Christmas At Lumley

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

Christmas
Elizabethan Banquets

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

All guests receive a goblet of mead.

Dates

Friday 3rd December
Saturday 11th December
Friday 17th December
Sunday 19th December
Wednesday 22nd December

Times

Arrival At 7pm
Bar Closes At 00:30am
Disco Finishes At 1am

Price

£48.00 Per Adult

Festive Afternoon Tea

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.

The Menu

Selection of finger sandwiches
Turkey and cranberry
Carver Ham and Mustard
Arlington White Egg Mayo
Northumberland Cheese
Savoury

Pork and Sage Sausage Roll

Fruit Scone
With clotted Cream and Preserve

Dark Chocolate and Orange
cardamon Italian meringue

Black Cherry Bakewell
Almond and Girotine Cherry

Spiced Viennese Whirl
Cranberry and Vanilla Buttercream

Gingerbread
Stem Ginger Cream Cheese

Dates

Served daily from December 1st to December 31st
Excludes Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Price

£25.95 Per Adult
£14.95 Per Child (Under 14)

Time

Available to book between 2:45pm and 4pm

Murder Mystery Dinner

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!

Motive For Murder Lumley Castle

The Menu

Starters

Smoked Tomato and Red Pepper Soup
Basil pesto, warm bread, and whipped
butter

Main

Roast Breast of Local Chicken
Fondant potato, buttered savoy cabbage, caramelised cauliflower
Thyme gravy

Dessert

Cherry and Almond Tart
Black Cherry ice cream, Amaretto Anglaise

Vegetarian available on request

Dates

Friday 10th December
Thursday 16th December
Tuesday 21st December

Price

Friday 10th December – £39.95 per person 
Thursday 16th December – £34.95 per person
Tuesday 21st December – £39.95 per person 

Times

Arrival 7pm
Finishing time approx 10:30pm

Festive Family Lunch

Christmas Sunday Lunch

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.

The Menu

Starters

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

Mains

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

Desserts

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

Sunday 5th December
Sunday 12th December
Sunday 19th December
Friday 24th December
Friday 31st December

Price

£29.95 Per Adult
£16.95 Per Child (Under 14)

Time

Served between 12:00pm – 13:45pm

Breakfast or Afternoon Tea
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 or Festive Afternoon Tea.

We also have a small gift for children aged 14 years & under, delivered by our very special guest…

Breakfast Menu

Hot Buffet
Pork Sausage
Crisp Back bacon
Roasted Tomato
Roasted Flat Mushroom
Grilled Black Pudding
Hash Browns
Free Range Scrambled Egg

Afternoon Tea Menu

Santa’s Favourite Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jam

Pigs in Sleeping Bags
Sausage in puff pastry

Rudolf Treats
Carrot and pepper with houmous dip

Naughty Elf Brownie
Milk chocolate brownie

Melting Snowman
Marshmallow and fondant

Sparkly Snowflakes
All butter shortbread and white chocolate

Elfaccino
Warm milk sprinkled with cocoa

* Contains Nuts

Dates

Sunday 19th December – Breakfast
Wednesday 22nd December – Afternoon Tea
Thursday 23rd December – Afternoon Tea

Price

Breakfast
£15.95 per Adult £12.95 per Child (Under 14)

Afternoon Tea
£23.95 per Adult £14.95 per Child (Under 14)

Children under the age of 2 – Free

Times

Breakfast: 10am – 12pm
Afternoon Tea: 1pm – 2:30pm

Santa & The Superheroes

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.

There will be an opportunity for photos so why not come dressed as your favourite superhero.

The Menu

Santa’s Favourite Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jam

Pigs in Sleeping Bags
Sausage in puff pastry

Naughty Elf Brownie
Milk chocolate brownie

Rudolf Treats
Carrot and pepper with houmous dip

Melting Snowman
Marshmallow and fondant

Sparkly Snowflakes
All butter shortbread and white chocolate

Elfaccino
Warm milk sprinkled with cocoa

* Contains Nuts

Dates

Tuesday 21st December

Price

£23.95 per Adult  
£14.95 per Child (Under 14)
Children under the age of 2 – Free

Times

2:00pm – 3:30pm

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.

The Menu

Santa’s Favourite Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jam

Pigs in Sleeping Bags
Sausage in puff pastry

Naughty Elf Brownie
Milk chocolate brownie

Rudolf Treats
Carrot and pepper with houmous dip

Melting Snowman
Marshmallow and fondant

Sparkly Snowflakes
All butter shortbread and white chocolate

Elfaccino
Warm milk sprinkled with cocoa

* Contains Nuts

Dates

Monday 20th December
Tuesday 28th December

Price

£23.95 per Adult  
£14.95 per Child (Under 14)
Children under the age of 2 – Free

Times

Afternoon Tea – 1pm – 2:30pm

Top Hat Heels

Back By Popular Demand!

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, entertainment including ‘Totally Bingo Mad’ & disco.

Dates

Monday 29th November
Friday 10th December
Thursday 23rd December

Price

Adults Only.

Monday 29th November – £36.50 per person 
Friday 10th December – £39.00 per person
Thursday 23rd December – £39.00 per person 

Time

7pm arrival, fabulous entertainment throughout and Disco finishing at 12:00am

The Menu

Starters

Smoked tomato and red pepper soup
Basil pesto, warm bread, and whipped butter

Main

Roast Breast of Local Chicken
Fondant potato, buttered savoy cabbage, caramelised cauliflower
Thyme gravy

Dessert

Cherry and Almond Tart
Black Cherry ice cream, Amaretto Anglaise

Vegetarian available on request.

Christmas Party Nights

Boogie on Down…

The Menu

Hot Buffet

BBQ slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Yoghurt and Lime Marinated Chicken

Authentic spiced Lamb Kofta

Smoked Bratwurst

Halloumi and mixed pepper Kebabs

Chargrilled flatbreads
Brioche finger buns

Cucumber and mint riata
Salted slaw
Shredded iceberg
Sweet chilli sauce
BBQ sauce

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

Saturday 4th December
Saturday 18th December
Monday 20th December

Price

Adults Only – £29.95 per person

Time

7pm arrival, entertainment throughout
Disco finishing at 12am

A Night with George Michael!

As one of the biggest recording artists in modern music history this
amazing George Michael tribute will connect you straight back to the memories that made him such an influencer in your life before and again this Christmas!

The Menu

Hot Buffet

BBQ slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Yoghurt and Lime Marinated Chicken

Authentic spiced Lamb Kofta

Smoked Bratwurst

Halloumi and mixed pepper Kebabs

Chargrilled flatbreads
Brioche finger buns

Cucumber and mint riata
Salted slaw
Shredded iceberg
Sweet chilli sauce
BBQ sauce

Dates

Thursday 23rd December

Price

Adults Only – £44.95 per person

Times

7pm arrival, entertainment throughout
and Disco finishing at 12am

Christmas Markets

With Afternoon Tea

Perfect Afternoon Tea Fun For The Family

Shop till you drop among local suppliers at our annual market event however, this year you can skate till you drop too! 

Whether you pick up some delicious festive treats, that unique gift you have been searching for or just fancy a fun day out with friends and family.

We recommend making a day of it and indulging in our festive afternoon tea, served with a glass of mulled wine.

Wrap up this year, it could be cold as 2021 along with everything else, our Christmas markets will be different this year and held outside around the castle grounds, let’s hope it snows!

The Menu

Selection of finger sandwiches
Turkey and cranberry
Carver Ham and Mustard
Arlington White Egg Mayo
Northumberland Cheese
Savoury

Pork and Sage Sausage Roll

Fruit Scone
With clotted Cream and Preserve

Dark Chocolate and Orange
cardamon Italian meringue

Black Cherry Bakewell
Almond and Girotine Cherry

Spiced Viennese Whirl
Cranberry and Vanilla Buttercream

Gingerbread
Stem Ginger Cream Cheese

Dates

Daily between Wednesday 15th December and Wednesday 22nd December 

Price

£24.95 per adult – Midweek
£27.95 per adult – Weekend

Times

Market and Ice Rink Available between 12pm and 8pm
Afternoon tea served 1pm or 3:30pm

Make it your Castle this
Christmas & New Year

Christmas

Two Night Residential Package

Arriving 24th December – Departing 26th December 2021

From £ 205 per person per night

Christmas Eve – 24th December 2021

  • Check into your accommodation available from 3pm.
  • Join us at your leisure from 4pm for Festive Afternoon Tea with Carol Singers and mulled wine.
  • Board games will be available in our games lounge to challenge a partner or compete with like-minded Christmas travelers.
  • All residents are invited to join our Christmas Elizabethan Banquet from 7.30pm. Historic costume competition optional!
  • We are happy to arrange taxi transfers or provide directions to a local church should you wish to experience and take part in midnight mass.

Christmas day – 25th December 2021

  • Awake, it is Christmas Day – check out your Lumley stocking and see what Santa may have left you. #hohoho
  • Brunch in our Knights restaurant between 8.30am and 10.30am with a glass of Bucks Fizz.
  • Christmas day lunch – 12:30pm or 3pm in our Knights restaurant offering an exceptional 4 course traditional fayre menu with plenty of choice to suit everyone (pre-order required). Residents receive a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival and then half bottle of house red or white wine or two beers / soft drinks per person.
  • Join us for our winter fire pit BBQ & Hog Roast in the inner courtyard (Weather permitting) 8pm – 9:30pm.

Departure - December 26th 2021

  • Relax, sleep in and then enjoy a hearty full English breakfast to set you up for the day ahead served between 8:30am – 10:30am.
  • Checkout is at 11am

Let Us Do More!

  • Available to book is our famous Malt Whisky tastings or Gin tastings – £25.00 per person per tasting (Available on Christmas Eve)
  • A luxury festive hamper including a selection of carefully chosen cheese and biscuits, a Lumley Castle Chocolate Bar, a bottle of house wine with the option to choose red, white or rose’ and a Christmas movie to really kickback relax and enjoy in the comfort of your own room – £15.00 per person.
  • Our Escape room will also be open throughout Boxing Day 10am – 10pm with priority booking available to residents with prices starting from just £50.00 per couple.

New Year’s

Two Night Residential Package

Arriving 31st December 2021 – Departing 2nd January 2022

From £172 per person per night

New Year’s Eve – 31st December 2021

  • On arrival you will receive a box of Lumley Castles Luxury chocolates and bottle of prosecco for you to enjoy.
  • Join us for Sparkling cream tea and games in a selection of our spectacular state rooms between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Choose in advance whether you would like to attend our New Year’s Elizabethan Banquet or New Year’s Cabaret Dinner starting from 7:00pm.

New Year’s Day - 1st January 2022

  • Relax, sleep-in and then enjoy a hearty full English breakfast to set you up for the day ahead served between 8:30am – 10:30am in the Knights Restaurant.
  • We will have a guided historic walk, at your own pace around the grounds at 11:30am for those who wish to burn some of those Christmas calories and get the heart pumping.
  • Join us at 2.30pm for our Festive Afternoon Tea and board games.
  • A festive buffet carvery dinner will be available 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Garter State room or choose the option to dine from the Al a Carte menu in our newly refurbished Knight’s restaurant with an allowance of £30.00 per person.

Let Us Do More!

  • Available to book is our famous Malt Whisky tastings or Gin tastings – £25.00 per person per tasting.
  • A luxury festive hamper including a selection of carefully chosen cheese and biscuits, a Lumley Castle Chocolate Bar, a bottle of house wine with the option to choose red, white or rose’ and a Christmas movie to really kickback relax and enjoy in the comfort of your own room – £15.00 per person. 
  • Our Escape room will also be open throughout New Year’s Day 10am – 10pm with priority booking available to residents with prices starting from just £50.00 per couple.

Farewell - 2nd January 2022

  • Breakfast served in the Knights Restaurant served between 8:30am – 10:30am in the Knights Restaurant.