The Snowdrop Inn is dressed in suitably festive fashion throughout December and we are now taking reservations for Christmas parties. Our head chef Howard Merret and his team have put together a menu that focuses on the best local produce: Laughton beef and pork, traditionally-reared Sussex turkey and game from Piddinghoe Estate.

All our menus focus on the best of local produce. Our meat is humanely reared using traditional and time-honoured methods of animal husbandry. We have searched for dishes, traditional and modern, that capture the essence of the festive season. We aim to provide your party with the best of home-cooked, seasonal fayre and a fine selection of wines, cask ales, craft beers and spirits. You provide the good cheer and sit back, enjoy, and leave the rest to us.

The Christmas Menu is available between for both lunch and dinner sitting Monday-Saturday. We have aimed to provide a menu that is exciting and diverse with something for everyone’s palate but if you or any members of your party have any allergies or special dietary requirements, please get in touch and we will do our utmost to accommodate you. We can host parties of up to 50. In the case of smaller parties, a number of groups may be catered for simultaneously.

Christmas Menu 2016

£29.50 per person
(V): Vegetarian (Ve): Vegan


Mulled Wine / Prosecco / Ginger Cordial

Home Cured Gravadlax, Cucumber Pickle, Freshly Grated Horseradish and Rye Bread

Duck Liver and Sherry Parfait, Toasted Brioche and Spiced Apple Chutney

Beetroot, Glazed Walnut and Apple Salad with Sweet Mustard Dressing (Ve,Gf)

Brighton Blue Cheese Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Locally Produced Ham with Dressed Leaves (Gf)

Baked Goats Cheese and Sesame Seed Salad with Onion Marmalade (V, Gf)


All served with Glazed Carrots, Braised Red Cabbage, Honey Roast Parsnips, Brussel Sprouts and Roast Potatoes (vegan option available)

Roast Holmansbridge Farm Turkey, Ham, Forcemeat Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

Parsnip, Sage, Cashew and Chestnut Roast (Ve,Gf)

Venison Bourguignon

Cod en Papillote, Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic Butter, White Wine and Saffron

Wild Mushroom and Pine Nut Stuffed Butternut Squash topped with Blue Cheese (V, Gf, Ve by request)


Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter

Vegan Chocolate Tart and Blood Orange Sorbet (Ve,Gf)

Fresh Fruit Jelly and Champagne Sabayon (V,Gf)

Panatone Bread and Butter Pudding with Custard and Fresh Fruit Coulis (V)

Sussex Cheeseboard with Home made Chutney and Pickle (£2.50 supplement) (V)

Lemon Posset with Orange, Ginger Compote and Lebkuchen Biscuit (V,Gf)

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To book your Christmas party please download the booking form below and return fully completed by hand, post or by email along with a non-refundable £15 per head deposit. Both form and deposit are required to secure your booking. Our full terms and conditions are on the form, but please note a 10% service charge will be added to your bill.

We can accommodate parties of up to 50

In the case of smaller parties, a number of groups may be catered for simultaneously

All parties need to pre-book their menu choices and the menu is set and not a la carte

No reservations can be taken after 8.30pm and afternoon parties will be asked to vacate the dining room by 6pm

We reserve the right to use booked tables if any party fails to show up half an hour after the expected time

Please use the booking form provided

A non-refundable £15 per head deposit is payable with the return of the completed booking form

A service charge of 10% (£2.95 per person) will be added to the bill