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18.10.2017 / words: The Guide 2 Surrey
'Tis almost the season to celebrate with colleagues at the great Christmas party! But where to celebrate such a seasonal affair may you ask? Check out our guide below for where to book your Christmas party in Surrey this year and await, with whetted appetites, a festive feast of plenty.
Moonlit in Marrakech, Farnborough
For one night only and in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, enjoy an altogether alternative Christmas party as you’re transported to mystical lands of moonlit Marrakech at FIVE in Farnborough this December.
Hosted by Best Parties Ever in support for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, from 7pm – 1am guests can enjoy a three course meal, live entertainment, a host of Moroccan themed activities, disco and a survivor’s breakfast for just £40 per person. Following on from dinner and as the night moves on relax in the intimately cushioned Kasbah, grab a refreshing Casablanca Beer, ride the unique Camel Rodeo or simply dance the night away before the long camel ride home. The event is kindly sponsored by Premier Panel Skills and Wise & Co.
FIVE, Farnborough, GU14 6FD /
The Village, Guildford
The glorious Guildford Village has some fantastic Christmas presents in store for party goers this Christmas. From the 15
November through to the 24
of December, you’ll experience the sights and sounds of Christmas when The Village in Guildford (opposite the bus station) is transformed into a winter wonderland.
For your office party this year, why not gather the troops and make one big group booking on the ice rink followed by bites from the plethora food stalls and beers from the bar?
The Village, Commercial Road, Guildford. GU1 4SU / 01483 319128 /
Whatever the time of year, there are few more idyllic escapes in Surrey than Worplesdon Place, an elegant and homely pub-restaurant and hotel. But when Christmas rolls around, the pine-fringed grounds outside and cosy corners inside make this a particularly warm and fuzzy locale to whisk your friends, family or colleagues off to for an indulgent Christmas party.
Whether you’re planning a festive knees-up or looking to put your feet up and let someone else do all the hard graft on Christmas Day, Worplesdon Place have got the perfect festive package to get you in the Christmas spirit. Their 2-course Christmas party menu starts from just £18 per person for lunch or enjoy 3-courses for £24.95 per person for dinner. And their traditional Christmas lunch menu comes with all the trimmings along with a few modern twists for only £70 per person or £30 for under 12’s.
(T&Cs apply – offer valid on bookings Monday to Thursday for tables of 8 and over. Deposit must be paid by 31st October. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.)
Plus, book by 31st October and receive a free bottle of bubbly - guaranteed to add that extra sparkle to your celebrations!*
Worplesdon Place, Perry Hill, Guildford, GU3 3RY. Tel: 01483 232 407 /
Carlo’s Trattoria, Guildford
Carlo’s Trattoria has been wildly popular with the Christmas party crowd for years, and for good reason. The exquisite, modern dining room is designed to feel as if you have your own intimate section to yourself while still enjoying the atmosphere of the whole restaurant.
Their Christmas menu serves the fantastic Italian specialities diners have come to know and love over the restaurant’s thirty years in business, but given a festive twist. Alongside the classic Christmas roasts there are fresh fish dishes, silky pastas and earthy meat dishes awaiting your party alongside decadent Italian desserts and marvellous wines sourced direct from the old country.
Their Christmas menus are available from Friday 1st December until Sunday 24th December. Weekday and Sunday Lunch £19.50*; Monday - Thursday Evenings £22.50*; Friday and Saturday; Evenings £25.50* (* plus £10 discretionary charge)
Newlands Corner Shere Road, Guildford GU4 8SE / 01483 224180 /
G Live, Guildford
For more than a touch of glamour this Christmas, launch your celebrations in lavish style with a real Night to Remember at G Live, Guildford’s premier entertainment venue.
Dig out the dinner jackets and evening gowns and board the ship for an undersea adventure, collecting your glass of prosecco upon arrival. There will be live music playing in the lower foyer as you wait by the bar to take your seats.
After a sumptuous three-course dinner has been served, a live band and artists will entertain you before the DJ takes over to continue the party until 1am. Tickets include a glass of bubbly on arrival, three-course dinner, DJ and live entertainment.
December: £49.50; Friday 15
December: £55.50; Saturday 16
December: £59.50; Groups 50+ save 10%
G Live, London Road, Guildford GU1 2AA / Tel: 01483 369350 /
Noah’s Ark Inn
Located just a stone’s throw from Blackdown Hill on the borders of Surrey and West Sussex, The Noah’s Ark is a beautiful 16th century pub situated in the picturesque village of Lurgashall, overlooking the cricket green.
As a quintessentially traditional English pub, the Noah’s Ark Inn provides all the vintage, homely comfort and warm welcome you could hope for at this time of year, to say nothing of a Christmas menu brimming with sumptuous seasonal delights. The Ark hosts a private dining room that can seat 8-12 people exclusively and the Ark Room seats 20-50 people.
Starters include twice baked butternut squash and sage soufflé and Confit duck croquettes, which set the scene for a satisfying free-range roast turkey with all the trimmings. Or you could plump for free-range pork belly with parsnip mash and buttered winter greens, or leek, chestnut and blue monday cheese wellington. Finish on a sticky figgy pudding or chocolate panacotta, coffee and baby mince pies and you’ll agree that celebrating Christmas at the Noah’s Ark Inn is a feast to remember.
Christmas menu is available from 1st to 25th December (parties of 6 or more can order from the Christmas menu). 2 courses £24; 3 courses £30. The Noah’s Ark Inn can also provide buffets, stand up canape, and bowl-food events.
The Noah’s Ark Inn, The Green, Lurgashall, West Sussex GU28 9ET / Tel: 01428 707346 /
Chobham Golf Club
Few golf courses in Surrey can beat Chobham Golf Club for its beautiful scenery and immaculate design. The traditional private members golf club offers a superb golf course, excellent clubhouse facilities and an experienced management team, all situated in a stunning location.
As a venue for a Christmas party, Chobham Golf Club truly sparkles. Arrive to a festive glass of fizz before settling down for an unforgettable three-course meal. Starters include Scottish oak smoked Scottish salmon with pickled baby capers & salted pearl barley and ham hock terrine with petite pois, then lead to a lavish mains with roasted turkey with stuffing, buttered carrots, braised red cabbage, sprouts & roasted potatoes. or how about slow braised loin of pork or cranberry & goats cheese nut roast? indulge with a trio of chocolate puddings, traditional Christmas pudding or Christmas mess. Then it’s time for fresh coffee, mince pies and the fun of the disco and late bar.
£38.95pp. Dates: Friday 1st December, Friday 8th December & Saturday 9th December
Chobham Golf Club, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2TZ / 01276 855584 /
Located in the peaceful Surrey countryside of East Horsley, Thatcher’s is a charming 19th Century Tudor style hotel set in beautiful, sprawling landscaped gardens. There’s something of an alpine retreat feel to the building and grounds, which becomes especially evocative at Christmastime.
Because here you’ll find a host of packages tailored to welcome you, your friends and colleagues to celebrate this most magical of seasons. Over the years the hotel has earned a first-class reputation for offering the highest quality of food, service and entertainment to their festive guests. Arrive from 7pm and get into the party atmosphere as you mix and mingle with friends, then indulge in a delicious 3 course festive dinner which will be served at 8pm to fuel you up for a fun filled night on the dance floor, until 1am. You can even take advantage of fantastic special accommodation rates from just £45 pp. Car parking is also FREE. Thatcher’s are also offering traditional party lunches, and celebrations on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. November & December Three Course Dinner, Sunday to Thursday £29.00 Per Person, Friday & Saturday Nights £39.00 Per Person
Early Bird Special
Book a group of 4+ before 31st October and each person gets a free glass of Prosecco. Book a group of 10+ before 31st October and the booker/PA gets to go for free
Thatcher's Hotel, Guildford Road, East Horsley KT24 6TB / 01483 280 503 /
The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth
If you like to celebrate Christmas wrapped in traditional rustic charm and comfort, look no further than The Hollist Arms, a cosy country pub nestled between Midhurst and Petworth in the South Downs. With its inglenook fireplaces and low beams, the pub offers a warm relaxed atmosphere with a friendly, welcoming team.
Always a favourite among customers from near and far, the Hollist Arms provides the perfect venue for your Christmas party, with two function rooms upstairs - a beautiful private dining room for 8 - 12 people, and the lovely Stag Room which can accommodate 13 - 20 people. The whole upstairs floor, which also includes a small entrance room, can accommodate standing parties of up to 60 people. They also cater for larger, bespoke events with canapés or bowl food.
From the Christmas menu you can enjoy delicious seasonal choices like Home-smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraiche, rosemary and garlic baked camembert, confit duck leg with potato dauphinoise, and a classic free-range turkey breast with pork, sage and onion stuffing. Puddings include traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard, flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel and lemon posset.
2 courses £22, 3 courses £28.
The Street, Lodsworth, Petworth GU28 9BZ / Tel 01798 861310 /
Hogs Back Hotel & Spa
Ever since its recent refurbishment, the iconic Hogs Back Hotel has returned to its rightful place as one of Surrey’s top destinations for weddings, events and all-round R&R. Long a favourite for Christmas get-togethers, the hotel always provides a memorable backdrop to a festive shindig, and this year their team are more than ready to provide all the fizz and fun your party could wish for.
Arrive to a glass of bucks fizz and settle into an unforgettable experience of delicious food and drink, including dishes like salmon cured with oriental spices crayfish and paw paw salsa and classic roast turkey, cranberry and chestnut stuffing & pigs in blankets, traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce or white chocolate cheesecake. Enjoy lavish surroundings and fun entertainment well into the night. Furthermore, the hotel’s 96 bedrooms ensure there’s plenty of room to stay overnight. November & December Three Course Dinner, Sunday to Thursday £29.00 Per Person, Friday & Saturday Nights £39.00 Per Person
For smaller groups or a more informal gathering, you can enjoy delicious festive lunch and dinner menus from Wednesday 1st November through until Saturday 6th January. Lunch: Three courses just £16.95 per person; Dinner: Three courses just £19.95 per person.
Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa, Seale, Farnham GU10 1EX / Tel: 01252 784 889 /
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