Christmas All Wrapped Up

At Lumley Castle Hotel we boast a fantastic tradition of celebrating Christmas & New Year thanks to an exciting variety of events throughout December.

For over 40 years we’ve celebrated the festive season with creativity and flair to ensure you have an amazing experience time and time again.

Whether you’re looking for a sedate and elegant Christmas Afternoon Tea, wish to dance the night away, or wish to enjoy our superb theatrical banquets, our Christmas Calendar has something for everyone and every family.

Our online booking system is quick and easy and ensures that you get your tickets without delay. Simply click on the BOOK NOW button on each page.

Above all else, Christmas and New Year provides us all with a chance to get together with festive goodwill and the chance to create unique and special memories with those we hold dear.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to Lumley Castle Hotel.

Gordon Cartwright
General Manager

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Elizabethan Banquets

What’s it all about?

Elizabethan Banquets have provided a real ‘wow’ factor at Lumley for over 40 years thanks to the incredibly experienced theatrical skills of the Lumley team and the stunning atmosphere within authentically styled Barons Hall.

This eventful evening is full of fun and frolics and includes a disco to see out the evening.

The banquet dinner sets a new standard in historical dining with a menu as authentic as it was 300 years ago.

Christmas Brochure Elizabethan Banquet

The Menu

Traditional

Ancient Grain Bread
Beef dripping

Pottage
Hearty vegetable broth, pulses, herbs

Pies, Pots, Pickles
Rustic game pie, potted duck,
pickled eggs, beetroot, gherkins

River Fish Stew
Rice, split peas, green herb liquor

Poultry and Pig
Whole roasted chicken, applewood smoked
pork ribs, roasted potatoes, root vegetables, mead &
tarragon gravy

Fruit Cake
Ginger spiced fruit parcels,
goats milk jelly, cave aged cheddar

Vegetarian

Ancient Grain Bread
Rapeseed oil

Pottage
Hearty vegetable broth, pulses, herbs

Pies, Pots, Pickles
Homity pie, potted pulses
pickled eggs, beetroot, gherkins

Nori Wrapped Halloumi
Rice, split peas, green herb liquor

Smoked Whole Celeriac
Roasted potatoes, root vegetables,
mead & tarragon ‘gravy’

Fruit Cake
Ginger spiced fruit parcels, goats milk jelly, cave aged cheddar

Dates & Prices

Saturday 5th £48.00
Saturday 12th £48.00
Friday 18th £48.00
Sunday 20th £48.00
Wednesday 23rd £48.00
Tuesday 29th £48.00
New Year’s Eve 31st £79.00

7pm – 12.30am (Sun – Thurs)
7pm – 1.00am (Fri & Saturday)
7.30pm – 2.00am (New Year’s Eve)

2 goblets of mead & red wine on New Year’s Eve.

Ask us about accommodation packages.
Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking.

All guests receive a goblet of mead.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Teas have been a big hit at Lumley for as long as we can remember. 

Whether you enjoy home baked cakes, mince pies and scones in the Knights Restaurant or in the Garter State Room, all of our guests comment on the wonderfully timeless sense of tradition, incredible seasonal atmosphere, and exquisite quality of food.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate table for two or for larger parties, we will provide an experience to remember.

Dates & Prices

From Sunday 29th November to Friday January 1st, 2021.

Adults £23.95 Children 14 or under £14.50
Afternoon Tea served at 1.00pm & 3.30pm 

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Afternoon Tea

Motive For Murder

Whodunnit?

Can you guess whodunnit and why? You are invited to attend a re-enactment of a murder (not too gruesome) to see if you can play detective and solve this hideous crime.

Enjoy a Reception drink, Three Course Dinner & Murder Mystery Entertainment.

Multiple dates are available along with accommodation packages allowing you relax and leave the car at home, or in our car park!

Dates & Prices

Friday 4th December £39.95
Thursday 10th December £34.95
Thursday 17th December £34.95

7pm arrival with bar until 11.30pm.

Ask about our accommodation packages.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Motive For Murder Lumley Castle

Family Sunday Lunch

Whodunnit?

A beautiful roast Sunday lunch is a traditional staple within the UK and nothing is better at bringing families together at Christmas. 

Our award-winning chef has carefully crafted a menu which includes traditional cuts cooked with skill and flair.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate lunch for two, larger tables or perhaps a private dining room, please get in touch. Kiddies can also expect a visit from Santa!

Christmas Sunday Lunch

The Menu

Seasonal Soup
Homemade Bread and Whipped butter

Smoked Salmon and Prawn
Black Pepper Cream cheese, Brown Bread Tuille

Goats Cheese, Red Onion and Walnut Tart
Walnut pesto, Mulled Port Reduction

Parma Ham, Watermelon and Fig
Compressed Melon, Smooth Fig

Roast Breast of Highgate
Turkey Hogs in Duvets, Sautéed Sprouts and Chestnut Roast carrot,
Rich Turkey Gravy

Chargrilled Pave of Beef
Creamed potato, Sautéed Baby Onion, Mushroom and Smoked Bacon

Pan Fried Fillet of North Sea Cod
Crushed New Potato, Creamed Leeks Parsley Sauce

Wild Mushroom and Tempeh Wellington
Sautéed Sprouts and Chestnuts Roast Vegetable Gravy

Traditional Christmas Pudding
Brandy Sauce

Dark Chocolate and Cherry
Cherry Sponge, Chocolate Tuille, Cherry Gel

Steamed Date and Ginger Pudding
Stem Ginger Anglaise and Date Ice Cream

Artisan cheese and biscuits

Dates & Prices

Sunday 6th December £29.95
Sunday 13th December £29.95
Sunday 20th December £29.95
Sunday 27th December £29.95
Children 14 or under £16.95

Bookings taken between 12 noon and 1.45pm.

Please advise us of allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

Christmas Party Nights

Boogie On Down

Our Christmas Black Light disco Party Nights with live music sets a new standard is how you can dance your way through December. 

Each party night includes complimentary glow sticks, a carefully prepared hot buffet dinner and our amazing in-house DJ.

Dates & Prices

Friday 4th December £29.95
Saturday 12th December £29.95
Wednesday 16th December £24.95
Saturday 19th December £29.95
Sunday 27th December £24.95
Wednesday 30th December £24.95

7pm – 12.30am (Sun – Thurs) 7pm – 1.00am (Fri – Sat)

Adults Only

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

Afternoon Tea with the Snow Sisters

Family Fun!

“Do you want to build a snowman?” Why not come along and sing and dance with one!?

We pay tribute to your favourite sisters at this not-be-missed fun filled family event and invite you to join us for afternoon tea at a real-life fairytale castle.

Our characters will meet and greet, entertain you with sketches and sing-a-longs whilst you enjoy a tea party fit for royalty. There will be lots of photo opportunities so dress to impress.

Dates & Prices

Monday 21st December £20.00 Children 14 or under £16.00
2pm until 3.30pm

Perfect for families.

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

Santa & The Superheroes

Perfect Afternoon Tea Fun For The Family

A fun filled experience for the whole family, paying tribute to your favourite superheroes and the ultimate superstar of Christmas himself.

This unique experience includes entertainment from the award winning Make My Day and will include a ‘super’ afternoon tea for all.

Dates & Prices

Tuesday 22nd December £20.00 Children 14 or under £16.00
1pm until 2.30pm

Perfect for families.

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

Santa Superhero

Breakfast With The Lumley Grinch

Family Fun!

We have teamed up with Make My Day events to bring you the ultimate Christmas experience.

Come along and be entertained by our Grinch & Cindy Lou while you enjoy breakfast snacks and refreshments. We also have a small gift for children aged 14 years & under, delivered by our very special guest…

Dates & Prices

Saturday 12th December 10-11.30am
Sunday 20th December 10-11.30am
Monday 21st December 10-11.30am
Wednesday 23rd December 10-11.30am

Adults £14.95 Children 14 or under £11.95

Perfect for families.

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

Brunch At The Castle

Boxing Day

From 10.30 – 12 Noon
Adults £19.95
Children 14 or under £12.00

New Year's Day

From 10.30 – 12 Noon
Adults £19.95
Children 14 or under £12.00

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

New Year's Eve

Welcome To 2021

Chicken Liver and Bourbon Parfait
Red Onion, Rye and Chicken Skin

Goats cheese and Bourbon Roulade
Red Onion and Rye (V)

Potted Shrimps
Spiced Butter, Brown Shrimp, Brown Bread, Oyster Leaf

Red Pepper and Cashew Cannelloni
Pepper and Cumin Slaw (V)

A Sense of Occasion
Roast Fillet of Beef, Braised Shin Pithivier

Cauliflower, Savoy Cabbage, Truffle Jus 
Chargrilled Paneer

Roast Vegetable En Croute, Cauliflower
Cabbage and Truffle jus

Pineapple and Passionfruit
Pineapple Sorbet, Compressed Pineapple, Passionfruit

Chocolate and Cherry Alaska
Dark Chocolate Iced parfait, Brandy-Soaked Cherry, Black Cherry Gel, Flamed at your table

Coffee or Tea with Mini Mince Pies, Truffles and Turkish Delight

Gala Ball £119 per person
including Champagne on
arrival , Cabaret and Disco.
Knights Restaurant £89 per
person including
Champagne on arrival

Cabaret Ball – 7pm – 2am
Knights Restaurant – Tables available from 7pm
Elizabethan Banquet Menu – 7.30pm – 2am

Top Hat Heels

Back By Popular Request!

Due to popular demand and amazing feedback our Christmas extravaganza is back and brought to you by Top Hat & Heels.

A spectacular visual comedy packed show full of energy! With state-of-the-art light and sounds and many costume changes, this event is sure to put a smile on even Scrooge’s face and leave our audience screaming for more. Includes a three-course meal.

Dates & Prices

Friday 11th December £39.00
Thursday 17th December £36.50
Monday 28th December £36.50

7pm arrival with bar and disco closing at 12.00am.

Adults Only.

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

Divas On The DanceFloor

Perfect Afternoon Tea Fun For The Family

An unforgettable night of classic Motown & more with fabulous live music and the amazing voice of Berni Jackson.

Enjoy a three-course festive feast while listening to incredible hits sung live, then dance the night away with friends and our resident DJ until the early hours.

Dates & Prices

Friday 18th December £40.00 7pm Arrival Bar closes at 12:30am

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.

Christmas Markets with Afternoon Tea

Perfect Afternoon Tea Fun For The Family

A fun filled experience for the whole family, paying tribute to your favourite superheroes and the ultimate superstar of Christmas himself.
This unique experience includes entertainment from the award winning Make My Day and will include a ‘super’ afternoon tea for all.

Dates & Prices

Tuesday 22nd December £20.00 Children 14 or under £16.00
1pm until 2.30pm

Perfect for families.

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking.