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Christmas and New year celebrations with Michael Caines

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Lympstone Manor to host Christmas and New Year Events
This December, visionary hotelier and one of Britain’s most celebrated chefs, Michael Caines invites guests to join him to experience the first Christmas and New Year at Lympstone Manor. Whether staying over the festive period and enjoying traditional Christmas lunch with a Michelin-starred twist, or celebrating New Year at the hotel’s black-tie gala, Lympstone Manor will be full of festive cheer.


With a roaring fire, views of the Exe Estuary and the lush hills of Devon, this historic Grade II listed Georgian manor house and its recently awarded Michelin-star restaurant is the perfect setting to get into the Christmas spirit and start 2018 with a bang.  

Christmas Lunch at Lympstone Manor
Throughout December, lunches and afternoon teas at Lympstone Manor will be served with a festive twist, complete with mince pies served with coffee, open to both hotel guests and non-residents. The hotel will be running a festive lunch menu from 30th November – 24th December, open to guests and non-residents, including sumptuous Devon roast turkey with all the trimmings, as well as Christmas pudding from Michael Caines’ mother’s traditional recipe! The hotel’s festive afternoon teas include turkey sandwiches with cranberry, festive cakes and mince pies.

Lympstone Manor will be offering a Christmas five-course tasting menu for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day and for lunch on Boxing Day. Guests and non-residents can savour the magic of Christmas with sumptuous cuisine and the perfect setting for the holiday season.  

From 30th November – 24th December, a full afternoon tea at Lympstone Manor starts at £40, and their festive lunch menu starts at £45 for two courses, £55 for three courses and £8 for coffee and mince pies.

On Christmas day, the hotel’s five-course Christmas tasting menu starts at £125 per person, including coffees and mince pies, and can be served for either lunch or dinner. There is limited availability for non-residents.

On Boxing Day, guests and non-residents can enjoy the five-course Christmas tasting menu from £125 per person, including coffees and mince pies.  

Stay at Lympstone Manor this Christmas
For those looking to experience the luxury and beauty of Lympstone Manor over Christmas, the hotel welcomes guests for a three or four-night stay from the 23rd to 27th December for an exceptional seasonal experience. Upon arrival at the magnificent manor, mulled wine and mince pies await, followed by à la carte dinner in one of their three stunning dining rooms. On Christmas Eve, guests will enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience in the lounge with sommelier Marko before evening canapés and aperitifs are served. Entertainment is provided with a performance by The Swing Kings playing smooth festive jazz while guests relax. Michael Caines’ Signature Tasting menu will follow, allowing diners to savour dishes selected by him. For those wanting to visit Exeter Cathedral for Midnight Mass, Lympstone Manor will offer chauffeured cars.  

Christmas Day at Lympstone Manor will be filled with the sounds of carols and festive spirit. An extended Champagne breakfast followed by a five-course Christmas Tasting menu is served over either lunch or dinner so guests can spend this special day exactly how they want to. On Boxing Day, take a leisurely stroll around the grounds of Lympstone Manor or join a tour of the nearby coastline and river exe with a local guide. Later on, an à la carte dinner will be served for the final evening at the manor.  

Rooms for the three-night Christmas Package at Lympstone Manor start from £835.00 per night, and for four nights they start at £776.25 per night, based on two sharing, and includes all the package activities, food and drink elements mentioned above (excluding the chauffeur service).  

Christmas with Caines, 12th December 2017
On December 12, Michael will personally welcome guests into Lympstone Manor with flûtes of MC Champagne and canapés for the hotel’s very first ‘Christmas with Caines’ evening. Guests will be seated in one of the manor’s three dining rooms, followed by an eight-course Christmas Signature tasting menu carefully crafted by Michael and his team to deliver an exceptional experience infused with festive cheer. Each course is accompanied by a matched wine that has been selected by sommelier Marko from their 600-bin wine cellar to perfectly compliment the dish.  

The ‘Christmas with Caines’ dinner starts at £240 per person or £785 which includes overnight accommodation and breakfast for two guests.  

New Year’s at Lympstone Manor
With the luxury, comfort and elegance of Lympstone Manor, there is no better place to ring in the New Year this December. Lympstone Manor will be offering a three-night gala package from the 30th December 2017 – 2nd January 2018. Guests arrive to a Champagne reception with live jazz music, followed by à la carte dining. On New Year’s Eve, guests will celebrate the New Year in style at Lympstone Manor’s black-tie gala, complete with aperitifs, canapes, Michael Caines’ Signature tasting menu and a matched flight of special wines. At midnight, a Champagne toast will be followed by an exquisite firework display across the hotel’s expansive lawns and the Exe estuary. New Year’s Day is celebrated with a leisurely guided walk along the coast and river exe. Non-residents are also invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Lympstone Manor, including Champagne, canapes, aperitifs, the Signature tasting menu and matching wine flight, accompanied by the fireworks display and Champagne toast.  

The three-night New Year’s package at Lympstone Manor starts from £2,470, based on two sharing on an all-inclusive basis in a Classic Garden View room.

New Year’s Eve celebrations for non-residents start at £265 per person, including Champagne, canapes, aperitifs, the Signature tasting menu and matching wine flight, accompanied by the fireworks display and Champagne toast.

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