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Christmas 2017

The Gables Hotel’s unique and welcoming atmosphere makes it the ideal venue for a special festive celebration of any kind, whether it’s dinner for two or a large party with friends, family or colleagues.

To see our Christmas and New Year menus and special events please click here to download your 2017 brochure.

If you would like to make a booking or request a copy of our printed Christmas brochure please call or Christmas Co-ordinator on 01454 262362 (direct line, available 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday) or 01454 260502 outside these hours, or email

We look forward to welcoming you to The Gables during the festive season!

Christmas Craft & Food Fayre - Sunday 26th November

Come along between 10am and 4pm and browse over 30 stalls stacked with wonderful gift ideas for Christmas.

There will be purses, jewellery, pens, greetings cards, papercraft, handbags, art, cheeses, toys, gardening gifts, mosaics, jams and chutneys, Christmas decorations, books, ale, clothing, plus you can meet Santa and enjoy festive food accompanied by a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie!

Admission is free.

A small charge will apply to see Santa.

There are some stalls currently available for exhibitors – for more information please call our events co-ordinator on 01454 260502 or click here

Christmas Party Nights – December 2017

Celebrate in style at one of our renowned Christmas Party Nights - after a delicious 3 course meal with Christmas crackers and novelties there’s a disco to ensure you have an evening to remember!

£33 per person, includes a delicious three-course dinner with a choice of menu plus dancing until 12.30am.

Party Night dates: 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd December

Arrival time: 7.00pm for sit down at 7.30pm. Disco until 12.30am, the bar closes at midnight.
Dress code: smart casual, no jeans or trainers.
Please note that parties of fewer than 8 people may be seated with other guests

To see the menu please click here, and for more information please call our events department on 01454 260502 to check availability.

Retro Christmas Party Night – Friday 1st December

Great food and great fun at a great price!

Enjoy a 3 course meal and dance the night away to all your favourite classic hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The evening starts at 7.30pm and includes a disco until 12.30am - hats, crackers and novelties are included!

£28 per person or from £125 per couple to include 2 tickets, an overnight stay and full English breakfast.

Dress code: smart casual, no jeans or trainers.
Please note that parties of fewer than 8 people may be seated with other guests

Please click here to see the menu.

To book please call us on 01454 260502 or click here


Senior Citizens' Christmas Lunches - Wednesday 6th December & Thursday 14th December

Enjoy a great value festive lunch with live entertainment. There’s a glass of sherry on arrival and crackers and novelties are included!

Arrival at 12 midday for sit down at 12.30pm.

£22 per person

To book your tickets please call the events department on 01454 260502 or click here.

Please note that parties of fewer than 8 people may be seated with other guests.

Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration - Wednesday 22nd November & Monday 11th December 2017

During this fun and informal flower morning, Tracy Rowbottom will inspire you with some stunning creative ideas for decorating your home this festive season with table arrangements, wreaths, posies and garlands.

Following Tracy's presentation you'll have the opportunity to take a closer look at the floral designs before enjoying a delicious three course lunch.  There's also a chance to win one of Tracy's fabulous arrangements in a raffle, the proceeds of which will be donated to St Peter's Hospice.

£23.95 per person, includes coffee on arrival and a three course lunch.

To book your tickets please call the Events department on 01454 260502 or click here

Family Sunday Lunch – Sunday 17th December

Come and have some festive family fun!  

This year take a break from the Christmas rush and meet up with friends and family for a delicious three course festive lunch.  After lunch you can sit back and relax while the children enjoy a magic show and a visit from Santa himself with a gift for all the children!

Arrival at 12 midday for lunch at 12.30pm. Magic show at 2.30pm.

£21.95 per adult, £9.95 per child up to 12 years. Booking is essential.

To book please call us on 01454 260502 or click here.

New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31st December

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner & Disco in The Bristol Suite

It’s the biggest night of the year, so celebrate the arrival of 2018 in style with a Buck's Fizz reception followed by a fabulous 4 course dinner and dancing until 2am.

Buck’s Fizz and canapés at 7.30pm followed by dinner at 8pm.  Adults only. Dress code: smart casual.
Please note that parties of fewer than 8 may be seated with other guests.

£132 per person includes dinner and an overnight stay in a standard double room, based on 2 sharing - stay for an additional night on January 1st for just £24.50 per  person supplement. Limited places may be available to non-residents at £72 per person.

To book please call 01454 260502 or click here

Twixmas Break – from £59 per night for two people

A warm welcome and festive cheer await you….

Twixmas is the perfect time to relax after a busy Christmas and recharge your batteries before the New Year celebrations begin, and our Twixmas Break will ensure that your festive spirit keeps going well into January!

Stay between 26th December 2017 and 7th January 2018 (excluding 31st December).

£59 per night for two people, includes full English breakfast

£89 per night for two people, includes full English breakfast and dinner in our Brasserie & Bar*

This rate is subject to availability and based on 2 people sharing a double room. Upgrade to a superior room for £15 per night or a Four Poster room for £40 per night. *Dinner is up to the value of £22 per person.

Please call 01454 260502 or click here to book online

Customer Comments

Christmas 2016

We visited The Gables for Christmas lunch as a party of 8, including children. The staff were really friendly and looked pleased to be serving us, despite missing their own Christmas lunch. The room was well organised with enough space between tables to be private whilst still retaining a good atmosphere in the room overall. The food was good overall and more servings were available on request. The presents for the children was a nice touch and overall a lot of thought and effort had clearly gone into the day. The one recommendation we would make is having drinks served at the table instead of queuing at the bar. We would definitely come back again next year and as a result of this experience, we shall certainly visit again during the coming months. Thank you for a pleasant Christmas lunch. (Via Tripadvisor)

Spending Christmas with our family nearby, we stayed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day nights at this cosy, welcoming hotel. In spite of it being a holiday period, staff were on hand, friendly and helpful. We were touched to find a beautiful large presentation pack of chocolate festive biscuits in our room, plus the usual tea and coffee. Breakfast was fulsome and unhurried and staff, though preparing for a large Christmas Day lunch were helpful and present. Well done - this is our second visit and we will come again. Excellent price for the two nights plus breakfast. Thank you. (Via Tripadvisor)

We had a really lovely evening at The Gables New Year's Eve party. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the disco was great. The staff (most of whom were very young) had a lovely attitude, nothing was too much trouble and they added to the happy atmosphere of the evening. We would definitely go again. Thank you to all who worked New Years Eve at The Gables for making it such a lovely night. (Via Tripadvisor)

The facilities of the Hotel together with the very helpful and supportive staff made our evening a delight. We were all impressed with the room and table decoration, the quality of the food was such I received no complaints whatsoever only praise. Congratulations to your Chef and the kitchen staff and also your waiting staff all were very courteous efficient and engaged with their guests. A mere thank you seems inadequate, it was a super evening!
Richard Hiscock

Another brilliant New Year's Eve at the Gables. Excellent food, service and brilliant disco. Staff are lovely and worked so hard to make it a great night for everyone. Thanks and Happy New Year!
Carolyn Donoghue

Just wanted to let you know that we all had a fab time at the Christmas party. Everyone commented on how nice the food was and the DJ was a great hit. Asking everyone for requests and having a good time with us all. The staff on that evening and then again at breakfast were lovely – please pass on our thanks to everyone.
Rebecca Bridges

"This is the 2nd time we have had a Christmas Party here, food was excellent, service was excellent and the rooms cosy and clean, looking forward to next years party!" Andy Hill

"Your organisation, the food, the serving staff and the room all contributed to a very pleasant lunch. Please pass on my thanks to all at The Gables who were involved in providing a very pleasant occasion for us all."

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