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Borrowdale Hotel Hotel

Christmas Breaks

Experience a magical Christmas in the Lakes

2 & 3 night Christmas Breaks

We’re delighted to welcome you to The Borrowdale Hotel to experience how relaxing and enjoyable a traditional Christmas can be. New and returning guests will enjoy the festive atmosphere created by the many decorated Christmas trees and twinkling lights inside and out. Renowned for our warm hospitality, excellent wines and cuisine, our aim is to make your festive break a magical occasion for you to share with family and friends both old and new.

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The health, safety and security of our guests and employees is our highest priority. Our Christmas and New Year breaks will go ahead with social distancing guidelines in place. The programme of events may vary subject to Government guidelines, we appreciate your understanding of this and we will update all guests if/when changes are applied.

Christmas Eve

Light cream tea on arrival
Cocktail and canapés reception
Photos by the Christmas trees
4 course Gala dinner (plus coffee)
Live music from Glen Anderson

Christmas Day

Full Cumbrian breakfast with Bucks Fizz
Surprise gift in your room
Christmas treasure hunt with prize
5 course Christmas lunch
Christmas cake with the Queen’s speech
Cumbrian Lakes and Fells buffet
Guess the weight of the Christmas cake
Christmas quiz with prizes

Boxing Day

Full Cumbrian breakfast
Recommended walk with pizza and refreshments
Light lunch and indulgent hot chocolate
Sparkling wine & mince pie blind tasting
Robin the Cartoonist
Four course farewell dinner, with port and cheese nibbles, followed by coffee

Christmas Eve

Arrive in time to settle into your warm and welcoming room, before joining us in the cosy lounges by the roaring fires for a light cream tea of fresh scones with jam and clotted cream.

The evening commences with a sparkling cocktail and canapés reception with our General Manager and team, as he takes the opportunity to tell you about the coming day’s events and entertainment.

Afterwards, pose for a photo in front of the Christmas tree, which is then yours to take home as a memento of your stay, before making your way into the AA Rosette restaurant for a splendid four course gala dinner. After dinner, find a cosy chair in the bar lounge and enjoy the soothing tunes from our charming singer, Glen Anderson.

Christmas Day

Start your day with a bit of magic, as we say good morning with a traditional Cumbrian breakfast and a glass of Bucks Fizz, and who knows, perhaps Santa will still be about!

Enjoy the morning at your leisure, whether you choose to relax in the comfort of the hotel or join in the Christmas treasure hunt, in our beautiful surroundings – there’s even a chance to win a prize!

After the Lakeland air has stimulated your appetite, it will be time to enjoy a sumptuous five course Christmas Day lunch in the AA Rosette restaurant. Make sure you leave room for coffee and Christmas cake which will be served during the Queen’s speech at 3pm. In the evening, enjoy a selection of local delicacies as we present our Cumbrian ‘Lakes and Fells’ buffet, which will be served by our talented chef’s. After a day of festive fun, unwind with our Christmas quiz and guess the weight of the Christmas cake competition for a chance to win a prize.

Boxing Day

After a truly traditional Cumbrian breakfast, enjoy our recommended walk to a picturesque location. We’ve got a tempting banquet of homemade pizza and refreshments awaiting your arrival.

On your return to the hotel, a warming bowl of soup and freshly prepared sandwich awaits accompanied by an indulgent hot chocolate – choose from milk and white chocolate, Nutella, whipped cream, mini marshmallows and more. Followed by a sparkling wine and mince pie tasting!

In the evening, we’re joined by Robin the Cartoonist who will provide you with a unique memento of your stay with us. Afterwards, get ready for the magnificent four course Boxing Day dinner followed by port and cheese nibbles.

  • AA 4 stars
  • AA Rosette
  • Tripadvisor Excellence Award

Get in touch

Reservations: 0800 840 1244
Reception: 017687 77224


Borrowdale Hotel,
Borrowdale Valley,
Cumbria. CA12 5UY
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