Christmas at Thistle Exeter The Rougemont

At Thistle Exeter, The Rougemont, 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 Exeter, The Rougemont, 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

Casino Party Nights

£34.50 per person

Available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights throughout November and January

£37.95 per person

Available throughout December

This year, back by popular demand, our celebration of James Bond.

Starters

  • Parsnip and celery soup served with garlic croutons.
  • Salmon ceviche served with caper berries and pea shoots.
  • Smooth duck and orange pâté served with damson chutney and walnut bread.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey roulade, sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Herb crusted cod, parsley potato cake, wild mushroom velouté and seasonal vegetables.
  • Goat’s cheese and caramelised onion tart, cherry tomato and olive salsa.

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with vanilla and brandy cream anglaise.
  • Chocolate and orange parfait, served with mint cream and tuille biscuit.
  • Classic French fruit tart with crème fraîche and Contreau sauce.

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal.
  • Full bar service from 7.00pm.
  • All guests to be seated by 7.30pm.
  • Casino tables open from 9.00pm until 11.30pm.
  • Dancing and bar until 1.00am.
  • Hotel residents’ bar open all night.
  • Other dates are available on request.
  • Menu pre-selections will be required 2 weeks prior to your function date.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Party Saver Nights

£20.00 per person - 6 selection finger buffet and disco

£25.00 per person - 2 course hot and cold buffet and disco

£25.00 per person* - 2 course meal with disco

Available on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights throughout November, December and January

Take advantage of our Party Saver Nights with an indulgent finger buffet, 2 course buffet or sit down meal, and all with a disco!

Starters

  • Parsnip and celery soup served with garlic croutons.
  • Salmon ceviche served with caper berries and pea shoots.
  • Smooth duck and orange pâté served with damson chutney and walnut bread.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey roulade, sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Herb crusted cod, parsley potato cake, wild mushroom velouté and seasonal vegetables.
  • Goat’s cheese and caramelised onion tart, cherry tomato and olive salsa.

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with vanilla and brandy cream anglaise.
  • Chocolate and orange parfait, served with mint cream and tuille biscuit.
  • Classic French fruit tart with crème fraîche and Contreau sauce.

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea.

What you need to know...

  • *Minimum numbers apply.
  • Buffet menu available on request.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Festive Lunches

£15.95 per person for 2 courses

£17.95 per person for 3 courses

Available throughout December

For a more relaxed Christmas party for friends, colleagues, or family, let us spoil you with good food and fine service in the Drakes Restaurant and our private function rooms.

Starters

  • Parsnip and celery soup served with garlic croutons.
  • Salmon ceviche served with caper berries and pea shoots.
  • Smooth duck and orange pâté served with damson chutney and walnut bread.

Mains

  • Roasted turkey roulade, sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Herb crusted cod, parsley potato cake, wild mushroom velouté and seasonal vegetables.
  • Goat’s cheese and caramelised onion tart, cherry tomato and olive salsa.

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding with vanilla and brandy cream anglaise.
  • Chocolate and orange parfait, served with mint cream and tuille biscuit.
  • Classic French fruit tart with crème fraîche and Contreau sauce.

Freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or Twinings tea.

What you need to know...

  • Available between 12 noon and 2.00pm.
  • Menu pre-selections will be required 2 weeks prior to your function date.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Why Not Stay Over and Save the Taxi Fare!

From £34.50 per person including full English breakfast*

Don’t wait around for hours to get home to your bed… relax and use one of ours. When the party’s over, what better way to end the evening than to retire to a warm and cozy bedroom and enjoy a good night’s sleep?

What you need to know...

  • All accommodation prices are subject to availability.
  • *Price is based on 2 people sharing a standard double/twin bedroom. Single room supplement £24.50.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Festive Fillers

Upgrade to include a glass of sparkling wine or Buck’s Fizz on arrival from only £4.00 per person.

Add half a bottle of house wine from only £7.50 per person.

Late night snacks from £4.00 per person:

  • Hot dogs.
  • Bacon/egg rolls.
  • Selection of cheese, biscuits and chutney.
  • Potato wedges and dips.

Dinner, entertainment and sweet treats from £4.00 per person:

  • Casino tables – from £350
  • Caricaturist – 3 hours from £300
  • Magician – 3 hours from £250
  • Photo booth and props – 4 hours from £360
  • Candy buffets and treats – from £4.00 per person
  • Chocolate fountain – from £250

Terms and Conditions apply.

Christmas Day Carvery Lunch

£45.00 per adult

£15.00 per child 16 yrs and under Children under 5 yrs eat free

Make your Christmas Day that little bit extra special this year and join in our festive feast with Santa as our special guest. Enjoy champagne on arrival, followed by canapés and a mouth-watering Christmas carvery lunch with all the trimmings.

Starter

  • Spiced roasted butternut and cumin soup with coriander oil and toasted almonds (v).

Hors d’Oeuvres Table

  • Quinoa and roasted vegetable salad with chopped herbs (v).
  • Lemon marinated fennel and spring onion salad (v).
  • Sicilian caponata with shredded basil (v).
  • Pear, watercress, Devon blue and poppy seed (v).
  • Marinated cherry tomatoes (v).
  • Sliced cucumber and dill (v).
  • Fresh Devon garden herbs and lettuce (v).

Fish Mirror

  • Dressed salmon and fine local smoked fish and mussels.

Charcuterie Platter

  • Parma ham, Italian salami, Mortadella, pressed chicken terrine.
  • Duck liver and orange pâté and our own honey roasted gammon ham.
  • Chef’s selection of fine oils, vinegars, croutons, dried fruit, chutneys and dressings, all to accompany the salads and starter platters (v).

What you need to know...

  • Festive carvery and a visit from Santa.
  • Champagne and canapés from 12.30pm.
  • Book your time for lunch 1.00pm or 2.00pm.

Terms and Conditions apply.

New Year's Eve Celebration

£79.00 per person

Tuesday 31st December

See in the New Year in style with Thistle Exeter, The Rougemont. Enjoy champagne and canapés before being seated to indulge in our sumptuous 4 course gala dinner.

Afterwards, dance the night away in the company of the resident DJ who will help us welcome the New Year in with the countdown to midnight.

Starter

  • Potted Brixham crab and brown shrimp with toasted sourdough, fennel and apple.
  • Pressed tomato cake with peppered goat’s cheese and sherry walnut dressing (v).

Mains

  • Slow roasted peppered West Country beef fillet, with parsnip and potato gâteaux, baby vegetables and tomato and thyme jus.
  • Wild mushroom, walnut and spinach pithivier, white bean purée, sautéed trompette and spelt (v).

Desserts

  • Chocolate nemesis – baked chocolate mousse, clotted cream and winter berries.

Cheese Course

  • A selection of Devon cheeses, fruit, chutneys, crusty breads and savoury biscuits.

What you need to know...

  • Champagne and canapés from 7.00pm.
  • Dinner to be served from 8.00pm.
  • DJ and bar until 2.00am.
  • Dress code: black tie.
  • Over 18s only.

Why not stay overnight?

  • New Year’s Eve Package:
    from £235.00 per couple (standard double/twin room); from £155.00 per person (single occupancy).
    Package also includes entry to the function and brunch on New Year’s Day.

Terms and Conditions apply.

2014 Events

Join us in 2014 for some fantastic New Year offers and events.

Winter Warmer Meetings Offer

£25.00 day delegate rate

Throughout January and February

An exceptional Winter Warmer rate for delegates in January and February. So brush away the post holiday blues and get your business in check for the start of the year.


Club Tropicana 80s Night

£21.00 per person

Saturday 1st February

Dust off your 80s gear for a night of retro cocktails and a classic disco to dance yourself dizzy until 1.00am. Includes a buffet to keep you on your feet until late.


Valentine’s Day Special

£25.00 per person

Friday 14th February

Come and join us for a fabulous romantic evening for you and your loved one. Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal with half a bottle of wine.


Rougement Wedding Fayre

Saturday 23rd February

Come and see our fabulous facilities at the Thistle Exeter, The Rougemont, for your special day. Come along and see the hotel showcased for weddings and meet with local suppliers who can meet all of your wedding needs.


What you need to know...

  • Offers subject to availability.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Thistle Exeter The Rougemont

Queen Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3SP

Tel: 0871 376 9018
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8318

Directions

From the M5 junction 30 follow signs to services at first roundabout and then first left towards the City Centre. Once in the City Centre follow directions to the Museum and Central Station which are opposite The Rougemont Hotel. 26 car parking bays and 2 accessible designated bays are available at the hotel and are subject to availability. Charges apply at £8 for an overnight stay. Additional parking is available at a local council car park at a charge, the reception team will be happy to direct you if required.