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Forest Lodge

Festive Breaks, Delicious Dining, Celebratory Get Togethers

Christmas and New Year

Located minutes from the New Forest’s ‘capital’ Lyndhurst, Forest Lodge during the Winter months is the perfect village escape, oozing simplicity and intimacy. Only a stone’s throw away from frost covered flora and New Forest fauna, the Georgian townhouse encompasses the very best of a New Forest Christmas, filled with love and laughter.

Christmas Break

Our cellars will be stocked, the kitchens prepped and our halls decked with boughs of holly, ready to welcome you and your guests for the most magical festivities. All you have to do is choose from a two, three or four night break.

Christmas Eve

Start your festivities right, after a warming welcome of tea, coffee and cake, take some time to settle in, unpack and explore your home this holiday season.

Head to the bar, as a Christmas cocktail and canapés await, before indulging in forest life with a locally-sourced, three-course dinner and mince pies, wholesomely prepared by our Christmas brigade.

Conclude your first night with some traditional parlour games and a good night’s sleep in preparation for the big guy’s arrival.

Christmas Day

Has he been? Awake to the enticing aromas of a freshly cooked English or continental breakfast filling the corridors and a buck’s fizz waiting for you to toast to the day.

But what next? Retreat to your room, stretch your legs or relax in the lounge, maybe even open a present or two whilst the chefs create a traditional, four-course Christmas feast.

Christmas lunch menu

Ease yourself into the afternoon, begin your new book or crack open a board game before, the Kings first Christmas address to the nation begins, followed by Christmas movies and something a little sweet.

Before the evening begins to draw, and the little ones start to tire, could you be tempted by a light supper, followed by an evening quiz to test your festive knowledge?

Boxing Day

Enjoy another wholesome winter’s breakfast before taking your wellies, waggy tails and wild ones on a stroll around the surrounding forest and heathlands, or take a quick trip into Lyndhurst, complete with heaps of antique charm and historic trails. Including Bolton’s Bench, the alleged resting place of the Bisterne Dragon.

Or if you’d prefer to quietly indulge, lay restful in the lounge watching back-to-back Christmas movies before the others return for freshly made scones and warming tea and coffee.

Whatever you decide, the table will be set for a seasonal three-course dinner, finished with coffee and sweet treats to complete the day’s festive family time.

27th December

If you’re not quite ready to end your festivities just yet, why not leave your bags unpacked and extend your celebrations a little longer. With over 350 square miles of New Forest to explore, there’s bound to be something you haven’t seen?

Our Christmas Break Pricing

Terms and conditions apply, please see below

Christmas Day Lunch

Take the hassle out of Christmas, down your apron and join us for Christmas Day lunch with your nearest and dearest.

Enjoy a glass of fizz at midday before tucking into your four course feast at 12:30 prepared by our talented chefs. Settle in a cosy corner with a warming cup of tea or coffee and a mince pie or two.

Christmas Day Lunch menu

Christmas Day Lunch pricing

Terms and Conditions apply, please see below

Festive Lunches, Dinners & Afternoon Teas

Experience our warming New Forest hospitality this Christmas with a visit to Forest Lodge. Gather your nearest, dearest and somewhat dopey friends and family and join us when festive spirit fills the air and Christmas glee is shining from ear to ear.

Whether its a lunch, afternoon tea or dinner you’re after, we have just the ticket. Simply leaving you with the hard decision of deciding between two or three courses.

Catering for tables of 10 up to parties of 80, from the 1st December to the 23rd December, simply download our menus, book your table and the rest awaits.

Festive Lunch and Dinner menu

Festive Afternoon Tea menu

Festive Gathering Pricing

Terms and Conditions apply, please see below

Shared Party Nights

This year, join us for your annual get-together and celebrate the season with one of our fun-filled shared Christmas party nights in the New Forest.



Festive menu

Shared Party Prices

If you fancy a private space to mark your festivities, we offer a selection of unique event spaces, including our effortless Forest Suite. Please contact our events team for available dates.

Terms and Conditions apply, please see below

Book your Celebration

To book your celebration please:

Terms and Conditions

Christmas and New Year’s Eve Break

Christmas Day Lunch

Festive Lunch and Dinners

Shared Party Nights

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