A warm welcome awaits you to experience the unique Christmas atmosphere at our enchanting hotel. You’ll enjoy the magical, festive ambience created by the open fires, and stylish, restful interiors. The hotel is a truly captivating spectacle with beautiful, traditional decorations and thousands of Christmas lights and trees inside and out.
Our friendly staff, attention to detail, exceptional cuisine and fine wines will create the perfect mood for you to share with your loved ones and friends both new and old.
Arrive in time for the wonderful sounds of pianist Clare Bakewell in the Orangery from 3pm where you will be served a delicious gin afternoon tea buffet including finger sandwiches, savoury treats, festive cakes and Christmas cake all served with tea or coffee. Choose a Gin of your choice from our selection in the Orangery.
In the evening, join our General Manager and his team in the Orangery for a sparkling cocktail and canapés reception before proceeding to the AA two Rosette Lake View restaurant for a sumptuous four course welcome dinner. After dinner there will be a chance to experience the beauty of the lake and mountain scenery at night on a candlelit stroll down to the Victorian gazebo by the lake for mulled wine or a hot toddy, roasted chestnuts and marshmallows. Midnight Mass can be enjoyed at St Patrick’s Church in Patterdale.
Breakfast on Christmas Day is a leisurely affair. Start your day with a traditional Cumbrian breakfast and add a bit of sparkle with a glass of Bucks Fizz. Relax and enjoy your morning and look out for Father Christmas. If you feel energetic you can join the Christmas treasure hunt around the grounds – a perfect way to get some fresh Lakeland air and build up an appetite for Head Chef ’s fabulous 6 course Christmas Day lunch.
Then settle down for the Queen’s speech at 3pm, before tea or hot chocolate with Christmas cake and mince pies are served in the lounges, after which Robin the Cartoonist will provide you with a unique memento of your stay with us.
In the evening enjoy a ‘Christmas’ buffet with a Viennese desserts table, offering the opportunity to taste some traditional and International specialities and delicacies. Later on, and with relaxation and fun in mind, we have prepared a light hearted quiz.
Breakfast on Boxing Day would not be the same without a glass of the renowned Inn on the Lake hot punch – guaranteed to clear the cobwebs! After breakfast we have arranged a guided walk setting off from the front of the hotel, to a special location where you will see the Lake District at its most spectacular. In the afternoon (weather permitting) wrap up warm and hop aboard one of the Ullswater Steamers. Admire the beautiful scenery, as we gently cruise along the lake, whilst we serve you a glass of hot mulled wine with mince pies and Christmas cake. On your return to the hotel steaming soup, sandwiches and sweet treats await in front of the roaring lounge fire.
Soon it will be time to get ready for the splendid six course black tie dinner and afterwards we request your company at the James Bond themed casino tables manned by professional croupiers. Fun money will be issued and the gambler with the most money at the end of the evening wins a magnum of champagne! The first dry martini – shaken but not stirred – is on us. Later on if you feel like dancing then you will enjoy the live entertainment from Laura J.
For those of our guests who leave us today, we bid you a fond farewell and trust you have enjoyed a fantastic Christmas with us.
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Christmas and New Year celebrations form such a special season at our hotels, and we are delighted to welcome many of our guests back year after year.
You have created such a lovely relaxed atmosphere in a glorious hotel and the attention to detail was second to none. Special thanks to the chefs and their team and to those who had decorated the hotel - I have never seen so many Christmas trees in one building before! Our Grandchildren loved everything also (especially the roulette!) and it was so good that at 11 and 9 years old, they could be a part of everything. Jeremy & Jo Mason
...what a fantastic experience you and your amazing staff put on for us. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left your staff were exemplary and we could not fault a single moment of our stay. The attention to detail, the variety of the menus, the dedication of the staff and excellent customer service, only go to prove what a great job you and your management team are doing. Jonathan and Julie Griffiths
From the moment we arrived until the time came for us to head back home the level of service we received from every member of staff was excellent. Food was plentiful and delicious with a very extensive menu choice every evening alongside a varied wine list. Kelley Bell