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Join us for a Christmas season full of elegance, mystery and intrigue

The Masquerade ball harks back to 15th century pageantry and medieval court life. They became notorious throughout Italy in the 16th century as must-attend events for the upper classes, as games of “guess the guests” would often lead to romantic encounters and forbidden fruit.

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Christmas Party Nights

Party nights

We ask your presence at our lavish ball -

a pageant that will guests enthral.

Pray wear a mask, and wear it well,

for thy true tide must not ye tell!

Be gone malaise and trials of yester,

regaled by minstrel and court jester.

Feasted on fare and wine ye'll be

to Waltz the night in high revelry.

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Haply thy yule ‘tis often triumphant,

but likely yon tinkers dost make thee reluctant

to cook up a feast, lest ye not feel inclined.

Trust it to us, ought thy family be dined.

Let’s have thee fine fettle in roast meat clothes,

all rump fed and fulsome with thine kinfolk appose.

And whence you arrive, nay too swiftly depart.

We’ll bid ye rest merry, hence left with warm heart.

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New Years Eve

New Year's Eve

Behind paper faces the clocks move to chime.

Our prelude to midnight tells of a different time;

every face hidden by a different shade,

anon chance encounters at the Masquerade.

Pray join us for nipperkins fetched from the bar

to bid thee New Year with great shouts of Huzzah!

Thou chirping-merry with thine appetite whet,

‘ere the clock strikes twelve, we’ll all be well met.

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Festive Sunday Lunch

Festive Sunday lunch

Here’s a health and here’s a toast;

behoved to those we love the most

is to feast aplenty and crush a cup.

To our families: God spede and bottoms up!

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Christmas Lunches

Office Christmas lunches

In good voice to beg bacon with brothers of the quill,

‘tis the team here gathered to bid yuletide good will.

Bray out thy successes and commend all thine worth

to bring the team closer, connected in mirth.

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Christmas Accommodation


Lodge room from £46.50, Double room for sole occupancy £56.50, Double room twin occupancy £75

Be not ye swill-belly and arrange some abode,

removing the hanker to drive carriage on road.

Hark then to slumber, for sweet dreams there ye’ll find,

and so then awaken to sound state of mind.

To book on our exclusive Christmas room rates, please call 01509 633 033.

Our rooms and suites

Drinks Packages

Drinks packages

To be parted from ale earns a fiddler’s pay,

and attending the bar might forbearing display.

So keepeth thirst quenched and arrive ye prepared,

lest thy glass seem half empty and thy blushes be spared.

  • £45 all-inclusive drinks package to include all draft beers,
    ciders, ales, house wines, prosecco and all non-premium spirits
  • £17.50 per bottle of house wine