Christmas At Thistle Haydock

At Thistle Haydock we certainly know how to host the best Christmas. From party nights and gala dinners to traditional Christmas lunches and New Year’s Eve celebrations; 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!

Be our guest with friendly staff 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 delicious, fresh food from a mouth-watering range of menus.

At Thistle Haydock, 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

Soul and Motown Evening

ENJOY A 3 COURSE MEAL FOLLOWED BY LIVE MUSIC. BE ENTERTAINED BY CLASSIC TRACKS FROM THE SOUL AND MOTOWN ERA, THEN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH OUR RESIDENT DJ.

Starters

  • Tomato and coriander soup with a hint of chilli (v)
  • Lemon and thyme chicken terrine wrapped in streaky bacon with apricot and ginger chutney
  • Smoked trout with paprika and lime mayonnaise with shaved fennel salad

Mains

  • Slow roast turkey breast, sage and onion stuffing, chipolata and turkey gravy
  • Roast English sirloin of beef, balsamic onions and pink peppercorn sauce
  • Butternut squash and sage crumble, Parmesan crumb and lemon oil (v)

All served with fondant potato, roasted carrots, sprouts and
green beans


Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy custard and cranberry syrup
  • Chocolate fudge cake, vanilla cream and caramel pieces
  • Vanilla cheesecake with raspberries and lemon curd sauce

Dates and Prices

£45.00 per person

Friday 5th December - Josh Adams

£45.00 per person

Saturday 20th December - Soul and Motown Tribute Act

Your party started

  • 3 course meal with live music and disco
  • Arrival 7.00pm–7.30pm
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm
  • Carriages at 1.00am

Stay over?

  • £74.00 per room – single occupancy
  • A £5 supplement applies fordouble occupancy
  • Rates are per night and inclusive of breakfast and VAT. Rates 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 with breakfast on us. A perfect start to the morning after.


  • £10.00 per person non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder
    of the balance will be due by the 7th November 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Las Vegas Casino Party Nights

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS VEGAS STYLE! HAVE A SPIN ON THE ROULETTE OR PLAY A HAND OF BLACKJACK. ENJOY A 3 COURSE MEAL FOLLOWED BY ENTERTAINMENT FROM OUR RESIDENT DJ.

Starters

  • Tomato and coriander soup with a hint of chilli (v)
  • Lemon and thyme chicken terrine wrapped in streaky bacon with apricot and ginger chutney
  • Smoked trout with paprika and lime mayonnaise with shaved fennel salad

Mains

  • Slow roast turkey breast, sage and onion stuffing, chipolata and turkey gravy
  • Roast English sirloin of beef, balsamic onions and pink peppercorn sauce
  • Butternut squash and sage crumble, Parmesan crumb and lemon oil (v)

All served with fondant potato, roasted carrots, sprouts and green beans


Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy custard and cranberry syrup
  • Chocolate fudge cake, vanilla cream and caramel pieces
  • Vanilla cheesecake with raspberries and lemon curd sauce

Dates and Prices

£39.00 per person

Saturday 6th December
Friday 12th December
Saturday 13th December
Friday 19th December

Your party started

  • 3 course meal with fun casino and disco
  • Arrival 7.00pm–7.30pm
  • Dinner served at 7.45pm
  • Carriages at 1.00am

Stay over?

  • £74.00 per room – single occupancy
  • A £5 supplement applies for double occupancy
  • Rates are per night and inclusive of breakfast and VAT. Rates are subject to availability

Thistle insider

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.


  • £10.00 per person non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder
    of the balance will be due by the 7th November 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Santa Sunday Cavery Lunch

JOIN US AND BRING ALONG THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR A HEARTY SUNDAY CARVERY LUNCH. THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE CHILDREN AND A SPECIAL VISIT FROM SANTA HIMSELF.

Starters

  • Tomato and coriander soup with a hint of chilli (v)
  • Lemon and thyme chicken terrine wrapped in streaky bacon with apricot and ginger chutney
  • Smoked trout with paprika and lime mayonnaise with shaved fennel salad

Mains

  • Slow roast turkey breast, sage and onion stuffing, chipolata and turkey gravy
  • Roast English sirloin of beef, balsamic onions and pink peppercorn sauce
  • Butternut squash and sage crumble, Parmesan crumb and lemon oil (v)

All served with fondant potato, roasted carrots, sprouts and green beans


Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy custard and cranberry syrup
  • Chocolate fudge cake, vanilla cream and caramel pieces
  • Vanilla cheesecake with raspberries and lemon curd sauce

Dates and Prices

£19.95 per adult

£9.95 per child under 12 years

Sunday 7th December
Sunday 14th December
Sunday 21st December

Your party started

  • Carvery lunch with children’s entertainer
  • Lunch served between
  • 1.00pm–3.00pm
  • Visit from Santa for the children
  • Entertainment starts at 3.00pm

Stay over?

  • £74.00 per room – single occupancy
  • A £5 supplement applies for double occupancy
  • Rates are per night and inclusive of breakfast and VAT. Rates are subject to availability

Thistle insider

BELIEVE!
Santa’s not stuck up the chimney, you’ll find him giving away presents with family Christmas dinners. We even offer plenty of parking for sleighs and reindeer.


  • £10.00 per person non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder
    of the balance will be due by the 7th November 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch

ENJOY A GOURMET LUNCH IN OUR BEECHERS RESTAURANT, THE IDEAL AMBIENCE FOR A TRADITIONAL FAMILY GATHERING. A SPECIAL VISITOR WILL BE DROPPING IN TO MEET THE CHILDREN.

Starters

  • Pea and mint soup, pea shoots and crème fraîche (v)
  • Pressed game terrine, fig relish and crisp breads
  • Seared scallops, cauliflower purée, beignets and curry oil
  • Venison carpaccio, smoked rock salt and maple syrup vinaigrette

Mains

  • Slow roasted garlic and herb turkey, duck fat potatoes, root vegetables and sprouts with chestnuts
  • Pan roasted duck breast, pumpkin purée, fondant potato and pancetta green bean jus
  • Rib of English beef slow roasted, duck fat potatoes, root vegetables and sprouts with chestnuts
  • Herb crusted cod loin, saffron risotto with Parmesan tuile
  • Smoked mozzarella and pine nut twice baked soufflé with plum tomato compote (v)

Desserts

  • Rhubarb and custard trifle, lemon curd and sponge toast
  • Chocolate trio, mini tart, fondant and chocolate jelly with vanilla ice cream
  • Apple tart tatin, Calvados and toffee ripple ice cream, candied apple and warm syrup
  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy anglaise and poached cranberries

Dates and Prices

£75.00 per adult

£35.00 per child under 12 years

£10.00 per infant under 5 years

Thursday 25th December

Your party started

  • 3 course lunch
  • Visit from Father Christmas
  • for the children
  • Sittings between 1.00pm–3.00pm

Stay over?

  • From £55.00 per room based on 2 people sharing a standard double/twin room
  • Rates are per night and inclusive of breakfast and VAT. Rates are subject to availability

  • £10.00 per person non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder
    of the balance will be due by the 7th November 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

OUR FAMILY STYLE BUFFET WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THAT SPECIAL INFORMAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE RACECOURSE SUITE. FATHER CHRISTMAS WILL MAKE A SURPRISE VISIT TO CHILDREN OF ALL AGES.

Starters

  • Butternut squash soup, carrot crisps and cumin oil (v)
  • Smoked fish slate, cucumber and fennel salad with dill and citrus mayonnaise
  • Ham hock and soft egg salad with red wine dressing
  • Chef’s winter salad bar, bread basket and marinated olives (v)

Mains

  • Slow roasted turkey breast with lemon and herb stuffing and turkey gravy
  • Rib of English beef, Yorkshire pudding and beef gravy
  • Salmon en croûte with watercress sauce
  • Cauliflower Cheddar cheese risotto (v)

All served with roast potatoes, herb buttered new potatoes, carrot and swede purée, green vegetables and traditional accompaniments


Desserts

  • Classic Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
  • Profiteroles with double cream, fudge shavings and dark chocolate sauce
  • Manchester tart with raspberry purée
  • Winter berry Eton mess

Dates and Prices

£55.00 per adult

£25.00 per child under 12 years

Thursday 25th December

Your party started

  • 3 course lunch
  • Visit from Father Christmas
  • for the children
  • Sittings between 1.00pm–3.00pm

Stay over?

  • From £55.00 per room based on 2 people sharing a standard double/twin room
  • Rates are per night and inclusive of breakfast and VAT. Rates are subject to availability

  • £10.00 per person non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder
    of the balance will be due by the 7th November 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.

New Year's Eve in Gourmet Dinner

CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF 2015 IN LUXURIOUS STYLE IN THE BEECHERS RESTAURANT. ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDES A FEMALE VOCALIST, DJ, TRADITIONAL PIPER AND A SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

Starters

  • Cock-a-leekie soup, prunes and Armagnac
  • Crab cocktail, avocado, Bloody Mary jelly and chive oil
  • Black pudding scotch egg, shallot purée, watercress and mustard vinaigrette
  • Carpaccio of golden and red beetroot, whipped goat’s cheese and basil mayonnaise (v)

Mains

  • Beef tournedos, horseradish mash, roasted parsnips, spinach and smoked garlic jus
  • Trio of pork; fillet of pork, braised belly and pig’s cheeks with fondant potato, carrot purée, cabbage ball and mustard sauce
  • Seared sea trout, lemon and pea risotto, broad bean salsa and truffle oil
  • Mushroom gnocchi, sautéed wild mushrooms, leeks and gorgonzola gratin (v)

Desserts

  • Lancashire cheeseboard, homemade cheese shortbread, water biscuits and pear chutney
  • Caramelised banana iced parfait with maple syrup
  • Vanilla panna cotta with lemon curd and custard espuma
  • Valrhona chocolate tart and chocolate sorbet with orange purée

Dates and Prices

£85.00 per person

£149.00 per person, including dinner, accommodation and brunch

Wednesday 31st December

Your party started

  • Dress code: lounge suit, black tie optional
  • Arrival from 7.00pm
  • Sittings available between
  • 7.00pm–9.00pm
  • Carriages at 2.00am

Stay over?

  • £149.00 per person
  • Rates are per night and inclusive of dinner, accommodation and brunch
  • For residents, check-out is 2.00pm on New Year’s Day

  • £10.00 per person non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder
    of the balance will be due by the 7th November 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.

News Year's Eve Grand Marquee Gala Ball

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENING IN OUR UNIQUE GRAND MARQUEE. INCLUDING A SUMPTUOUS 3 COURSE MEAL FOLLOWED BY A DJ, TRADITIONAL PIPER AND AMAZING FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

Starters

  • Roast parsnip and apple soup with cumin oil (v)
  • Pressed duck terrine wrapped in Serrano ham and plum relish
  • Smoked salmon, fennel and cucumber salad with crushed raspberries

Mains

  • Individual roast beef cooked medium and rubbed with Dijon mustard and thyme with red wine reduction
  • Corn fed chicken roulade, soft herb mousse, lemon and chicken velouté
  • Pumpkin and La Ratte potato bake with baby leeks and Parmesan crumb (v)

All served with fondant potatoes, roasted carrots and parsnip purée


Desserts

  • Assiette of desserts followed by mini cheese plate

Dates and Prices

£55.00 per person

£119.00 per person, including dinner, accommodation and brunch

Wednesday 31st December

Your party started

  • Dress code: smart casual
  • Arrival from 7.00pm
  • Sittings available between
  • 7.00pm–9.00pm
  • Carriages at 2.00am

Stay over?

  • £119.00 per person per night
  • For residents, check-out is 2.00pm on New Year’s Day

Thistle insider

YOUR WINE WISH LIST
Is your tipple a Merlot or a Bordeaux? A chilled Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, pre-order your favourites from our tempting wine list.


EAT AND BE MERRY
We cater for everyone, so just check if anyone has any allergies or special dietary requirements. We’ll make sure everyone’s included in the good times.


  • Children are welcome to the ‘Grand Marquee Ball’ but are chargeable at the full price of £55.00.
    £10.00 per person non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required to secure the booking. The remainder of the balance will be due by the 7th November 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Thistle Haydock

Penny Lane
Haydock
Merseyside
WA11 9SG

Tel: 0871 376 9044
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8320
To Book Call: 01942 272000

Directions

Leave the M6 at Junction 23 and follow signs to Haydock Park Racecourse onto the A49 North towards Ashton-in-Makerfield. Once on the A49, take the first left, go under the bridge and take the next left into the Thistle Haydock entrance. We have 210 car parking spaces available free of charge. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode WA11 9SG.