“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.

What We Do

Christmas Parties

Music Nights

Christmas Day

A Christmas Stay

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 Party Menu 2022

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 V
Cocktail of west bay crab, prawns and smoked salmon, crisp lettuce, marie rose sauce   D G
Chicken and duck liver parfait, homemade spiced fruit chutney, melba toast G*
Provençale vegetable and spinach arancini, spiced tomato sauce 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 Dorset Beef Blade, Parma ham, wild mushrooms and shallots, horseradish creamed potato, red wine sauce  D G
Fillet of Brixham Sea Bream, new potatoes, sauce vierge, capers   D G
Casserole of roasted chestnuts, butternut squash, chickpeas, tomato and fennel, savoury rice   D G Vg

Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce   D* G* Vg*
Winter berry and vanilla panna cotta, homemade honeycomb    G
Crushed ginger and treacle tart, chocolate sauce D Vg
West-country farmhouse cheese, grapes, biscuits   G* V

Coffee and Warm Mince Pies
Lunch £30 per person | Dinner £35 per person

Big Festive Party Nights

Friday 2nd December ***SOLD OUT***

Saturday 3rd December

Enjoy the same menu but with a DJ playing from 9-11.30. £39

Christmas Music Nights 2022

After the very successful ‘American Songbook at Christmas’ with George Hewitt in 2021, we plan to host two more dinner & music nights. Details are TBC, but Dates are Thursday 1st and 8th December.

Christmas Day Luncheon 2022

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
Tomato and pesto soup G D V
First Course
Assiette of smoked salmon gravlax and crayfish tails, tarragon and lime mayonnaise G D
Croquette of Creedy Carver duck confit, sweet chili and redcurrant sauce D
Spinach, Dorset blue vinny and caramalised onion, dressed roquette, apple and walnut salad V
Sorbet Course
Cranberry sorbet
Main Course
Traditional roast Dorset turkey with all the festive trimmings, seasonal vegetables, duck fat-roasted potatoes, pan gravy
Grilled, whole Brixham lemon sole, new potatoes, prawn and caper butter potatoes G D*
Baked aubergine, Provencale vegetables, toasted pinenut, herb and parmesan gratin, herb roasted potatoes, red pepper sauce V D
Brandy-flamed Christmas pudding with brandy sauce G* D* V
Orange and lemon posset, chocolate shard, fresh berries, honeycombe, V G
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
£95 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 2022

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 2022 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 2022

After 18 years of new year dinner dances and 14 years of them with Barry Paull as Elvis, we have decided to take a break in 2022. We don’t yet know if we will reopen for New Year at 2023.

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.