vegetables

Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce   D* G* Vg*
Caramelised apple crumble cheesecake, clotted cream   V
Treacle and orange tart, chocolate sauce   D Vg
West-country farmhouse cheese, grapes, biscuits   G* V

Coffee and Warm Mince Pies
Lunch £28 per person | Dinner £32 per person

Christmas Day Luncheon 2021

An institution at The Grange. A glass of champagne and canapés in the lounge, a delicious traditional Christmas lunch, followed by coffee and mince pies. Children’s menus are also available and include a gift from Father Christmas! Christmas Day lunch is served from 12.00 until 2.00 pm and we are open to non-residents.

A glass of Champagne and a selection of canapés
Amusé Bouche
Wild mushroom velouté, truffle oil
First Course
Smoked salmon and trout roulade, horseradish cream
Game terrine of pheasant, pigeon and duck, redcurrant jelly
Roasted butternut squash and feta cheese arancini, pimiento coulis
Sorbet Course
Cranberry sorbet
Main Course
Traditional roast Dorset turkey with all the festive trimmings,
seasonal vegetables, duck fat-roasted potatoes, pan gravy
Roasted line-caught seabass, grenobloise butter, roasted baby new potatoes
Aubergine, brie, cranberry and chestnut wellington, tomato compote.
Brandy-flamed Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Profiteroles, chantilly cream, chocolate sauce, kirsch cherries
Slate of speciality west country cheese, quince cheese, biscuits & fruit
(If you would like both dessert and cheese there will be a supplement of £7.50)
Coffee and mince pies
£92.50 per person
Children under 12 years – a gift from Father Christmas and child sized portions £40.00

Bookings are taken every half hour from 12.00 until 2.00 pm. The first time being 12.00 for 12.30 – you arrive at 12.00 for Champagne and Canapes in the lounge and will be taken to your table to start your meal at around 12.30 pm. Please enquire to find out what times we have left. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £20.00 per person, when the booking is made.

A Christmas Stay 2021

Christmas Eve
A warm welcome awaits you on Christmas Eve. Spend the afternoon unwinding in the lounge in front of the fire with a good book and a glass of something to take away the winter chill. Dinner in the evening is served in the restaurant overlooking the beautiful floodlit gardens. You might like to enjoy the splendid candle-lit Midnight Mass at nearby Sherborne Abbey; a night cap will await you on your return home in the early hours.
Christmas Day
After a restful night’s sleep, awake on Christmas morning feeling refreshed and ready for a tempting Grange breakfast. Once the presents are open, why not take a stroll around the pretty village of Oborne before you enjoy a traditional seven-course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Later, sink into a comfortable sofa for coffee, mince pies and a board game. If this sounds too energetic how about a little snooze in front of the fire? A buffet supper will be served in the evening, the perfect way to round off a wonderfully festive day.
Boxing Day
On Boxing Day, more eating is the order of the day! Breakfast, followed by a three course traditional luncheon, with a candle lit buffet supper in the evening. If you feel up to venturing out, how about a trip to nearby Montacute House & Gardens or a visit to Cerne Abbas to see the ‘Rude Man’ chalk carving or the Wessex Morris Men’s Christmas Party. Not energetic enough? You could take a trip to the coast for the West Bay Wallow, an annual fancy-dress swim around the marina at West Bay!

Standard Room
for two people
Single Occupancy

Superior Room
for two people
Single Occupancy

Deluxe Room
for two people
Single Occupancy

Three-Night Festive Break 2021 includes
CHRISTMAS EVE A la carte Dinner, Accommodation on Christmas Eve CHRISTMAS DAY The ‘Kings Breakfast’ Smoked Salmon & Creamy Scrambled Egg on a Toasted Muffin with Buck Fizz, Seven-Course Christmas Day Luncheon, Candle-Lit Christmas Buffet Supper, Accommodation on Christmas Night BOXING DAY The Grange Eggs Benedict Breakfast, Three Course Boxing Day Luncheon, Boxing Night Buffet Supper, Accommodation on Boxing Day Night THE 27TH A Full English Breakfast to prepare you for your journey home.

New Year Dinner Dance 2021

The evening begins with a Champagne cocktail and canapés reception before the sumptuous eight-course meal. Elvis – due to popular demand back for his seventh consecutive year! – will be here to entertain you through the evening and to help you welcome the New Year while you dance under the starlight ceiling. The hotel is open to non-residents for our New Year’s Eve celebrations.

A Champagne cocktail, selection of canapés
Second Course
Parfait Parfait of duck and foie gras, melba toast, port and redcurrant sauce
Third Course
Sweet pea velouté
Fish Course
Escalope of salmon, crayfish & chive butter
Main Course
Medallion of beef tenderloin, truffle and thyme mash, glazed shallots, fine beans, red wine sauce
Orange and lemon posset, dark chocolate cup, Dorset clotted cream, raspberry coulis
Cheese Course
West country farmhouse cheeses with biscuits, quince & fresh grapes
Coffee and homemade fudge
£95 per person

Bookings are taken every half hour from 7.30 until 9.00 pm.  The first time being 7.30 for 8.00 – you arrive at 7.30 for Champagne and Canapes in the lounge and will be taken to your table to start your meal at around 8.00 pm.  Please enquire to find out what times we have left.  We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £20.00 per person, when the booking is made. 

A New Year Stay 2021

Don’t want to go home after the party? Reserve a beautiful bedroom and simply wend your way upstairs once the party has finished and then stay for a second night to clear away the cobwebs.

Standard Room
for two people
single occupancy

Superior Room
for two people
single occupancy


Deluxe Room
for two people
single occupancy

Two night New Year Break includes
New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance | Supper on New Year’s Day | Two Nights’ Accommodation | Traditional English Breakfast each morning