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Christmas breaks in the Cotswolds

Are you looking forward to spending your Christmas breaks in the Cotswolds?

As a family run business we love to provide everything you might need during your Christmas break in the Cotswolds. We enjoy the festive period serving our clientele delicious Christmas lunches and dinners (N.B. we don't serve on Christmas Day itself).

Our warm and cosy Cotswold pub will be open from midday most days so pop along for a get-together drink. Check our opening times here.

Come and stay with us and enjoy a romantic Christmas break or a Cotswold holiday with the family.

Below, you can check out nearby events during the festive season.

Romantic weekend getaways this Christmas

The Wychwood Inn is perfect for the romantic weekend getaway. Enjoy long wintery walks in the rolling Cotswold hills, discover beautiful and historic Cotswolds villages and join in with the local Christmas cheer!

In the evenings enjoy award winning dishes from our pub or restaurant menu, then hole up beside the inglenook fire and relish local ales or world wines.

Christmas lunch and dinner The Cotswolds

Our Christmas and New Year menus are pre-order only, so you can choose your favourites before you arrive.

If you have a group of family, friends or work colleagues for a Christmas party, please pre-book and you can order from our Christmas menu which is not available day-to-day.

Otherwise you can still order daily from our delicious main menu when dining in the bar or restaurant during your Christmas break.

A dog friendly Christmas break in the Cotswolds

What’s even better is that we love your four legged friends, so your perfect Christmas break will be totally dog friendly (okay, we don’t let them in the restaurant, but apart from that they are allowed anywhere in The Wychwood Inn).

We have have a lovely big garden and a public green just over the road for your dog to roam around on a wintery Cotswold morning.

Explore our rooms

Room 1

With a super king bed, this room is a fantastic size and makes a perfect family room. Capacity for a camp bed and it can also be converted to a twin.

Room 2

This room overlooks our extensive pub garden to the village beyond. A super king bed with speckled hen throw makes for an opulent stay.

Room 3

This room is beautifully decorated room using a duck-egg colour palate. This is a good sized room even with it’s cosy king size.

Room 4

Our smallest and, some say, cosiest room. Although, we would recommend one of our larger rooms if you are staying more than one night.

Room 5

Our four poster is a special place to stay in the Cotswolds. Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or a week exploring towns and villages.

What’s on in the Cotswolds at Christmas

The Cotswolds at Christmas is just stunning with Christmas trees, Cotswold markets and visits from Father Christmas.

Shipton-under-Wychwood itself displays an enormous Christmas tree in the centre of the village on the village green, which can be seen from the road as you drive through.

The picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water, 15 minutes from The Wychwood Inn, features their massive tree in the middle of the river, which reflects in the shallow waters along with the hundreds of Christmas lights from the age old buildings.

There is the famous Christmas Shop in Lechlade too, 20 minutes south of The Wychwood Inn.

We will endeavour to add Christmas events for the surrounding areas, so you can spend an enjoyable Christmas break in The Cotswold village of Shipton-under-Wychwood.

Christmas events near the village of Shipton-under-Wychwood

Hook Norton Brewery Christmas Market

20 minutes
Sunday 30th November 2019, 12.00 to 20.00

Hook Norton Brewery kicks off the Christmas festivities with a Christmas Market. Only 20 minutes drive away from The Wychwood Inn - Hook Norton Brewery will have a variety of market stalls for those Cotswold Christmas presents, the Hook Norton brass band, mulled wine and some Christmas cheer!

Blenheim Palace Christmas Market

25 minutes
Friday 22nd November - Sunday 15th December, 10.30 - 20.30 (Closes at 18.30 on 25th-27th November and 2nd-3rd December)

Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere of our Christmas market set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace. Within wooden chalets, the market is filled with a variety of hand-picked, irresistible gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats for foodies.

With ceramics, textiles, homewares, leather goods, jewellery, toys, stationery, bags, hats and so much more, it is the perfect place to begin your Christmas shopping.

Parking free before 12.00. £10.00 thereafter.

Blenheim Palace Illuminated Light Trail

25 minutes
22nd November 2019 - 1st January 2020

The towering Tunnel of Light will once again twinkle with over 100,000 pea-lights, while the woodland Laser Garden and the scented Fire Garden all return. The Water Terrace light finale dances across the historic façade to much-loved Christmas classics.

Complete your walk under the stars with mulled cider, mulled wine or a hot chocolate*. Gather around the fire-pit with family and friends to toast marshmallows* and end the evening browsing the well-stocked gift shop in the East Courtyard.

For the young ones in all of us there’s a Victorian carousel*, Helter-skelter* and other family rides* and don’t forget to look out for Father Christmas and his elves along the way.

*separate charges apply

Parking free before 12.00. £10.00 thereafter.

Burford at Christmas

10 minutes

To be announced.


20 minutes

To be announced.

Cotswold Farm Park, Christmas on the Farm

30 minutes
Dates on the website.

Geared toward children. Our cheeky elves will usher you and your child/children into Father Christmas’s luxury grotto to see the man himself, before giving you access to the Toy Room to choose your gift and see your photograph.

Moreton-in-the-Marsh Christmas Lights & Market

30 minutes
Sunday 30th November 2019, 9.00 to 18.00

Christmas street market in Moreton in Marsh, with Father Christmas and carol singing. There will be live music. The Christmas lights switch on at 17.00. Free parking.

Sudeley Castle Spectacle of Light

40 minutes
Noember 30th - December 30th 2019, 16.45

Explore the beautiful new illuminated trail around Sudeley Castle’s stunning grounds. Enjoy the wonderful music as you discover each new secret of this magical environment.

See the majestic castle, the glorious gardens and romantic ruins all lit under the stars. Experience the dazzling new illuminations as you stroll around these beautiful grounds.

Follow Peter Pan and Wendy and discover some of the amazing characters from J. M. Barrie’s timeless classic. Make a wish and support the brave children at Great Ormand Street Hospital.

Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

1 hour
Friday 29th November - 22nd December 2019, 16.00 to 21.00

Put the sparkle in your family Christmas, and set out on the all new Enchanted Woodland illuminated trail at Westonbirt Arboretum.

The fairies have been up to mischief at Westonbirt Arboretum this winter, casting spells over the trees to transform it into an Enchanted wood. Wind your way through the trees to discover an enchanted wonderland of light and magic, meeting woodland characters along the way.

Our popular Christmas village is back ready for you to soak up the seasonal cheer by creating some Christmas arts and crafts with the family, exploring the Christmas market stalls and warming up with a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine.

Voted number 1 last year as being Britain's Favourite Christmas Light Display, Enchanted Christmas will be highlight of your Christmas celebrations this year.

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