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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

miss b loves........an early Christmas lunch at Samlesbury Hall


Last Sunday we decided to take a break from all the Christmas preparations and have a relaxing Christmas lunch at Samlesbury Hall, a beautiful historic hall built in 1325 and just a ten minute drive from home.

This lovely half-timbered, black and white medieval building was actually saved from demolition in the 1920s when six local business men bought it and set up a charitable trust to maintain and preserve it for future generations to enjoy (a builder had planned to build a housing estate on the site!)


Our turkey with all the trimmings definitely put us in the Christmas mood......


......followed by traditional Christmas pudding and rum sauce which was so delicious that there was very little left when I remembered to take a photo......


There were so many festive touches..... with crackers on the table....



and Christmas decorations in keeping with the style of the building........







We must return in the New Year for one of the free guided tours and who knows, we may even see a snowy Samlesbury Hall......

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Click here to find out more about the history of the hall. 




36 comments:

  1. That would put me in a Christmas mood too!!! the food looks delicious!


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  2. This is a fantastic place..It looks so romantic, and the food seems to be yummy! :)

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  3. What an incredible place! Such a unique place and those windows are beautiful! The food looks so yummy and I really want to make the rum sauce now!

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  4. Now that looks like a perfectly festive place to have a long holiday lunch :)

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  5. My goodness what a beautiful building! Christmas magic! xo Caroline

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  6. Love the ancient type of style of this building, it must hold so much history. The food all looks so delicious!

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  7. It looks like a lovely place for a holiday lunch! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures! xoxoxo

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  8. What a lovely time! and to have such a history filled building so close to home. The Christmas decor and touches throughout would definitely put one in the Christmas spirit! and that meal looks delish! Merry Christmas my friend ..xo C. (HHL)

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  9. L'architecture de ces bâtisses est vraiment très belle et originale. Ca doit très agréable de déjeuner dans un tel lieu !

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  10. Ah, England... I will have to return soon. This was the perfect story to put me in the mood. You had lunch in a place built in 1325. My American suburban home is 35 years old. Here, they say it has "patina and character..." - Different perspectives. Thank you for following le blog this year, miss b. Joyeux Noël to you and yours!

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  11. That is so nice Miss B. The meal seems delicious. It is always very nice to visit special and historical places like this. Good thing, it was saved and preserved.

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  12. This looks like a place I'd definitely want to visit, giving its medieval history! Looks like a very filling merry meal :)

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  13. What an inspiring place to be! No wonder you feel all Christmassy....;)

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  14. Beautiful place and the food look delicious
    V

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  15. This is a fantastic place dear !

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  16. I wish I could visit that place, it's perfect, great ambience and food!

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  17. Your Christmas turkey dinner has reminded me about getting a turkey ... or rather a turkey crown. How nice that you were able to take some time out at such a wonderful place. Its making me feel all festive.

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  18. love the blk and white contrast of the architecture! xO!
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  19. Such a delightful place for lunch! It definitely brings out the winter mood :)

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  20. Yummy! I wish I could have joined you;) I'm counting the hours/minutes until my holiday officially begins. Today is my last full day at the office.

    Nothing like these old buildings..if the walls could only talk. What a festive meal you had and I must look on a Christmas Pudding recipes! That looks delicous;)

    Have a wonderful holiday and wishing you the best in the coming year!!

    xxleslie

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  21. What a beautiful building, love all the details, the facade, windows, ceilings. I would love to have sunday roast by the fire in this historical building, enjoying the view of snowfall : )

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  22. that's such a cute house!

    xx, rebecca
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  23. Looks like a wonderful time and great place for Christmas lunch. A touch of history and seasonal delights! :)

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  24. This looks like the most magical place for a pre-Christmas lunch. Spending the holidays in France this year, I'll be missing out on all of the English traditional foods I grew up with... and I have to admit, I wasn't really sorry until I saw your photo of the Christmas pudding with rum sauce :) Christmas pudding is my absolute favourite and what's left of this one looks so delicious!
    xox,
    Cee

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  25. yum1 this reminds me I'm hungry, so off I go grab a bite..

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  26. what an enchanting place miss b! i love the stained glass windows. they are so gorgeous! i'm glad it was saved and converted. it has so much charm and appeal. the food looks yummy good and those crackers are too cute! glad you had a great lunch :) johanna received her package :)
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  27. You know the best places! The setting looks fantastic and so does the food. Thanks for sharing.

    LUXESSED

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  28. Joyeux Noël à toi aussi et à l'année prochaine!!!!
    Laure

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  29. Such a unique place to visit and have dinner!

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  30. Thanks for your comment ! ♥

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  31. Hi sweety...Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, may it be a joyous and blessed one!

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  32. Merry Xmas!!!!!
    that place sounds amazing! I am soooo coming to UK as soon as we have a weekend off!
    Hope you have the most wonderful holidays ever!

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  33. I love these wonderful pieces of English landscape. It's impressive and I'm glad you took your pictures showing how amazing it looks without snow covering it (very romantic though). Kisses

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  34. Oh, I love how this place looks!

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  35. What a stunning looking building!

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