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Our local Christmas guide for the festive season!

With Christmas being just over a week away, we wanted to share some local spots to visit over the festive period to enjoy with friends, family & loved ones. Whether you’re out and about walking your dog, unsure where to eat out or just after some Christmas gift ideas, we have got you covered! Use this as a pocket guide over these next few weeks, share it with others and lets make sure we shop local to support our community!

Local restaurants to visit

For many people Christmas is about enjoying good food with loved ones so we have put together a list of some of our favourite local independent restaurants, offering a Christmas menus-

  • The Feathers, Rickmansworth – Offering a Christmas menu or a two or three course set menu. View more here
  • The Coach & Horses, Rickmansworth – View menu here
  • Maurizio’s, Rickmansworth – View menu here
  • The Artichoke, Croxley Green – Offering a Christmas menu or a two or three course set menu. View menus here
  • The Coach & Horses, Croxley Green – Two course set menu for £25 & three courses for £30. View menu here
  • The Black Horse, Chorleywood – 4 courses for £39.95  View menu  here
  • The Gate, Chorleywood – View menu here
  • The Stag, Chorleywood – View menu here

Get your festive fix at a local café

When you’re out walking around the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth, make sure you stop by one of our local favourites, The Café in the Park to get your festive fix! How nice do their new festive drinks look?!

Mince pie lattè

White hot chocolate

Terry’s orange hot chocolate

When you’re having a stroll through Rickmansworth High Street, be sure to pop into Café Deli 122 for some delicious food & great quality coffee. They are offering a range of festive bites including Christmas sarnies, Terry’s chocolate orange cake, mince pies & black forest hot chocolate.

If you’re out & about in Croxley our favourites to pop into are Perch & Co, & Crazy Goat Co, for some delicious food & great coffee, and The Kitchen Croxley for their amazing sweet treats, afternoon tea & more!

Other local favourites include Cinnamon Square in Rickmansworth where you can get an array of baked goods from fresh bread to festive cakes. They currently have Biscoff buns, mince pies, Bailey’s chocolate tart, chocolate orange cruffin and many more festive themed goods so make sure you treat yourself or your family to some delicious treats! My favourite has to be their award winning cinnamon buns! Place your orders online here

Local lights to get you in the festive spirit

If you’re doing some Christmas shopping around Watford, make sure you check out the Christmas lights along The Parade! With light installations inside & out the shopping centre, you’ll be feeling festive whilst shopping!

I don’t know about you, but I love going for evening walks during the festive season! Stumbling upon stunning light displays quickly turns into a competition where my family and I are choose our favourite festive house. There’s a big Christmas tree by the library in Croxley Green just off New Road to take a look at when walking or driving pass.

Other roads to stop by around Croxley Green on your evening stroll are Hastings Way who have grouped together this year to create a lovely light display between the homes and Green Lane, just off Copthorne Road. Their cul de sac is like a Christmas bubble, with a festive set up usually on the middle land between the houses.

Local gift guide

If you’re looking for a gift for your family or friends, we have some local favourites that offer a personalised service to suit your needs/requirements. Catering for all ages, enjoy a personalised sweet or savoury treat box by Brown Box Bakes. Based in Watford, Dani can deliver to your door if you’re not too far away, meaning some of the treat boxes can be delivered on the day you wish to enjoy them so they are nice & fresh (these include brunch boxes perfect for the family to share). Treat boxes from kids to adults, you can personalise pretty much anything & who doesn’t love a few yummy treats over Christmas? Browse her Christmas gift boxes here

Another local business is Just A Little Candle, based in Kings Langley. The candles are available in two sizes and styles. Choose from a stunning white glass vessels, albeit one wick or three, all hand poured beautifully using 100% soy wax and blended with the finest fragrance oils. From beautiful candles, to luxury soy wax melts, wax burners & diffusers. There are a range of items to choose from and would make the perfect gift this Christmas- I don’t know about you but I use candles a lot more than usual when it’s the festive season! Christmas candle Click here to find out more.

Merry Christmas from the team at S&G! Enjoy this festive season, support local businesses where possible & remember to stay safe. Let’s make this Christmas one to remember, make memories and take some time to relax & recharge for the New Year!