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Cragside is still a great place to explore in the winter - especially if you pop into the tea room

The tea room at the National Trust property in Northumberland is offering a soecial Christmas lunch menu for visitors

Cragside in Northumberland
Cragside in Northumberland

Cragside house at Rothbury may now be closed for the winter, but you can still explore the gardens and woodland every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 21, before enjoying a well-deserved cuppa and festive bite to eat in the tea room.

Between November 28 and December 20 the tea room will be offering Christmas lunch at £25 per person.

It includes spiced apple punch on arrival, with a selection of starters from soup of the day to marinated Craster kippers, coarse country terrine and pineapple and pomegranate salad.

Mains are roast turkey with all the traditional trimmings; parsnip, cranberry and chestnut loaf with a red wine jus; rib of beef with porcini and tarragon and poached salmon.

Christmas plum pudding; Alnwick Rum and raisin cheese cake; honey spiced poached pear and apple and almond treacle tart, are the dessert choices.

There is freshly brewed coffee or tea to finish. Booking is essential by calling 01669 622 031 or 01669 622 038.

For more information on winter opening and events go to www.nationaltrust.org/cragside

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