Swindon garden centre announces festive treats

By Barrie Hudson - 20 September 2023


Dobbies has revealed details of upcoming festive food treats at its Hyde Road garden centre.

They include a magical Santa’s Breakfast and Festive Afternoon Tea. 

Santa’s Breakfast is billed as a a great way to enjoy some magical time with Santa and fuel up for the festivities. It’s a chance for children aged 3-10 to take part in activities, get into the Christmas spirit, sing along to Christmas classics and receive a gift to take home and put under the tree.

Families in Swindon can expect festive entertainment from Santa and his elves and a hearty breakfast. Children can choose from a traditional breakfast of pork or Quorn sausage, scrambled eggs, hash brown and baked beans, or opt for a breakfast roll. All breakfasts will be served with a choice of apple juice, orange juice or water. 

Adults will also get a choice of breakfast options, including a traditional breakfast, vegetarian breakfast or three-item breakfast roll, each served with a hot drink. 

People are also invite to indulge this Christmas with Dobbies’ Festive Afternoon Tea, described as great for couples, friends and families alike, with three tiers of seasonal bites to jingle the tastebuds. 

They can expect all the favourite elements of an afternoon tea with a festive twist, and can indulge in salmon, cream cheese and chive, and honey roast ham and mustard finger sandwiches in a mix of white and grain bread, together with Cornish clotted cream and jam scones and sweet treats including blackberry delice, fruit and cream tart, carrot cake and a mini macaroon. 

Children will also be able to enjoy a mix of finger sandwiches, filled with ham, jam and tuna. There will be scones and Rudolph’s favourite snacks – carrot and cucumber sticks. 

Adults will have a choice of unlimited tea and coffee refills, and children will receive a fruit juice. There will be additional extras for customers looking to wrap themselves in all the festivities, including prawn marie rose vol au vents, savoury cheese vol au vents and pigs in blankets with gravy and cranberry sauce. Drinks can also be upgraded for speciality coffees and teas, and there will be an upgrade option for Prosecco. 

Sarah Murray, who develops Dobbies’ festive line up, said: “Restaurant experiences at Dobbies are a chance to spend time with the family in a relaxed setting that involves zero cooking. 

"Our Santa’s Breakfast and Festive Afternoon Tea events in Swindon are a great way to feel festive as Christmas approaches. The restaurant team thoroughly enjoy hosting these events and can’t wait to welcome customers.”

Santa’s Breakfast will run from 25 November through to 24 December, priced from £9 per adult and £13.99 per child. 

Festive Afternoon Tea experiences will run from 1 November, priced at £8.50 per child and £13.50 per adult.

For more information about Dobbies’ festive culinary experiences and to make a booking, people should visit dobbies.com/events

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