Winter indulgence at Goddards

Festive fireplace

Experience the 'Night before Christmas' with stories of the Terry Family Christmas Eves throughout the years. You'll be welcomed by warming fires and traditional decorations. Stay a little longer and indulge in a Christmas lunch in the Terry dining room.

Celebrate the festive season like the Terry family

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 16 November until 16 December 2018, 10.30am - 4pm

Goddards is opening its doors for a nostalgic run up to Christmas with stories of festive fun when the Terry children were little to poignant and reflective times during the war. Decorated and ready for Christmas make yourself at home in the family rooms and try your hand at traditional games and card making.

A gift at Christmas
Christmas presents
A gift at Christmas

Christmas lunch 

Take a seat in the dining room that overlooks the Arts and Crafts garden and enjoy a two or three course meal. 

To start:

  • Roast parsnip and apple soup with parsnip crisps
  • Smoked salmon and beetroot carpaccio with horseradish cream
  • Homemade chicken liver paté with sweet and sour red onion salad
  • Olive, cheese and sundried tomato filled mushrooms with a basil pesto

Main course:

  • Roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce
  • Daube of beef in a rich red wine gravy
  • Oven baked salmon fillet with lemony greens and a creamy dill sauce
  • Mushroom, squash and chestnut wellington with a warm tomato and herb dressing

To finish:

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
  • Chocolate and baileys icecream cake
  • Brown sugar meringue with mulled pears and winter fruit compote
  • Light lemon posset with ginger shortbread


  • Tea, coffee and a chocolate orange truffle

Lunch: £25 for two courses, £30 for three courses. Pre-booking is essential, please call us on 01904 771956.

*All Christmas lunch dates are now fully booked*

A winter's stroll and a warming sherry

Wrap up warm and wander through the gardens after your meal to enjoy the Goddards' Arts and Crafts rooms in winter. 

Take a seat by the fire and finish off your visit with a sherry just like Noel and Kathleen Terry would have done all those years ago.

If you're visiting the house and gardens, normal admissions apply. It's free for National Trust members and under fives.

Make tracks in the snow covered garden in winter at Goddards
Snow and sun on the south side of Goddards a red brick arts and crafts house
Make tracks in the snow covered garden in winter at Goddards