A Country Estate, Reimagined
Our working estate in Somerset has acres of splendid gardens, woodland, farmland and cyder orchards to explore. Stay a night or two, or become a member and see the landscape change throughout the year.
Fit to burst with estate-made treats, toast-worthy tipples and sublime Somerset delicacies, our Christmas hampers make for the perfect present or veritable feast to see you through the festive season.
Win a Hotel Stay
Explore our festive gift range and shop online today for your chance to win a two-night hotel stay with dinner, bed and breakfast. Simply spend £30 or more online between 24 November – 15 December and you’ll automatically be entered into our festive prize draw. We'll also be drawing ten lucky runners-up to win a ‘Taste of The Newt’ hamper, delivered for Christmas.
From late night shopping with mulled cyder, to carol singers, foraged decoration workshops and an Enchanted Tree Trail little ones will love, visit our What's On page for the latest Christmas happenings.
Roman Villa Experience
Our newest educational experience; the expansive reimagining of a Romano-British villa, inspired by the unearthing of a settlement on the estate dating back to 351AD, is now open alongside an interactive visitor centre, which sits carefully over the exposed foundations of the original villa. Time travel is hungry work, so we have prepared some authentic Roman fare to enjoy at the end of your grand tour.
Members and guests must pre-book the Roman Villa Experience. Winter opening hours 9.30am to 3.30pm (last entry at 1.30pm).
A Feast for The Senses
Discover a feast for all the senses, from garden eateries to daily tours and seasonal workshops, all inspired by the land beneath our feet and the history and tradition of Somerset. We recommend planning ahead to make the most of every visit. Explore formal and productive gardens, get a buzz from the Beezantium or discover a subterranean world in The Story of Gardening. Finally, no day would be complete without stopping at the cellar or the Farm Shop to sample a drop or two of Cyder.
From 23 or 24 December
Stay for Christmas
Spend Christmas round at our place, with our indulgent festive packageFind Out More
30 December 2022 - 2 January 2023
Stay for New Year
Ring in the New Year with a three-night celebration of parties, secrets and good old sporting fun.FIND OUT MORE
Afternoon Tea at The Botanical Rooms
Take tea in The Botanical Rooms at Hadspen House, with afternoon tea devised by Head Pastry Chef, Alan Holloway. Booking essential.
14, 15 December
Foraged Festive Decorations
Forage natural materials then craft your own decorations
7, 8 December 2022
Christmas Cards & Calligraphy
Create your own Christmas cards and learn the principles of calligraphy.
Thursday 8 & 15 December
Late Night Shopping & Carol Singing
Gather round in get in the festive spirit with gifts, groceries and tastings from the team.
Dine at The Botanical Rooms
Enjoy elegant and seasonal dining, inspired by and gathered from your surroundings. Chef Ben Champkin invites you to feast on estate vegetables, the choicest cuts from the salt room and dayboat fish from the Dorset coast. Savour the tasting menu, paired with Fine Cyder or something special from the house cellar.
A Slice of the Good Life
Our passionate team of farmers, gardeners, butchers, bakers, cheesemakers, chefs and cyder makers work in harmony with land and livestock to produce delicious food for the table. Shop online and enjoy free delivery throughout the UK.
Great Garden Escape
Don't miss the train... Run away next summer and experience all things Somerset. From May 2023 we will be embarking once again on a First Class adventure, whisking you from London Paddington to the heart of the West Country. Explore picturesque gardens and ancient woodland, discover the art of cyder making and enjoy the finest fare plucked from the soil beneath your feet. Finally relax back into your seat and savour the perfect afternoon tea, as the miles fly by and we return you to the city.
A Room with a View
The Newt in Somerset has a view for every occasion, enquire now to book your perfect private event.Book a private event