Appleby Castle Christmas Banquet

Dec 14 2019 18:30 - Dec 15 2019 01:30

Appleby Castle, CA16 6XH Appleby-in-Westmorland

Appleby Castle is proud to announce its 4th Annual Christmas Banquet Dinner. A popular evening for those looking for a traditional Christmas evening with friends and family. Serving a 5 course dinner in the surroundings of the 15th Century Great Hall complete with traditional Carol Singers, Pianist and evening Disco.

Appleby Castle is one of the oldest castles in the country featuring one othe best kept examples of a Norman Keep. The Castle itself has been restored to its former glory and the different levels express the castles change throughout the 900 years of exstistance.

The Plan:


Arrival to a Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail and Canapes


Call To Dinner

Served in the Great Hall with its 16ft Christmas Tree

Musical Interludes from our Inhouse Pianist whilst the Carol Singers entertain throughout the 5 courses.


Tea & Coffee


Evening concludes in the Old Great Hall with Band and Disco till 1.30am



The Menu:


Roasted Parsnip and Turnip Soup 
with a Warm Homemade Crusty Roll

Cartmel Smoked Salmon and Saffron Aioli
Salad Garnish & Caviar

Homemade Duck and Wild Berry Pâté
Cumbrian Chutney & Croustini Bread

Ham Hock Terrine, Sweet Pickle Purée
Pickled Vegetables


Orange, Cranberry & Cointrea 
Lemon, Lime Leaf & Lemongrass


Roast Turkey
Layered with Cranberry and Chestnut Stuffing, Wrapped in Streaky Bacon,Pigs in Blanket, Roast Chateau Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

Grilled Seabass
Salted Crushed New Potatoes Timbale, Saffron and Samphire Velouté Broth, Steam Mussels

Slow Roast Belly of Pork
Creamed Potatoes, Wilted Spinach, Crackling, Wild Mushroom,Silver Skin Onion Apple Cider Sauce and Seasonal Vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetable Wellington
with Chestnut & Truffle Mash in a Mulled Wine Reduction


Traditional Christmas Pudding
with Brandy Sauce Molten Sticky Toffee PuddingWarm Caramel Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream

Lemon Cheesecake
Wrapped in Silk Velvet Chocolate, Fresh Fruit & Chantilly Cream

Everyone at The End

Cheese Board and Port
Selection of Local Cheeses, Chutney, Quince, Grapes, Biscuits