Christmas & New Year

Christmas at Pen & Cob

Enjoy our festive menu throughout December. Christmas day is filled with an elegant 3 course meal and Boxing Day follows with a carvery lunch.
Visit the Bedford Swan Hotel Website for more information on our additional Christmas offerings within the hotel.


Festive Lunch & Dinners

2 Courses £21.00 / 3 Courses £26.00

Available 26th November until 24th December


Parsnip, apple and thyme soup (VE) (GF)

Smoked chicken terrine, onion marmalade, onion bloomer

Cod and parsley fishcake, spinach, paprika hollandaise


Roast turkey breast, sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, thyme jus, with roasted potatoes, carrots and parsnips, savoy cabbage and Brussel sprouts

Pan fried salmon supreme, parsley and lemon sauce, herb roasted new potatoes, green beans (GF)

Wild mushroom, leek and herb pie, garlic gravy, olive oil mash, wilted kale (VE) (GF)


Dark chocolate tart, mirror glaze, salted caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream (GF)

Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, cinnamon sugar

Lotus biscoff cheesecake, berry compote, mango puree

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£10 non-refundable deposit per person required.
Pre-orders will be required.

Please note this menu is subject to change.


Christmas Day

Lunch served between 12.30pm and 3pm

£85.00 per person • Under 12s £42.50


Cream of celeriac and artichoke soup, pickled mushrooms, crispy sage, onion bloomer

Homemade game terrine wrapped in smoked bacon, fig and apple chutney, toasted brioche

Smoked salmon, prawn bon bon with lobster mayo, crab sandwich


Turkey breast ballotine with chestnuts and spinach, wrapped in parma ham, duck fat roast potatoes, honey glazed carrots and parsnips, Brussel sprouts with streaky bacon

Slow cooked featherblade of beef, truffle mash, braised red cabbage, spinach, wild mushroom sauce

Pan fried Turbot, duchess potatoes, lemon and thyme mussels, baby leeks

Cashew, brazil nut and cranberry nut roast, roast parsnips, red cabbage, Brussel sprouts


Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce

Dark chocolate and honeycomb cheesecake, orange marscapone

Crème patisserie tart, mulled wine poached fruit, poppy seed tuile, champagne sorbet

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£20 deposit per person (non-refundable) required to secure booking.
Full payment will be required 4 weeks in advance of event.
Please note this menu is subject to change.

Boxing Day Lunch

3 Course Carvery

After the Boar’s Head Ceremony outside the hotel at 11.30am, come inside from Midday and enjoy our carvery to include Roast Turkey, Beef and Gammon (Vegetarian option available)

£30.00 per person • Under 12s £15

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(V) Vegetarian (VE) Vegan (GF) Gluten Free (DF) Dairy Free

Allergen Information
Some of our menu items contain allergens and whilst we try our very best to ensure your food is suitable for you, our food is prepared using shared equipment and stored in areas in which allergenic ingredients are present. As a consequence, we cannot guarantee that dishes are 100% free from allergenic ingredients. Our allergen information, that is available upon request, details which dishes contain allergenic ingredients as intentional ingredients. Ingredients may have changed since your last visit, please ask a member of staff for further details.

Booking Form

For more information, simply complete the form below and we will get in touch as soon as we can or contact the events team on 01234 346565 or email