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A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS IN BRISTOL & BATH

2019

EDITION

Bristol & Bath


DECKED OUT CHRISTMAS PARTIES & DINING AT BRISTOL HARBOUR HOTEL From £30.00 per person Deck the halls of Harbour with your nearest and dearest this Christmas and feel well and truly gifted. From party nights with the team, to dinner with your family, this years celebrations are going to be dazzling.

Call 0117 2034 445 or email bristol.events@harbourhotels.co.uk 49–55 CORN STREET, BRISTOL BS1 1HT www.harbourhotels.co.uk/bristol


Season’s Greetings! Whether you’re already counting down the days and dusting off your baubles, or you’re refusing to contemplate the festive season until December, there’s no denying that Christmas is nearly upon us. As card-carrying food fanatics, the team at Food & Drink Guides loves Christmas – after all, it’s mainly about over-indulging. Before we can all sit back with a mountain of mince pies and a glass of mulled wine, though, there’s some serious decision-making to be done. If you’re responsible for planning your Christmas do – be it an office knees up for 500 or a celebratory shindig for your team – it’s important to get it right. We’ve put together The Office Christmas Party Guide and packed it full of venue suggestions, party inspiration and expert advice so you can rest assured that your celebration will be a resounding success.

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GUIDE AT A GLANCE

BRISTOL & BATH 2019

Canningford House 38 Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6BY t: 0117 927 7167 e: editor@foodanddrinkguides.com w: www.christmaspartyvenue.co.uk Editor Hannah Burton-Grieve Senior Editorial Assistants Robbie Masters, Tori Sharpe

CONTENTS A quick look at our more in-depth content............1 INDEX Find your favourite venues in an instant...............64

Editorial Assistants Oli Bishop, Ella Fisher, Rosie Best, Kate Avetoomyan, Celia Rowland, Jessica Curtis-Jouxson

VENUE INSPIRATION

Graphic Designers Morag Davidson, Megan Hunt, Tamara Osborn

SPOTLIGHT ON… The Pump Room Take a closer look at one of our favourites................8 SPOTLIGHT ON… The Lido A firm fave for elegance, R&R and superb food.......21 SPOTLIGHT ON… Three Brothers Burgers Burgers and beers on a boat – perfect.....................31 FESTIVE FEASTING Some of our top picks for foodies this Christmas.....36 SPOTLIGHT ON… Glassboat Brasserie This fine French establishment floats our boat.........55 DON’T BE LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS Join a shared Christmas party..................................56

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

CHRISTMAS PARTIES REIMAGINED AT CENTRE PARCS Celebrate Christmas at Centre Parcs........................16 SHAKE THINGS UP THIS CHRISTMAS Why not celebrate a bit differently this year?..........26

PLANNING

TOP TIPS Planning can be stressful – let us help with our top tips...46 WWW.CHRISTMASPARTYVENUE.CO.UK

Some designs created using resources from Freepik.com

Project Manager Joe Packer Advertising Sales Emma Filby, Matthew Brentley Published by Food & Drink Guides Ltd Publisher Sam Collins Managing Director Robin Fry Printed August 2019 You’ll notice that some venues in the guide have an 084 telephone number. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. The cost of producing this guide has been met by advertising revenues from the venues featured within. We only include venues that we know, from either experience or recommendation, provide a quality service. However, some reviews are supplied by third parties, and no review in this guide should be taken as a direct recommendation by Food & Drink Guides Ltd. Printed August 2019.

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THE OHH PUB COMPANY

Join us for

Christmas Join the OHH family for lunch or dinner this coming festive season

All OHH Pubs will be serving a mouth-watering 2 or 3 course festive menu and we are even throwing in some complimentary bubbly! Available from Friday 22nd November until Tuesday 24th December. Whether you’re planning a business outing or gathering with family or friends, contact your preferred OHH Pub for more details, or visit 

www.ohhpubs.co.uk

Make the experience extra special and enquire about our 5-star-rated letting bedrooms


The Old House At Home Offering a 2 or 3 course festive menu, this traditional ivy-clad free house provides warmth in front of an original open fireplace, and a great atmosphere to boot. This original OHH pub is steeped in family history, run by Matthew, son of the OHH founder. Featuring 6 beautiful rooms with a 5-star AA rating and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, at The Old House At Home you can experience luxury pub accommodation just minutes from Badminton, Bath and Castle Combe. 0844 625 5549 | theoldhouseathome@ohhcompany.co.uk | Burton, Near Castle Combe, Wiltshire, SN14 7LT

The Northey Arms With an AA rosette to hand and ten wonderful letting bedrooms, hospitality is something special at The Northey Arms. Having recently undergone a face lift, The Northey is fast becoming a front runner on the culinary scene. Pawel and his team take great pride in the service of fantastic food and drinks, catering for small and large festive parties and events. If you’re looking for a business event or an intimate family gathering, let us take the strain while you enjoy our 2 or 3 course festive menu just a stone’s throw from Bath. 0844 502 9965 | thenorthey@ohhcompany.co.uk | Bath Road, Box, Wiltshire, SN13 8AE

The Bear & Swan A traditional 18th-century pub, The Bear & Swan is a luxury country retreat just minutes from Bristol boasting 6 beautifully appointed letting bedrooms. It’s a destination ideal for celebrations this festive season. We have put together a delicious 2 or 3 course festive menu for 2019, so why not enjoy lunch or dinner in front of our open log fire and let Connor and his team look after your party. 0844 502 9969 | thebearandswan@ohhcompany.co.uk | 13 South Parade, Chew Magna, Somerset, BS40 8PR

The Rising Sun Set in the historic village of Backwell, Somerset, The Rising Sun has recently undergone a full refurbishment and is the perfect venue for a team lunch or dinner with colleagues, or an intimate family gathering this festive season. Russell and the team will guarantee a warm and friendly welcome, where you can relax with family or colleagues in front of original feature fireplaces. Our 2019 festive menu is set to be the most exciting to date, offering 2 or 3 courses of the freshest locally sourced produce. 0844 502 9972 | therisingsun@ohhcompany.co.uk | 91 West Town Road, Backwell, North Somerset, BS48 3BH


2 COURSES £25 3 COURSES £30

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CHRISTMAS AT THE KENNY Eat, drink & celebrate with us this winter at The Kensington Arms We welcome Christmas parties in both our restaurant and two private event rooms where we can host anything from 2 – 50 guests with no hire fee May your festivities be merry!

thekensingtonarms.co.uk – @thekensingtonarms – 0844 625 8129 35-37 Stanley Rd, Bristol BS6 6NP


CHRISTMAS AT OLD DOWN ESTATE Book a night to remember with one of our exciting Christmas Party Packages! All groups welcome – the perfect one-stop-shop for a dazzling office party, or a decadent Christmas get-together

For enquiries or to book, please contact us on: info@olddownestate.co.uk | 0844 502 9728

TCT BRISTOL, CLIFTON TRIANGLE - BS8 1JT CALL: 0844 625 7890 TCT BRISTOL, GLOS RD -BS6 5QP CALL: 0844 625 7892

thecoconut-tree.com/xmas From Thursday 28th Nov Bookings of 4 or more


Pizza-Making Party For an entirely different kind of party, make your own pizza at Pizza Workshop. You’ll stretch your own sourdough pizza before adding the toppings of your choice. It’s a chance to get creative with colleagues and discover the joy of making. £30 per person:

Let it Dough Let it Dough Let it Dough

• Three courses • A welcome glass of prosecco • Half a bottle of wine • Christmas crackers and party poppers We’re already taking bookings (minimum of 10 people) so if you fancy making your party a bit more memorable, please email: info@pizzaworkshop.co.uk

CHRISTMAS MENU

Three Courses £34.95 STARTERS

MAIN COURSES

DESSERTS

Celeriac and Pear Soup Smoked Cheese Croutons

Beef Cheek Bourguignon Potato Purée, Roasted Carrots

The Cowshed Chocolate Orange Gateau

Confit Duck Terrine Chicory Marmalade, Cornichons, Toast

Stuffed Ballotine of Turkey Blood Orange, Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Fondant Potato, Braised Red Cabbage

Sticky Toffee Pudding Butterscotch Sauce, Stem Ginger, Ice Cream

Roasted Cod Loin Chestnut and Parsnip Velouté, Samphire

Traditional Christmas Pudding Brandy Butter Cream

Spiced Aubergine Wellington Roasted Vegetables, Rosemary Oil, Winter Truffle

Apple & Winter Berry Crumble Egg Custard

Home Cured Salmon Lemon Gel, Pink Peppercorn Yoghurt Cranberry and Red Onion Tart Balsamic, Shoots Beef Carpaccio Pickled Winter Vegetables, Rocket

Ruby & White Rump Steak 200g Skinny Fries or Mixed Leaves

Available from

Ribeye 300g Supplement £7.50 Fillet 200g Supplement £9.50

Cheese Plate Malt Loaf, Frozen Grapes, Chutney Supplement £4.00

21st November - 24th December

BOOK NOW 0844 502 9791

cowshedrestaurants.com

If you have dietary requests please inform us in advance. 44-46 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2NH


Christmas NIG HT BEFO RE PARTY NIGHT S

Available throughout December. Prices from just £38 per person. Choose from a fantastic range of reduced-price drinks offers to “bolt on” to your Christmas party package making it a great value evening, including: 5 drinks for £20, 8 drinks for £30, 2 bottles of Prosecco for £38, 4 gins with a selection of Fentimans tonic mixers for £20. Shot and cocktail deals also available. We can cater for parties of 8 to 350 for both shared and private events.

Call now to speak to our Christmas coordinator on 0844 625 3369 or email: ha0i2-sb@accor.com Mercure Bristol Grand, Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS

PIE PARTY

FESTIVE PIES & SIDES

CANAPÉS & SHARING PLATTERS

DRINKS & PUDDINGS

OFFICE HOT PIE DELIVERIES OUTSIDE CORPORATE CATERING AT YOUR VENUE WHATEVER YOUR PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS, WE’LL BRING A BIT OF PIEMINISTER MAGIC TO YOUR CORPORATE EVENT

CAT E R I NG Contact us on 0844 625 7741 or katie.packham@pieminister.co.uk


SPOTLIGHT ON

The Pump Room Step inside The Pump Room and be transported back to the grandeur of the Georgian era. Christmas is a truly special time to celebrate in this elegant venue, and the team is delighted to, once again, welcome families and friends, new and old, to ring in the festive season together. Dine under the glow of the opulent chandelier to the accompaniment of the famous Pump Room Trio or resident pianist. Launching on 28th of November, the mouth-watering menu begins with tantalising starters of creamy Jerusalem artichoke soup, confit duck and ham hock terrine, and smoked mackerel and walnut rillettes. Next, perhaps opt for a festive classic: succulent turkey with shallot and sage stuffing accompanied by honey-glazed pigs in blankets, or try something a little different with the melt-in-the-mouth beef brisket. For vegetarian diners, there’s a hearty celeriac and parsnip nut roast on offer, and desserts range from Christmas pudding to a varied artisan cheeseboard. There’s no better way to kick off the season. As well as these intimate Christmas lunches, The Pump Room can also cater to larger groups of up to 30. Enjoy a stylish end-of-year work do with your colleagues, or gather the family together for a special celebration. The restaurant’s fantastic food and stunning surroundings are sure to make an impression. For much larger events, the venue can also be privately hired in the evening. Visitors to Bath can also enjoy a taste of the Pump Room’s mouth-watering fare at the Christmas Market. Stop by Searcys’ festive huts and indulge in a bowl of freshly made hot stew, served on a bed of fluffy mash – the perfect winter warmer. Choose from beef and apricot or spicy sausage and tomato, and combine with a traditional mulled wine or juice. If that doesn’t appeal, how about the creamy mac and cheese? If you’ve still got room, you could even grab one of their delicious sweet treats or pastries for later. Still searching for that perfect Christmas present? Why not treat a loved one to The Pump Room’s Christmas gift vouchers? Redeemable for traditional afternoon teas, Champagne afternoon teas, sparkling brunches and more, these vouchers offer great flexibility and are a great gift choice for relatives and friends alike.

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WWW.CHRISTMASPARTYVENUE.CO.UK


Book your Christmas party on the SS Great Britain and celebrate in first-class style.

Host a private party on board and enjoy exclusive use of the whole ship. With private drink receptions and festive lunches also available, groups of all sizes can join in the festivities.

ssgreatbritain.org/christmascelebrations events@ssgreatbritain.org 0117 926 0680


bar & restaurant

A VERY BRITISH CHRISTMAS Starters

v Spicy r oast par snip soup, gar lic & chilli cr out ons, fr esh br ead Cor nish smoked macker el pât é, gr ape & cucumber salad, gr anar y t oast Old Spot por k & chor izo t er r ine, homemade piccalilli, war m ciabat t a v Goat s cheese & t hyme soufflé, cheese & spinach sauce, cr ost ini

Mains

Our famous r eindeer & cr anber r y sausages, par sley mash, por t gr avy, par snip cr isps Roast Somer set t ur key, sage & chest nut st uffing, pigs in blanket s, r oast pot at oes, r oast gr avy Slow r oast belly of Old Spot por k, pear & r aisin r elish, r oast pot at oes, cider gr avy 8oz Wilt shir e r ib-eye st eak, br andy & pepper cor n sauce, hand cut chips, salad (£5 supplement) Pan fr ied fillet of Cor nish sea bass, war m pot at o & lemon salad, r oast veget ables, basil dr essing v L ent il, saffr on & r ed pepper nut r oast , gar lic r oast pot at oes, t omat o & r osemar y sauce All served with a selection of fresh vegetables

Puddings

St icky t offee pudding, but t er scot ch sauce, vanilla ice cr eam Our homemade Chr ist mas pudding, br andy sauce, ginger br ead Piña Colada cheesecake, mango sor bet , pineapple & lime sauce Chocolat e & or ange pot , shor t br ead biscuit Quicke’s Cheddar & Cr opwell Bishop St ilt on, apple chut ney, biscuit s (£2.50 supplement) All Christmas parties include Christmas crackers

Three courses £30.95

Ear ly week discount , Sunday t o Wednesday: Two cour ses £21.95 / Thr ee cour ses £26.95

Pre-order Specials

Ar r ival glass of Pr osecco or mulled wine, £4 inst ead of £5 Any 12 bot t les of wine, and get 1 fr ee Coffee and mince pie, £2.50 inst ead of £3

To book your table, please call 0844 502 9351 or email info@cliftonsausage.co.uk The Clifton Sausage 7-9 Portland Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4JA www.cliftonsausage.co.uk


ISTMAS A HR T C

Enjoy a special Christmas at The Chequers For enquiries & reservations, email christmas@thechequersbath.com or call 0844 625 8069 The Chequers | 50 Rivers St | Bath | BA1 2QA www.thechequersbath.com


Christmas at The Locksbrook Inn

Fabulous Christmas food & friendly service. For enquiries or reservations, email christmas@thelocksbrookinn.com or call 0844 625 8073

103 Locksbrook Road, Bath BA1 3EN


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A perfect venue for Christmas parties large or small

Fabulous food & friendly service Easy parking & access

The Hare

Hounds, Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5TJ 0844 625 8067 www.hareandhoundsbath.com


BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION ABOARD THEKLA FOR A UNIQUE PARTY EXPERIENCE HOST AN EVENT FOR 120-600 PEOPLE MONDAY-WEDNESDAY DATES AVAILABLE,

8PM-2AM PRICES STARTING FROM £500 +VAT

CONTACT STAN@THEKLABRISTOL.CO.UK FOR ALL BOOKINGS 0117 929 3301 THE GROVE, EAST MUD DOCK, BRISTOL, BS1 4RB


Christmas parties

reimagined at

Center Parcs

More and more companies are recognising the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace – isn’t it time then that the Christmas party had a shake up too? An alternative Christmas party doesn’t necessarily need to completely eradicate the traditional three-course meal, drinking or dancing, but if wellbeing is your priority it makes sense to focus on providing staff with a Christmas celebration that is much more than just a party.

Make it

Bespoke

Move away from traditional Christmas themes, packages and shared parties and treat your team to a more unusual theme – even if it’s entirely unrelated to the season. Unleash your creativity and transform The Venue into a party setting with a difference.

Relax and Rejuvenate Treat your team to a session in the Aqua Sana Spa. Take the opportunity to create a celebratory event that not only rewards and motivates staff, but allows them the time and space to reflect positively on the past year with colleagues, and de-stress and refresh their minds.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

Take it Outside Christmas parties are a bit like team-building events; they unite employees and can strengthen team dynamics in a friendly and relaxed environment by promoting conversation, interaction and togetherness. Why not give staff a breather from the intensity of day-to-day life by getting them into the forest for some fresh air and fun?

Make a Day of it Of course, for those still wanting a more traditional Christmas party to get them in the festive spirit, your team could spend a morning in The Venue for a company update and enjoy an activity in the afternoon, before dinner, bowling and dancing to round off the day.

Whether it’s the addition of team-building activities, a yoga or meditation session, or simply some time spent outdoors in beautiful surroundings, there are so many ways to further enhance the traditional Christmas party experience at Center Parcs.

Contact the team today to find out more and book your space. t: 0844 502 9708 w: www.events.centerparcs.co.uk

WWW.CHRISTMASPARTYVENUE.CO.UK

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F E S T I V E C E L E B R AT I O N S

Where Christmas past meets Christmas present Celebrate the festivities at the Archangel in Frome. Sit back and relax in a space that is a mix of new meets old. Dine in a modern, contemporary space, where our team have the devotion to great service and a passion for local ingredients. Where Christmas present meets Christmas past.

0844 625 7908 | Archangel, 1 King St, Frome BA11 1BH /archangelfrome |

@thearchangelfrome hello@archangelfrome.com

CHRISTMAS PART Y 1ST – 23RD DECEMBER

£35

PER PERSON

TRADITIONAL FESTIVE FAYRE

£30

PER PERSON

CHRISTMAS DAY 25TH DECEMBER

£80

PER PERSON


At Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel Join us for a charming night of decadence, dining and dancing. Enjoy the spirit of the ball at our Christmas Masquerade. Make an entrance with your own mask or try one of ours on for size. There will be a prize on the night for best mask.

From £28 per person Book today! Quote “F&D19” to receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly

0844 625 8128

christmas@mercurebristol.co.uk

mercure.com/festive

1 Old Gloucester Road, Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1RP

Celebrate the festive season at River Cottage. Our indulgent Christmas menu features the finest seasonal ingredients and, of course, turkey with all the trimmings. Whether you’re looking to book a work Christmas party or a celebration with family and friends, we will be happy to welcome you.

Sunday-Thursday – £24.95 Friday-Saturday – £29.95 Visit our website to see the menu

River Cottage Kitchen, St John’s Court, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol, BS8 2QY www.rivercottage.net | 0844 625 5582


Come and celebrate Christmas with us ! Our delicious festive menu is available from November

Christmas party menu

2 Courses £24.50pp 3 Courses £29.50pp

37-41 PRINCE STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 4PS TEL. 0844 625 4469 www.princestreetsocial.com info@princestreetsocial.com @prince_street_social The Prince Street Social

Festivef ingerbuffet 13 choices for £18.50pp 15 choices for £21pp available for parties of 20 and above

• Bacon-wrapped turkey ballotine, apricot stuffing, pigs in blankets, ale gravy • Roasted butternut squash Wellington, swede, spinach and bulgur wheat, chestnut gravy (vegan) • Slow-braised beef feather blade, stout gravy, pancetta Savoy cabbage (gluten-free) • Baked sea bass fillet, broccoli, samphire salsa, tomato, saffron bisque (gluten-free)


CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN STYLE Celebrate Christmas at the Marriott City Centre Hotel We promise you a festive season to remember. Experience the ultimate party night to share with friends and colleagues and dance the night away with all the dance floor favourites, re-living those disco memories and creating great new ones. With all this and more, there will be something to suit your needs. For more information, please email mhrs.bristol.events@marriotthotels.com or call 0844 625 4528. Dates are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD t: 0844 625 4528 e: mhrs.bristol.events@marriotthotels.com

SPOTLIGHT ON

The

Bristol Lido

Tucked away in the affluent area of Clifton, The Lido is an iconic Bristol destination. This renovated Victorian lido boasts an award-winning restaurant and provides a fabulous space for a festive function. The stylish setting is truly unique – the restaurant is situated in the old viewing gallery overlooking the open-air pool, creating a relaxed, luxurious backdrop to your Christmas feast. Larger groups of 50 or more guests can hire the first-floor restaurant on an exclusive basis.

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While the setting is magnificent for a special Christmas do, the food is equally impressive. Why not let the chef take control and discover new tastes with a no-menu experience? The waiter introduces each dish as it’s passed down the table for guests to share, rather than serving individual pre-ordered meals. This social dining experience is a fantastic way to bring people together, and makes for an unforgettable Christmas celebration. t: 0844 502 9479 BRISTOL & BATH CHRISTMAS GUIDE 2019

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LIVE MUSIC • PERFORMANCES • DINNER • RIDES FRIDAY 6TH - FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER

One hour unlimited rides Three-course meal Spectacular aerial and acrobatic performances Live music and DJ

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0844 625 2624 | events@grandpier.co.uk

The Grand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AL


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Join us at our award-winning, world-renowned cookery school this festive season. From team-building days to corporate hospitality and group events, we can cater for all your individual needs. Available for groups of 6 to 30 on-site and larger numbers at other venues. A range of one day and short public courses are also available. www.bertinet.com

12 St Andrews Terrace, Bath, BA1 2QR

0844 625 7897


Experience the very best at Bath’s Historic Venues

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR PRIVATE HIRE TORCHLIT DINING TICKETED EVENTS

bathvenues.co.uk/christmas 01225 444477 events.bath@searcys.co.uk


THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

Shake

Things Up

this Christmas

Coconut Tree If you’re keen to avoid an overload of all the traditional trimmings, why not go for a delicious Sri Lankan Christmas feast to share? Available for groups of four or more, Coconut Tree will serve a platter of unique mouth-watering treats, perfect for an end of year pick-me-up with colleagues. Try a selection of Coconut Tree favourites like chicken curry and coconut dahl. Paired with one of the team’s signature cocktails, this is set to be a festive feast with a difference. t: Clifton Triangle: 0844 625 7890 Gloucester Road: 0844 625 7892

If you’re tired of tradition and you fancy trying something different this year, there are some wonderful options to choose from. The chances are you’ll have plenty of turkey throughout the season, so why not shake things up?

The Bertinet Kitchen Cook up your own festive treats this year and join the team at the award-winning, world-renowned Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School. Learn from Richard Bertinet himself for a perfect team-building event, available for parties of six to 30 on-site, and accommodating larger groups at other venues. You will be guided through a range of Christmas specialities, leaving you prepared to impress your friends and family at home. Learn how to make traditional mince pies, delicious pecan and cranberry bread and the bakery’s signature prune and cardamom loaf. This hands-on class includes lunch accompanied by wine. This is a great way to celebrate Christmas in a friendly environment where you can chat, relax and take your time – what better way to reconnect with your colleagues after a busy year? t: 0844 625 7897

Brunel’s SS Great Britain Celebrate in first-class style as you and your team come aboard and enjoy exclusive use of the SS Great Britain. The Victorians engineered Christmas as we know it today, so where better to celebrate that at Bristol’s most unique historic venue? There’s a range of options to suit a group of any size and all options include a festive three-course meal. To fully immerse yourself in a thrilling tale of deception, take part in the Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner. Step into a puzzling plot where characters bring the story to life around you, and work with your teammates to untangle the web of lies and identify the culprit. It’s a Christmas party that will keep the office talking long into the New Year. t: 0117 926 0680

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CHRISTMAS 2019 Celebrate Christmas in a truly unique and stylish setting – an award-winning restaurant overlooking the open air pool of this renovated Victorian Lido.

Lunch 2 courses £25.50pp • 3 courses £29.50pp Dinner 2 courses £27.50pp • 3 courses £35pp Visit our website to see our sample Christmas menu

www.lidobristol.com

For enquiries and reservations please email events@lidobristol.com or call 0844 502 9479 Oakfield Place, Bristol, BS8 2BJ


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas... …with a magical Christmas at Mercure Bristol Brigstow Prices from

£15pp We invite you to experience the festive season and celebrate in style with us. Indulge in festive feasts and Yuletide tipples.

Experience the wonder of Christmas

Enjoy exceptional service and discover the magic and wonder of Christmas - all over again.

Festive Brunches

Frozen Christmas Parties Drinks & Nibbles Christmas Day New Year’s Eve

For more information on our festive events and offers, please contact our Sales and Events Team on:

0844 502 9815 | H6548-SB@accor.com Welsh Back 5-7, Bristol, BS1 4SP


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Celebrate Christmas with us and enjoy authentic, great value French bistrot food freshly prepared by our chefs every day. 3 course lunch £18.95 3 course dinner £27.95 †

Free £20 Gift Voucher

Book your party for a minimum of eight people between Tuesday 26th November and Thursday 12th December and we will reward each party organiser with a £20 e-gift voucher to spend with us in January or February 2020.*

Le Fizzy

Enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz when you dine from the Christmas party dinner menu between the 1st and 12th December. Quote ‘Fizzy’ when booking*.

Book Now Bath 4 Princes Buildings, George Street, BA1 2ED 0844 502 9439

Weston-super-Mare Princess Royal Square, Beach Road, BS23 1AT 0844 502 9436

*Terms and conditions apply, please see our website for details. Christmas party menus not available on 25th December and party dinner menu not available on 25th, 26th and 31st December.


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The

SWAN

0844 625 2607 www.theswanbradford.co.uk

Hotel and Thai Chilli Restaurant

two-course festive carvery (min 20 people) Lunch from £15.50 Dinner from £19

three-course set menu Lunch from £19.50 Dinner from £23.50

Have a magical Christmas at The Swan L o c ated in the heart o f B rad f o rd - o n- A v o n, T he S w an is a f antastic Christmas p arty v enue that c an c ater f o r up to 6 0 p eo p l e f o r a sp ec tac ul ar f estiv e d inner o r 8 0 p eo p l e f o r a mo re inf o rmal p arty . Dinner options include two- and three-course traditional festive menus, a selection of flavoursome T hai d ishes, and the ev er- so - p o p ul ar tw o - c o urse f estiv e c arv ery menu. Y o u c an b o o k a tab l e in the restaurant, o r d ine in o ne o f the ho tel ’ s p riv ate f unc tio n ro o ms, w hic h is p ro v id ed f ree o f c harg e w hen y o u b o o k a Christmas p arty . A d d itio nal l y T he Cel l ar B ar is av ail ab l e – an id eal sp ac e f o r a festive extravaganza complete with finger buffet, sound system, private disco or band if you fancy. T he ho tel ’ s d ed ic ated and f riend l y team is hap p y to d isc uss y o ur ind iv id ual req uirements to mak e y o ur f estiv e f unc tio n j ust rig ht.


Yarn Market Hotel Dunster, exMOOr, tA24 6sF

Individual or exclusive group meals at lunchtime or in the evenings in a unique location

Memorable Christmas parties in a lovely medieval village location Overnight accommodation available hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk 01643 821425

SPOTLIGHT ON

Three Brothers Burgers

Immerse yourself in festive cheer at Three Brothers Burgers this Christmas. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the floating harbour, it’s a fantastic location for all your Christmas party needs. Hop aboard the boat that houses the restaurant and you’ll find an inviting and versatile space that’s perfect for any Christmas do. First established in 2014, Three Brothers Burgers offers delicious food and a fantastically stocked bar. Twinkling lights and a roaring indoor fireplace make for a warming atmosphere, where small and larger parties can enjoy everything this well-loved independent restaurant has to offer this Christmas. The bar offering includes an impressive array of craft beer, cider, spirits and cocktails as well as tempting shakes and hard shakes. The range of mouth-watering burgers steals the show – from succulent beef and chicken burgers to extravagantly topped veggie burgers. The friendly team will cater for your needs, whether you’re booking an intimate meal for friends or a larger gathering. Get in contact to find out more.

t: 0844 502 9478

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We’d love to help you celebrate Christmas at The Railway Inn, so we’ve put together a deliciously festive menu that will get everyone in the party spirit. We’re here to offer you the very tastiest dishes made using the best, carefully sourced local and regional produce.

1ST TO 24TH DECEMBER 2019 2 courses - £24.50 3 courses - £29.50 For full details please visit www.therailwayinn.com Alternatively call 0844 625 5358 or email info@therailwayinn.com


Wraxall Christmas Lunches Served all day in our downstairs Brasserie

£9.95 per person 1 Course

£15.00 per person 2 Courses

£18.95 per person 3 Courses

Starter Pomme de Terre and Stilton Soup with Crisps and Toasted Nuts Chicken and Foie Gras Terrine with Toasted Ciabatta, Cornichons and Apple Chutney

Main Roast Turkey Crown served with all the Trimmings Roast Sea Bass Fillet with Saffron and Black Truffle Risotto and a White Wine Sauce

Dessert Traditional Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Sauce and Fresh Berries Chocolate Brownie with Belgian Chocolate Sauce and Marshfield Vanilla Ice Cream

Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2PQ W: www.cumberwellpark.com T: 0844 625 4501


Set in the luxurious Audley Redwood village, a short drive from the centre of Clifton, Symonds restaurant and bistro is contemporary yet full of English charm. You can enjoy a sophisticated menu of fresh, locally sourced, seasonal dishes while enjoying a memorable dining experience in a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. Festive Menu Monday to Saturday 9am - 8pm Two courses £24.50 Three Courses £30.00

0844 625 7792

info@symondsrestaurant.co.uk Beggar Bush Lane Failand Bristol BS8 3TG

Festive Afternoon Tea 2pm - 4pm £22.50 per person

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Festive

Feasting

Christmas is all about food, and everyone knows a good meal is the best way to bring people together. Place feasting at the top of your agenda this Christmas and indulge in first-class cuisine. To make choosing your venue a little easier, we’ve rounded up some of the best eateries in the South West for a little festive indulgence. With a range of styles and cuisine types, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Cumberwell Park Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Cumberwell Park is the perfect spot in which to enjoy exceptional food in a luxurious setting. Visit the downstairs brasserie for a delicious festive meal inspired by classic flavours. To start, the chicken and foie gras terrine accompanied by toasted ciabatta, cornichons and apple chutney is a delicious choice. Next, tuck into the succulent roast turkey served with all the usual trimmings. The Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce and fresh berries is a firm favourite to finish your festive meal. Cumberwell Park is a terrific spot for first-class food in a relaxing environment this Christmas. t: 0844 625 4501

River Cottage Kitchen Based in a beautiful Grade II listed building, River Cottage Kitchen is a great spot for delicious food this festive season. This restaurant is the perfect destination for foodies, as it makes the most of the finest seasonal ingredients. The main menu includes hearty dishes such as organic free-range turkey served with bread sauce, prune and sage stuffing, and classic turkey giblet gravy. Treat yourself to a delicious dessert, like the vegan chocolate truffle tart with coffee caramel. Visit River Cottage for your work Christmas do and give everyone a deliciously good celebration. t: 0844 625 5582

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VENUE INSPIRATION XMAS INSPIRATION

Symonds at Redwood

Set in the heart of Audley Redwood village, Symonds restaurant and bistro is a welcoming and contemporary venue serving excellent food. This restaurant makes the most of fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, which you can sample on the festive menu. The Christmas menu is available from Monday to Saturday, starting from £24.50 for two courses or £30 for three courses. If you’re after something a little different, the festive afternoon tea is a tasty alternative to a full Christmas dinner. If your colleagues are as fond of food as we are, Symonds will not disappoint. t: 0844 625 7792

Lido Bristol Lido boasts a popular, award-winning eatery that overlooks the renovated Victorian lido. This venue is ideal for a memorable Christmas do, with the choice to sample delicious dishes from the lunch or dinner menu. For your main course, highlights include the charcoal-grilled Devon red beef, served with wood-roasted root vegetables and horseradish. For dessert, you can choose from the likes of the innovative wood-roast quince, pistachios and rose water dish. Why not make a real occasion of your visit? With fantastic spa and swimming facilities, you can enjoy a relaxing visit before rounding it off with an exceptional meal. t: 0844 502 9479

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Christmas at the

For Christmas party enquiries, call us on 0844 625 8064 or email Christmas@marlborough-tavern.com

The Marlborough Tavern, 35 Marlborough Bldgs, Bath BA1 2LY


FESTIVE PARTY NIGHTS at DoubleTree Bristol, Cadbury House DISCO NIGHTS Friday 22nd Nov Saturday 23rd Nov Thursday 28th Nov Friday 29th Nov Saturday 30th Nov Thursday 5th Dec Thursday 12th Dec Thursday 19th Dec Friday 20th Dec Saturday 21st Dec Saturday 4th Jan Saturday 11th Jan

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T H E G L A S S B O AT CHRISTMAS 2019

The Glassboat has been one of the most popular Christmas party venues in Bristol for over 30 years, with its central location on the floating harbour and the highest standard of food and service. Lunch – 3 courses at £29.50 | Dinner – 3 courses at £35 Visit our website to see our sample Christmas menu – www.glassboat.co.uk For enquiries and reservations please email events@glassboat.co.uk or call 0844 502 9475


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CHRISTMAS AT THE BRISTOL With its unbeatable harbourside location, The Bristol offers the perfect setting for your Christmas gathering. Our beautifully appointed, flexible event spaces provide for a wide range of festive events from intimate private lunches and dinners to glamorous receptions and large parties, catering for up to 300 people. from £35.00 per person DinnerLunch partypackage package from £39.00 per person Dinner party package from £39.00 per person Lunches from £25.00 per person T 0844 625 4799 | E bristol_events@doylecollection.com | W doylecollection.com/bristol /thebristolhotel

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YARLINGTON Located in the heart of Somerset’s beautiful countryside, our traditional country pub is the perfect place to unwind this Christmas season.

Join us to enjoy a delicious Christmas meal with family, friends or colleagues. We also have three elegant guest bedrooms available.

Christmas menu available from lunchtime Monday 25th November 2019 For more information or to make your reservation, give our team a call today on 0844 625 4604 info@stagsheadinn.co.uk stagsheadinn.co.uk Stag’s Head Inn, Pound Lane, Yarlington, BA9 8DG


Top Tips

for the perfect Christmas party We know first-hand how stressful being in charge of organising the office Christmas party can be. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled some of our top tips to take some of the pressure off and ensure that you have a party to remember, too.

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Large companies will know that exclusive hire can be the only way to get exactly what you want, but exclusive hire can work for groups of all sizes. The benefits are that you save money on catering and can schedule things however you like. Guests have plenty of space to mingle, socialise and dance and you can include personal touches like raffles, end-of-year awards and party games. To them e or no t to them e?

Themes certainly have their pros and cons and their success often depends on your company culture and the scale of the event. We would always recommend leaving a themed party to the experts as they’re hard to get right and can be stressful to organise. Whether you’d prefer to step into a winter wonderland dressed in your finest garb, enter a masquerade ball or be transported to an extravagant Christmas carnival, there are plenty of great options out there. 46

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PLANNING

Don’t lea ve it too late

If you know your team is going to want to keep the party going, make sure you book somewhere way in advance – ideally something all-inclusive so that the whole group sticks together. We’ve all been to those events where a meal has been booked in at the last minute. You end up losing half the team due to differing pub preferences or get crammed in a packed bar with long queues. party? t a shared How abou

If you don’t have the money or resources to plan your own party or arrange exclusive hire, why not join a party and take some of the time and energy out of the organising. Shared parties are perfect for smaller companies as it instantly creates a fun festive atmosphere – a full room of people goes a long way towards getting the party started.

Keep it simple It’s natural to want to go all out and make sure every event you arrange is a fun-filled experience for one and all, but sometimes less is more and as long as you’ve selected a lovely venue, everyone’s adequately fed and watered and there’s great music playing you can’t go too far wrong. While everyone will have opinions, your team will be grateful for a good knees-up in any shape or form.

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Christmas AT T H E

M E M O R I A L S TA D I U M

FESTIVE LUNCH – £25pp inc VAT Thursday 12th December, 12 noon-3pm SHARED PARTY NIGHT – £40 pp inc VAT Saturday 14th December, 7pm-midnight PRIVATE PARTIES – £38 pp inc VAT Available throughout November/December Please contact Cariad Silk on 0844 502 9319 or email cariadsilk@bristolrovers.co.uk


Christmas parties all wrapped up at Center Parcs Longleat Forest

Nestled deep in a 400-acre forest setting and surrounded by beautiful woodland Center Parcs is the perfect backdrop for any festive celebration.

Shake up your Christmas party by creating a bespoke experience for you and your team. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling team build, or you’d like to reward a hard-working team with a relaxing Spa Session and overnight stay – combined with a festive celebration in The Venue there is something for everybody.

With four UK locations to choose from, our charming winter woodland awaits… Get in touch to find out more about creating your exclusive Christmas party at Center Parcs:

0844 502 9708 centerparcs.events@centerparcs.co.uk @CP_UK_Events @CP_UK_Events Center Parcs Conferences & Events


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RIO CARNIVAL PAINTWORKS • BRISTOL Entertaining over 200,000 guests annually, we’re renowned for offering great value for money for an exceptional evening of food, entertainment and fun. Our mission is to ensure you have the perfect Christmas party! PART OF THE EVENTIST GROUP

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Christmas at Severnshed Come join us for a truly special and fine festive season at Severnshed. Experience the perfect Christmas party with us this year in our unique setting which is always filled with Christmas cheer and a festive atmosphere that is just magical. Dine with us in our critically acclaimed restaurant and then head over to the bar and party the night away with a bespoke festive drinks menu. We can cater for groups from three right up to two hundred and have a reputation for serving the city’s best food and cocktails. Whether it’s the office Christmas party, a catch-up with friends or a spontaneous after work cocktail — we will create the perfect Christmas cheer!

We look forward to helping create your perfect festive celebration, no matter how large or small. Please contact us for your bookings and any queries you may have. t: 0844 625 4548

e: info@severnshedrestaurant.co.uk

Severnshed, The Grove, Bristol, BS1 4RB


Christmas at Charlton House Hotel & Spa There’s no better way to celebrate the festive season than at Charlton House. • Festive Afternoon Tea from £19.00 per person • Christmas Fayre lunch or dinner from £20.00 per person • Glimmer & Gold Festive Casino Party Nights from £39.00 per person • Christmas Day lunch from £105.00 per person • Boxing Day lunch from £30.00 per person • New Year’s Eve Black Tie Gala Dinner £90.00 per person

Let us take care of your festive celebrations. Call us on 01749 342 008 or email enquiries.charltonhousehotel@bannatyne.co.uk Terms & Conditions. A deposit of £10.00 per person is required within 10 days to confirm the bookingthis is a non refundable deposit. Full payment & final number of guests is required 4 weeks prior, along with the final payment.

Celebrate Christmas at The George Inn,Croscombe Taste the joy of Christmas this December. Locally sourced, fresh homemade food; vegan, coeliac and special diets catered for; all cooked with love! STARTERS MAIN COURSES Homemade chicken liver and brandy pate, Somerset turkey breast, roast potatoes, pigs in homemade chutney, toast blankets and all the trimmings Rosemary crusted pheasant goujons, herb garlic Homemade shortcrust game pie, roast or chipped mayonnaise, cranberry sauce potatoes, damson juniper gravy Sweet potato and red pepper soup, Smoked haddock fillet, wilted spinach, chive mash, herb croutons, warm baguette poached egg and lemon Hollandaise sauce Smoked salmon fishcake, dill mayonnaise, Pan-seared guinea fowl breast, crisp pancetta, dressed leaves dauphinoise potatoes, curly kale, redcurrant jus Olives, balsamic, homemade flavoured oils, Moroccan vegetable and chickpea tagine, quinoa, dipping bread wild mushrooms and truffle oil Mushroom tarragon pate, Tomato, spinach and cashew nut terrine with roast homemade chutney, toast potatoes redcurrant gravy Creamy stilton and port mushrooms, Roast Somerset lamb rump, sweet potato and thyme crusty bread mash with red wine gravy

DESSERTS Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy Chantilly cream Chocolate cheesecake, berry compote, homemade vanilla ice cream Somerset cheese and biscuits, grapes, celery, homemade chutney Orange Irish cream bread and butter pudding, vanilla custard Mulled wine and damson poached pear, homemade vanilla ice cream Duo of homemade winter berry and apple cider sorbets

• 2 courses for £19.95pp • 3 courses for £24.95pp •

The George Inn, Croscombe, Somerset, BA5 3QH • 0844 625 8263 • info@thegeorgeinn.co.uk • www.thegeorgeinn.co.uk


CHRISTMAS AT eat drink christmas LUSH YURT fashion Have yourselves a Yurt Lush Christmas and party with us. Private Hire from 30 to 100 guests. Head to our website for more info and our delicious Chrimbo menu.

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SPOTLIGHT ON

Glassboat Salvaged from the Severn Estuary in the mid-1980s, the Glassboat Restaurant & Bar was once a hard-working timber barge central to ensuring the prosperity and productivity of the city of Bristol. Today, this beautifully restored boat offers a unique and memorable venue for all occasions. A stunning setting You’ll find Glassboat Restaurant & Bar along the cobbled streets of Welsh Back. Step aboard and you’ll discover a spacious, tastefully decorated dining area and an unbeatable outlook over the river and surrounding harbourside.

Large groups If you’re hosting this year’s office party or the annual family get-together, look no further than Glassboat for an unforgettable venue. Hire out the lower deck – with its original portholes and oak panelling – for your exclusive use or, for a larger gathering, reserve the entire boat.

Small parties This restaurant, with its outstanding views and cosy atmosphere, is the perfect place for an intimate celebration with your closest family and friends. Catch up over a glass of wine from the restaurant’s extensive wine list and enjoy a warm, relaxed evening.

Festive food The fine cuisine at Glassboat Restaurant & Bar emphasises fresh, carefully selected ingredients to put a unique twist on traditional Christmas dining. With a focus on full, hearty flavours, there’s something on the menu to keep all palates satisfied. t: 0844 502 9475

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Don’t be Lonely

this Christmas ...join a shared Christmas party!

Planning a Christmas party full of glitz, glam and dancing can sometimes be a bit of a challenge for smaller companies, which is why we love shared parties. You get a fabulous setting and a party that’s bound to impress your team, without having to organise the event of a lifetime. We’ve put together a few of our favourite options for shared parties this year – we don’t want anyone to be lonely this Christmas.

Best Parties Ever - Rio Carnival Best Parties Ever are bringing Brazilian flair to Bristol this Christmas, and you and your team can join in the fun. You’ll feel as though you’re stepping onto the streets of Rio as you enjoy a magical night of Carnival celebrations. Expect dancing, music, mouth-watering food, colourful fancy dress, and processions of acrobats and Latin dancers. Tuck into a range of delectable canapés and drinks from the Brazilian bar, before indulging in a gorgeous three-course festive feast underneath a starlit ceiling. Aerial artists, carnival dancers and incredible fire performances are sure to wow everyone. Dessert is not to be missed – choose from a doughnut wall, ice cream theatre, cheese buffet and coffee bar. For an amazing finale, try your hand at blackjack or roulette, or dance the night away with the amazing DJ. However you choose to spend your evening, you’re bound to have an unforgettable time with Best Parties Ever.

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VENUE INSPIRATION

Hype -

The Greatest Show Roll up, roll up! The Greatest Show is coming to Bristol, and you’re invited. Conveniently located in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed, The Greatest Show is set to be one of this festive season’s most unforgettable events. Step into the ring as you enjoy a fabulous Christmas cocktail, before indulging in a sumptuous festive meal. Enjoy a high-energy show inspired by The Greatest Showman as you tuck into your feast, before enjoying festive tipples under the spotlight glare of the circus ring. For a final flourish, enjoy an evening of dancing in the middle of the ring as you celebrate with friends and colleagues. This is the perfect choice if you want a memorable evening of entertainment and don’t mind sharing the spotlight.

t: 0844 625 8112

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Before Christmas

Step into a magical world of festive fun at the Night Before Christmas party. Whether you’re planning for a group of three people or 350, the experienced team will ensure you have a wonderful evening full of Christmas cheer. Celebrate in the beautifully decorated hall with mouth-watering food, festive fun, great-value drinks, and a resident DJ to see you through the night. You can even add a selection of reduced-priced drinks to your party package, proving that a fantastic themed shindig doesn’t have to break the bank. Available throughout December, this shared party is sure to please even the biggest of Scrooges. Get in touch today to discuss your booking – you certainly won’t regret it.

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CHRISTMAS AT

THREE BROTHERS BURGERS

Casual dining with a great atmosphere on the harbourside Our fabulous ÂŁ5 lunch offer runs throughout December! Proper dirty American food served with a Brizzle accent, now with full vegan and vegetarian options on all dishes. | facebook.com/threebrothersburgers | info@threebrothersburgers.co.uk | 0844 @3brosburgers #3brosburgers #burgerlove #bristol @3brosburgers #3brosburgers #burgerlove #bristol | info@threebrothersburgers.co.uk | 0844 502 9478502 9478


DECKED OUT CHRISTMAS PARTIES & DINING AT BRISTOL HARBOUR HOTEL From £30 per person Deck the halls of Harbour with your nearest and dearest this Christmas and feel well and truly gifted. From party nights with the team, to dinner with your family, this year’s celebrations are going to be dazzling.

Call 0844 625 4656 or email bristol.events@harbourhotels.co.uk 49–55 CORN STREET, BRISTOL BS1 1HT www.harbourhotels.co.uk/bristol


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King Street Brew House .................................. 18

Bailbrook House............................................. 22

Locksbrook Inn, The ....................................... 12

Bath’s Historic Venues .................................... 25

Marlborough Tavern, The ................................ 38

Bear & Swan, The ............................................. 3

Marriott Bristol City Centre ............................. 21

Bertinet Kitchen, The ................................ 24, 26

Mercure Bristol Brigstow ................................ 28

Best Parties Ever ........................................ 51, 56

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel ...................... 7, 57

Bistrot Pierre ................................................... 29

Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel ........ 19

Bristol Harbour Hotel ..................................... 62

Mud Dock ...................................................... 30

Bristol Lido ......................................... 21, 27, 37

Northey Arms, The ............................................ 3

Bristol Pavilion, The ........................................ 59

Old Down Estate .............................................. 5

Bristol Rovers FC ............................................ 48

Old House At Home, The ................................. 3

Bristol, The ..................................................... 43

Pieminster ........................................................ 7

Brunel’s SS Great Britain ............................. 9, 26

Pizza Workshop ............................................... 6

Center Parcs.............................................. 16, 49

Prince Street Social, The ................................. 20

Charlton House .............................................. 54

Pryzm ............................................................. 52

Chequers, The................................................. 11

Pump Room, The .............................................. 8

Clifton Sausage, The ....................................... 10

Quay St Diner ................................................ 20

Coal Grill & Bar.............................................. 40

Railway Inn .................................................... 33

Coconut Tree, The ....................................... 5, 26

Rainbow Casino ............................................. 60

Cowshed, The ................................................... 6

Rising Sun, The ................................................. 3

Cumberwell Park ...................................... 34, 36

River Cottage Kitchen ............................... 19, 36

DoubleTree Bristol, Cadbury House ............... 39

Severnshed ..................................................... 53

Duck & Willow .............................................. 44

Snobby’s ........................................................ 58

Gallimaufry, The ............................................. 42

Stag’s Head Inn ............................................... 45

George Inn, The .............................................. 54

Swan, The ....................................................... 30

Glassboat, The .......................................... 41, 55

Symonds at Redwood ............................... 35, 37

Gloucester Old Spot, The.................................. 4

Thekla ............................................................ 15

Grand Pier, The ............................................... 23

Three Brothers Burgers.............................. 31, 61

Hare & Hounds, The ....................................... 14

Village Hotel Club .......................................... 32

Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre ....................... 50

Yarn Market Hotel .......................................... 31

Hype ....................................................... 13, 57

Yurt Lush ........................................................ 55

Kensington Arms, The ....................................... 4

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ISTMAS A HR T C

Enjoy a special Christmas at The Chequers For enquiries & reservations, email christmas@thechequersbath.com or call 0844 625 8069 The Chequers | 50 Rivers St | Bath | BA1 2QA www.thechequersbath.com


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A comprehensive guide to Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations in the Bristol & Bath Region

Bristol & Bath Christmas Party Guide 2019  

A comprehensive guide to Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations in the Bristol & Bath Region

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