Christmas & New Year at The Castle Hotel 2019


Christmas at The Castle is a magical experience…

Whether you are planning a family get together on Christmas Eve, a large corporate Christmas party or just an evening out with friends, The Castle makes an ideal venue with plenty of warm west country hospitality, great food and an excellent selection of wines and cocktails.

We are just minutes away from the M5 and 45 minutes from both Bristol & Exeter.  Our central Somerset location makes us the perfect meeting point for Christmas get togethers and drinks with friends.

We cater for all dietary requirements and offer both vegetarian and vegan menus.

View Our Christmas & New Year Menus:

Visiting Taunton at Christmas? Click here to view our special Christmas rates.

Need a Christmas gift idea? Our vouchers make memorable gifts any time of year…

Christmas Parties

£45 per person, includes glass of fizz on arrival



Spiced Celeriac Soup with Chestnut and Croutons (v) 

Or Scottish Smoked Salmon with Beetroot, Treacle Soda Bread, Lemon and Horseradish 

Or Stream Farm Organic Chicken and Ham Hock Terrine with Winter Vegetable Piccalilli and Toasted Brioche 


Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms, Cauliflower, Mozzarella, Chervil and White Wine Cream (v)

Or Grilled Hake Fillet with Crushed New Potatoes, Spinach, Brown Shrimp, Samphire and Lemon Butter Sauce 


Slow Cooked Organic Dexter Beef Brisket, Braised Red Cabbage, Roast Carrot, Creamed Potato and Red Wine Sauce 

Or Roast Somerset Turkey with Sage & Apricot Stuffing, Pigs in blankets, Roast Potatoes, Sprouts, Root Vegetables, Cranberry Sauce and Gravy 


Chocolate Mousse with Orange and Mulled Cranberry Sorbet (v) 


Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce and Chantilly Cream (v) 


Castle Orchard Apple, Pear and Golden Raisin Crumble with Custard (v)


Selection of British Cheeses with Grapes, Chutney and Biscuits (v) 


We do request that you submit pre-orders no later than two weeks before your party. All dietary requirements will be catered for however please let us know of any special requirements two weeks before. For further information please contact Megan or Katie in the Events Team on 01823 328303.

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Christmas Eve Dinner

£59 per person, includes 4-course set menu & glass of Champagne on arrival

Children 12 and under £29.50


White Lake Goats Cheese with Beetroot, Pear, Sorrel and Pickled Walnut (v)


Cured Loch Duart Salmon and Dressed Brixham Crab with Celeriac and Burnt Apple


Wholegrain Mustard Potato Croquet with Celeriac, Apple and Feta Cheese (v)


Stream Farm Lamb with Fondant Potato, Fennel, Tomato Fondue and Rosemary Sauce


Tagliatelle with Tomato, Wild Mushroom and Truffle (v)


Pineapple Mousse with Mango and Passionfruit (v)

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Christmas Day

Champagne & 5-course Lunch £125.00

Children 12 and under £62.50


 Spiced Celeriac Soup with Chestnut and Croutons (v) 


Smoked Scottish Salmon with Caviar, Beetroot, Lemon and Horseradish 


Goats Cheese with Rhubarb, Apple and Hazelnut (v) 


Roast Somerset Turkey with Apricot Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Roast Potatoes, Sprouts, Root Vegetables, Cranberry Sauce and Gravy 


Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni with Wild Mushroom, Jerusalem Artichoke, Chervil and Lemon Butter (v)


Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Cream and Crème Chantilly (v) 


Selection British Cheeses with Grapes, Castle Orchard Chutney and Biscuits (v) 


Tea & Coffee & Petit Fours 

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New Year’s Eve Black Tie Dinner

December 31st at 7pm

If thoughts of New Year’s Eve conjure up images of excitement and sparkle, then the Castle Hotel is where you’ll want to be.

Known for the warmth of its hospitality and the excellence of its food, this special evening will showcase the very best of both.

Our New Year’s Eve celebration is an annual sell-out, so dust off your little black dress or black-tie, and get ready to celebrate!

7pm: Champagne & canapé reception

8pm: Dinner will be served

Stay with us on New Year’s Eve and you can enjoy accommodation from £150 per couple, including full English breakfast the next day.


New Year’s Eve Menu

 £130 per person to include a flight of wines and a glass of Joseph Perrier Champagne at midnight 


Spiced Chick Pea Fritters with Beetroot (v)

Smoked Salmon Blinis with Dill Crème Fraiche

Chicken Liver Parfait with Cumberland and Hazelnut 

Blanquette de Limoux, Le Moulin, Domaine J Laurens, France



Devonshire Duck with Chicory, Blood Orange and Tarragon 


Spinach and Feta Pastilla, Blood Orange and Tarragon (v) 

Beaujolais-Villages, La Cave de la Croisee, P Ferraud & Fils, France 


Roast Sea Bass, Brixham Crab, Sea Herbs, Leek and Lemon Butter Sauce 


Cannelloni of Wild Mushroom and Pine Nut with Leek & Lemon Butter (v) 

Pecorino DOCG, Roccastella, Offida, Italy 


Roast Fillet of Stream Farm Beef with Mushroom, Spinach, Smoked Bacon and Braised Oxtail 


Gnocchi with Roast Jerusalem Artichoke, Cauliflower and Mozzarella (v) 

Quinta de Chocapalha Reserva, Touriga Nacional, Estremadura, Portugal 


Vanilla Panna Cotta with Mulled Plums and Biscotti (v)

Château Septy, Monbazillac, Bergerac, France 


Tea Coffee and Petit Fours 

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The Castle Hotel, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1NF