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!

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

Christmas Party Nights

AVAILABLE EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT DECEMBER. PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY WITH OUR RESIDENT DJ.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait spread on foccacia crostini with winter fruit chutney.
  • Glazed goat’s cheese with beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with seasonal trimmings, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with Hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy cream.
  • Dark chocolate tart served with cream.
  • Crème caramel with chilled caramel sauce.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee

Dates and Prices

£37.95 per person

Monday 1st December to Tuesday 23rd December

Your party started

  • Full bar available from 7.00pm until 1.00am
  • Guests seated at 7.30pm
  • 3 course meal with festive novelties
  • Dancing to our DJ until 1.00am
  • Christmas photo booth/entertainment on selected nights
  • Hotel residents’ bar open all night

Party saver nights

  • Party saver night packages available in November and January from £25.00 per person.

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THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO PARTY!

Now’s the time, round up your friends and have a good time, Christmas provides the perfect excuse, so start emailing dates.


  • A £10.00 per person deposit is required. Final numbers and full payment is required 21 days prior to your party.
  • Follow us on Twitter @ThistleExeter
  • To book please call 01392 254982 or for more information visit thistle.com/christmas

Festive Lunches

FOR A RELAXED CHRISTMAS PARTY FEELING, EITHER WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS OR WORK COLLEAGUES, LET US SPOIL YOU WITH GOOD FOOD AND FINE SERVICE.

Starters

  • Roast plum tomato and red pepper soup with a dash of chilli infused sherry (v).
  • Chicken liver parfait spread on foccacia crostini with winter fruit chutney.
  • Glazed goat’s cheese with beetroot and pomegranate salad (v).

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown with seasonal trimmings, roasted château potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy.
  • Grilled salmon fillet served with Hollandaise sauce, steamed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
  • Wild mushroom orzo pasta with rocket, truffle oil, white wine and crème fraîche (v).

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy cream.
  • Dark chocolate tart served with cream.
  • Crème caramel with chilled caramel sauce.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee

Dates and Prices

£16.00 per person for 2 courses

£18.00 per person for 3 courses

Available throughout December

Your party started

  • Available between 12.00pm and 2.00pm
  • Menu choices and final numbers are required 21 days prior to your event

Did you know...

SAINT NICHOLAS

Santa has different names around the world: Kris Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Père Noël in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia.

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LET’S DO LUNCH

Christmas is a busy, busy time and everyone’s calendars get full to bursting. So you may want to swap a party night for a leisurely lunch and enjoy the festive spirit with all the trimmings.


  • A £10.00 per person deposit is required. Final numbers and full payment is required 21 days prior to your party.
  • Follow us on Twitter @ThistleExeter
  • To book please call 01392 254982 or for more information visit thistle.com/christmas

Accommodation And Festive Fillers

Save the taxi fare!

£65.00 per single room

From £70.00* per double or twin room

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 cosy bedroom and enjoy a good night’s sleep.


Festive fillers

  • Upgrade to include a glass of sparkling wine or Bucks Fizz on arrival from only £4.50 per person.
  • Add on 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

  • Casino tables – from £350.00
  • Caricaturist – 3 hours from £300.00
  • Magician – 3 hours from £250.00
  • Photo booth and props – 4 hours from £360.00
  • Candy buffets and treats – from £4.00 per person
  • Chocolate fountain – from £250.00

Stay over?

  • *Price based on 2 people sharing a standard double/twin room
  • Prices are inclusive of a full English breakfast
  • Further upgrades are available at an additional supplement
  • All accommodation prices are subject to availability

Thistle insider

DON’T EVACUATE THE DANCE FLOOR

Let your good time roll on and on, book a room and enjoy a lie in and breakfast on us. A perfect start to the morning after.


KEEP IT FLOWING

From a sparkling reception to a wide choice of soft drinks, we’ve got you covered. Pre-order your favourites.


DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!

We have some amazing DJs to round off your perfect party, with dancefloor classics that keep that glitter ball rolling, all night long. Pre-order your favourites.


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Christmas Day Lunch

MAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS DAY THAT LITTLE BIT SPECIAL AND JOIN US WITH SANTA AS OUR SPECIAL GUEST! ENJOY CHAMPAGNE ON ARRIVAL ACCOMPANIED BY CANAPÉS. LUNCH IS THEN SERVED AT YOUR LEISURE.

Soup

  • Mushroom and rosemary soup (v).

Starters

  • Tea smoked duck and marinated plum terrine, bacon crisp, watercress and chestnut salad.
  • Beetroot and shallot tarte tatin finished with a whole grain mustard and honey dressing (v).
  • Smoked salmon with smoked trout mousse, endive salad and horseradish honey and dill cream.

Sorbet

  • Bucks Fizz sorbet (v)

Mains 

  • Roast breast of turkey with Lincolnshire wrapped sausages, roast potatoes, sage and chestnut stuffing, duck fat roast potatoes, cranberry and turkey gravy.
  • Roast sirloin of beef, Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roast potatoes, beetroot and horseradish purée.
  • Pan roasted turbot, cauliflower purée, roast salsify and roast shallots finished with crab velouté.
  • Sweet potato and goat’s cheese mille feuille with warm root vegetable coleslaw and chive cream (v).

All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables


 Desserts

  • Plum fruit pudding with brandy butter and crème anglaise.
  • Dark chocolate délice, mulled fruits hazelnut brittle.
  • Poached seasonal fruit, lemon syllabub and sable biscuit.

 Cheese

  • Selection of cheeses served with breads, biscuits and chutneys.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee served with petit fours

Dates and Prices

£70.00 per adult

£30.00 per child aged 6–16 years

Children under 6 eat free
Thursday 25th December

Your party started

  • Champagne and canapés on arrival
  • Lunch served between 12.30pm and 3.00pm
  • 6 course meal
  • Visit from Santa and festive novelties

Did you know...

CRACKERS

The largest Christmas cracker, 45.72m long and 3.04m in diameter, was pulled in Australia in 1991.


  • A £10.00 per person deposit is required. Final numbers and full payment is required 21 days prior to your party.
  • Follow us on Twitter @ThistleExeter
  • To book please call 01392 254982 or for more information visit thistle.com/christmas

New Year's Eve

SEE IN 2015 IN STYLE WITH THE ROUGEMONT. ENJOY CANAPÉS AND CHAMPAGNE ON ARRIVAL FOLLOWED BY AN INDULGENT DINNER, BEFORE DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY TO OUR RESIDENT DJ WHO WILL COUNT US DOWN TO MIDNIGHT AND 2015.

Starters

  • Minestrone soup with Parmesan and garlic croutons (v).
  • Marinated red snapper served with cucumber and caper finished with horseradish cream.
  • Chicken liver and port parfait with glazed pear and walnut salad.

Sorbet

  • Pineapple sorbet with passion fruit syrup (v).

Mains 

  • Roast pork belly, celeriac purée, roast baby turnips, fondant potato, crackling sage crisps, port and bacon sauce.
  • Sea bream, courgette spaghetti, balsamic, beetroot and crab velouté, braised carrot lightly dressed leaf salad.
  • Vegetable strudel with basil pesto and feta, a rich pea and spinach sauce, baked artichoke and potato timbale (v).

 Desserts

  • Spiced ginger cheesecake with a whiskey jelly and lemon and orange parfait.
  • Baileys and chocolate pots with coconut tuile and honeycomb.
  • Lavender crème brûlée with mulled fruit compote.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee served with petit fours

Dates and Prices

£50.00 per person

Wednesday 31st December

Your party started

  • Champagne and canapés from 7.00pm
  • Dinner served at 8.00pm
  • DJ and bar until 2.00am
  • Dress code: smart (no jeans or trainers)
  • Over 18s only

Stay over?

  • Our New Year’s Eve package includes overnight accommodation for 2 people, evening meal and breakfast
  • £179.00 per double room based on 2 people sharing

  • A £30.00 deposit per person is required for New Year’s Eve. Final numbers and full payment is required 21 days prior to your party.
  • To book please call 01392 254982 or for more information visit thistle.com/christmas

Drinks Package

ORDER YOUR DRINKS IN ADVANCE TO HELP YOUR PARTY RUN MORE SMOOTHLY ON THE NIGHT. PLUS, BENEFIT FROM OUR PRE-ORDER DISCOUNTS.

Here are some of the pre-order options to choose from:

Thistle executive combo – £200.00

  • Includes 2 bottles of house champagne, 6 bottles of house wine, 2 jugs of cocktail and 1 beer or alcopop bucket.

Wine combo – £85.00

  • Choose 6 bottles of house red or white wine.

Beer bucket – £42.50

  • Choose 12 bottles from Stella Artois or Becks

Alcopop bucket – £35.00

  • Choose 12 bottles from K2 Ice or K2 Blue

Non-alcoholic combo – £15.00

  • Choose 6 bottles from J2O, Appletiser or non-alcoholic Becks

Cocktail jugs – £15.00 each

Choose from:

  • A Very Merry Christmas – Jack Daniels, Disaronno, cranberry juice and lime.
  • Spiced Apple and Cranberry Collins.
  • Winter Berry Punch.
  • Ginger Fizz Mojito.

All cocktails can be served as a non-alcoholic alternative (excludes ‘A Very Merry Christmas’)

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CHEQUE PLEASE

Avoid the ‘who had what’ debate. Money should be the last thing on your mind, after all it’s time to party! Just select which inclusive party package suits everyone.

Did you know...

CHRISTMAS DINNER

The majority of families around the UK will serve up a succulent roast turkey as the centre piece of their festive meal this Christmas.


DECK THE HALLS

Nearly 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe.


FATHER CHRISTMAS

The name Santa Claus originated from the Dutch word Sinterklaas which means Saint Nicholas.


  • To book please call 01392 254982 or for more information visit thistle.com/christmas

Forthcoming Events For 2015

CELEBRATING IN DECEMBER CAN BE HECTIC, WITH SO MANY VENUES GETTING BOOKED UP. INSTEAD JOIN US IN 2015, WE HAVE PLENTY OF GREAT EVENTS PLANNED.

Valentine’s Day special

14th February 2015

  • Come and join us for a special evening of romance. Full details coming soon.

Rougemont wedding fayre

1st March 2015

  • Each year we help lots of couples start planning their special day by attending one of our spectacular wedding fayres.

Murder at The Rougemont 

  • Come and play the detective at our Murder Mystery evening.

Club Tropicana 80s night

  • Dust off your 80s gear for a night of retro cocktails and dance yourself dizzy to some great tunes.

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LIGHT UP THE ROOM!

To add an extra special finish, sweep a little shimmer to the brow bone, cheeks and down the centre of the nose to illuminate the face.


REMEMBER WHEN?

Do you like Motown classics or 70s rock, just ask if you’d like a party with a theme and we’ll provide the soundtrack.

Celebrating?

Why not book Thistle Exeter The Rougemont for your next celebration? From christenings to weddings and birthday celebration, our flexible function rooms and menus will cater for all. For more details, call us on 01392 254982.


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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.