25th December 2017

Christmas Day 9-Course Gala Dinner

Engage in a spectacular Christmas sensation and celebrate with your loved ones with us at Dunster Castle Hotel. This year, we are combining two traditions we believe marry each other beautifully: traditional yet with an ounce of contemporary. We will be offering a luxurious, belly-aching nine-course gala dinner – a feast commemorating the joy and hardships Christmas carries – in an event which begins at 12pm and finishes at 5:30, for carriages at 6pm, indulging on our beautifully-crafted selection of the finest dishes our chefs have partnered with the brief “Put Christmas on a plate without compromising the taste of Exmoor”.

Christmas Day 2017

1st to 2nd December

Dunster by Candlelight

Click below to feast your eyes on the best Exmoor has to offer, beautifully crafted by our talented chefs.

We are proud to partake in one of Dunster’s ancient traditions, the lighting-of-the-candles, colloquially known as Dunster-by-Candlelight, an event steeped in medieval history and rife in lighting and laughter – a sight to behold. Last year we promised an “Oasis in the Storm”, a concept of candlelit euchalon to whit we felt apt for those who pleaded to escape the droves of awe-founded men, women and children, and instead retreat to a place bounded together by sights and scents that you don’t find every day. However, this year, we are approaching the event somewhat differently but maintaining the concept of our “Oasis”, with keeping to the traditions set down by the founders of Candlelight 31 years ago.


See our menu, and you’ll be sure to wish time could accelerate (unfortunately, it can’t). Contact us on 01643 823030 and book a table. Be quick, though: we’re selling out fast!