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Festive Herefoodie Feasting Out

Festive menus and party nights, Christmas Day and New Years Eve celebrations at some of our favourite Herefordshire dining destinations, ready to help you celebrate in grand style with family, friends or work colleagues wherever you are in the county.

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The Green Dragon Hotel  – Hereford City

Festive menus are available through December for Lunch, Dinner or Afternoon Tea. Enjoy the roaring the fire of the Garrick Lounge, the yuletide buzz of the Offa Bar cocktail lounge or the stylish and contemporary Hereford restaurant, set in the classic 1920’s panelled dining room. Festive Party Nights are held in the famous Green Dragon Ballroom with live bands and DJs playing all those party favourites to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Day Lunch is served in the restaurant, kicking off with a glass of Champagne and delicious amuse-bouche followed by 4 decadent courses, exclusively designed for Christmas Day.

On New Years Eve celebrate the end of the year with a delightful 5 course menu and dance to live music before toasting in 2024 with sparkling prosecco.

Turn the party into a night away with special Christmas stay packages available.

Gift Vouchers available too.

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The Bookshop Festive Nights – Hereford City

In their style of bold flavours, meticulously crafted dishes and a warm ambiance create the perfect Christmas experience at The Bookshop’s Aubrey Street location, with delightful 2 or 3-course festive lunch options and a sumptuous 3-course dinner.

Available from November 22 to December 23.

On New Years Eve from 7pm till late, Join in the massive Party In The Yard, combining food from across The Yard, The Bookshop & Burger Shop restaurants on Aubrey Street, your ticket will get you entry to The Yard and everything else from arrival. The dress code is Black Tie optional (but encouraged) or dress to impress. Click here to buy New Years Eve tickets.

Gift vouchers available too.

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The Causeway Restaurant – Wormsley

Overlooking The Herefordshire Golf Course with expansive views of the beautiful grounds and the wider Herefordshire countryside, dining options in the lead up to the big day include Christmas platters with all your favourite bits in bitesize form.

There is a gastronomic 5 course Christmas Day feast and for New Years Eve prepare to put on your detective hat, as you attend a themed Murder Mystery Night along with a delicious 3 course meal and dancing before you welcome 2024 with Fireworks and Fizz at midnight.

There is a chance to pop along with the family and see Santa too on Saturday 16 December.

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The Angel Hotel  – Abergavenny

This luxurious family owned, 4 Silver Star hotel, in the centre of Abergavenny offers some very special experiences this Christmas.

Kick-start the festive season at The Apres Ski Bar in the courtyard of The Angel, with Fondue nights every Tuesday and Thursday evening in December. Ski gear or traditional alpine attire essential.

Festive High Teas are an elegant affair with crisp white linen and silver tiered cake stands displaying an array of exquisite seasonal cakes and pastries. From 23 November, served from 1.00pm in the Wedgewood Room, Festive High Tea is also available in the three private dining rooms for groups of eight or more.

The Thai Supper Club offers an alternative taste of Christmas on 6, 13, and 20 December

Christmas Eve & Boxing Day The Angel closes at 4.00pm on Christmas Eve, and the revelry will continue at the Abergavenny Hotel until 7.00pm. The Angel will open again at 10.00am on Boxing Day. 

On both days they will serve a special Luncheon Menu in the Oak Room for groups up to six guests and in the Foxhunter Bar and Wedgewood Room for groups up to ten guests from 12noon to 3.00pm.

For groups of ten or more guests, Christmas Eve Lunch can be enjoyed in one of the three private dining spaces; The Cellar, Brecon Room or Ballroom. Perfect for bringing the whole family together at Christmas.

See out the old year and welcome in the new one with opulent food, champagne and fireworks in a wonderful atmosphere on New Years Eve.

New Year’s Day –  There is a celebratory atmosphere, with live music in the hotel foyer. The Foxhunter Bar will be serving New Year’s Day favourites; oysters, champagne and cocktails including Chase Smoked Vodka Bloody Marys. 

Why not begin 2024 with fresh air in your lungs by joining the team for a guided walk through the local countryside, before returning to the hotel for a late lunch. Departing from the hotel at 11.00am, the walk will take about three hours. £60.00 per person, including lunch.

Winter Wonderland breaks, Party sleepovers and New Years celebration stays available.

Vouchers and a specially selected range of gifts available too.

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Barton Court – Colwall

Enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in The Engine Room at Barton Court, available on 13, 15 and 17 December.

Arrive for a welcome drink followed by a fabulous three course meal with crackers, decorations and all the festive bits you would expect.

Enjoy your lunch in the company of others if you are on your own or book your group or family in for this intimate and friendly occasion.

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Gwatkin Red Cow Tavern – Abbeydore

From November 15 to December 22, groups of 6 or more can indulge in a two-course or three-course seasonal menu and savour a welcoming mulled cider drink on arrival.

Open Tuesday to Sunday. Booking is essential. Visit the website.

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Castle House Hotel – Hereford

One of Hereford’s most popular restaurants, the Castle House Restaurant is a special place to have your Christmas celebrations. Enjoy a scrumptious Festive Lunch, Dinner or Tea whilst overlooking the old Hereford Castle Moat and in earshot of the Cathedral bells.

On Christmas Eve there is a decadent High Tea from 12pm until 4pm with the Surgical Spirit Choir, singing Christmas Carols.

Christmas Day – while the restaurant is serving a wonderful Christmas Day menu, it is currently fully booked, though welcomes waiting list enquiries.

New Year’s Eve – Expect a Sunday Lunch with a special festive twist served from 12-3pm.

New Year’s Day – Book for a Full English Breakfast from 7-11am and soak up the overindulgence of the previous night. Bloody Marys available!

Gift vouchers and Christmas stays available too.

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The Crown Inn – Woolhope

This award-winning country pub and restaurant can arrange a seasonal dining experience for friends, family, colleagues to host your festive feast in their private dining room with exclusive kitchen. Get in touch and discuss menu options to suit, to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for.

For Christmas Day lunch collect a sumptuous professionally cooked feast on Christmas Eve, ready for you to simply heat up and serve on Christmas day at home. Ta da! Lie in included.

The Crown is open Christmas Day: 11- 2 Bar only and Boxing Day 12-8 with food served from 12-7.

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On New Years Eve enjoy a Yellowstone/Black Tie with food served from 12-7, Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates or Visit the website.

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The Riverside Inn at Aymestrey

Expect log fires, mulled cider and an abundance of seasonal fare. This multi accoladed restaurant is a foodie paradise best known for its creative menus and use of local produce.

Open every day throughout December including for Christmas Lunch and a 7 course taster menu on New Years Eve. To celebrate the festive season with family and friends a special Christmas Party Menu is available to tables of at least 8.

To sprinkle a little extra treat to your celebration, add on some optional extras including mulled wines, champagne and cheeses.

Gift vouchers, cookery books and many more gift ideas available too.

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Tudor Farmhouse Hotel – Clearwell

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of December at Tudor House Hotel in Clearwell, nestled in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

Throughout December, the hotel is adorned with a variety of festive activities and dining experiences.

A festive afternoon tea as well as a special children’s afternoon tea (under 12) is served from 12noon to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 3pm to 4.30pm on Sundays.

A special two or three course lunch will also be served daily from 12-2pm. £25 for two courses or £30 for three courses, it includes traditional turkey and Christmas pudding. 

Engage in the art of Wreath Making, partake in a Christmas Garland Workshop, or embark on a Wildlife Safari to spot Fallow deer amidst the ancient woodland. A stay or visit here promises a truly magical time.

For those seeking a creative escape, indulge in a Christmas Craft Retreat where you can craft handmade gifts for your loved ones. Explore the website for comprehensive details and make this holiday season a truly memorable one.

Closed to non-residents Christmas Eve and Boxing day and serving Christmas Lunch but has now sold out.

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The Cottage of Content – Carey

The perfectly picturesque Cottage of Content in Carey have a Christmas line up perfectly matched to this picture book beamed pub and restaurant.

Chef owner Richard has conjured up a traditional 2 or 3 course menu, with local fare at the centre of it. Available Thursday to Saturday for lunch or dinner between 1-23 December, a minimum of 6 people can book this foodie destination.

The traditions of Christmas continue, with a Christmas Cottage Quiz night on 16 December and Christmas Carols by the fire on 21 December.

Open for lunch only on Christmas Eve and for drinks only on Christmas Day from 12 – 1:45pm for those wanting a little lunchtime escape!

Closed from then until 6pm 28 December with usual opening hours thereafter.

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The Loughpool Kitchen – Sellack

Set in the beautiful Wye Valley the lovely country pub atmosphere of The Loughpool is an ideal setting for your Christmas get together. Catering for groups of 8 or more there is a traditional 2 or 3 course Christmas menu available throughout December using locally sourced, seasonal food. For smaller groups, give them a call and wherever possible you will be accommodated.

The Loughpool is closed from 23-25 December and reopens for a Boxing Day roast lunch. Closed from 30 December – 8 January 2024.

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Carriages – Whitestone

Explore a delightful array of festive flavours with their exclusive Christmas menu, available Friday and Saturday evenings 24 November – 23 December. Complete your evening with the newly introduced Festive Cocktail Menu, adding an extra touch of celebration to your festive dining adventure.

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Holloways country living and dining destination on the Worcestershire border. Visit or party in the award-winning farm-to-fork café known as The Glasshouse where you can experience the warmth of the log burner as it roars to life, offering a cozy ambiance to enjoy while taking in the picturesque view of the changing landscape outside.

Kickstart your festive day with a Champagne Breakfast before embarking on a shopping spree for gorgeous gifts. Alternatively, opt for a delightful lunch or indulge in a fabulously festive Christmas Afternoon Tea with Fizz. Booking is essential for these special experiences.

For those planning Christmas parties, the Festive Lunch Menu is tailor-made for groups of six or more. Dive into Christmas classics, from the delectable free-range Knightwick Butchers turkey with all the trimmings to lighter bites. The fully stocked bar boasts an array of great wines, Champagne, and fizz, along with locally brewed ales and ciders. Additionally, the Palm Room offers a private dining space for up to 14 people, providing an intimate setting for your gathering.

See their website for information on late night shopping events with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies as you shop!

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Holloways is magical at Christmas

Oaker Wood Leisure

Corporate Christmas Parties

Not your average Christmas Party! Your adventure party awaits you at Oaker Wood Leisure.

Nestled in an idyllic North Herefordshire woodland setting, Oaker Wood gives your team the opportunity to discover their adventurous side with Paintballing, Quad Trek, High Ropes, Laser Clays, Clay Shooting, Escape Room, Target Shooting and more.

Paintball is a great option for larger groups, fun and frantic, your party will be divided in to two teams and once armed will battle it out against each other in various games.

For smaller groups Quad Trek, Escape Room, Clays, Laser Clays and High Ropes Adrenaline are always popular.

Oaker Wood gift vouchers make a fabulous Christmas gift for those who love to go outdoors, offering a fun experience for small groups. Choose from Quad Trek, Escape Room, Clays or Holiday Club vouchers.

Email to book your Christmas party.

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For more information and details of events, dining and celebrating please visit our Christmas in Herefordshire page.