CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR - Longleat Hotels

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR - Longleat Hotels





At The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa we will create for you

a Christmas to remember…

The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa is more like a grand English home than a hotel. Our Georgian house,

exquisitely dressed with festive decorations is not only the place to be, but the place you want it to be.

Each room has been fully refurbished and has been individually designed and decorated with its own

distinctive personality.

This festive season, look forward to sumptuous surroundings, roaring fires, homemade mince pies,

delicious seasonal fayre and an extensive wine list...



Whether your journey is long or short, you will be welcomed in from the cold with a warming glass of

mulled wine and accompanying homemade mince pies. Once you have settled into your room, you are

invited to join the team and your fellow guests for a full afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon is yours

to do with as you please, so why not take a wander around our beautiful grounds or visit the halcyon spa

and unwind with a relaxing treatment.

The evening festivities begin with a performance from our local choir singing Christmas carols around

the tree followed by a Champagne and canapé reception which precedes a four course gourmet dinner

in the MULBBERY restaurant with a musical accompaniment from our resident pianist. Midnight Mass

takes place at our village church, to which our guests are most welcome. Before you retire to bed why

not indulge with a hot chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream and cookies.



Begin your Christmas Day celebrations with a leisurely

breakfast served in the MULBERRY restaurant. Our

younger guests should make their way to the library

where a very special and familiar, jolly sort of fellow

will be waiting to surprise them! Later, relax in our

drawing room, enjoy a stroll in the grounds or perhaps

join in the morning service at our village church.

A traditional Christmas feast will then be served in

the MULBERRY restaurant: five delicious courses,

lovingly prepared with all the trimmings. As the

afternoon progresses, relax with tea and Christmas

cake, watch the Queen’s speech or perhaps test

yourselves with our Christmas quiz? Join us early

evening for our fabulous wine tasting event while the

kids enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail class or have fun

in our children’s games room. During the evening we

will be serving a delicious hot and cold buffet in the

MULBERRY restaurant.



After a leisurely breakfast, relax in the halcyon spa

and perhaps pamper yourself with a treatment from

our extensive list. Why not take a trip into the nearby

City of Bath and visit some of the many attractions.

The Theatre Royal for example, always performs a

most memorable pantomime.

Return to us for a delicious full afternoon tea served

by the roaring log fires. Champagne and canapés will

be served early evening and a four course gourmet

dinner will follow with musical entertainment from our

resident pianist. Join us after dinner for a spectacular

fireworks display to finish off a perfect Christmas.

Three Course

Christmas Eve Dinner

Minestrone Soup

Finished with rosemary roasted croutons

and basil infused oil

Assiette of Cured Salmon

Beetroot, citrus and dill, soda bread

Longleat Estate Venison Carpaccio

Celeriac remoulade, salsa verde,

watercress, tomato concasse

Pumpkin Risotto

Candied walnuts, crispy quails egg, curry oil


Braised Blade of Wiltshire Beef

Oyster mushrooms, horseradish rosti potato,

beetroot purée, buttered curly kale,

kidney and onion sauce

Poached Guinea Fowl Supreme

Braised chorizo and chick pea cassoulet, aioli

Baked South Coast Lemon Sole

Crab risotto, crispy calamari, grilled courgettes,

lemon and basil oils

Taster Plate of Winter Vegetables

Wild mushroom bavarois, roast chestnuts, garlic spinach


Dark Chocolate Fondant

Raspberry and vodka sorbet, orange coulis

Caramel Panna Cotta

Chestnut brittle

Apple, Pear, Black Pepper

and Almond Crumble

Whiskey ice cream

West Country Cheddar and Devon Blue Cheese

Apple and blackberry chutney, celery and biscuits

Five Course

Christmas Lunch

Roast Tomato and Sweet Red Pepper Soup

Basil pesto and garlic infused croutons


Smoked Creedy Carver Duck Breast

Foie gras bonbon, fig tuile, fine herbs


Bishopstrow Hotel Prawn Cocktail

Wasabi crème fraiche and fine herbs


Bradford on Avon Reared Turkey

Sage and onion stuffing, chipolatas,

duck fat roast potatoes, honeyed carrots,

red cabbage sautéed with pancetta, brussel sprouts


Longleat Estate Venison Wellington

Wild mushroom bavarois, duck fat roast potatoes,

braised red cabbage, fine beans wrapped in Parma ham

and Madeira jus


Bishopstrow House

Homemade Christmas Pudding

Brandy butter and rum sauce


Winter Fruit Pudding

Frosted winter berries with a clotted cream ice cream


Tea, Coffee and Mince pies

Five courses £90 per person

Five Course Vegetarian

Christmas Lunch (v)

Vegetarian menu available upon request

Three Course

Boxing Day Dinner

Leek & Potato Soup

Truffle oil and croutons

Goats Cheese Fritter

Ratatouille dressing, balsamic jelly

Yellow Fin Tuna Two Ways

One Herb-seared and one Tartare

with pickled baby vegetable salad and sauce vierge

Pressed Local Game Terrine

Bacon dust, apple and elderberry jelly, mixed leaves


Thyme Roasted Rack of Dorset Lamb

Braised shoulder, confit sweet potato, grilled courgettes,

purple sprouting broccoli, confit garlic, basil jus

Steamed Fillet of South Coast Sea Bass

Squid ink and prawn ravioli, fragrant chicken broth infused

with shitake mushrooms, bok choi, baby corn,

bean sprouts, pearl barley, micro herbs

Salisbury Plain Partridge

Roast breast, confit legs, root vegetable gratin,

fondant potato, cavolo nero, roast salsify, blackberry jus

Roast Chestnut and Sage Risotto

Poached hens egg, sweet balsamic glaze


Iced Banana and Pistachio Parfait

Glazed bananas and pistachio Melba toast

Glazed Pumpkin Crème Brulée

Chestnut sorbet and candied gingerbread

Treacle Tart

Blood orange sorbet, chocolate sauce

West Country Cheddar and Devon Blue Cheese

Apple and blackberry chutney, celery and biscuits


There are so many reasons to visit us over the festive

season, as part of our residential programme . . .

an office party, a family gathering, or simply a festive

lunch or dinner to get you in the spirit of the season.

We will be serving a festive menu in the MULBERRY

restaurant from 1st December to 23rd December.

If you would prefer a private dining room, we have a

range of options depending on your preference and

the size of your party. For example, our Wilton room

boasts rich, elegant furnishings and our Somerset

Room has lovely views of the gardens so why not

call our dedicated events co-ordinator to discuss

your individual needs. We have a choice of private

dining menus for lunches or dinner, each one certain

to make your Christmas celebrations an occasion

to remember.

For more information email





Recharge and relax between Christmas and New Year

with our Recharger Break. Take this opportunity to

pamper yourself at the halcyon spa in time for New

Year or simply take it easy, relax by the fire and let us

look after you. Whichever you choose, our two night

break is ideal. Our Recharger Break is a two night

stay available over the above days and includes full

breakfast, use of the halcyon spa facilities and VAT.

Three courses £47 .50 per person

Three courses £90 per person

Three courses £47 .50 per person


Standard Room £170 Deluxe Room £280

Classic Room £220 Oval Room £375

Superior Room £250 Suite £445

These rates are per room, per night based on two people sharing.


One night break

Celebrate in style and make it a New Year to remember!


After settling in to your bedroom, relax with a full afternoon tea by the roaring log fires. The celebrations

begin early evening with a Black Tie Champagne and canapé reception where you will be expertly

entertained by our house magician. New for 2012, a Traditional Scottish Bagpiper will pipe you through

to dinner in the MULBERRY restaurant where he will address the haggis before our Head Chef and his

brigade will present a superb six course gala dinner. After dinner, we invite you to dance the night away

with music from our house band before we count down the seconds to 2013. Welcome in the New Year

with a spectacular fireworks display.

Six Course

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Champagne and Canapés


Confit Duck and Wild Mushroom Tortellini

Pumpkin and sage velouté

A Pressing of Confit Chicken and Foie Gras

Grilled pineapple and cashew nut salsa

Seared Brixham Scallops

Sweet potato purée, sun dried tomato pesto, parmesan crisp


Pan Fried Loin of Longleat Venison

Smoked chestnut purée, truffle braised celery, roast beetroot


Poached North Atlantic Halibut

with Atlantic king crab, cauliflower couscous,

lime and ras el hanout infused broth


Blood Orange Granita


Plate of Chocolates

Dark chocolate fondant, milk chocolate panna cotta

and white chocolate and vodka sorbet


Tea, coffee and petit fours

Seven courses £99 per person

Vegetarian menu available upon request


Standard Room £695

Classic Room £795

Superior Room £895

Extend your stay

Why not take advantage of our special rate and

extend your stay to include a night before or after

New Year’s Eve, make the most of the halcyon spa

facilities to truly relax and unwind. Perhaps book our

spa therapists to do your make up professionally for

the gala dinner, or book a massage to expel those

Christmas stresses!


Standard Room £140

Classic Room £190

Superior Room £220


Deluxe Room £995

Oval Room £1,145

Suite £1,195

The rates quoted are per person, for our three night Christmas break

and are based on two people sharing a room. Rates are inclusive of

accommodation, meals, drinks and entertainment as detailed in our

programme and VAT. Single occupancy rates are available on request.

Children up to 16 are charged at £275.00 when sharing with an adult.

Standard Room £345

Classic Room £395

Superior Room £445


Deluxe Room £495

Oval Room £545

Suite £595

The rates quoted are per person, for our one night New Year break

and are based on two people sharing a room. Rates are inclusive of

accommodation, meals, drinks and entertainment as detailed in our

programme and VAT. Single occupancy rates are available on request.

Children up to 16 are charged at £200.00 when sharing with an adult.

Deluxe Room £250

Oval Room £345

Suite £415

The rates are per room, per night based on two adults sharing to

include full breakfast, VAT and use of the halcyon spa facilities.

Available on 30th December 2012 and 1st January 2013 when

booked in conjunction with New Year’s Eve package.


We have a large range of gift vouchers available

Just call our reception desk or visit

Each is beautifully presented and can be posted the same day to you

or the recipient. Vouchers range from afternoon tea treats through to

luxury breaks away and spa packages and make an ideal Christmas

present for the discerning family member, friend or colleague.


If you fancy a break away outside of the festive season, please call

our reception desk on 01985 212312 or visit

for our latest seasonal offers and special breaks.

The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 9HH • 01985 212312 •

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