Enjoy Christmas in the Lake District

Christmas at The Forest Side Hotel in Grasmere

We like our Christmas relaxed and not over organised, and after all, we don’t want our Christmas to feel like a jolly holiday camp… We promise you wonderful food in beautiful surroundings, decorated of course with greenery…. a traditional Christmas feel without the organised “fun”!

So here goes the formal description of what we have planned for our fabulous 3-night Christmas break, from Christmas Eve through to 27th December…

Arrive at Forest Side on Christmas Eve from 3pm where the warmest welcome will await you along with a glass of our special mulled beverage, the celebrations will start with a festive tea served in the elegant Drawing Room.

If you would like to, join us for a glass of something fizzy prior to dinner when you will have the opportunity to get to know the team at Forest Side and your fellow guests before going through to the restaurant for a delicious tasting menu.

You may wish to visit St Oswald’s Church in Grasmere and enjoy midnight mass with carols. On your return you could always enjoy a winter warmer in the bar.

On Christmas morning a hearty breakfast will be served at your leisure, this then leaves you some relaxing time to open your presents or perhaps amble through our stunning grounds and see the kitchen garden and woodland, working up an appetite ready for your Christmas Lunch with something more traditional than turkey…

In the evening our chefs will present a wonderful Hog Roast buffet supper, with trimmings and sides, a selection of cheeses and a selection of cakes and pastries – just to make sure you won’t go to bed hungry. Perhaps afterwards you might consider indulging in a cocktail or two by the roaring lounge fire…

After a lazy brunch on Boxing Day, we will be delighted to assist you in planning your day’s activities. For those that wish to enjoy a leisurely afternoon you could enjoy a gentle stroll along the shores of Grasmere. During the course of the afternoon home-made ginger bread and tea will be available. On your return take the opportunity to kick back and relax before indulging in the evening’s repast and a specially created ‘Bait’ style menu.

On the morning of the 27th a late leisurely breakfast is served before saying our goodbyes.

Rates are as follows:
Cosy – £1440*
Superb – £1620*
Master – £1860*

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All rates include dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast for all three nights, as well as the meals and drinks detailed above and are per room per break.

* Please note the package does not include wine or cocktails.

Additional Nights:

If you would like to stay an additional night before or after the Christmas break we would be pleased to offer a 10% discount for additional nights’ subject to availability.


Rates for children sharing a room with two adults, including all meals in the package and use of a cot and high chair or z bed are as follows: under 2 years no charge; 3 years – 8 years £300 per child; 9 years – 17 years £450 per child.


If you would like to bring a dog with you, the rate is £25 per dog per night in one of our six dog friendly rooms.


A provisional booking will be held for fourteen days, at which point a non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the reservation. The deposit is £750.00 per room. The full balance is required by the 01st of November 2016. For bookings made after 01st November 2016 full payment is required at the time of booking.