Medieval Banquets Return to Beaulieu for Christmas 

Edward, Lord Montagu and Fiona, Lady Montagu turned the clock back 700 years when they first introduced medieval banquets in 1970 – and the tradition will be revived with two new event dates on December 21st and 22nd.

Event guests are invited to dine like a king or queen in the 13th century Abbey Domus which will again echo to the sound of a medieval celebration with feasting, frivolity and festive fun.

In the Seventies, the banquets became must-do social occasions that stepped back in time. Today they are the perfect way to celebrate Christmas with a difference with friends, family and colleagues.

Surrounded by centuries-old oak beams and ancient stone walls, they will include a welcoming cup of traditional mead, followed by a three-course meal of traditional fayre, with platters of meats, vegetables and potatoes* at one of the great tables.

To book tickets for December 21st or 22nd at £39.50pp or to book a private gathering or corporate event, contact Leith’s at Beaulieu at or 01590 614787.

For corporate bookings, why not opt for the full period-perfect experience with entertaining characters dressed in full medieval costume to bring an extra sense of occasion to the evening. Then add a modern twist with a DJ and dance until midnight.

Or alternatively, traditional Christmas two-course lunch or dinner are also available in the Abbey Domus for bookings of over 50 people at £29.50pp. For more details on Christmas and New Year options see

* Vegetarian options are available.

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