Festive Breaks

fixed-festive-headerThere’s something undeniably satisfying about spending Christmas in the countryside.

The crisp winter air, the quiet seclusion, opening presents by the wood-burning stove and relaxing, knowing that you’ve escaped from the hustle and bustle of everything back home. Christmas at Greenwood is about lowering yourself down from your toes, unwinding in a luxurious cottage, and enjoying the ambiance of a beautiful, award winning countryside location – with plenty of room for all of your loved ones. With a variety of accommodation sizes, dog friendly properties, a stable for your horse (should you wish to go hacking), and flexible arrival dates to suit you, spending your holiday at Greenwood is now easier than ever.

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Christmas Lunch Out

We don’t serve Christmas lunch at Greenwood, but we do have a handy list of award winning local venues that will be serving up amazing food! Alternatively, if you’re looking to enjoy Christmas lunch inside your accommodation, we’ve got a list of local places you can stock up on gorgeous organic produce, from the turkey to the spuds, and some caterers that deliver gorgeous local pre-prepared food to cottages for your arrival!


The Wise Man

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Traditional village pub meets rustic gastro cuisine, The Wise Man is situated in the heart of the pretty village of West Stafford, only two miles from Dorchester, Philip and the team ensure a friendly welcome to all and will endeavour to make your visit a memorable one.  Their head chef Leigh leads a passionate team who endeavour to create great flavours and experiences. All of their dishes are made in house using the freshest ingredients and where possible we always buy local and in season. To sum up our menu its a collision of world flavours with rural Dorset and Great British Classics.

The Sun Inn

TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5 Stars

Now a family owned Free House run by Shelley and staff, offering genuine hospitality with the emphasis on simple, but great food and drink. There is a new larger menu for this winter with an excellent selection, from sizzling Fajitas or Venison Sausages to Sirlion & Stilton Salad or chicken and avocado Ciabatta, an extensive vegetarian selection and lots more to run alongside the carvery and all 7 days a week. There are also the Chef’s daily blackboard specials and a fine selection of wines by the glass there is something for everyone.

Check out their Christmas menu here!: http://www.sun-inn-dorchester.co.uk/pdfs/sun/Sun_Inn_Christmas_16.pdf

The Poet Laureate

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

The food is home-cooked and, where possible, the ingredients are sourced locally from the family farm, friends or trusted specialist suppliers. The wines have been chosen to complement the menu, and there is always a range of excellent guest ales on tap. Since they returned to their home county of Dorset six years ago, Alex and Nicky have become even more passionate about producing the very best food at accessible prices, as well as extending a friendly welcome in a homely environment to locals and visitors alike.


Christmas Lunch In

Prefer to eat in on Christmas? Here’s a variety of places to pick up the festive goods and some caterers that are happy to deliver!

Dorset Farmer’s Market


There is a great range of fresh, local loveliness for sale at each Dorset Farmers’ Market. You can bring a shopping list and chat with their farmers, producers and growers directly to find out just what you are buying!


Manna Kitchen


A small company creating quality meals and desserts, made using the finest local ingredients, that proves you can enjoy convenience without compromising on quality.

Rebecca Green Catering


Great food and bespoke service for all budget ranges! No compromise on ingredients or suppliers regardless of their clients

Organic Meat: http://angelcottageorganics.co.uk/ header-logo21

Organic Veg: http://www.goldhillorganics.co.uk/


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