The original residents of one of Lancashire’s loveliest historic houses might have eaten boar’s head and pottage, but today Samlesbury Hall is putting a modern twist on the biggest meal of the year.

The Hall which dates back to 1325 will be providing a stress-free Christmas dinner.  All you have to do is order, collect, heat and eat!

The Halls’ chef has been busy – without an elf in sight – cooking up a five-course table groaning feast.

Everything, from the succulent turkey to the super sprouts – not forgetting the perfect pud - have been lovingly prepared.  You simply have to turn the oven on. There are full step-by-step instructions so you have time to relax.

The dinner package also comes with some ‘extras’ including a bottle of wine, crackers (bad jokes mandatory), a hand-baked loaf for that Boxing Day turkey buttie, washed down by some fancy teas.

And staff have added a little something from the Hall – a voucher for a delicious cream tea to say Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021!

The dinner costs £99 for two and can be collected on Christmas Eve.

Lauren Machin from the Hall says, “We are thrilled to be able to offer the usual Samlesbury loveliness even though we have been unable to open whilst in Tier 3.  The Christmas Dinner would also make a brilliant gift for loved ones who are isolating and unable to get to the shops or struggle with cooking - perfect to ensure your grandparents are well fed on Christmas Day!”

Visit the website at for more information or call 01254 812010


Samlesbury Hall
Historic House
Samlesbury Hall

Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior, the Hall is almost equidistant between Blackburn and Preston, yet retaining a rural feel.



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