Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

Last Friday night I took myself and Charlie back up to the Quantocks to go to the Enchanted Christmas Evening at Westonbirt.
This is where all the trees are lit up, its a truly magical evening that has left me feeling so Christmassy and excited for the next few weeks.

We wrapped up super super warm because I had booked us into the trail where you walk in between the trees. This walk lasts around 45 mins, so we walked around cosy sharing a portion of chessy chips and drinking Fanta. I had such a magical evening, it was so beautiful there and although it was cold I loved every second of it.

After visiting the arboretum I drove us to a restaurant just down the road where I had booked us a table. We went to the kings arms in didmarton, this is quite a post restaurant but I wanted to book somewhere nice and try some new foods. Charlie is proper into his food and loves trying new things, he has an excellent palette and describes what works well together so perfectly. So I wanted to take him somewhere we he could try new things and enjoy the food.

To start we had a pate, something I would never usually have, it was delicious. It was so tasty and has venison in, which Charlie was insistent that I tried, I loved it! It also came with a jelly, toasted bread and the most delicious salad dressing on some leaves.

Charlie ate partridge for his main with cabbage and a bread sauce, it was so yummy, I had to try a little bit and it really was cooked beautifully.

I stuck to something a little more basic.  I had fish and chips, but the cod was incredible, melted in my mouth and was in a cube rather than a normal fish. The chips were triple cooked and tasted incredible! It also came with homemade tartar sauce, my favourite and minted mushy peas that Charlie was insistent I tried and I have to say I loved every mouthful.