Wedding Fayre Sunday 26th January 2014 11am to 3pm.
"Deck the halls with boughs of holly" goes the old Christmas song, It could have been penned with Notley Tythe Barn in mind. Its beam-raftered roof, its magnificent whitewashed hall and its minstrel's gallery seem to echo with the memories and sounds, and to hint at the fragrances of countless Yuletides past. Is that burning pine cones you can smell? No, but your imagination seems fired by the hearth that blazed and flickered centuries ago. The place simply cries out to be decked, swathed, festooned and swagged not just with holly but with every other kind of wintry decoration.
As well as the lamb, the Christmas Menu also serves traditional roast turkey, crispy sea bass and spinach and ricotta filo parcels. For desserts there are delicious Christmas puddings, steaming hot bramley apple and raspberry pies and decadent chocolate fondants. Peter's generosity of culinary spirit extends to the portions too. The food, a beautifully cooked marriage of elegance and earthiness is served in portions befitting a winter's banquet.
The Barn can comfortably seat up to 140 – the tables take ten people each – while an integral marquee can accommodate another 60.
The doors of the barn open directly out onto the garden which reaches out toward the hills in the distance for anyone who wants to spot the first snowflakes of the year.
So to revel in a celebration with flair, dash and gusto and all things else that make Christmas memorable why not book a party at Notley this year? Remember "Tis the season to be jolly".