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A L L A B O U T T H E M A C D O N A L D S W A N H OT E L The Macdonald Swan Hotel is a historic traditional Coaching Inn dated around 1650. Many famous people have passed through the doors including the poet Wordswor th. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the mountains and fells of the Lake District National Park.The home of Wordswor th and the quaint village of Grasmere with its famous gingerbread and the location is perfect for exploring the South Lakes. The winter scenery at Christmas is truly breathtaking and the area provides a great location to relax and unwind in peace and quiet. We offer a cosy and welcoming atmosphere with roaring log fires and delicious food prepared by our award winning Head Chef Phil Harper. Here at the Macdonald Swan Hotel we offer you a friendly service from our caring team of staff who will look after all those little details that go to make a perfect holiday. The hotel offers 38 comfor table bedrooms with feature rooms also being available. We have lovely grounds in which to stroll and take in the Lakeland air, or you may choose to shop in the quaint craft shops in the village and take in the Christmas ambiance or walk the fells and enjoy the scenery. Ultimately you could sit in one of the hotel lounges and enjoy a drink by the fire.


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CHRISTMAS EVE - MONDAY 24TH DECEMBER 2007 3.00pm till 5.00pm Lakeland Afternoon Tea & Cakes served in the Green Lounge 6.00pm till 7.00pm Pre Dinner Drinks & Canape Reception served in the Bar 6.30pm till 8.30pm 4 Course Candlelit Dinner with Harpist Midnight Mass at Local Church's On return to the hotel we will be serving Hot Chocolate & Mince Pies

CHRISTMAS DAY - TUESDAY 25TH DECEMBER 2007 8.00am till 10.00am Breakfast will be served in the restaurant 10.00am A visit from Santa while enjoying a Bucks Fizz around the fire with presents for all 12.00pm till 2.00pm Traditional Christmas Day Lunch (five courses) 3.00pm till 4.30pm The Queens speech followed by Tea/Coffee and Christmas cake in the lounge 7.00pm till 8.30pm The bar will be open for pre-dinner drinks before the Christmas buffet served inthe Green Lounge by our own Head Chef 9.00pm onwards Christmas quiz in the Cygnet Lounge with prizes


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BOXING DAY - WEDNESDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2007 8.00am till 10.00am Breakfast will be served in the restaurant 2.00pm Join us for our traditional sail on Windermere departing from Bowness-on- Windermere. Hot Punch and gingerbread will be served on board. Please note the coach will pick up from the hotel at 1.15pm 3.30pm till 4.30pm For those guests who do not wish to join us on our cruise, cream tea is available on request at the hotel 6.30pm till 8.30pm Boxing Day Gala 4 Course Dinner followed by our hand bell ringers at 9pm then entertainment from Gary Grace singing melodies from the Sinatra Era

3 DAY RESIDENTIAL BREAK PRICES FROM ÂŁ299 PER PERSON

Please contact our sales team on 0870 400 8130


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THURSDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2007 8.00am till 10.30am Before your journey home, breakfast will be served in the restaurant

CHRISTMAS 3 DAY RESIDENTIAL PACKAGE 2008/2009 Arrive Monday 24th December 2007 and depart Thursday 27th December 2007 £299.00 per person based on 2 people sharing a classic double or twin room Supplement prices are: £10.00 per person Executive Rooms £20.00 per person Feature Double/Four Poster £25.00 per person Feature Suite Guests can book nights either side of the Christmas Package for a discounted rate of £70.00 per person per night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Terms & Conditions Minimum length of stay of 3 nights to secure price. Lead price featured is based on single occupancy in a standard room. Event not suitable for children under 16 years or young babies. 16 year olds charged at full price. Black Tie & Cocktail Dress preferred for Boxing Night Gala Dinner, however smart dark lounge suits are acceptable. Smart dress only in the Restaurant – no casual or denims. Includes all gifts and festive party novelties.


CHRISTMAS EVE MENU

A selection of CanapĂŠs Duo of Melon Lemon Sorbet, Pink Grapefruit Salad Terrine of Corn-fed Chicken Chive & Sweetcorn Dressing, Dressed Leaves Spring Onion & Mussel Tartlet Rouquette Leaves, Citrus Dressing Pan Roasted Highland Salmon Char-grilled Courgettes, Roasted Peppers,Tomato Butter Sauce Pot Roasted Eden Valley Chicken White Bean & Vegetable Broth Rump of Scottish Beef Parsnip & Vanilla Puree, Silver Skin Onion & Bacon Sauce Wild Mushroom & Leek Suet Pudding Carrot & Mint Salad, Parsley Sauce Iced Banana Parfait Peppered Pineapple Compote Sticky Toffee Pudding Butterscotch Sauce Cheese Platter Coffee & Petit Fours


CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH

Tian of Home Smoked Salmon Crème Fraiche & Chives, Lemon Sabayon, Dressed Rouquette Leaves Crown of Baby Melon Lime and Pink Grapefruit Salad, Pineapple Sorbet Pressed Terrine of Goosnargh Duck Forest Mushrooms, Beetroot Relish, White Truffle Oil Cauliflower & Basil Soup Pan Fried Wild Black Bream Prawn, Mussel & Leek Broth, Lemon Hollandaise Traditional Roasted Lancashire Turkey Chestnut Stuffing, Chipolata Wrapped in Bacon with Cranberry & Bread Sauce Roasted Leg of Cumbrian Lamb Potato Puree, Creamed Savoy Cabbage, Redcurrant Glaze Open Ravioli of Saffron pasta Wild Mushroom & Spinach, Caramelised Baby Vegetables Whiskey & Sultana Parfait Praline Discs, Vanilla Sabayon Dark Chocolate Tart White Chocolate Sauce, Cornish Clotted Cream Ice Cream The Swan Traditional Christmas Pudding Brandy Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream Coffee & Warm Mince Pies


CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET

Poached Scottish Salmon with Mint Mayonnaise Honey Roasted Cumbrian Carved Ham Selection of Oriental Bites Cottage Pie Baked Potatoes Pork Pies Crusty Bread Selection of Salads Tomato & Red Onion Potato Salad Mixed Leaf Sweets Strawberry Gateau Fruit Salad Trifle Tea & Coffee


BOXING DAY MENU

Cream of Winter Vegetable Soup Herb Beignets Locally Smoked Mackerel Fillet Crisp Radish & Pepper Salad, Mint & Coriander Yoghurt Chicken Liver & Port Pate Red Onion Marmalade,Toasted Brioche Chilled Melon Raspberry Sorbet,Watermelon & Rosewater Soup Roasted Loin of Cumbrian Pork Wok Greens, Fig & Honey Jus Pan fried Eden Valley Chicken breast Spring Onion Risotto and Chive Cream Roast Fillet of Salmon Fine Beans, Smoked Bacon, SautĂŠed Potatoes, Hollandaise Sauce Cherry Tomato & Shallot Tarte Tatin Ratatouille of Vegetables, Basil Butter Sauce Toffee Apple Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce Bakewell Tart Raspberry Coulis, Cornish Clotted Cream Ice Cream Iced Christmas Pudding Parfait Orange Compote,Whiskey Sabayon Selection of British Cheeses Coffee & Mince Pies


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SUNDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2007 3.00pm till 5.00pm Lakeland Cream Tea served in the Green Lounge 6.30pm till 8.30pm Candlelit Dinner will be served in the restaurant accompanied by pianist Alan Beecham

NEW YEARS EVE - MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2007 8.00am till 10.00am Breakfast will be served in the restaurant 12.30pm till 2.30pm Light hot and cold buffet along with afternoon tea served in the Green Lounge

Moving on into the Year of 2008 with a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner (please note that this is an adult only function no persons under the age of 16 will be admitted thank you)

6.00pm onwards On your way down to dinner enjoy a champagne and canape reception by the fire in the lounge 6.30pm till 8.30pm A five course candlelit dinner will be served in the restaurant The piper will start off the evening at 10pm followed by dancing into the early hours with our talented solo singer Helen Christine. See the New Year in with Auld Lang Syne, a glass of champagne and move into our gardens for our spectacular fireworks display 2 DAY RESIDENTIAL BREAK PRICE FROM ÂŁ225 PER PERSON


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2ND JANUARY 2008 8.00am till 10.00am Before your journey home, breakfast will be served in the restaurant

NEW YEAR 2 DAY RESIDENTIAL PACKAGE 2007/2008 Arrival 30th December 2007 and Departure 1st January 2008 Or Arrival 31st December 2007 and Departure 2nd January 2008 Price is £225.00 per person based on 2 people sharing a Classic Double or Twin Room Supplement prices are: £10.00 per person Executive Rooms £20.00 per person Feature Double/Four Poster £25.00 per person Feature Suite Guests can book nights either side of the New Year Package for a discounted rate of £70.00 per person per night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Terms & Conditions Minimum length of stay of 2 nights to secure price. Lead price featured is based on singleoccupancy in a standard room. Event not suitable for children under 16 years or young babies. 16 year olds charged at full price. Black Tie & Cocktail Dress preferred for New Years Eve Gala Dinner & Dance, however smart dark lounge suits are acceptable. Smart dress only in the Restaurant – no casual or denims. Includes all gifts and festive party novelties.

2 DAY RESIDENTIAL BREAK PRICE FROM £225 PER PERSON

Please contact our sales team on 0870 400 8130


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30th December Menu Eden Valley Chicken & Chorizo Sausage Red Pepper Relish, Dressed Leaves,Tomato Coulis Marinated Organic Trout Fillet Water Cress, Apple Remoulade Platter of Exotic Fruit Lemon Sorbet, Mango Coulis Salmon & Tarragon Fishcake Pickled Cucumber Salad Cream of Cauliflower & Basil Soup Roasted Wild Hake Bubble & Squeak, Smoked Bacon, Lentil & Rosemary Broth Confit of Cumbrian Pork Belly Potato & Chive Rosti, Creamed Leeks, Maple Syrup Glaze Roasted Rib-eye of Scottish Beef Caramelised Shallots & Garlic, Horseradish mash, Pan Gravy Creamy Wild Mushroom Risotto Tempura of Baby Vegetables, Basil Oil All served with Minted New Potatoes Dark Chocolate & White Chocolate Terrine Praline Discs, Drambuie Sabayon Roasted Fig & Almond Tart Amaretto Ice Cream, Brandy Syrup Iced Clementine Parfait Petit Fruit Salad Selection of British Cheese Coffee & Truffles

2 DAY RESIDENTIAL BREAK PRICE FROM ÂŁ225 PER PERSON

Please contact our sales team on 0870 400 8130


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New Years Eve Gala Dinner Home Smoked Breast of Duck Juniper & Red Onion Marmalade, Poached Pear & Watercress Salad Half Baby Melon Champagne & Lemon Thyme Sorbet, Lime Syrup Hand Picked Crab Tian Chive Crème Fraiche, Mango & Spring Onion Salsa,Tomato Coulis Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup Walnut Crusted Cod Fillet Parsnip Puree, Lemon Thyme Roasted Carrots, Vanilla Hollandaise Roasted Sirloin of Beef Crushed Sweet Potato & Spring Onions, Pickled Wild Mushrooms, Balsamic Jus Sauteed Pheasant Wilted Spinach, Roasted Figs,Thyme Fondant, Almond Cream Roasted Pepper & Goats Cheese Springroll Coriander Scented Cous Cous, Crisp Curly Kale Iced Vanilla Parfait Winter Berry Jelly, Clementine Syrup Hot Chocolate Pudding Warm Cherry Compote, Pistachio & White Chocolate Sauce Glazed Lemon Tart Lemon Meringue Ice Cream, Peppered Strawberry Coulis Selection of British Cheeses, Chilled Grapes, Celery, Apple Chutney & Biscuits Coffee & Petit Fours

2 DAY RESIDENTIAL BREAK PRICE FROM £225 PER PERSON

Please contact our sales team on 0870 400 8130


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. All reservations will be treated as provisional and will be held for no more than 14 days pending receipt of written confirmation and non refundable deposit of ÂŁ100.00 for residential packages. 2. All alterations to a booking must be confirmed in writing. 3. Full prepayment is required no later than 8 weeks prior to the event. No deposits will be transferred or used for any other products. 4. Once final payment is made, no refunds or credit vouchers will be given.We will however try to re-sell the places released but give no guarantee that this will be done. No refund will be considered on bookings cancelled less than 28 days before the event. 5. Any alterations to numbers may not be accepted after the above stated time. 6. If in the event of any function having to be cancelled by the hotel, an alternative date or venue will be offered or a full refund given. 7. We reserve the right to change or cancel advertised entertainment due to circumstances out of our control. 8. All times shown are subject to approval by the Local Licensing Authority. 9. All details are correct at time of going to press but may be subject to alterations with prior notice. All prices quoted include VAT at 17.5%. 10. All accommodation bookings must be confirmed either with a credit card number or pre-paid 28 days prior. 11. Where special requests are made, the hotel will endeavour to accommodate them, however, they cannot be guaranteed. 12. A dress code is applicable at all events. 13. Restrictions apply to children at certain events.

How to make a booking 1. Contact the sales office to check the availability and make a provisional reservation. Please note that after 14 days we will release the booking and re-sell the available space to other interested parties. 2. Send written confirmation together with a non-refundable deposit of ÂŁ100.00 per person on residential packages to guarantee the booking. 3. Send the final balance to arrive no later than 8 weeks prior to the event. Should full prepayment not be received by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the booking 24 hours after the payment date has passed.


A F R E E PA S S I S A V A I L A B L E TO A L L R E S I D E N T S D U R I N G T H E I R S TAY TO U S E AT T H E N E W A N D E X C L U S I V E S PA AT T H E M A C D O N A L D O L D E N G L A N D H OT E L , B O W N E S S O N W I N D E R M E R E . P L E A S E B O O K T I M E S I N A DVA N C E W I T H T H E R E C E P T I O N T E A M AT T H E S W A N H OT E L . Following a £9 million investment by Macdonald Hotels & Resor ts into the Macdonald Old England Hotel, we arepleased to announce the opening of a prestigious new Spa. The Spa at the Macdonald Old England Hotel offers the chance to Pamper yourself in "the most luxurious Spa with the finest facilities and most relaxing surroundings anywhere in the Lakes". Premier Facilities Include:• • • •

18 METRE INDOOR POOL 8 TREATMENT ROOMS STATE OF THE ART TECHNOGYM THERMAL SUITE :Aromatherapy Steam Room Ice Room Rock Sauna Snail Shower • JESSICA NAILS • SUNSHOWER ROOM

• RELAX ROOM • HOSPITALITY AREA • SPA MEMBERS PRIVATE OUTDOOR SUNTERRACE OVERLOOKING THE LAKE • DECLEOR RENOWNED BEAUTY PRODUCTS • HOTEL SIGNATURE TREATMENTS • PERSONAL LIFESTYLE & FITNESS INSTRUCTORS


Keswick Road, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9RF T 0870 400 8130 F 01539 435741 E swangrasmere@macdonald-hotels.co.uk www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/swan


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