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Turkey Cooking Times

Christmas Roast Cooking Times Cheat List

At Lymefield, we love to provide the very best poultry, beef, pork, and lamb for your Christmas feast.  Once you’ve chosen your Christmas centrepiece, it all comes down to the cooking. So we have put together a handy Christmas Roast Cheat blog with all poultry & joint serving sizes and cooking times to make your Christmas Dinner as hassle-free as possible.


Order your turkey from Lymefield for collection or delivery. Our Barn reared birds are sourced from just over the hill in Holmfirth, so the food miles are low and the supply chain is fully traceable. These turkeys are slowly reared to develop a thick layer of fat to ensure a succulent, tasty roast.

You can choose from either a fresh full local bird or if thigh meat is not your thing, try a Turkey crown which are the same birds without the thighs.

For easy carving and cooking, choose a turkey joint as this is a 100% breast meat joint. Add a bit of luxury by ordering one of our prepared turkey joints stuffed with your choice of stuffing or thigh meat.

If you are looking for a treat then try one of our Herb-Fed free-range bronze turkeys. These turkeys have lived life in the lap of the luxury, roaming over acres of Yorkshire pasture and feasting on fresh herbs. Their stress-free lifestyle and additive-free diet add an extra dimension of flavour to their rich taste.

Turkey Cooking Times

To prepare the turkey, remove the bird from the fridge one hour before cooking. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4, remove the giblets from your fresh bird and cover with foil. Roast the turkey for your required time (see table below) basting every 30 minutes, ensure the juices run clear. If you have a thermometer, the internal temperature should be 70C. Remove and cover the turkey and allow to rest for one hour.

Turkey Cooking Times
Weight Serves Times
4 – 4.5kg 6 2 1/4 hours
4.5 – 5kg 6-7 2 1/2 hours
5 – 5.5kg 7-8 2 3/4 hours
5.5 – 6kg 8-10 3 hours
6 – 6.5kg 10 – 12 3 1/4 hours
6.5kg – 7kg 12 – 15 3 1/2 hours

Order your turkey from Lymefield Farm Shop. Our closing date for Christmas Food orders is Sunday 13th December. Happy cooking!

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Christmas Opening Times at Lymefield 2020

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

Sunday 27th December

Monday 28th December

Tuesday 29th December

Wednesday 30th December

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day

Saturday 2nd January

Sunday 3rd January

Monday 4th January

8:00 – 16:00

Closed

Closed

Closed

9:00 – 16:30

9:00 – 16:30

9:00 – 16:30

9:00 – 16:30

Closed

Closed

Closed

Normal hours resume

Events at Lymefield

Christmas Tree Festival for the festive period – Saturday 28th November until Thursday 31st December

Late-night openings every Thursday evenings until 7 pm – 3rd, 10th, & 17th December

Elf Day in aid of Alzheimer’s Society – Friday 4th December

Return of Christmas Food Order form deadline – Sunday 13th December

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Christmas Tree Festival

Our Christmas Tree Festival is open until Christmas Eve.

Our wonderful charities, schools, and local organisations have sent their decorations to Lymefield and are now in all their glory in the Glasshouse.

You are welcome to visit every day during opening hours to see these fantastic trees and choose your favourite! Show the charities and organisations your love and share your photos on social media.