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2018

EDITION

THE

Office Christmas PARTY GUIDE

Bristol & Bath

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


CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH HIGHLY COMMENDED

BEST WINE LIST

WINNER

BEST MODERN EUROPEAN

FINALISTS 2015

BEST ITALIAN

AMUSE BOUCHE, 3 COURSES AND A GLASS OF PROSECCO AMUSE BOUCHE, 3 COURSES AND A GLASS OF PROSECCO

£32.95

£32.95 AMUSE BOUCHE

AMUSE BOUCHE STARTERS STARTERS LEEK AND POTATO SOUPSOUP WITHWITH CRISPY CROUTONS (V)(V) ROASTED TOMATO & BEAN CRISPY CROUTONS SMOKED SALMONAND AND MOZZARELLA MOZZARELLA FISHCAKES SMOKED SALMON FISHCAKES ONROCKET ROCKET WITH WITH A ON APEPPER PEPPERJAM JAM BRUSCHETTA ALLA ALLA CAPRESE – TOMATO AND BUFFALO MOZZARELLA BRUSCHETTA CAPRESE – TOMATO AND BUFFALO

MOZZARELLA ON OUR TOASTED BREAD (V) ON OUR TOASTED BREAD (V) AQUILA LIVERAN PÂTÉ AQUILA DUCK LIVERDUCK PÂTÉ WITH ORANGE AND BLACK PEPPER CHUTNEY SPIEDINI DI SALSICCIA – SKEWERS OF SAUSAGE, RED ONION, PEPPERS ON ROCKET WITHAAPARMESAN SPICY SAUCE BEEF CARPACCIO WITH FONDUE AND POMEGRANATE MAINS

MAINS FUSILLI WITH MUSHROOM CREAM, TRUFFLE OIL AND PARMESAN (VR)

TAGLIATELLE WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH CREAM, RED PEPPERS AND TRUFFLE OIL (V)

CHICKEN BREAST WITH ONION, MUSHROOM CHICKENAND BREAST WITH ONION, MUSHROOM PANCETTA SAUCE AND PANCETTA SAUCE

8OZ SIRLOIN STEAK SERVED WITH A CHOICE OF SAUCE 8OZ SIRLOIN STEAK SERVED WITH A CHOICE OF SAUCE

GRILLED SWORDFISH WITH ROSEMARY,

GRILLED GARLIC SWORDFISH ROSEMARY, ANDWITH LEMON ZEST GARLIC AND LEMON ZEST

OUR VERSION OF TRADITIONAL TURKEY ROASTED ROASTED TURKEY WRAPPED IN PANCETTA, STUFFED WITH AND STUFFED WITH PROVOLONE & SPINACH PROVOLONE & SPINACH

GRILLED VEGETABLE PIZZA WITH SMOKED PROVOLONE AND BREADCRUMBS (V) GRILLED AUBERGINE CHEESE PIZZA WITH MASCARPONE & MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND BASIL (V)

All main courses are served with potatoes and roasted vegetables All main courses are served with potatoes DESSERTS and roasted vegetables DESSERTS CHRISTMAS PUDDING WITH BRANDY SAUCE CHRISTMAS PUDDING WITH BRANDY SAUCE

30––34 34 BALDWIN BALDWIN STREET, 30 STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 1NR BRISTOL BS1 1NR

0844 625 4484 0117 321 0322 www.aquila-restaurant.com @aquilabristol aquilabristol

CLASSIC RICOTTA CHEESECAKE WITHORANGE ORANGE SAUCE CLASSIC RICOTTA CHEESECAKE SERVED SERVED WITH SAUCE WHITE CHOCOLATE WITHSTRAWBERRY STRAWBERRY SOUP WHITE CHOCOLATESEMIFREDDO SEMIFREDDO WITH SOUP (N)(N) CREAM OF MASCARPONE WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE AND A CRUMBLE CREMOSO AL MARSCAPONE - CREAM OF MARSCAPONE WITHOF AMARETTI BISCUIT CHOCOLATE SAUCE AND A CRUMBLE OF AMARETTI BISCUIT

(N) contains nuts, (V) for vegetarian,

on for request, (N) contains (VR) nuts, (V)vegetarian for Vegetarian, (VR) Vegetarian by request, Gluten-free available on request Glutenand Free vegan and Veganoptions Options available on request


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 overindulging. 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.

BRISTOL & BATH 2018

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.

GuIdE AT A GLANCE

INDEX Find your favourite venues in an instant...............80

vENuE INSPIRATION

A GUIDE TO FESTIVE FUN AT CENTER PARCS Shake things up this Christmas with a festive break at Center Parcs............................................................13 FESTIVE FEASTING Some of our top picks for foodies this Christmas......24 BEST VENUES FOR AN ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS PARTY Bored of turkey dinner dos? Here’s some inspiration for an alternative celebration...............................29 HAVE A HOPPY CHRISTMAS We explore why Zerodegrees is the perfect place for something a little different at Christmas...................56

SPOTLIGHT ON

CLEVEDON HALL Make Christmas one to remember at Clevedon Hall... 2 BISTROT PIERRE Celebrate Christmas in true French style this year.........6 GLASSBOAT BRASSERIE This fine French establishment floats our boat..........27 A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS AT ASHTON GATE Here’s why we love this Bristol favourite...................45 THREE BROTHERS BURGERS A £5 Christmas lunch for the team? Yes please!.........47 THE LIDO A firm fave for elegance, R&R and superb food..........65

PLANNING

TOP TIPS... Peter Cottell of Hype gives us his top tips for the perfect Christmas party........................................40 ROSE & CROWN Mark Warburton, director of Ohh Pub Company, introduces us to their newest venue........................37 CROWN GOLF Top party planning tips and advice from Nikki Blacker of Crown Golf.........................................................53 www.CHRISTMASPARTyvENuE.CO.uK

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 Editorial Assistants Elle England, Jess Maples, Oli Bishop, Ella Fisher, Rosie Best Graphic designer Morag Davidson, Ruth Harris, Jo Ley Project Manager Joe Packer Advertising Sales Emma Filby, Emma Clarke Published by Food & Drink Guides Ltd Publisher Sam Collins Managing director Robin Fry Printed August 2018 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 2018.

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SPOTLIGHT ON

Clevedon Hall

t: 0844 502 9542 e: response@clevedonhall.co.uk w: www.clevedonhall.co.uk.

MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS ONE TO REMEMBER With its winning combination of history, opulence and culinary delights, Clevedon Hall provides the perfect backdrop for a Christmas party that will be remembered for years to come.

This Victorian mansion, which stands in several acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the splendour of Clevedon Bay, will host drinks, dinner and dancing for up to 250 people on set nights throughout the festive season. With several elegant reception rooms, from the grandeur of the Great Hall or Grand Library to the cosiness of The Snug, the Grade II* listed property can cater for everything from lavish office parties to intimate Christmas meals. Having recently completed a £4.2 million six-year revamp to restore the Jacobean Revival building to its former glory, Clevedon Hall provides a winning combination of comfort and style and looks truly spectacular when decked out with festive decorations. The hall hosts combined Christmas parties at which companies can book tables, rooms or a set number of places. Larger organisations with extensive guest lists can opt to rent the entire property exclusively for a night. Just five minutes off the M5 or a short drive from central Bristol, Clevedon Hall offers a level of privacy and exclusivity rarely found elsewhere. With 25 luxurious bedrooms, guests can even choose to stay overnight, removing the worry of finding a taxi or nearby hotel. Clevedon Hall’s Michelin-trained chef Alan Jones will ensure that every guest is treated to a mouth-watering three-course dinner. Unlike many popular venues, Clevedon Hall does not function as a hotel, instead 2

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dedicating itself entirely to hosting events. This means its talented team can be entirely flexible, working closely with all clients to tailor events to their different specifications and budgets. Following the extensive refurbishment project, Clevedon Hall now boasts everything necessary to ensure all events run smoothly. High speed Wi-Fi can be accessed in every room, with capacity for up to 600 simultaneous connections, so while you may feel secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city, you need never be out of touch. There is plenty of complimentary parking on-site, and staff are always on-hand to arrange train station or airport pick-up; there’s even space for a helicopter landing. Clevedon Hall works with a whole host of trusted local suppliers, so staff are well placed to help with any event needs, from sourcing a photographer to arranging a live band. You need only ask. If you want to treat your staff to something truly special this Christmas, choose Clevedon Hall.

www.christmaspartyvenue.co.uk


Christmas Menu

2018

Starters Brie, cranberry & orange tart, walnut salad & orange dressing Or Wild mushroom soup with truffle crème fraîche & tarragon

Main course Roast bronze turkey breast, chestnut-stuffed leg, pigs in blankets & thick gravy accompanied by roast potatoes, glazed parsnips, sautéed sprouts, root veg mash & braised red cabbage

Dessert Clevedon Hall mini dessert sharing platter including homemade Christmas pudding, chocolate and mandarin cheesecake, mini mince pie crumbles with brandy cream, sauces & ice cream

www.christmaspartyvenue.co.uk

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Festive Private Dining Crafted at Whatley Ideal to celebrate with colleagues, friends or family during the festive season The Garden Room – for parties of 15 or more Available for lunch and dinner between 26th November and 6th January £70 per person includes everything you need for a perfect festive party. Champagne reception, three-courses with wine. Coffee and treats. Collect your car the next morning and enjoy coffee on us. Alternatively stay and get 10% off our best available rate. To book or for more information email events@whatleymanor.com or call 01666 834 026

@Whatley_Manor

whatleymanor.com @whatleymanor

@whatleymanor


A sparkling atmosphere full of festive cheer. Our Christmas parties are perfect for a great night out with colleagues, family and friends, as you enjoy delicious festive dishes at the best party in town. Our party packages include: • A three-course meal • Half a bottle of wine • Festive novelties Party packages from £40 per person. Book before the end of September and receive a complimentary drinks reception – Quote ‘complimentary drinks’ upon booking. Terms and conditions apply.

Contact our events team on: T: 0844 01172034445 625 4656 E: bristol.events@harbourhotels.co.uk Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, 55 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT


SPOTLIGHT ON

Bistrot Pierre

Celebrate this Christmas in true French style

If you’re looking for a relaxed yet truly special destination for your Christmas party, Bistrot Pierre at Bath or Weston-super-Mare certainly fits the bill. Offering mouth-watering provincial French cuisine and great value for money, this wonderful venue is sure to be a hit with party goers, whether you’re visiting for a work get-together or celebrating with friends and family. The team pulls out all the stops at Christmas time to help you celebrate and take in the party atmosphere of the beautifully decorated bistrots, while chefs do the cooking for you and your guests. On the menu you’ll find a fantastic selection of authentic French dishes, all of which are crafted by skilled chefs. There’s always a great choice of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes too, so everyone will be pleased with their seasonal feast. In addition to the food, each table comes complete with bespoke Christmas crackers for an extra element of festive fun. If that’s not reason enough to visit, anyone organising a booking for nine or more people will receive a £20 gift card to spend at Bistrot Pierre in January or February 2019.

For more information about Christmas at Bistrot Pierre, please get in touch with the team: Bath t: 0844 502 9439 e: bath@pierre94.co.uk Weston-super-Mare t: 0844 502 9436 e: westonsupermare@pierre94.co.uk

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Celebrate Christmas IN THE LUXURIOUS SURROUNDINGS OF

THE BRISTOL MARRIOTT ROYAL HOTEL

There’s something for everyone, from fun-packed Christmas party packages, to a sumptuous chocolate factory themed festive lunch.

Indulge in a dazzling array of irresistible food made with carefully selected ingredients using the finest seasonal flavours. Everything is delivered with the warm, friendly and attentive service that has become synonymous with Marriott Hotels nationwide. Whether you are joining us with family, friends or colleagues you’ll find great food, a fantastic festive atmosphere and the warmest of welcomes. Themed lunch (exclusive hire only) £25 per person Themed party nights from £39 per person

College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA t: 0844 625 4508 w: www.marriott.co.uk


R E S TA U R A N T & B A R

CHRISTMAS PARTIES THREE COURSE XMAS MENU FROM

£18

BOOK NOW

0844 625 4478 NO4CLIFTONVILLAGE.CO.UK/XMAS BOOKINGS@NO4CLIFTONVILLAGE.CO.UK

Variable pricing - book early for best rates


s a m t s i r h C Your ideal

at Novotel Bristol Centre

Are you looking forward to traditional celebrations this year? Or do you fancy shaking things up a bit and doing something different? At Novotel Bristol Centre the choice is yours. Our sparkling party nights, festive lunches and overnight stays will get you into the perfect Christmas mood. Or ring the changes with a chic night of fizz and festive canapés. Or tell us your own ideas, no matter how crazy, and we’ll create a magical evening tailored to your wishes. Call or email us today – Christmas is closer than you think! Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY Tel: 0117 976 9936 | h5622-sb@accor.com


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. Lunch package from ÂŁ35.00 per person Dinner party package from ÂŁ39.00 per person T 0844 625 4799 | E bristol_events@doylecollection.com | W doylecollection.com/bristol /thebristolhotel

@BristolDoyle

@thebristolhotel


Champagne and cocktails, festivities and feasts… We know how to make the festive season extra special. Book an exclusive private-dining experience at Lucknam Park this year and enjoy all the trimmings, the aroma of mulled wine and the taste of freshly baked mince pies. With 4 fabulous rooms, suitable for elegant cocktail receptions and exclusive dinner parties, Lucknam Park is the perfect location for you to escape from the Christmas rush and take time to really celebrate the season with loved ones and friends. Fabulous food is an essential element to any great

party or event. Our Executive Chef Hywel Jones and his brigade transform the freshest and best organic, local produce into pictures on a plate. In order to maintain the highest quality of service and standards for all of our guests, parties of 8 or more are asked to choose a set menu for dining. For those with special dietary needs, Chef will be delighted to create something for you. In our relaxed and cosy atmosphere, you can really make the most of the celebrations in our traditionally decorated hotel.

Lunch menu – 3 courses - £45 per person Dinner menu – 3 courses - £65 per person Available 1st – 22nd December 2018

*Up to 12 guests can pre-order from a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts. For 12 guests and above, there will be a set menu of one starter, one main course and one dessert.

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZ | www.lucknampark.co.uk | 0844 502 9326


0844 625 4820 | www.phcompany.com Tortworth, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8HH

A season of celebration Join us this festive season for a Christmas party in The Orangery or a Winter Wonderland party in The Westminster Suite. Packages include a sparkling cocktail arrival drink, three-course meal and disco. Winter Wonderland party also includes a live band.

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY FROM £42 PER PERSON*

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2018


A guide to festive fun at

VENUE INSPIRATION

Center Parcs

If you’re taken by the idea of a Christmas celebration in the stunning surroundings of Center Parcs, why not turn your visit into a fun-filled festive mini break? With hundreds of thrilling activities to enjoy with colleagues, friends or family, there’s no better way to see in the festive season.

A Winter Wonderland

A beautiful backdrop for your celebrations, Center Parcs will be transformed into a winter wonderland this festive season. The magical scenery will capture your imagination, as you stroll through snow-covered trees and twinkling fairy lights under the stars.

Christmas Eve Concert

Warm up inside at the Christmas Eve concert, with traditional carols and songs and even a guest choir. Tuck into a mince pie as you soak up the festive spirit.

Outdoor Thrills

Adrenaline junkies will love the Quad Bike Safari, Laser Combat or the famed tree-top Aerial Adventure, all perfect for team-building and making memories. If that’s not for you, try your hand at Archery or get out on the water, challenge the team to Adventure Golf or embark on a Segway Experience! Top it all off by catching one of Center Parcs’ extravagant fireworks displays.

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

It may be cold outside, but the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is heated to 29.5°C all year round. Spend an afternoon here and unleash your inner child.

Aqua Sana Spa Indoor Fun If it’s rest and relaxation that your team needs after a hectic year, head to the wonderfully serene Aqua Sana Spa. Choose from a range of revitalising treatments or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet from the beautiful pool, a hot tub or stylish relaxing space. You’ll be ready to face the new year in no time.

Contact the team today to find out more and book your space. www.christmaspartyvenue.co.uk

There’s plenty of fun to be had indoors for teams at Center Parcs, including the Indoor Climbing Adventure, ten pin bowling, badminton, pottery painting and even roller skating. There really is something for everyone. For parties: 0844 502 9708 For breaks: 0844 625 5940 w: www.events.centerparcs.co.uk BRISTOL & BATH christmas guide 2018

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Celebrate

WITH US AT

Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BJ | 0844 625 4506 | events.bath@hilton.com

New Year’s Eve Join our New Year’s party and enjoy live entertainment and a DJ playing party classics till late.

Festive Christmas Party Night Hilton Bath City knows how to throw a Christmas party to remember. Join a party in the County Suite for an evening of delicious food and entertainment. • Fridays and Saturdays from 24th November to 30th December • Three-course Christmas menu • Drinks promotions to pre-order, which are also available on the night • DJ until 1am

• • • •

Five course menu Sparkling drinks reception on arrival Live entertainment DJ until 2am

Festive Afternoon Tea Enjoy an early Christmas treat with our Festive Afternoon Tea

Private Parties For something truly special, our expert team can work with you to tailor a celebration that is completely personalised, making every detail as unique as you are.

Join us for

Christmas

This stylish country house hotel in the city of Bristol is the perfect place for an office Christmas party. The Blaise Restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday, in the evenings, serving locally sourced seasonal produce – it’s a great venue for a festive celebration!

Starters

Spiced parsnip and carrot soup

Mains

Desserts

Henbury salmon gravlax, golden beetroot, dill and mustard dressing

Roasted turkey ballotine, traditional trimmings

Traditional Christmas Pudding, brandy sauce

Baked salmon and spinach en croute, tomato fondue

Warm dark chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream

Goat’s cheese and roasted squash tartlet

Roast striploin of beef, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish sauce

Welsh cake & strawberry mille feuille

Guinea fowl and apple terrine, parsnip purée

Roasted squash and sage tortellini, spinach and squash purée

Selection of local artisan cheese, biscuits and chutney

(All served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and meat gravy)

£29

Coffee or tea

per head

Station Rd, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QQ • 0844 502 9907 info@henburyhotel.com • www.bw-henburylodgehotel.co.uk


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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is the perfect festive setting to

enjoy a seasonal get together with colleagues, family or friends. Executive Head Chef, David Campbell has creatively crafted the most delicious seasonal menus that are certain to get the party started.

Festive Lunch Menu

From £40 per person

Afternoon Tea

From £37.50 per person

Dinner

From £65 per person

We are delighted to offer a spectacular festive dining package from £95 that includes a welcome drink, canapes, dinner and delicious seasonal treats. To book your Christmas celebration or to find out more information on holding your event at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, please contact our events team on 01225 823333 0844 625 4498 or email events@royalcrescent.co.uk 16 BathBA1 BA12LS 2LS II 0844 4498 16Royal Royal Crescent, Crescent, Bath 01225625 823333 events@royalcrescent.co.uk events@royalcrescent.co.uk II royalcrescent.co.uk royalcrescent.co.uk I #RCHBath #RCHBath


C H R I S TM A S G LIT Z & G L A M OU R Dreaming of a white Christmas? Then make that dream come true with Mercure. Get dressed up and get into the spirit of The Snow Ball. Celebrate in style with an unforgettable evening of decadence, dining and dancing. Think full-on glamour and festive glitz. Seasonal sparkle and dramatic décor. With more than enough fizz and fun for everyone.

Warm up for Christmas with Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel from £38 per person NOVEMBER The Snow Ball Party Nights daily throughout November Festive Lunches daily from 23rd November The Snow Launch Night 24th November November toBall January from £38Saturday per person

PA R T Y DAT E S

Sunday to Wednesday from £38 per person DECEMBER Thursdays from £42daily per until person Festive Lunches 23rd December Fridays and Saturdays £49daily per throughout person The Snow Ball Partyfrom Nights December 999 Christmas Specials Sundays in December Festive Breaks 24th December to 27th December

2018

Private parties available on request – Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December minimum numbers will apply. New Year’s Eve Gala Ball For all events a £15 deposit per person is required at the time of booking, plus a signed booking JANUARY 2019 are non-refundable and contract. All deposits Post-Christmas Party Nights non-transferable – full balance is due by 31st Any time in January October 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information on our festive events and offers please contact us on: 0844 625 4650 | ha0i2-sb@accor.com | mercure.com/festive Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL

Christmasatin Wells Christmas Lunch 2 courses £18.50, 3 courses £22.50 Christmas Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 2 courses £20, 3 courses £25 Christmas Dinner: Friday & Saturday 2 courses £25, 3 courses £30 Christmas menu is available from 1st – 24th December inclusive 20 Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2SE t: 0844 625 4614 w: www.ancientgatehouse.com e: info@ancientgatehouse.co.uk

Starters: • Antipasto misto (selection of Italian hams with artichokes, olives and sun blushed tomatoes) • Beetroot cured salmon with lemon and dill crème fraiche Mains: • Stuffed fillet of pork with apricot, prunes and chestnuts and a Somerset cider sauce • Slow roasted duck leg with a cherry and port sauce • Roasted root vegetable and chestnut wellington with a rich red wine sauce (V) Desserts: • Chocolate panettone bread and butter pudding with amaretto custard • Poached pear in mulled wine with honeycomb ice cream See website for full menu.


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


CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH HIGHLY COMMENDED

BEST WINE LIST

WINNER

BEST MODERN EUROPEAN

FINALISTS 2015

BEST ITALIAN

AMUSE BOUCHE, 3 COURSES AND A GLASS OF PROSECCO AMUSE BOUCHE, 3 COURSES AND A GLASS OF PROSECCO

£32.95

£32.95 AMUSE BOUCHE

AMUSE BOUCHE STARTERS STARTERS LEEK AND POTATO SOUPSOUP WITHWITH CRISPY CROUTONS (V)(V) ROASTED TOMATO & BEAN CRISPY CROUTONS SMOKED SALMONAND AND MOZZARELLA MOZZARELLA FISHCAKES SMOKED SALMON FISHCAKES ONROCKET ROCKET WITH WITH A ON APEPPER PEPPERJAM JAM BRUSCHETTA ALLA ALLA CAPRESE – TOMATO AND BUFFALO MOZZARELLA BRUSCHETTA CAPRESE – TOMATO AND BUFFALO

MOZZARELLA ON OUR TOASTED BREAD (V) ON OUR TOASTED BREAD (V) AQUILA LIVERAN PÂTÉ AQUILA DUCK LIVERDUCK PÂTÉ WITH ORANGE AND BLACK PEPPER CHUTNEY SPIEDINI DI SALSICCIA – SKEWERS OF SAUSAGE, RED ONION, PEPPERS ON ROCKET WITHAAPARMESAN SPICY SAUCE BEEF CARPACCIO WITH FONDUE AND POMEGRANATE MAINS

MAINS FUSILLI WITH MUSHROOM CREAM, TRUFFLE OIL AND PARMESAN (VR)

TAGLIATELLE WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH CREAM, RED PEPPERS AND TRUFFLE OIL (V)

CHICKEN BREAST WITH ONION, MUSHROOM CHICKENAND BREAST WITH ONION, MUSHROOM PANCETTA SAUCE AND PANCETTA SAUCE

8OZ SIRLOIN STEAK SERVED WITH A CHOICE OF SAUCE 8OZ SIRLOIN STEAK SERVED WITH A CHOICE OF SAUCE

GRILLED SWORDFISH WITH ROSEMARY,

GRILLED GARLIC SWORDFISH ROSEMARY, ANDWITH LEMON ZEST GARLIC AND LEMON ZEST

OUR VERSION OF TRADITIONAL TURKEY ROASTED ROASTED TURKEY WRAPPED IN PANCETTA, STUFFED WITH AND STUFFED WITH PROVOLONE & SPINACH PROVOLONE & SPINACH

GRILLED VEGETABLE PIZZA WITH SMOKED PROVOLONE AND BREADCRUMBS (V) GRILLED AUBERGINE CHEESE PIZZA WITH MASCARPONE & MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND BASIL (V)

All main courses are served with potatoes and roasted vegetables All main courses are served with potatoes DESSERTS and roasted vegetables DESSERTS CHRISTMAS PUDDING WITH BRANDY SAUCE CHRISTMAS PUDDING WITH BRANDY SAUCE

30––34 34 BALDWIN BALDWIN STREET, 30 STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 1NR BRISTOL BS1 1NR

0844 625 4484 0117 321 0322 www.aquila-restaurant.com @aquilabristol aquilabristol

CLASSIC RICOTTA CHEESECAKE WITHORANGE ORANGE SAUCE CLASSIC RICOTTA CHEESECAKE SERVED SERVED WITH SAUCE WHITE CHOCOLATE WITHSTRAWBERRY STRAWBERRY SOUP WHITE CHOCOLATESEMIFREDDO SEMIFREDDO WITH SOUP (N)(N) CREAM OF MASCARPONE WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE AND A CRUMBLE CREMOSO AL MARSCAPONE - CREAM OF MARSCAPONE WITHOF AMARETTI BISCUIT CHOCOLATE SAUCE AND A CRUMBLE OF AMARETTI BISCUIT

(N) contains nuts, (V) for vegetarian,

on for request, (N) contains (VR) nuts, (V)vegetarian for Vegetarian, (VR) Vegetarian by request, Gluten-free available on request Glutenand Free vegan and Veganoptions Options available on request


CHRISTMAS AT BATH’S HISTORIC VENUES

PRIVATE HIRE PARTY NIGHTS CHRISTMAS LUNCH TERRACE DINING www.bathvenues.co.uk/christmas bath_venues@bathnes.gov.uk 0844 625 4631


Join us for the festivities at

The Olive Shed

Christmas Menu 2018 Glass Of Organic Cava £7 Bread With Balsamic & Oil / Marinated Pitted Olives - £3 each STARTERS Sumac Roasted Cauliflower, Almond & Pickled Pomegranate Duck Liver Parfait, Smoked Breast, Sourdough & Red Onion Beetroot-Cured Salmon, Kohralbi & Pickled Cucumber Mediterranean Fish Soup, Rouille & Crouton Chicory, Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad MAINS Butternut Squash, Mushroom & Chestnut Wellington Rabbit, Pancetta & Wild Mushroom Fricassee, Soft Polenta & Tarragon Pressed Belly Pork, Roast Carrot, Spiced Apple & Crispy Sage Sirloin Of Beef Bourguignon & Rosemary Roast Potatoes Hake, Mussels, Caper Butter & Crushed Potatoes

2 Courses £23.95 3 Courses £29.95 Call us to make a booking

0844 625 4727

Floating Harbour, Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN www.theoliveshed.com info@theoliveshed.com

SIDES £3.75 Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Mixed Leaf Salad DESSERTS Chocolate Marquise, Salt Caramel & Chocolate Soil Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Cranberries & Oats Brûléed Lemon Tart & Crème Fraîche Date & Ale Pudding & Toffee Sauce Cheese Selection & Artisan Biscuits


Christmas at THE PUMP HOUSE

Two courses £25 - Three courses £29.50 Looking for a sophisticated venue for your annual Christmas party? Look no further than The Pump House. If you’re arranging an intimate gathering of friends and family, book a table and enjoy a seasonal gourmet meal. With all dishes prepared on-site daily by talented chefs, it’s the perfect spot for a festive feast. Alongside the usual Christmas options, the menu boasts the likes of roasted plaice with seaweed and brown shrimp butter sauce, and fried semolina gnocchi with poached pear, leeks and Colston Bassett. The bar is open from 11am till late and boasts an impressive 600 gin varieties, so you can be sure of something to tempt the tastebuds. For larger events and parties of over 40 The Pump House offers personal event coordinators, seasonal buffet options and is even available for exclusive hire. Christmas menu available 23rd November-22nd December Christmas menu served Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm Reservations are now open – call 0844 625 5532 or email info@the-pumphouse.com to enquire Check out current events the-pumphouse.com/home/events Merchants Road, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4PZ

Make your Christmas extra special at Browns brasserie & bar with a touch of added sparkle. From specially created dishes made using fresh, seasonal ingredients to expertly mixed cocktails overflowing with festive cheer, there’s plenty to look forward to. CHRISTMAS TIME WELL SPENT THREE-COURSE FESTIVE MENU £29.95 per person (£20.95 Sun-Weds)

FIVE-COURSE NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU AND A CLASSIC BELLINI £39.95 per person

FIVE-COURSE CHRISTMAS DAY MENU £74.95 per person

FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA £18.95 per person

THREE-COURSE BOXING DAY MENU £29.95 per person

PARTY PACKAGES Buffet menu from £18.95 per person (minimum 10 people) only available when pre-ordered drinks packages available

AVAILABLE 12TH NOVEMBER TO 30TH DECEMBER 2018 EXCLUDING CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY - GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE 38 Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RE t: 0844 625 4828 w: www.browns-restaurants.co.uk


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VENUE INSPIRATION

Festive

Christmas is all about food, and everyone knows a good meal is the best way to bring people together. Make feasting the top of your agenda this Christmas and indulge in first-class cuisine. To make choosing your venue easier, here’s our round-up of some of the best eateries in and around Bristol and Bath for a little festive indulgence.

Feasting

River Cottage

If you’re looking for somewhere to host a fantastic Christmas feast, River Cottage has a range of options to suit all tastes. With an intimate private dining room that hosts ten to 12 guests, the River Cottage Farmhouse Dinner is a great choice for smaller parties. The upstairs restaurant area has long banquet tables and can accommodate up to 60 diners for a fun, social festive dining experience. Book in for a fabulous three-course meal and you’ll receive a warm welcome and your own personal waiter. You can either book in for a meal or enquire about exclusive hire and enjoy the fantastic seasonal food made in accordance with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous food ethos. t: 0844 625 5582 w: www.rivercottage.net

Aquila

Offering an amuse-bouche, three-course meal and a glass of Prosecco, Aquila’s Christmas celebrations are food-focused and utterly brilliant. With stylish modern decor and a great range of options on the menu, Aquila has all the ingredients you need to make the festive season extra special. Experience award-winning Italian dining at attractive prices this Christmas with the likes of beef Carpaccio with Parmesan fondue and pomegranate to start, mains such as grilled swordfish with rosemary, garlic and lemon zest, and tempting desserts like classic ricotta cheesecake served with orange sauce. t: 0844 625 4484 w: www.aquila-restaurant.com

The Royal Crescent

Cumberwell

Putting food centre stage, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting in which to impress your colleagues with a delicious festive lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Creative executive head chef David Campbell has put together the most indulgent seasonal menus that are sure to delight even the most discerning of foodies. With a spectacular festive dining package that includes a welcome drink, canapés, dinner and delicious seasonal treats, the friendly team at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is sure to help you get into the festive spirit. The beautiful setting and charming festive decor make this a real treat.

Oozing sophistication, Cumberwell Park is a wonderful choice for festive celebrations. With a lovely menu that focuses on classic flavours and seasonal ingredients, the brasserie serves Christmas meals throughout the day. Expect the likes of winter vegetable soup infused with truffle oil and Parmesan shavings, followed by sliced roast salmon fillet with salted maple-roast parsnips, fresh parsley and yoghurt sauce or roast turkey crown served with all the trimmings. Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce and fresh berries tops off a wonderful feast. Vegetarians are well catered for and all dishes can be adapted for dietary requirements, making Cumberwell Park’s offering perfect for your entire party.

Hotel & Spa

t: 0844 625 4498 w: www.royalcrescent.co.uk

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t: 0844 625 4501 w: www.cumberwellpark.com

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C H R I STMAS LU N C H M E N U 2 Courses 16.95 | 3 Courses 21.00

C H R I ST MAS D I N N E R M E N U 27.95 for 3 Courses

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Make your Christmas extra special at Browns brasserie & bar with a touch of added sparkle. From specially created dishes made using fresh, seasonal ingredients to expertly mixed cocktails overflowing with festive cheer, there’s plenty to look forward to. CHRISTMAS TIME WELL SPENT THREE-COURSE FESTIVE MENU £29.95 per person (£20.95 Sun-Weds)

FIVE-COURSE NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU AND A CLASSIC BELLINI £39.95 per person

FIVE-COURSE CHRISTMAS DAY MENU £74.95 per person

FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA £18.95 per person

THREE-COURSE BOXING DAY MENU £29.95 per person

PARTY PACKAGES Buffet menu from £18.95 per person (minimum 10 people) only available when pre-ordered drinks packages available

AVAILABLE 12TH NOVEMBER TO 30TH DECEMBER 2018 EXCLUDING CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY - GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE Old Police Station, Orange Grove, Bath, BA1 1LP t: 0844 625 5629 w: www.browns-restaurants.co.uk

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SPOTLIGHT ON

Glassboat Brasserie Salvaged from the Severn Estuary in the mid-1980s, the Glassboat Brasserie was once a hard-working timber barge central to ensuring the prosperity and productivity of the city of Bristol. Today, this beautifully restored boat functions as a floating restaurant, offering a unique and memorable venue for festive celebrations. A stunning setting You’ll find Glassboat Brasserie 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. Small parties This restaurant, with its outstanding views and cosy atmosphere, is the perfect place for an intimate Christmas

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. 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. Festive food Head chef Jake Platt specialises in classic French cuisine, having trained in France, Italy and New York. This Christmas, Jake will be using only the finest ingredients to put a twist on all the traditional dishes. His focus on full, hearty flavours is sure to keep all palates satisfied.

CHRISTMAS MENU

Three Courses £34.95 STARTERS

MAIN CoURSES

BEETROOT CURED GRAVADLAX Baby Cress Salad, Horseradish Crème Fraiche

BRAISED BEEF BOURGUIGNON Confit Garlic Mash, Cumin & Honey Roasted Chantenay Carrots

SMOKED BARBARY DUCK BREAST Pear, Prune & Cranberry

GAME PIE Skinny Fries, Soured Red Cabbage, Crispy Chestnuts

GLOUCESTER OLD SPOT PORK RILLETTES Pea Custard, Sour Dough Thins ARTICHOKE AND HARICOT BEAN VELOUTE Pancetta Crisp, Winter Truffle TEMPURA CRISPY SQUID Sweet Chilli & Sesame Sauce, Baby Coriander Shoots CARAMELISED RED ONION TART Goat’s Cheese, Rocket & Pear Salad

Available from

22nd November - 24th December

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ROASTED KELLY BRONZE TURKEY Traditional Garnish, Bread Sauce & Cranberry PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM WELLINGTON Roasted Parsnips, Cavolo Nero, Truffle Cream Sauce BAKED SALMON EN CROUTE Braised Leeks, Buttered New Potatoes, Citrus Hollandaise

DESSERTS CHOCOLATE ORANGE TORTE Marmalade Syrup, Clotted Cream Ice Cream

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING Butterscotch Sauce, Stem Ginger Ice Cream RICH EGG CUSTARD TART Topped with Nutmeg, Cranberry Compote TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING Brandy Butter Cream SPICED BRAMLEY APPLE CRUMBLE Calvados Custard

RUBY & WHITE DRY AGED STEAK Served with Skinny Fries or a Mixed Leaf Salad

CHEESE PLATE Supplement £4.00

Rump Steak 200g Supplement £5.50 Ribeye 300g Supplement £7.50 Fillet 200g Supplement £9.50

44-46 Whiteladies Road Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2NH


The

Perfect Time to plan Christmas 2018

at The Bristol Pavilion

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas. And we already have a number of fabulous private and shared party options to kick-start your festive season in style this year.

Celebrate in style

A large range of party options

A unique venue

Plan your Christmas party today

To see what we have in store contact a member of our events team. T: 0117 910 8025 / 0117 910 8030 W: thebristolpavilion.co.uk E: sales-bristolpavilion@centerplate.co.uk


Best venues for an alternative

vENuE INSPIRATION

Christmas party

Looking for something a little different for this year’s Christmas party? Don’t fret, there are plenty of alternatives to the usual Christmas do. Whether you’re after a quirky venue or an evening of festive entertainment, here’s a round-up of our favourite alternative venues in Bristol and Bath this Christmas...

Bristol Stag & Hen

SS Great Britain

For an unforgettable evening of festive fun, let Bristol Stag & Hen organise your Christmas do. Whether you’re hosting a large office party, or just celebrating with friends, Bristol Stag & Hen will provide the perfect package for your party. The party organisers are offering several seasonal events, including festive life drawing guided by an experienced tutor, followed by a glass of Port and mince pies, as well as a Christmas cocktail making class with canapés and finger platters. Prices from £20 per person

Hop on-board the SS Great Britain for a festive experience you won’t forget in a hurry. The beautifully restored ship lies in the heart of Bristol’s Harbourside and provides spectacular views across the waterfront. From small Christmas lunches to exclusive hire of the ship, this is certainly a venue with a unique backdrop. SS Great Britain also presents a murder mystery night, as well as a shared captain’s dinner, if you’re after an evening with a festive twist. Prices from £38.50 per person Prices from £20 per person

t: 0844 625 5539 w: bristolstagandhen.co.uk

t: 0117 926 0680 w: ssgreatbritain.org

Clifton Thai

Rainbow Casino

This popular Thai restaurant has gained quite the reputation in recent years, and for good reason. With attentive, knowledgeable staff, alongside fantastic authentic Thai food, expect to be wowed this festive season. Conveniently located on Bristol’s Whiteladies Road, this restaurant is the perfect place if you’re tired of the usual food offering at Christmas parties. Book now to avoid disappointment. Prices from £20.95 per person

Conveniently located along Bristol’s Harbourside, Rainbow Casino presents a fantastic array of Christmas parties filled with plenty of festive fun. The popular casino is offering the ultimate festive package with bubbly on arrival, followed by a delicious three-course feast, before guests are provided with casino vouchers if they fancy a flutter. The venue is also providing live music tribute acts every Saturday throughout December. Take a journey through the musical decades, from Abba to Mariah Carey, this festive season. Prices from £19.95 per person for Christmas lunch and festive buffet; £27.95 for the Christmas experience package

t: 0844 625 4822 w: cliftonthai.co.uk

t: 0844 625 4677 w: rainbowcasino.co.uk/our-casinos/bristol

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JOYEUx NOëL CHRISTMAS PARTY MENU 2018 £32.50 per person STA RT E R S SWEETCORN SOUP ancho chilli oil (v) TRADITIONAL PORK TERRINE DE CAMPAGNE apple & pear chutney POTTED BROWN SHRIMP nutmeg butter, toast WINTER VEGETABLE FRITTER spiced pumpkin purée (ve) GRILLED HOME-SMOKED SCOTTISH SALMON piccalilli soused vegetables, crème fraîche citrus dressing MAINS SLOW-COOKED BEEF CHEEK aromatic red Thai spices & coconut milk, coconut pilaf rice DUCK LEG CONFIT wild mushroom fricassée, red onion marmalade, Dauphinoise potatoes, Madeira sauce ROBERT CALDECOTT’S HOLLY FARM ROAST TURKEY BREAST chestnut-stuffed thigh, slow-roasted vegetables, bread sauce, Port gravy SEARED HAKE FILLET wilted kale, saffron & mussel sauce SMOKED ROASTED CELERIAC RISOTTO (ve) mixed heritage carrots, celeriac crisps Main courses served with risolet potatoes and buttered sprouts DESSERTS WINTER-SPICED BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING brandy crème anglaise (v) CHERRY, APPLE & ALMOND CRUMBLE vanilla crème anglaise (ve - without crème anglaise) CHOCOLATE & CITRUS ORANGE CUP chocolate mousse, mascarpone & crumble (v) RASPBERRY COUPE CRANACHAN toasted hazelnut granola & whiskey cream (v)

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Wraxall Christmas Lunches Served all day in our downstairs Brasserie

1 Course

£7.95pp

2 Courses £12.00pp 3 Courses £15.95pp Starters Winter Vegetable Soup infused with Truffle Oil and Parmesan Shavings Gravadlax Fishcake served with Aioli and Asparagus Tips

Grilled Goat’s Cheese with Cranberry Dressing, Beetroot Fondue and Pear Segments

Mains Roast Turkey Crown served with all the trimmings

Sliced Roast Salmon Fillet with Salted Maple Roast Parsnips, Fresh Parsley and Yoghurt Sauce

Roasted Butternut Squash with a Butterbean Mash, served with a Mushroom and Balsamic Sauce

Desserts Traditional Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Sauce and Fresh Berries Layered Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Redcurrants and Caramel Crumble

Boston Chocolate Brownie served with Belgian Chocolate Sauce and Marshfield Vanilla Ice-Cream

All dishes can be adapted for dietary requirements Cumberwell Park, Bradford - On - Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2PQ W: www.cumberwellpark.com T: 0844 625 4501


OFFERING PARTY PACKAGES THAT CAN BE TAILORED TO A LARGE CORPORATE BOOKING OR A SMALL GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BE IT A FABULOUS FESTIVE BANQUET OR A FANCY FESTIVE SET MENU. WE ALSO OFFER GREAT DRINKS PACKAGES TO ACCOMPANY YOUR MEAL.


Severnshed’s

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available

2

3 Courses only

Courses only

£21.95

£26.50 Book your table now CALL 0844 625 4548 www.severnshedrestaurant.co.uk

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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ON BOARD THE SHIP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.

Host a private party on board the SS Great Britain and enjoy exclusive use of the whole ship. With shared evening events and lunches also available, groups of all sizes can join in the festivities.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS Murder Mystery Dinner

Shared Party Night

Shared Lunch

Shared Captain’s Dinner

Fri 30 November

Wed 5 December

Fri 7 December

Thu 20 December

Contact our Events team now on 0117 926 0680 to find out more. events@ssgreatbritain.org


CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS AT THE LIDO CHRISTMAS AT AT THE THE LIDO LIDO Relax Relax and and indulge indulge in in aa truly truly unique unique & & stylish stylish setting setting -- an an award-winning award-winning restaurant restaurant Relax and overlooking indulge in a truly unique & stylish setting - an award-winning restaurant the open air pool of this renovated overlooking the open air pool of this renovated Victorian Victorian lido lido overlooking open air of this lido Lunchthe – 2 courses £16,pool 3 courses £20 –renovated for groups of Victorian up to 7 Lunch – 2 courses £16, 3 courses £20 • from Dinner – 3 courses from £37.50 Dinner – 3 courses £37.50 Lunch – 2 courses £16, 3 courses £20 • Dinner – 3 courses from £37.50 Lunch – 2&courses £16, 3guests courses • Dinnerexperience – 3 courses- from £37.50 per person Broaden your palate delight your with£20 a no-menu Broaden your palate & delight your guests with a no-menu experience - from £37.50 per person BroadenOur your palateprivate & delight yourroom guests with the a no-menu experience from £37.50 per Terrace dining beside pool is available for -groups of up to 36person Our Terrace private dining room beside the pool is available for groups of up to 36 Our TerraceExclusive private dining pool is available for of groups hire ofroom the fibeside rst floorthe restaurant for groups 50+ of up to 36 Exclusive hire of the first floor restaurant for groups of 50+ Exclusive of the rst floorChristmas restaurantmenu for groups of 50+ Visit our websitehire to see ourfisample www.lidobristol.com Visit our website to see our sample Christmas menu www.lidobristol.com Visit our website to see our sample Christmas menu www.lidobristol.com For enquiries & reservations please email events@lidobristol.com or call 0844 502 9479 For enquiries & reservations please email events@lidobristol.com or call 0844 502 9479 For enquiries & reservations please email events@lidobristol.com or call 0844 502 9479


Rose & Crown Mark Warburton, director of The OHH Pub Company discusses his new business ventures, favourite festive treats and what makes his venues so great for Christmas celebrations. What can we expect from your new venture at The Rose & Crown? This pub is one with sentimental value, as my parents frequented the pub in the 80s and my grandparents were invited to run it as publicans prior to that. It’s been a long time since the pub has had the reputation it deserves. The Rose & Crown offers great value for money, with main courses starting at £8.95. You can even enjoy a three-course meal for as little as £14.95. Maintaining a seasonal British offering will always be our USP. We’re slowly undergoing some cosmetic work while trading, and we have already launched our new children’s play area. We still have plenty more on the to-do list, so watch this space. What’s been going on at The OHH Pub Company in 2018? It’s been a busy year for us. We took the decision at the beginning of 2018 to move with the demanding times, while ensuring we try not to reinvent the wheel. March saw the arrival of our new development chef, Ross Harper and together, we decided we wanted our menus to focus on seasonality and British produce, while representing even better value for money. We’ve even reintroduced our daily changing specials boards throughout the group to enable us to work closer with our fishmonger and local butcher. What makes The OHH Pub Company a stand out choice for Christmas celebrations? Given the consistency of quality brought to the kitchens with the direction of Ross, the menus are great value at just £28pp for three courses (£25pp at The Rose & Crown). We are offering optional extras, including a tipple on arrival and canapés for those that want to make it extra special. For the first time we are also offering a dish from our daily changing specials boards within the price to make the offering fresh and exciting and encourage a few more repeat visits throughout the festive period. A £25 gift voucher will be given to the organiser of any party of 12 or more to be spent in the New Year at any OHH Pub.

www.christmaspartyvenue.co.uk

PLANNING

Why is the Christmas period important for The OHH Pub Company? As a family business we recognise the importance of Christmas as a chance for families to get together. For that very reason we close our pubs on Christmas Day, with the exception of those at which the team decide to open the doors so their loyal locals can have a Christmas Day tipple. With 2019 just around the corner, what’s in store for The OHH Pub Company? We look forward to seeing the return of those enjoying their £25 vouchers in the New Year. 2019 will see regularly changing menus and plenty of events to keep the offering exciting. I’m also really excited to see The Rose & Crown flourish now that we finally have our teams in place and the cosmetic work near completion. What’s your favourite festive treat and why? It has to be Christmas Day dinner with the family. It’s the only day of the year when pubs are generally closed for business. With over 100 people on the books it’s satisfying to think that they can all enjoy some family time too, having worked so hard throughout the year. What are you looking forward to about the Christmas period? I am really excited to see the reaction to our latest Christmas menus. Our new head chefs throughout the group have really embraced the preparations this year alongside their development chef, Ross. I also love to see the pubs in full festive swing. With decorations up and mulled wine or cider on the bars, all of the pubs provide the perfect setting for the festive period, with open fireplaces and traditional features.

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Christmas Parties in our magical

Longleat Forest Celebrate in true style with friends and colleagues at one of our spectacular shared or exclusive party nights within our charming woodland forest. Enjoy a tantalising three-course festive meal along with entertainment to dance the night away.

For more information, or to check availability, please contact the Christmas team on 0844 502 9708 or email centerparcs.events@centerparcs.co.uk


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Exclusive hire of the boat for groups of 50+

Visit our website to see our sample Christmas menu www.glassboat.co.uk For enquiries 0844502 5029475 9475 For enquiries&&reservations reservationsplease pleaseemail emailevents@glassboat.co.uk events@glassboat.co.uk or or call call 0844


PLANNING

Top Tips

for the perfect Christmas party

We caught up with Peter Cottell, senior marketing executive at Hype, to get some tips on planning the perfect Christmas party.

What is your number one tip for any successful party? Organisation – there’s nothing worse than a badly organised party, where everyone’s underfed, under-watered and grumpy at the organisers. When groups book with Hype, we relieve them of the vast majority of that organisational effort – you know you’re going to have a good night. Do you recommend shared parties for smaller companies? Absolutely – it’s a great way to feel part of something bigger. At Winter Wonkaland, smaller companies will get their own tables to themselves, so it’s still intimate but you get to enjoy the scale of the event and, importantly, a lively dance floor. What are the benefits of a themed Christmas party? A good theme moves you – it can be exciting or dreamy or fun. Themed Christmas parties take you away from the mundane; they take you somewhere new, and if done well, transport you there completely. How do you feel about Christmas jumpers? Has the Christmas jumper had its day? We hope not, as we’ll be wearing ours from November 30th until January 6th! What advice do you have for making a party memorable? What makes a party fun is the group of people you’re with. What makes a party memorable is something out of the ordinary, something special, which is exactly what Winter Wonkaland will be, with its deeply immersive theme and a live entertainment spectacle. What common pitfalls should you watch out for when planning a Christmas party? Don’t try and do too much if you’re organising everything or you’ll never have a good time yourself. Remember, everyone has an opinion, but in the end someone’s got to make that final decision and everyone will respect it.

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How should you go about picking venue for your office Christmas party? Bristol is blessed with a mass of amazing venues hosting brilliant Christmas parties. Each has something going for it, so have a good look through this guide and see what works for you. But do remember that Winter Wonkaland is taking place in the historic, iconic Passenger Shed, right next to Temple Meads – one of Bristol’s main transport hubs. What advice would you give for catering an office Christmas party? If you’re catering for yourself, keep it simple. An American supper is a great way to spread the costs and get some variety. If you’re eating out, make a list of your group’s dietary requirements, deliver them in good time to your caterer and take your list with you. The result: happy eaters. What makes Hype parties stand out and why are they a good choice for any office? Hype have been running themed Christmas parties for 17 years. Each year we try to improve on the previous year’s theme, catering, entertainment and organisation. We’ve got a sparkly new website that makes it really easy for you to book. We can take as few as eight people and as many as 600. We put on lots of events other than the shared parties too, including a quiz, a movie musical cabaret night, a pop-up cinema and a scrumptious afternoon tea for families. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Winter Wonkaland – it’s for everyone! www.christmaspartyvenue.co.uk


A selection of artisan breads and English organic butter for the table Roast squash, apple & chilli soup, curry oil, toasted pumpkin seeds (V, G, DF, GF) Roast beetroot, organic labneh, pickled carrots, spiced hazelnuts & chervil (V/GF) River Cottage cured organic salmon, celeriac, caper & parsley salad (DF/GF)

Our indulgent Christmas menu features the finest seasonal ingredients and, of course, turkey with all the trimmings. Whether you are looking for somewhere for 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

Grilled Cornish hake, BBQ leeks, spinach & rocket pesto (GF) Four root Wellington with chestnuts and Old Winchester, roast shallots, mushrooms, dill and Hugh’s veggie gravy (V/N) Honey and bay panna cotta with toffee pears and spelt & fennel wafers Warm sticky parsnip pudding, butterscotch sauce and clotted cream (V)

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Kick off your festive celebrations at Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City FC and Bristol Bears rugby club. Whether you’d like a shared party, a private celebration or even a Christmas lunch, there’s something for everyone here. Let’s take a closer look at what the popular venue is offering this festive season... A magical encounter awaits you at Ashton Gate as the stadium transforms into a sparkly snowflake ball. With a wide range of function rooms available to hire, Ashton Gate has all the facilities you could want for a unique and memorable Christmas party, no matter how big or small your function is. Shared Christmas parties – For a Christmas party filled with festive fun, look no further than the Jersey Boys Tribute Night. Bringing to life the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, prepare to be wowed by the magnificent All Seasons tribute act. Enjoy all of this alongside a delicious three-course feast. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, why not join one of the snowflake ball party nights and experience an evening filled with Christmas cheer and festive delights. Tuck into a three-course festive banquet with colleagues and friends for a memorable evening in the Lansdown Suite. Christmas lunch packages are also available throughout December, between noon and mid-afternoon. Private Christmas parties – Ashton Gate also offers private party packages in the Dolman Lounge and Heineken Lounge, for a more exclusive and intimate Christmas party. Offering spectacular pitch-side views, both spaces are modern and stylish, offering their own private bar and private entrances, ensuring an unforgettable evening. The Dolman Lounge provides a delicious fork buffet, featuring roast turkey and roast lamb, alongside all the usual trimmings, as well as a finger buffet with lots of festive snacks. The Heineken Lounge presents a mouth-watering three-course menu, with the option to add a number of inviting canapés.

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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 excellent-value £5 lunch offer is available throughout December, so there’s no reason not to pay a visit. 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.

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Christmas Bear & Swan A traditional 18th-century pub, The Bear & Swan is a luxury country retreat just minutes from Bristol, ideal for celebrations this festive season. We have put together a delicious Christmas menu for 2018! Our ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible to ensure the best quality and freshness and we stock a great range of cider, lager and beer, as well as having a carefully chosen wine list. So why not join us for your Christmas party this year? 0844 502 9969 | thebearandswan@ohhcompany.co.uk | 13 South Parade, Chew Magna, Somerset, BS40 8PR

The Old House at Home A traditional ivy-clad free house in beautiful surroundings, The Old House at Home offers warmth, a great atmosphere, delicious food, fine wine guest ale and beer. Featuring 6 beautiful rooms that have received a 5-star AA rating and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, you can now experience luxury pub accommodation just minutes from Badminton, Bath and Castle Combe. Take advantage of our frequent mini-break offers to treat yourself to better value!

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3-course menu from £28 per person Our Christmas menu is served from Friday 23rd November up to and including Monday 24th December and is available Monday to Saturday, lunch and dinner. Book a party of 12 or more and we will treat the organiser to a gift card to the value of £25 to be spent in the New Year at any OHH pub.

The Northey Arms Food is something special at The Northey Arms. Our head chef, Chris Alderson, goes to great lengths to source fresh, seasonal and local produce wherever possible. Our tasty fish dishes use produce brought in daily from Looe in Cornwall and most of our tender steak dishes contain meat from our local specialist butcher, Walter Rose. The Northey Arms also boasts an AA rosette and has a meeting room too, so if you’re looking for a great venue for your event, contact us now!

0844 502 9965 | thenorthey@ohhcompany.co.uk | Bath Road, Box, Wiltshire, SN13 8AE

The Rising Sun Set in the historic village of Backwell, in Somerset, The Rising Sun has recently undergone a full refurbishment and is the perfect venue for a team lunch or dinner with colleagues this festive season. The pub is a warm and friendly environment, where you can relax with colleagues or clients and enjoy our delicious Christmas menu!

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Crown Golf Nikki Blacker, director of sales and marketing at Crown Golf Clubs, talks advice for party planners, the secret to a successful Christmas party, and her best and worst festive shindigs. How important is the Christmas period to your business and why? Christmas is one of the most exciting periods for our business – it’s a jolly time when spirits are running high and the whole club team pulls together to have fun providing our members and guests with a truly exceptional festive party that they’ll remember for years to come. How do you make Crown Golf venues stand out in such a competitive industry? We really love Christmas and that always shines through. Our happy, lively and enthusiastic team creates a truly unique and infectious party vibe. This, coupled with show-stopping decor, great food and awesome tunes played by our resident DJ, is what makes a Crown Golf Christmas party night one of those evenings you don’t easily forget. Who wouldn’t want to party with us? what will Crown Golf be offering this festive season? All the glitz and glamour of Hollywood in a town near you. Float down the red carpet, grab yourself a cocktail, pose for a selfie or two and prepare yourself for a fabulous fun-filled evening. Guests can play a few games and enjoy a delicious three-course meal in our professionally themed function suite, before hitting the dance floor where our DJ will get the party started. what is the secret to a successful Christmas party? Great organisation from the venue before and during the evening to ensure everyone (including the event organiser) has an awesome night. A great meal prepared by genuine foodies makes a real difference, and you’ve got to have good service and a cool DJ. Add plenty of wine, cocktails or another tipple of choice and, of course, the great company of colleagues, friends and family. www.CHRISTMASPARTyvENuE.CO.uK

What advice would you give office party event planners? If you want a night to remember that’s totally stress free and guaranteed to impress your colleagues, a Crown Golf venue is the venue for you. We believe that as the office party planner you too should enjoy your evening, so all we ask of you is to return the completed menu pre-order form in advance and settle the account. We take care of everything else so you can confidently turn up on the night and relax and enjoy the great food, music and atmosphere along with everyone else. What’s the biggest benefit to holding a Christmas party at one of your venues? You just know that you are guaranteed a great festive meal and a fun-packed evening. Our venues are professionally decorated in keeping with the party’s theme, and happy, lively staff make it their mission to ensure you have a fabulous night. We provide a safe environment where you can park for free then relax, let your hair down and party to your heart’s content. what’s your favourite aspect of Christmas? Watching people come together to have fun and celebrate the festive season. I love the warmth of the clubhouse on a cold and frosty night, alongside the sound of laughter, excited chatter and the glitzy decorations. what’s the best or worst Christmas party you’ve ever been to? The worst was a truly shocking evening in a comedy club in London. There were twice as many guests as there should have been at each table, staff were miserable and there wasn’t so much as a single spare inch on the dance floor. In contrast, the best party night was the Cams Hall Estate team bash. Everybody was having a great time and the atmosphere was buzzing. It was so nice to share a great evening with friends and see everyone so happy. For more information, get in touch the Crown Golf team: The Bristol, Almondsbury t: 0844 625 5578 w: www.bristolgolfclub.co.uk BRISTOL & BATH CHRISTMAS GuIdE 2018

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Zerodegrees is the perfect place to enjoy something different this Christmas. Boasting traditional food, adventurous options and some wildly exclusive brews, this restaurant and microbrewery boasts something for everyone. We caught up with Priya Desai, creative director at Zerodegrees, to discuss some of her favourite festive food and beer pairings and the lesser-known art of marrying festive flavours with freshly brewed beer.

what inspired this year’s festive menu at Zerodegrees? Indulgence inspired us to create something truly memorable. Indulging without feeling guilty usually comes but once a year – around Christmas – so this year we wanted to make sure our dishes were luxurious but not overpowering. We’ve made sure that our Christmas offering reflects our passion for fresh, flavoursome food. what’s your favourite festive food and beer pairing? The Scotch Bonnet Carnita pizza with our refreshing mango beer – I like to keep things a little less conventional during the festive period. It’s packed with flavour and heat, and the slow-roasted pulled pork just melts in the mouth. The invigorating heat of chilli dances on the palate, reflecting the exciting time of year, but the most satisfying part for me is the cooling first sip of a cold, crisp and fresh glass of mango beer. For me, it’s the perfect pairing to balance and sweeten a spicy dish.

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Have you discovered any unusual Christmas food and beer pairings? Pawel at Cardiff Zerodegrees came up with the idea of experimenting with Earl Grey tea and creating a beer with bergamot and a hint of caramel. It pairs brilliantly with our lamb pizza. This unusual combination of well-loved flavours has proven extremely popular. Can we expect any special festive brews from Zerodegrees this Christmas? Expect festive brews at the start of the season and plenty of surprise limited brews throughout. When we enter the Christmas period, not only do the chefs get excited at the prospect of experiencing and creating new flavours, the brewers do too. We love to make sure we get a real variety of limited speciality beers, so we have brews made at each site and make sure they are available at each location. 53 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BA w: www.zerodegrees.co.uk t: 0844 502 9347

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For Christmas party enquiries, call us on 0844 625 4497 or email Christmas@marlborough-tavern.com The Marlborough Tavern, 35 Marlborough Bldgs, Bath BA1 2LY


For those who are looking to try something different...

Clifton

Thai

This authentic Thai restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family, friends or colleagues. Those booking office Christmas parties will be charmed by the friendly hospitality and welcoming atmosphere.

70 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2QA 0844 625 4822 | www.cliftonthai.co.uk


Enjoy scrumptious, freshly made food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Two-course meal £15 Three-course meal £20

Veggie, vegan and gluten-free options are available for each course. BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN NOW!  Please note: we require a £50 deposit for parties of four or more. T&Cs apply, please see website for details. 

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Starters v Roast butternut squash & garlic soup, smoked chilli oil, fresh bread Smoked Loch Duart salmon mousse, cucumber & lemon salad, granary toast Pressed free range chicken & smoked ham terrine, pickles, English mustard dressing, sourdough v Westcombe cheddar soufflé, cheese & chive sauce, caramelised walnuts Mains Our famous reindeer & cranberry sausages, garlic & parsley mash, port gravy, parsnip crisps Roast Somerset turkey, red onion, chestnut & sage stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, roast gravy Slow roast belly of Old Spot pork, apple & cider sauce, roast potatoes, cider gravy Pan fried fillet of sea bass, warm potato salad, olives, tomatoes, fine beans, pesto v Leek & mushroom nut roast, roast potatoes, red wine & shallot gravy All served with a selection of fresh vegetables Puddings Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream Our homemade Christmas pudding, brandy sauce Mojito cheesecake, rum syrup, lime sorbet Warm chocolate & hazelnut brownie, chocolate sauce, amaretto cream All Christmas parties include Christmas crackers Two course lunch £20.95 / Three course lunch £25.95 / Three course dinner £29.95 BRISTOL 7-9 Portland Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4JA Tel: 0844 625 4519 Email: info@cliftonsausage.co.uk

BATH 5 Bladud Buildings, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS Tel: 0844 625 5782 Email: cliftonsausagebath@gmail.com

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Mexican Christmas at Wahaca Enjoy our favourite Mexican street food dishes this Christmas, such as slow-cooked beef shin tacos and pork pibil quesadillas, with festive mince pie empanadas for pudding. Large groups welcome. See menus at www.wahaca.co.uk/christmas Call 0844 625 4737 to book

eat drink christmas 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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Starters Celeriac soup with toasted hazelnuts & truffle oil drizzle, with crusty bread (v) Ham hock terrine with toasted malt loaf & spiced apple chutney Warm beetroot & mushroom salad on toasted rye bread (v,df) Spinach, pesto & goat’s cheese frittata, served with fresh spinach leaves (v,gf) Home-smoked halibut Carpaccio with chicory & dill salad (gf,df)

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Main Course Roast turkey with all the festive trimmings Chestnut & mushroom nut loaf with cranberry sauce & gravy (v,df) Venison, slow cooked in Guinness, with fresh horseradish dumplings Roast sirloin of beef, caramelised shallots, Yorkshire pudding & mushroom gravy All served with roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables Cod with a citrus crust and warm quinoa, edamame & tarragon salad (gf) Winter greens & coconut dahl with naan and coconut yogurt raita (v,gf,df) Puddings Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce Clementine and almond cake with cream & clementine syrup (gf, df option) Pear poached in red wine with cream & toasted pistachios (gf, df option) Chocolate bread & butter pudding with vanilla ice cream Selection of Marshfield ice creams (gf) and sorbets (df)

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Christmas 2018 £23.50 for 3 courses £18.50 for 2 courses pre-booked —crackers included! Available from Friday 30th November to Sunday 30th December (excl 25 & 26 Dec)

The High Street, Marshfield, Nr Bath, SN14 8LR t: 0844 625 5615 e: roo@thecatherinewheel.co.uk w: www.thecatherinewheel.co.uk

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The Old Pound Inn

Party nights available from 30th November to 24th December 2018. Buffets and 3-5 course sit down meals are available. Open for food on Christmas Day from noon-3pm, booking essential. Free bottle of Prosecco for bookings made before 18th November 2018 Bookings must be made at least 2 days in advance and are subject to a deposit Contact Lea and the team on 0844 625 5391 or info@oldpoundinn.com  with your requirements for a tailored quote. www.oldpoundinn.com • High Street, Aller, Langport, TA10 0RA


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THE BIRD IN HAND A quiet retreat just outside Bristol’s city centre

0844 625 5534 Log burners and cosy intimate nooks make this the perfect spot for smaller social gatherings, but The Bird in Hand can also be hired exclusively for corporate and private events. With an AA rosette and a Bib Gourmand to its name, you can expect dishes that get your tastebuds tingling. Among other festive dishes, the Christmas specials include the likes of sharing rib of beef with all the trimmings. You’ll also find real ale, mulled cider and over 50 gin varieties, so there’s a tipple for everyone. Open for coffee from 11am and serving food every day, The Bird in Hand is a great choice for a festive celebration.

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Tucked away in the affluent area of Clifton, The Lido is an iconic Bristol destination. This renovated Victorian lido boasts an award-winning restaurant with renowned chef Freddy Bird at the helm of the kitchen, 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, while the Terrace private dining room is the

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Roast celeriac soup with crumbed black pudding, toasted chestnuts and truffle oil (VOA)

Roast turkey breast stuffed with mealie bread and wrapped in bacon with roast root vegetable terrine, pigs in blankets, homemade cranberry sauce and gravy

Boozy homemade Christmas pudding with brandy anglaise

Baked queen scallops with spiced cauliflower purée and sautéed wild mushrooms (GF) Venison carpaccio, pomegranate and balsamic reduction, Jerusalem artichoke crisps and pecorino shavings (GF) Pea & courgette fritters with a spiced beetroot, mint and chickpea purée served with a gremolata chicory salad (VG/ GF)

Baked sea bass with braised chicory, celeriac and sauce antiboise (GF) Beef short rib slow braised in porter ale with a wild mushroom & potato dauphinoise (GF) Beetroot & caramelised red onion tart tatin, red pepper couli, roast root vegetable terrine and crispy kale (VG)

Sticky toffee & poached pear pudding steeped with a citrus & disaronno syrup (VG) - option to add cinnamon & vanilla clotted cream Frozen bitter chocolate marquis with clementine couli and honeycomb (GF) Prosecco, sake & passionfruit granita (VG/ GF)

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Selection of West Country cheese All served with braised red cabbage, seasonal greens, (£6 – supplement per head) and pancetta sautéed brussel sprouts (VOA) Cornish yarg, Dorset blue vinny, Bath soft cheese and Cornish smuggler served with /THEGLOUCESTEROLDSPOTBRISTOL THEOLDSPOT @OLDSPOTBRISTOL beetroot chutney, grapes, Devon quince jelly, 0844 625 4717 T H E O L D S P O T B R I S T O L . C O . U K H E L L O @ T H E O L D S P O T B R I S T O L . C O . U K walnuts and cheese wafers with a gremolata ADDRESS: 138-140 KELLAWAY AVENUE HORFIELD BRISTOL B S 6 7 Y Q chicory salad (VOA) – V E G E T A R I A N O P T I O N A V A I L A B L E (VG) – V E G A N (GF) – GLUTEN FREE

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For a gourmet festive dining experience,

The Redan Inn

0844 625 5536 2 Courses £23.50

3 Courses £28.50

Sample menu, for full menu please visit our website

Starters

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Roasted wood pigeon with butternut squash, roasted almonds, bacon and onion jam

Norfolk black turkey and all the trimmings

White chocolate brûlée with lemon polenta cake and pistachio ice cream

Grilled mackerel with salt-baked beetroot, orange purée and pickled cucumber

Braised ox cheek with horseradish-mashed potato, smoked leeks, crispy shallots and tarragon jus

Apple and cinnamon bread and butter pudding, with vanilla crème anglaise

Fry’s Well, Chilcompton, Radstock, BA3 4HA t: 0844 625 5536 w: www.theredaninn.co.uk e: info@theredaninn.co.uk

Festive Parties at We know how difficult planning a Christmas party can be and we hope to take some of the strain away from you! If you want a small gathering, huge shindig or an epic office party (photocopier not included), we’ve got it covered! • Two-course and three-course Christmas meals available (£20/£25 per person) • Christmas buffet options (from £13.50 – 19.50 per person) • Tank room on our lower ground floor available for private hire (up to 40 seated or 45 standing) for two or three-course meals, buffets or drinks functions • Our Snug area (up to 16 seated or 25 standing) is perfect for smaller sit-down meals or drinks parties • Larger areas also available that can be roped off for larger groups who would like to be in among the festive hustle and bustle of the main bar • Able to accommodate bookings of up to 60 guests for sit-down meals in the main pub area • Fancy a free beer? Book on Monday or Tuesday throughout December and we’ll give each of your guests either a free pint of our beer of free glass of Prosecco upon arrival

13 Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4RR W: kingstreetbrewhouse.co.uk E: info@kingstreetbrewhouse.co.uk T: 0844 502 9388


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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 using the best, carefully sourced local and regional produce.

1ST TO 24TH DECEMBER 2018 2 courses - £24.50 3 courses - £29.50 For full details please visit www.TheRailwayInn.com Alternatively call 0844 625 5270 or email info@therailwayinn.com


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24 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3DZ t: 0844 625 4705 w: www.thewhitehorsewestbury.com e: info@thewhitehorsewestbury.com


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Course Course 21 • A versatile and flexible offering Course 3 Pâtécheese and toast, cranberry jelly Tomato and blue tartelettes with balsamic glaze Course 2 • Bespoke private parties with garlic and wine Baked Camembert Tomato and blue cheese tartelettes with balsamic glaze • Unique buffet-style menus Course 2 Course Course 3 4 Tomato and blue cheese tartelettes with balsamic glaze Baked Camembert with and garlic and wine West Country charcuterie selection Course 3 cheese Baked Camembert with garlic and wine Course 53 Course Course 4 Chocolateswith and ice creamand wine Baked Camembert West Country charcuterie cheese selection Course and 4garlic West Country and 502 cheese Forcharcuterie bookings call 0844 1125, selection Course 4 email info@theboardroombristol.com or Course 5 West Country and cheese selection visitcharcuterie www.theboardroombristol.com Course 5 Chocolates and ice cream Chocolates and ice cream Course 5 For bookings call 0844 502 1125, Chocolates and ice cream email For info@theboardroombristol.com bookings call 0844 502 1125, or visit www.theboardroombristol.com email Forinfo@theboardroombristol.com bookings call 0844 502 1125, or visit info@theboardroombristol.com www.theboardroombristol.comor email visit www.theboardroombristol.com

The Boardroom | 20 St Nicholas Street | Bristol | BS1 1UB

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Christmas at The Locksbrook Inn

Fabulous Christmas food & friendly service. For enquiries or reservations, email christmas@thelocksbrookinn.com or call 0844 625 4523

103 Locksbrook Road, Bath BA1 3EN


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Enjoy a special Christmas at The Chequers For enquiries & reservations, email christmas@thechequersbath.com or call 0844 625 4515 The Chequers | 50 Rivers St | Bath | BA1 2QA www.thechequersbath.com


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Hounds, Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5TJ 0844 625 4502 www.hareandhoundsbath.com


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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! @3brosburgers #3brosburgers #burgerlove #bristol | facebook.com/threebrothersburgers | info@threebrothersburgers.co.uk | 0844 502 9478


three course xmas menu from £18 variety of private hire spaces available after parties in our lower deck • resident dj groups of up to 150

BOOK NOW

0844 625 4492 bookings@thesquareclub.com thesquareclub.com/xmas


C elebrate thi s Chri s tmas at Ashton Gate Stadium Bristol’s premier conference and events venue Whether you’re looking for a shared party night to kick-off your Christmas, a private celebration with a sit-down meal, a buffet or even a Christmas lunch throughout December with the added sparkle of a stadium tour, our highly experienced events team will assist you in planning the perfect celebrations from start to finish, leaving you to enjoy the festivities.

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, BS3 2EJ www.ashtongatestadium.co.uk 0844 625 5645 � events@ashtongate.co.uk

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With a hard-working, friendly team, wonderful locally sourced produce and a great selection of beers, wine and spirits, this handsome bustling inn is a great venue for a Christmas party! Why not join us this December for some fantastic feasting? Our Christmas offering will delight and impress, whether you’re looking to organise a lunch outing with the team, a corporate dinner or entertain clients. We are on hand to make your Christmas a little more special!

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Bradford Rd, Winsley, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2LQ t: 0844 502 9942 e: enquiries@sevenstarswinsley.co.uk w: sevenstarswinsley.co.uk


Looking for an unusual party venue for your Christmas party? Consider Puxton Park… Our action-packed indoor play barn is the largest in the South West; we have fast and furious slides, fireman’s poles, pendulum rope swings, mouse tunnels and obstacle courses spread over three stories. We offer private hire of our play barn for £200 for the first hour and £150 per hour from there on after 6pm and 9pm (there is also £100 deposit needed). Sit-down meals can also be arranged between 9am and 5.30pm in Meadows Restaurant, and a festive buffet can be served in the barn later in the evening. Visitors can also enjoy a two-course or three-course Christmas meal in the Meadows Restaurant or tea rooms. With our butcher-supplied turkey with all the trimmings, handmade ice cream made on-site, and fresh local, seasonal ingredients sourced within a 20-mile radius, you can be sure this traditional, farm-fresh food will fill you with festive cheer. Beautiful Christmas hampers are available to purchase from the Puxton Farm Shop and Butchers, too. We offer FREE DELIVERY for orders of 20 hampers or more, if you live within 20 minutes’ drive of Puxton Park. Price and contents of the Christmas gift hampers are negotiable, dependent on volumes.

Cowslip Ln, Hewish BS24 6AH | 0844 502 9528 | info@puxton.co.uk | www.puxton.co.uk


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Audley Redwood, Beggar Bush Lane, Failand, BS8 3TG www.symondsrestaurant.co.uk


JOYEUx NOëL CHRISTMAS PARTY MENU 2018 £32.50 per person STA RT E R S SWEETCORN SOUP ancho chilli oil (v) TRADITIONAL PORK TERRINE DE CAMPAGNE apple & pear chutney POTTED BROWN SHRIMP nutmeg butter, toast WINTER VEGETABLE FRITTER spiced pumpkin purée (ve) GRILLED HOME-SMOKED SCOTTISH SALMON piccalilli soused vegetables, crème fraîche citrus dressing MAINS SLOW-COOKED BEEF CHEEK aromatic red Thai spices & coconut milk , coconut pilaf rice DUCK LEG CONFIT wild mushroom fricassée, red onion marmalade, Dauphinoise potatoes, Madeira sauce ROBERT CALDECOTT’S HOLLY FARM ROAST TURKEY BREAST chestnut-stuffed thigh, slow-roasted vegetables , bread sauce, Port gravy SEARED HAKE FILLET wilted kale, saffron & mussel sauce SMOKED ROASTED CELERIAC RISOTTO (ve) mixed heritage carrots, celeriac crisps Main courses served with risolet potatoes and buttered sprouts DESSERTS WINTER-SPICED BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING brandy crème anglaise (v) CHERRY, APPLE & ALMOND CRUMBLE vanilla crème anglaise (ve - without crème anglaise) CHOCOLATE & CITRUS ORANGE CUP chocolate mousse, mascarpone & crumble (v) RASPBERRY COUPE CRANACHAN toasted hazelnut granola & whiskey cream (v)

THE FRIARY BUILDING, CABOT CIRCUS, BRISTOL, BS1 3DF bristol@brasserieblanc.com

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4500 Miles From Delhi ................................... 50 Aqua .............................................................. 25 Aquila ...................................................... 18, 24 Ashton Gate ............................................. 45, 76 Bath Brew House, The .................................... 20 Bath’s Historic Venues .................................... 19 Bear & Swan................................................... 48 Believe Christmas Parties .............................. IBC Best Parties Ever .............................................. 43 Bird in Hand, The ........................................... 64 Bird, The ......................................................... 41 Bistrot Pierre ............................................... 6, 30 Boardroom, The .............................................. 70 Brace & Browns.............................................. 33 Brasserie Blanc ......................................... 31, 79 Bristol Cookhouse, The ................................... 52 Bristol Harbour Hotel ....................................... 5 Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre ................... 17 Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, The ....................... 7 Bristol Pavilion, The ........................................ 28 Bristol Stag & Hen .............................. 29, 51, 55 Bristol, The ..................................................... 10 Browns – Bristol ............................................. 21 Browns – Bath ................................................ 26 Café Grounded ............................................... 59 Catherine Wheel, The ..................................... 63 Center Parcs.............................................. 13, 38 Chequers, The................................................. 72 Circo .............................................................. 17 Clevedon Hall .................................................. 2 Clifton Sausage, The ....................................... 60 Clifton Thai ............................................... 29, 58 Cork, The ........................................................ 46 Cowshed, The ................................................. 27 Crown Golf ............................................. 22, 53 Cumberwell Park ...................................... 24, 32 Duck & Willow .............................................. 68 Gallimaufry, The ............................................. 47 Glassboat Brasserie................................... 27, 39 Gloucester Old Spot, The................................ 65 Hare & Hounds, The ....................................... 73 Headland Hotel, The ...................................... 15 Henbury Lodge Hotel ..................................... 14 Hilton Bath City.............................................. 14

Homewood Park ............................................ 64 Hype ........................................................ 40, 44 King Street Brew House .................................. 66 Koh Thai Tapas ................................................ 61 Lido, The .................................................. 36, 65 Locksbrook Inn, The ....................................... 71 Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa ............................. 11 Marlborough Tavern, The ................................ 57 Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel .......................... 16 No.15 Great Pulteney ..................................... 52 No.4 Clifton Village .......................................... 8 Northey Arms, The ......................................... 49 Novotel Bristol Centre ...................................... 9 Old House at Home, The ................................ 48 Old Pound Inn, The ........................................ 63 Olive Shed, The .............................................. 20 Prince Street Social, The ................................. 46 Pump House, The ........................................... 21 Puxton Park .................................................... 77 Racks Bar & Kitchen ....................................... 23 Railway Inn .................................................... 67 Rainbow Casino ....................................... 29, 42 Redan Inn, The ............................................... 66 Rising Sun, The ............................................... 49 River Cottage ............................................. 24,41 Rose & Crown ................................................ 37 Royal Crescent, The .................................. 15, 24 Rugantino’s .................................................... 16 Seven Stars, The .............................................. 76 Severnshed ..................................................... 34 Square, The..................................................... 75 SS Great Britain ........................................ 29, 35 Symonds at Redwood ..................................... 78 Thali ............................................................... 61 Three Brothers Burgers.............................. 47, 74 Tortworth Court .............................................. 12 Village Hotel .................................................. 54 Wahaca .......................................................... 62 Whatley Manor ................................................ 4 White Horse, The............................................ 69 Yurt Lush ........................................................ 62 Zerodegrees.............................................. 26, 56


Join us this year in our fabulous semi-permanent structure in the beautiful and historic Castle Park for Believe Christmas Parties; where the magic of Christmas is truly alive!

All Event Nights Include • Reception drink on arrival • Three course meal provided by Pieminister • Fire & Ice themed entertainment throughout the evening, including fabulous fire and gymnast performances on unique props • Magician for the duration of the evening • Professional photographer with social media uploads • Full bar service from our main glowing LED bar and our alpine-themed ski bar • Christmas quiz with prizes for winning tables • Disco till late • On-site security • Cloakroom • Heated outdoor area

Enquire today for bookings & further information!

0844 625 4659 info@believechristmas.co.uk www.believechristmas.co.uk


A sparkling atmosphere full of festive cheer. Our Christmas parties are perfect for a great night out with colleagues, family and friends, as you enjoy delicious festive dishes at the best party in town. Our party packages include: • A three-course meal • Half a bottle of wine • Festive novelties Party packages from £40 per person. Book before the end of September and receive a complimentary drinks reception – Quote ‘complimentary drinks’ upon booking. Terms and conditions apply.

Contact our events team on: T: 0844 01172034445 625 4656 E: bristol.events@harbourhotels.co.uk Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, 55 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT

Bristol & Bath Christmas Guide 2018  

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

Bristol & Bath Christmas Guide 2018  

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

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