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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




9:00 – 16:30

9:00 – 16:30

9:00 – 16:30

9:00 – 16:30




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.

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Order your 2020 Christmas Dinner with ease from Lymefield

How to order your 2020 Christmas dinner from Lymefield simply follow the steps below:

  1. Select your Christmas food online
  2. Go to your basket
  3. Choose collection or delivery.
  4. State your day of collection or delivery from 22nd, 23rd, or 24th December in the notes section.
  5. Pay a £25 deposit at Checkout using Paypal or credit/debit card. You can use your credit/debit card by clicking the Paypal button and finding the credit/debit card section.
  6. Pay your balance on collection or delivery. NB: There may be a slight change to your balance if ordering poultry, in order to charge you the exact amount based on £/kg.
  7. Enjoy your delicious locally sourced Christmas Feast.

Alternatively, pick up a paper copy in-store & return your order to the Farm Shop.

Whichever way you choose, please place your order by Sunday 13th December!

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Real christmas Trees for Glossop, Hyde, Manchester and beyond

For those of you who have not visited us at Christmas before, here at Lymefield in Broadbottom, Cheshire we specialize in providing high quality, fresh, Real Christmas Trees. On 25th November through to Christmas, our car park will be transformed into a tree wonderland! All our trees will be on display divided by variety and size, one of us will always be on hand to do the hard work of finding the best tree for your exact requirements.

There are 3 varieties of Christmas trees which we stock at Lymefield.

Here is a quick guide to our trees:

The Nordmann Fir variety has excellent needle retention. It often tends to have a straight top with a bushy body. The colour is a true green and the shape is what many consider to be the more ‘traditional Christmas tree shape’. We stock heights from 3 feet to 9-10 feet in this variety.

The Fraser Fir is a variety of Christmas trees that is now hugely popular and is famous for being the tree of choice for the White House in the United States! The shape is usually extremely full and compact from top to bottom. They can be more narrow, making them great for smaller homes and as well as having brilliant needle retention, they also have a true Christmas tree fragrance.

The Norway Spruce to many generations has been the true ‘traditional Christmas tree’. Despite not having great needle retention, those who have a Spruce take them home year on year. Their full, bushy shape and large branches are ideal for hanging decorations meaning that as long as you know how to look after it, they can be a great choice. We recommend leaving it outside until as late as possible, standing it in water once inside, and keeping it away from heat sources such as radiators.

At Lymefield, we also have rooted trees in pots. These trees have been grown in pots (not just uprooted from the ground and stuck in one) and so will survive beyond Christmas as long as you limit their time indoors and don’t let them get too warm! As well as potted Norway Spruce’s and Nordmann Firs, we also have potted Noble Firs.

As always we will be operating our Christmas Tree delivery service. Come and choose your Christmas Tree, stay for some lunch and a hot drink, and we will deliver your tree for you on the same day, where possible. Otherwise, you can take your tree away with you, and we will, of course, assist you to your car. We have a free local delivery service and deliver to all areas in Glossop, Hyde, Stockport & Manchester.

Whilst choosing your tree, you could also make use of our late opening times this December. Every Thursday until 7pm.

We are open 7 days a week until Christmas.

9am until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am until 5pm on Sunday.

For any further help or information just call us on 01457 764686.