Christmas at Goddards

Couple enjoying Christmas decorations

Make yourself at home this Christmas; relax and do as little as you like as you settle around the fire with a glass of sherry and play board games with family and friends. Stay a little longer for a festive lunch and take in the crisp air on a gentle stroll around the gardens.

Celebrate the festive season like the Terry family

Open Thursday - Sunday from 14 November until 15 December 2019, 10.30am - 4pm

Goddards is opening its doors for a nostalgic run up to Christmas. The house is aglow with festive lights and traditional decorations and a warm welcome awaits you.

A traditional Terry Christmas at Goddards
Festive fireplace
A traditional Terry Christmas at Goddards

Christmas lunch 

Take a seat in the dining room that overlooks the Arts and Crafts garden and enjoy a two or three course meal Thursday - Sunday, 28 November - 15 December.

Lunch: £27.50 for two courses, £32.50 for three courses plus normal admission charges - free to National Trust members and under fives. Pre-booking is essential, please call on 01904 771956. 

***fully booked on 5, 14 and 15 December***

To start:

  • Lightly spiced celeriac soup with crispy garlic and herb croutons
  • Smoked mackerel pâté with beetroot relish, pickled cucumber and sour dough toasts
  • Port soaked melon pearls with Parma ham and feta
  • Double baked cheese and leek soufflé with apple and walnut salad

Main course:

  • Traditional roast turkey, with sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce
  • Slow cooked beef finished with a creamy mushroom and marsala sauce
  • Oven baked fishcakes on wilted spinach with a lemon, tomato and caper berry salsa
  • Butternut squash, brie and cranberry wellington served on a light roast red pepper jus

All main courses are served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and crispy roast potatoes

To finish:

  • Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
  • Pear tart tatin with homemade cinnamon ice cream
  • White chocolate and ginger cheesecake with a dark chocolate sauce
  • Rum infused panna cotta with a pomegranate glaze


  • Finish with tea or coffee and a delicious chocolate orange truffle for £3.15


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.

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