Celebrate the Festive Season in the Forest

Indulge yourself this December and cosy up by the fire, enjoy all the simple pleasures that will make this festive season a laughter-filled and memorable one with your nearest and dearest! 

Whether it's a family gathering, annual get-together or an end-of-year escape with someone special - we love it when you choose to celebrate with us. 

Dine with us this December

Our Chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder have created a seasonal menu that brings out all of the heartier, earthier and richer flavours of the winter. Pulling together both of their much-admired signature styles, celebrate the festivities at Hartnett Holder & Co with a feast of the season’s best produce – the humble mushroom, locally sourced game, delicate truffles, root vegetables, squashes and pumpkins.

Personal, relaxed and the perfect place to indulge. Whether you are just having a quiet Christmas catch-up, raising a glass or two with friends or bringing the whole gang why not dine with us at Hartnett Holder & Co this December?

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Christmas Parties!

We may be biased, but Lime Wood really is the ideal party venue, whether it’s a family shin-dig, Christmas gathering or annual get-together we love it when people celebrate here.

Personal, relaxed and the perfect house party getaway; with private dining spaces that can seat from 8 up to 16, celebrate with us and we will take care of the rest!

Our Chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder will do the cooking, pulling together both of their much-admired signature styles, to create Hartnett Holder & Co, our
relaxed Italian restaurant and bar. Christmas is after all an excuse, if ever we needed one, to eat, drink & be merry!

To book please contact our events team by calling 02380 287 177 or emailing events@limewood.co.uk


Party with us this festive season

Our Private Rooms

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The Cedar Room

Overlooking the Lime Wood gardens, this private room has a floor to ceiling large bay window with access onto the South Terrace. Perfect for private dining or board room style meetings! Up to 16 guests can book for lunch or dinner from £90pp for a 3-course meal with tea, coffee and mince pies.


The Study

A great intimate space where you and up to 12 guests can dine and stay cosy by the open fire all at the same time - warm, welcoming and waiting for you to enjoy. Join us for lunch or dinner from £90pp for a 3-course meal with tea, coffee and mince pies.

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The Kitchen Table

Next to Hartnett Holder & Co there's the working kitchen which we've designed to fit in with our open house approach. Dine with us for dinner in the heart of the kitchen for up to 8 guests from £120pp, for a special menu, our Chef will create on the night for you.

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Hosted Backstage 

The ultimate Christmas party!

Fancy the ultimate Christmas dinner party? Join us at our Hosted events for a seriously special dinner date in our private kitchen, HH&Co Backstage. Each date is exclusively for one group of up to 10 only, so it will just be your nearest and dearest around the table!

For select dates this December HH&Co Chef Iain Longhorn will be hosting an extra special Christmas feast with all the trimmings, Christmas crackers and plenty of festive cheer. It won't be one you want to miss!

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Gift Vouchers

Why not give the gift of Lime Wood this Festive season? From a day of indulgence at Herb House Spa to Champagne Afternoon Tea, a voucher to a Forest Escape - there's a gift to suit every one. 



Lime Wood Gifts

Give something special to your loved one this Christmas, to remind them of their favourite moment from Lime Wood, from our top Bamford products at Herb House to Angela's Italian Blend Olive Oil at HH&Co.



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Christmas Eve

The party starts; come in from the cold and tuck into Christmas Afternoon Tea full of boozy mince pies and spiced mulled wine. As the afternoon drifts into the twilight, venture out to explore the enchanted forest and return to the sound of champagne corks popping as we kick-off the celebrations and you take a sip of your first Christmas cocktail!

There will be live music and merry making in the Courtyard followed by dinner at Hartnett Holder & Co. The unwinding really continues with a late nightcap and stocking hanging!


Christmas Day

We like you to start your morning easy and relaxed; stay snuggled-up in bed and enjoy opening your stockings, then make your way down to breakfast! You can spend the morning indulging in a little ‘me time’ in the Spa, work up an appetite with a bracing walk or simply enjoy each other’s company in front of one of our open fires. Christmas Lunch is served in Hartnett Holder & Co and will be an indulgent forest feast of juicy turkey with all the trimmings, fillet of beef and of course, not forgetting the ultimate Christmas Pud!

After lunch sink into sumptuous sofas in-front one of our open fires, or if you are in need of fresh air head out for that post-turkey stretching of the legs in a pair of our wellies.

If you can squeeze in a little more delicious food, we will have the perfect ‘leftovers’ buffet for you to graze from all evening, whilst relaxing with your loved ones and eventually drifting off to bed.


Boxing Day

Head down to breakfast or spend the morning relaxing in bed knowing you can enjoy lunch whenever or wherever you want. Roam in our grounds or the New Forest, unwind with a treatment in the spa or settle down in front of a classic film and then head to dinner at Hartnett Holder & Co.

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Have breakfast before heading off.....or if you can’t bear to leave, why not extend your stay a night or two?

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Christmas Getaway

There is currently no room at the inn for Christmas at Lime Wood, but things can change!

Please contact our reservations team to be added to the waiting list by emailing reservations@limewood.co.uk

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