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Christmas in Dorset

Christmas In Dorset

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year to spend with family and friends in a picture-perfect setting – while indulging in the most decadent food and drink.

Whether you are planning your big work party, a mouth-watering feast with family or an intimate festive dinner, we are here to make this Christmas the most show-stopping one yet.

Reserve your space with us

For more information and our festive menus please download our Christmas 2019 brochure. 

Please reserve your space with us over the festive period by either clicking BOOK A TABLE, calling our friendly team on +44 (0) 1725 516 261 or email

Festive Celebrations

Our stunning private dining area The Shed is a beautiful countryside setting for any Christmas party to guarantee a joyous yuletide ambience for all. Take advantage of our outdoor terrace and pull a cracker in our beautiful private dining space for up to 34 people.

There couldn’t be a more perfect spot for a magnificent feast with family and friends.

Museum Inn Farnham

Christmas Party

Two-courses – £24

Three-courses – £30

Smoked mallard salad and daube of venison are among our stunning Christmas Party offerings.


Christmas Day

The big day has arrived. From our passionate local suppliers to the precision of our talented chefs and warm hosting from our team, everything we do comes together to create a wonderfully memorable day.

Our mouth-watering menu features a choice of creative and traditional dishes, including Roasted turkey, goose fat roasted potatoes, pigs in blankets, apricot and sage stuffing and seasonal vegetables.

All followed by and a variety of decadent desserts including traditional Christmas pudding and brandy sauce or dark chocolate brownie.

View our Christmas Day menu, priced at £79 per person

Festive Opening Hours

Bar open  Food service 
Christmas Party Midday – 4pm Midday – 2.30pm
Christmas Day Midday – 4pm 11am – 4pm
Boxing Day 11am – 4pm 2.30pm – 6pm
December 11.30am – 11pm Midday – 2.30pm then 6pm – 9pm

Stay with us this festive season

Whether you’re visiting us for a romantic festive retreat or a Christmas party stopover, you can look forward to a very warm welcome here at Anchor Inn. Make Dorset your home away from home with a stay in one of our beautiful bedrooms.

Each combines modern comfort with rustic elegance with our bed and breakfast rooms having their own individual character.

Rooms feature:

Homemade à la carte breakfast

Well-appointed en suite bathroom

Luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding

Tea/coffee making facilities

Eco-friendly espresso machine

Natural British Bramley bath & body products

Flat-screen TV

Are we fully booked? 

We’d love to fit you all in but if we can’t we know some great friends of ours that might be able to squeeze you in of you book in quick…


1 King St, Frome, BA11 1BH

Visit them at

King John

Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5PS

Visit them at


King’s Saltern Rd, Lymington, SO41 3QD

Visit them at

Dining Ts&Cs

A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill. Please be aware that all our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts,
cereals containing gluten and other allergens are present. If you have any food allergy or intolerance queries, please speak to a team
member who will be happy to help. A deposit of £15 per person is required at the time of the booking and is non-refundable.
Pre-orders for groups of 6+ must be received at least 10 days prior to the date of your event.

Accommodation Ts&Cs

Stay dates are December 24th -26th and 31st inclusive. Cancellation until 30 days before arrival date without penalties. Late cancellation or “no-shows” will incur a charge in full. Room rates include homemade breakfast, Christmas lunch includes a maximum of three courses and exclude wine. £110 is the standard room rate. Contact us to find out about weekend rates and other bedroom rates.



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The Museum Inn,
Farnham, Nr Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8DE

+44 (0) 1725 516 261