Christmas At Thistle Cheltenham

At Thistle Cheltenham we certainly know how to host the best Christmas celebrations. From party nights, gala dinners, traditional Christmas lunches or New Year’s Eve parties – whichever you choose, we’ll make it the most memorable Christmas for you.

So if you’ve been nominated to organise your work’s Christmas-do, family get-together or your friends are looking to you to organise a treat, then look no further!

Behind the scenes, our friendly staff are experienced at organising events that are seamlessly smooth, beautifully presented and charged with a joyful atmosphere. And at every good party there’s got to be great food! At Thistle the food always matches the occasion and our chefs are passionate about serving consistently delicious, fresh food from a mouth-watering range of menus.

At Thistle Cheltenham, an eventful and enjoyable Christmas and a very happy New Year is waiting for everyone!

Good honest seasonal food and drink

Raise your expectations because our winter menus are here to delight. Whether it’s a traditional Christmas party, lunch, or a gala dinner, our chefs prepare every dish with the freshest ingredients sourced from the finest suppliers. And all our recipes include a large dash of culinary passion. So enjoy the party season this Christmas and bon appétit!

Don’t book a taxi... book a room!

You’re having a great night so don’t let it end too soon, spend the night with us! With such great room rates and a hearty breakfast the following morning, let us look after you!

Packages Available

Live Band Party Nights

From £19.95 per person

Saturday 23rd November

From £34.95 per person

Saturday 7th December*
Saturday 14th December

With our delicious 3 course menu to tempt your taste buds and our band giving a legendary performance, our live band party nights are guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry oil (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait, Pinot Noir jelly served with toasted focaccia, raspberry vinaigrette and winter fruit chutney.
  • Goat’s cheese and roasted beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).
  • Norwegian smoked salmon with asparagus spears served with capers and a lemon and herb dressing.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with chipolata sausage, sage and onion stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Roasted rib of beef served with Yorkshire pudding, port wine sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with béarnaise sauce, steamed baby new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom and leek risotto served with crisp rocket leaves, buttered broccoli florets and vegetarian-friendly Parmesan shavings (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding packed with fruit and brandy, served warm with custard.
  • Dark chocolate and orange tart served with clotted cream.
  • Sticky toffee and walnut pudding served with irresistible caramel sauce.
  • Vanilla and lemon cheesecake, Chantilly cream and mango purée.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal, live band or fun casino and disco.
  • Bar service from 6.00pm.
  • Dinner served at 8.00pm.
  • Carriages at 1.00am.
  • *This event has a black tie or lounge suite dress code with a cocktail on arrival.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Casino Party Nights

From £24.95 per person

Friday 29th November

From £34.95 per person

Friday 13th December

Includes a fabulous 3 course meal before trying your luck on our fun-money casino tables. After which you can hit the dance floor as our DJ plays great music!

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry oil (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait, Pinot Noir jelly served with toasted focaccia, raspberry vinaigrette and winter fruit chutney.
  • Goat’s cheese and roasted beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).
  • Norwegian smoked salmon with asparagus spears served with capers and a lemon and herb dressing.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with chipolata sausage, sage and onion stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Roasted rib of beef served with Yorkshire pudding, port wine sauce, château potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with béarnaise sauce, steamed baby new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom and leek risotto served with crisp rocket leaves, buttered broccoli florets and vegetarian-friendly Parmesan shavings (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding packed with fruit and brandy, served warm with custard.
  • Dark chocolate and orange tart served with clotted cream.
  • Sticky toffee and walnut pudding served with irresistible caramel sauce.
  • Vanilla and lemon cheesecake, Chantilly cream and mango purée.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

What you need to know...

  • Menu pre-selections will be required 21 days prior to your function date.

Terms and conditions apply.

Festive Disco Nights

From £19.95 per person

Thursday 12th and 19th December
Wednesday 18th December
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December

From £24.95 per person

Saturday 30th November

From £29.95 per person

Friday 6th December

Get into the festive spirit and party with your friends and work colleagues. You will enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal and our DJ will have you dancing the night away to a selection of Christmas hits and dance floor classics!

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry oil (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait, Pinot Noir jelly served with toasted focaccia, raspberry vinaigrette and winter fruit chutney.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with chipolata sausage, sage and onion stuffing, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with béarnaise sauce, steamed baby new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom and leek risotto served with crisp rocket leaves, buttered broccoli florets and vegetarian-friendly Parmesan shavings (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding packed with fruit and brandy, served warm with custard.
  • Dark chocolate and orange tart served with clotted cream.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal and disco.
  • Bar service from 6.00pm.
  • Dinner served at 8.00pm.
  • Carriages at 12.30am (Monday to Thursday).
  • Carriages at 1.00am (Friday and Saturday).
  • Menu pre-selections will be required 21 days prior to your function date.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch

£55.00 per adult

£25.00 per child between 5 - 12 yrs

Children 4 years and under are free of charge

Enjoy a traditional Christmas Day lunch in our Burford Restaurant, the perfect way to relax and enjoy the festivities with your family on this special day!

Starters

  • Confit of Gressingham duck leg, puy lentils, raspberry vinaigrette and brioche bread.
  • Smoked salmon with sweet roasted beetroot, pea shoots, lemon and a caper dressing.
  • Asparagus and cherry tomato salad with citrus dressing, soft boiled egg and cress salad (v).

Mains

  • Roast breast of seasonal English turkey, served with traditional garnish of chipolata wrapped in bacon, sage and onion stuffing and cranberry sauce, dressed with a rich red wine jus.
  • Casterbridge roast rib of beef, roasted châteaux potato, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, port wine jus, accompanied with creamed horseradish.
  • Line caught seared sea bass, basil mash, confit fennel, mussel and saffron bouillon.
  • Herb roasted vegetable wellington, wilted kale and red pesto cream (v).

Desserts

  • Warm Bramley apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream and a raspberry coulis.
  • Baked white chocolate cheesecake Chantilly cream and seasonal berries.
  • Steamed festive Christmas pudding served with vanilla custard and a mixed berries compote.
  • Cheese selection served with crunchy celery, spicy plum chutney and crackers.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee.

What you need to know...

  • Bar service from 12 noon.
  • Lunch reservations at 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
  • Menu pre-selections will be required 21 days prior to your function date.

Terms and Conditions apply.

3 Day Christmas Residential Package

£270.00 per adult

£135.00 per child between 11 - 16 yrs

£99.00 per child between 5 and 10 yrs

Children 4 years and under are free of charge

Relax and let us take care of Christmas.

Christmas Eve

  • Arrive on Christmas Eve to a warm welcome and afternoon tea.
  • Gather for a Bucks Fizz drinks reception and 3 course evening meal, followed by musical entertainment.

Christmas Day

  • Wake up to a full English breakfast and spend the morning taking it easy or using our Otium Health and Leisure Club.
  • Then enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a traditional Christmas lunch. Later in the afternoon, tea and cakes will be served in the lounge. In the evening join us for a festive buffet dinner and entertainment.

Boxing Day

  • After a hearty breakfast take a drive to explore the Cotswolds or visit Cheltenham for the start of the sales. In the evening enjoy a Boxing Day dinner and entertainment.

27th December

  • Breakfast in the Burford Restaurant and then farewell.

What you need to know...

  • Includes afternoon tea, dinners, entertainment and Christmas lunch.
  • *Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room, single occupancy supplements apply.
  • *Subject to availability.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Accommodation

From £65.00 per room including breakfast.*

If you are joining us at one of our Christmas events then why not stay the night?

Treat yourself to full use of the leisure facilities, dip in the pool and relax in the sauna or steam room. Awake leisurely the next morning and enjoy a full English breakfast.

Reward the Organiser

  • Book a group of 50 or more people for any event and as a thank you the organiser will receive a complimentary overnight stay including breakfast on the night of your party.

January Party Nights

  • If you missed out in December don’t worry, organise your party in January. Let Thistle Cheltenham create a tailor-made party to suit your needs.
  • Contact us with your preferred date and we can create a package to suit your budget and tastes.

80s Themed Party Night

  • From £19.95 per person
    Friday 17th January

    Music from across the 80s, including a 3 course meal and disco.

What you need to know...

  • *Subject to availability.
  • Drinks Packages
    To make sure that you are ready to party, pre-order your drinks at attractive prices prior to your event. Ask our Party Co-ordinator for our Christmas drinks list.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Pre-Order Wine List

If attending an event why not pre-order your wine at the discounted prices below?

White Wines

Borsari Inzolia, Italy £15.00

Typically Italian – delicate, engaging and elegant.

Luis Felipe Edwards Lot 66 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile £17.50

Its zingy, lemon-lime sorbet quality is perfect with poultry.

Kleine Zalze Bush Vines Chenin Blanc, South Africa £20.00

Award winner from the Rainbow Nation. Soft, creamy and exotic.

Red Wines

Arium Tempranillo-Garnacha Tinto Albali, Spain £15.00

Easy drinking Spanish. Full of cherries and plums.

Berri Estates Shiraz, South Eastern Australia £17.50

Brambles and warm spices. Great with winter warmers.

La Campagne Merlot, France £20.00

A rich and juicy southern French wine with a punch!

Rosé Wines

Vendange White Zinfandel, California, USA £17.50

Vibrant and juicy sweet summer strawberries. Delicious!

Corte Vigna Pinot Grigio Rosé, Italy £20.00

It’s Pinot Grigio. It’s pink. It’s soft. It’s easy.

Sparkling & Champagne

Prosecco Sant’ Orsola, Italy £25.00

Peachy soft, with a gentle fizz of apples and pears. A heavenly choice.

House Champagne, France £35.00

Lovely bubbly!

For reserve BIN wines selection and other wines available to pre-order, please ask at booking. All wines are
subject to availability and vintages may vary. If your chosen wine is not available, a suitable alternative will be
provided. The AVB range of the wines on this list is 11%–15%.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Thistle Cheltenham

Gloucester Road
Cheltenham
Gloucester
GL51 0TS

Tel: 0871 376 9013
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8313

Directions

Leave the M5 at junction 11 and take the A40 towards Cheltenham. At the next roundabout take the second exit; Thistle Cheltenham is immediately on the left. We have 220 parking spaces available on-site for a small additional charge for all overnight guests. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode GL51 0TS