Christmas and New Year

Ding dong merrily on high...

Crack open the bubbly, snaffle the mince pies and snuggle in by our enchanting log burner.

We're as busy as Santa's elves, working on an enticing array of events, treats and magical finishing touches to make your 2018 Christmas & New Year break with us even more memorable.

To find out more and to book, just click on one of the tabs below, or take a look at our festive brochure.

Feel free to give us a tinkle on 01684 272300, or email for more information.

A Christmas cracker of a get-together

Sipping on a Christmas cocktail in our beautiful Berkeley Bar.
Tucking into a festive feast with friends in the Duke of Glouceser.
Partying the night away in our shimmering, glass-fronted Cotswolds Suite.

Whether it's a big bash for 200, an intimate private dining for 10, or a group of you looking to join one of our festive party nights, we've got just the spot for you this Christmas.

To give you a taste of what we've got in store, take a look at our festive menu, with food so delicious you’ll be secretly sweeping your finger across your plate.

Let’s get going...
Roast winter squash and parmesan soup (v)
Nuts & seeds muesli, home-baked bread, Gloucestershire butter
Gressingham duck leg and guinea fowl roulade
Spiced kumquat compote, clementine gel, curly endive salad
Bibury farmed trout and Coln Valley smoked salmon mousse
Pickled mouli carpaccio, trout caviar, lime and dill mayonnaise

Bring on the main course...
Roasted Cotswold turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets and turkey gravy
Herefordshire herb crusted confit shin of beef
Glazed seasonal local root vegetables, spiced red cabbage, Brussel sprouts, roast potatoes, gravy
Pan fried sea bass fillet
Haricot beans and chorizo cassoulet, crab croquettes, wilted spinach, basil emulsion
Spiced roast aubergine stuffed with curried chickpeas and quinoa ragout (v)
Tomato korma sauce, coconut crush new potatoes

Give me something sweet...
Granny McIntosh’s homemade Christmas pudding
Brandy sauce
Blood orange and white chocolate cheesecake
Home-made cherry sorbet
Ginger and cinnamon baked custard
Caramelised apple and blueberry crumble

Coffee, tea or herbal infusions and mini mince pies

2 course festive lunch/dinner - £25 per person
3 course festive lunch/dinner - £30 per person

Festive party nights
We love to throw a cracking party at Christmas time, and our festive party nights are a great opportunity to celebrate with family, friends or work colleagues. Held in our shimmering Cotswolds Suite, you can either book out the whole night or join others for a party you won't forget.

Party nights are priced at £45 per person for a three-course feast followed by hot drinks and mini mince pies, and a dazzling DJ.

A £10 non-refundable deposit is needed when booking and the full balance must be paid 4 weeks before the event.

Party night dates are: 30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st & 22nd December.

For private parties and exclusive hire please give Samantha Birch a call on 01684 272312 to check availability

What's the rush?
With oh-so-comfy Hypnos beds, a hearty Cotswolds breakfast the morning after and a whole host of leisure facilities to enjoy, why rush off when the party's over?

£110 Bed & breakfast | Just Right Room
£135 Bed & breakfast | Touch of Class Room
£200 Bed & breakfast | Indulgence Suite
£250 Bed & breakfast | Opulence Suite

Prices are for two people sharing in conjunction with party nights.
We recommend booking accommodation when confirming your tickets.

Like home, but so much better...

From the glistening gold wreath above our blazing log burner to the cosy hot water bottle in your room, you can be sure that Christmas with us will be like home, but better. While you snuggle in and make yourself comfortable, we’ll be busy plumping pillows, stoking the fire and creating lip-smackingly tasty drinks, cakes and feasts for you to enjoy with family and friends... after all, isn’t that what Christmas is all about

Christmas Eve
Quite possibly the most exciting day of the entire year. Join us whenever suits you and take your time to settle in and explore before tucking into a festive afternoon tea in one of our sumptuous lounges. If you’ve time before dinner, why not try out our health club, take a stroll or treat yourself to a spa treatment?
In our book, Christmas Eve just isn't Christmas Eve without a festive film, enjoyed whilst tucking into a bowl of popcorn and a steaming hot chocolate with marshmallows. So, we'll be showing a Christmas classic - suitable for all ages - on our multiscreen video wall in the Cotswolds Suite.
Begin your evening by joining fellow guests for drinks and canapés, before enjoying a seasonal three course meal in our restaurant, jam-packed with lovingly-prepared and beautifully presented local treats.

Christmas Day
What better way to start the big day than with a bountiful breakfast complete with all the trimmings and topped off with a glass of festive fizz?
Presents pre- or post-lunch? It’s up to you, and whenever you choose we’ve got the perfect setting around the glittering tree in our lounge. Enjoy a glass of Taittinger Champagne before tucking into a traditional festive four-course lunch in our restaurant.
Fancy a snooze in front of the fire? We’ve got just the spot for you.

If you love the best of British, we’ll be showing the Queen’s Speech, just right to enjoy with a generous slice of Christmas cake... homemade, of course. Somehow there's always room left for some evening nibbles, so we’ll be serving a relaxed evening buffet with an array of local produce for you to savour.

Boxing Day
An easy laid-back morning with an extended brunch before you decide how to spend your day. Fancy a bracing walk on the nearby Malvern Hills, a bargain hunting trip to Gloucester Quays or just a float around in our pool? – the choice is yours.
Join us in the evening for cocktails, a decadent feast and entertainment to get you off your seat and on the dance floor... if you like.
Don't forget to don your favourite cocktail dress or sharpest suit...

Thursday, 27th December
Time to say goodbye... but squeeze in a cheeky Cotswolds breakfast before you leave.

Prices for a 3 nights' stay, based on two people sharing:
£840 Just Right Room | £930 Touch of Class Room
£1110 Indulgent Suite | £1410 Opulent suite

For more information or to book, please email, give us a call on 01684 272300 or Book Now

Christmas Day lunch menu

To whet your appetite, take a look at our menu for Christmas Day lunch - you'll find a tempting selection of festive classics, with a few inventive twists from our head chef, Anuj Thakur.

To start...
Gorgonzola, parsnip and pear soup (v)
Toasted walnuts
Ballotine of free range cornfed chicken and black truffle (gf)
Pistachios, marinated shimeji mushrooms, port vinaigrette
Salad of native lobster poached in spiced liqueur (gf)
Heritage tomato gel, pickled celery, confit saffron jersey royals

The main event...
Roasted Cotswold turkey *
Roast breast of mallard duck *
Chestnut, sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, glazed local root vegetables, Brussel sprouts, roast potatoes, gravy
Grilled fillet of John Dory *
Israeli cous cous, bergamot lemon & pepper confit, sauce vierge
Curried shiitake mushrooms and three cheese beignets (v) *
Smoky vegetable escalivada, coriander and sweet corn salsa

Classic dessert...
Granny McIntosh’s Christmas pudding
Brandy anglaise
Dark chocolate, orange and pecan nut tart
Ginger and local honey ice cream
Salted caramel and hazelnut parfait (gf)
White rum syrup, coconut sorbet

Don't forget the cheese...
Three Counties local cheese selection
Cotswold Organic Brie, Alex James' ‘Blue Monday’, Hereford Hop, Cerney Ash Goat’s Cheese, homemade chutney, grapes, fresh honeycomb and artisan biscuits

Coffee, tea or herbal infusions and mini mince pies

Please let a member of the team know if you have any dietary requirements.

v = vegetarian, gf = gluten free, * = can be made gluten free

See in the New Year in style

2 Nights' Stay

Sunday, 30th December
Afternoon tea with Prosecco on arrival. A low-key wine sampling at our decadent bar. Three-course dinner lovingly prepared by our Head Chef and his talented team. What better way to warm up for New Year...

New Year’s Eve | Monday, 31st December
Easy does it this morning with a leisurely breakfast before deciding how to spend your day. If it’s a bright, crisp morning, how about a spot of golf or brisk walk through the stunning local countryside?
Prefer to cosy up indoors? Try our reviving spa if you fancy a pamper session, or why not take a dip in the outdoor hot tub or snuggle up on one of our plump sofas with a great book?
Then to the evening itself. We’re confident we’ll knock your socks off with a Champagne and canapés reception, a five course feast with the pick of local produce, a fantastic live band, disco and a breath-taking fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.

Dress code - black tie - it's a great opportunity to get all dressed up.

New Year’s Day | Tuesday, 1st January
Feeling a little delicate? We’ve got just the tonic you need – an informal brunch with bubbles and take your time lounging in front of the fire before heading home.

2 night New Year break: 30 & 31 December
£650 Just Right Room | £700 Touch of Class Room
£800 Indulgent Suite | £900 Opulent Suite

The tariff for New Year house parties is for two people sharing.

For more information or to book, please email, give us a call on 01684 272300 or Book Now.