For a traditional British Christmas you won’t forget in a hurry, treat yourself and your party to a visit to The Hind’s Head. When it’s cold and gloomy outside, there’s nothing that lifts the spirits like a classic English refuge with wood-panelled walls, cosy armchairs and sturdy brick fireplaces. This former hunting lodge and coaching inn in the impossibly picturesque village of Bray dates back to the 1400s and offers a wonderful welcome, making it the perfect place to spend time eating and drinking this Christmas.
Inspired by its distinctive Tudor heritage and timber interiors, the kitchen team at The Hind’s Head offers menus that celebrate Britain’s culinary past, taking classics and using precision, creativity and originality to re-invent such dishes as wild mushrooms on toast, oxtail and kidney pudding, and even the humble Scotch egg. For Christmas the kitchen brigade will of course be producing wonderful versions of many festive favourites, like pea and ham soup, roast turkey, spiced red cabbage, and the Yule Log. You’ll also find reinterpretations of historical recipes that are bound to become sought-after seasonal delicacies, such as venison Carpaccio, beef à la mode, mulled cider apple trifle and the renowned Quaking Pudding, which will have you quaking with pleasure.
A magical place with an atmosphere all of its own, The Hind’s Head has attracted many illustrious visitors, including Errol Flynn, Walt Disney and Queen Elizabeth II – though not all at the same table. This Christmas, join the ranks of these well-known gastronomes and celebrate in style at this remarkable destination.
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