Enjoy Christmas lunch with friends at Scotney Castle

Scotney old castle with a dusting of snow

Are you looking for the perfect destination for Christmas lunch with friends or family in the run up to the big day? Look no further than Scotney Castle, with a delicious two or three course menu in the festive setting of our tea-room, we'd be pleased to welcome your party to celebrate the festive season.


Weekdays between Monday 25 November and Friday 20 December 2019 you can enjoy a delicous two or three course meal in our tea-room. The team will be pulling out all the stops to serve a delicious meal, with three options for each course and a selection of drinks to complement your choice.

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Scotney Castle Christmas Menu


Curried honey parsnip soup served with chunky granary bread

Prawn cocktail

Golden wedges of brie, salad garnish and a spiced tomato & apple chutney


Main course

Traditional roast turkey

Orange & thyme stuffing, pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine jus

Pork belly

Roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine jus

Stuffed aubergine

Ratatouille-stuffed aubergine with feta and herb gratin, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine jus



Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Chocolate Irish cream liqueur cheesecake

Raspberry & prosecco sorbet in a brandy snap basket and popping candy


Followed by coffee and mini mince pie

Drinks can be bought on the day but if you wish to browse the selection, you can see whats on offer here - Drinks menu (PDF / 0.13671875MB) download

Menu subject to change

How to book

Advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Please call our Food & Beverage team on 01892 893869 for any further information or to place your booking with the team. Alteratively you can download our menu and booking form and return them to Mike Lynch, Food & Beverage Manager at mike.lynch@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Enjoy Christmas at Scotney Castle

Why not combine your meal with a visit to the house to experience the Hussey family Christmas Eve?  The house will be dressed with fragrant trees, twinkling candles, a sumptuous feast in the dining room and of course, presents under the tree. Or if you feel in need of a stroll around the garden afterwards, take a wander down to the Old Castle, around the moat and through the Quarry Garden to see the seasonal beauty of the landscape.

The Drawing Room with the Noah's Ark playset at Scotney Castle
Scotney Castle Christmas Drawing Room
The Drawing Room with the Noah's Ark playset at Scotney Castle

Still got a spot of Christmas shopping to do?

Christmas shopping is made easy with us. Don't battle the busy high street instead enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the shop where you can select from a range of books, toys, homeware gifts, toys and playsets for children and items from the National Trust range of gifts, food and drink items. We also have a selection of Christmas cards and stamps for those last minute seasons greetings.


We look forward to welcoming you to Scotney Castle this festive season.