The Christmas season seems to be getting longer with every passing year. But you won’t hear any complaints from us – we love it! We may be biased, but we truly believe there’s no better place to get into the festive spirit than here in Bournemouth. And as Bournemouth’s most eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel, the Green House Hotel offers the perfect base from which to explore the many delights on offer in this lovely corner of Dorset. Here are just a few.
And as Bournemouth’s most eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel, the Green House Hotel offers the perfect base from which to explore the many delights on offer in this lovely corner of Dorset. Here are just a few.
Bournemouth Christmas ice rink
With blankets, mulled wine and cider and freshly cooked hot food on offer, outdoor festive fun doesn’t come any warmer than this. Skate on real ice under the trees in Bournemouth Lower Gardens from November 16th until January 3rd. Indulge in a little Apres-Skate in the rink side chalets. Festive treats include luxury hot chocolate, Illy coffee, the aforementioned mulled beverages and pizzas straight from the oven.
Bournemouth Christmas market
The Bournemouth Christmas Market runs from 17th November 2016 to 31st December 2016 and is open daily except for Christmas Day. In the heart of Bournemouth town centre, the market features a range of Alpine style stalls offering festive treats, handmade crafts and of course the ever-popular Moose Bar.
Christmas Lights at Corfe Castle
The season really is magical at the dramatic Corfe Castle, one of our favourite Dorset beauty spots. Take in the atmosphere from December 10th with contemporary lanterns, braziers, beacons and wonderful light displays as you explore the castle grounds. Enjoy the log fire in the tea-rooms and browse for gifts in the shop. The castle will be open until 7pm, weather permitting.
Arbor Restaurant Christmas Tasting Menu
On December 1st, Arbor at the Green House Hotel offers a tasting menu ideal for anyone looking for a gastronomic Christmas experience for small groups and couples. There really is no better way to sample the best festive fare that Dorset and our surrounding counties have to offer. Sample delights from roast hand dived scallops to gin-cured salmon, Norfolk Black turkey to home-made Christmas pudding parfait. This is ethically sourced fine dining without the price tag, at £30 per person with your choice of a wine flight of 3 wines to match for an additional £12 per person.
The Green House Hotel Festive Afternoon Tea
Festive Finger Sandwiches (smoked salmon, turkey and cranberry – you get the picture!). Freshly baked festive fancies such as puff pastry mince pies, Chestnut and Chocolate Brownies, and Cranberry and White Chocolate Gingerbread men. Homemade scones still warm from the oven. And of course Dorset tea – or a glass of our finest fizz if you prefer. This is another fine Bournemouth festive tradition not to be missed, available from 2pm – 5pm every day at the Green House Hotel. Starting at just £18.50 per person, it’s an affordable, delicious and cosy way to get into the Christmas spirit as the evenings draw in.
To book for the Arbor Christmas themed tasting menu or for Festive Afternoon Tea, call 01202 498900 or go online here.