Christmas At Thistle Newcastle The County

At Thistle Newcastle, The County, 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!

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 consistently delicious, fresh food from a mouth-watering range of menus.

At Thistle Newcastle, The County, 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

Festive Party Lunches and Disco

SET IN THE MOZART AND COUNTY SUITES, ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE AND A DELICIOUS 3 COURSE MEAL. OUR RESIDENT DJ WILL ENSURE YOU DANCE THE AFTERNOON AWAY.

Starters

  • Roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup, curry crème fraîche (v)
  • Feta and cherry tomato bruschetta, black olives, basil dressing, salad leaves (v)
  • Duck and orange pâté, port and redcurrant sauce, onion marmalade, crostini

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown, sausage savoury stuffing, roast château potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rich gravy
  • Grilled salmon fillet, tomato and herb dressing, steamed potatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • Spinach and ricotta tortellini, tomato and basil sauce, garlic bread, salad bowl (v)

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Treacle and ginger pudding, cinnamon custard
  • Vanilla cheesecake with orange and pomegranate in Cointreau syrup

Freshly brewed tea or coffee

Dates and Prices

£24.50 per person

Friday 12th December
Friday 19th December

Your party started

  • 3 course meal with a glass of wine and resident disco
  • Lunch served: 12.30pm in the County Suite and 1.00pm in the Mozart Suite
  • Bar until 3.30pm
  • Disco until 4.00pm

Stay over?

  • From £69.00
  • Rate inclusive of bed and full English breakfast, based on a double/twin room. Subject to availability

Thistle insider

SET A DATE
Avoid the Christmas rush and book well in advance if you have your eye on a certain party package, it’s all yours, guaranteed..


  • Private parties are also available on alternative dates.
  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!
  • To book please call 0191 2067691

Terms and Conditions apply.

Festive Lunches

ENJOY A DELICIOUS 3 COURSE LUNCH IN OUR RENDEZ VOUS RESTAURANT OR PRIVATE ROOMS. IDEAL FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH, AN ORGANISATION’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION OR AN EXCUSE TO ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES.

Starters

  • Roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup, curry crème fraîche (v)
  • Feta and cherry tomato bruschetta, black olives, basil dressing, salad leaves (v)
  • Duck and orange pâté, port and redcurrant sauce, onion marmalade, crostini

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown, sausage savoury stuffing, roast château potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rich gravy
  • Grilled salmon fillet, tomato and herb dressing, steamed potatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • Spinach and ricotta tortellini, tomato and basil sauce, garlic bread, salad bowl (v)

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Treacle and ginger pudding, cinnamon custard
  • Vanilla cheesecake with orange and pomegranate in Cointreau syrup

Freshly brewed tea or coffee

Dates and Prices

£18.50 per person

Every lunchtime throughout December up until Christmas Eve

Your party started

  • 3 course meal with a glass of wine
  • Lunch served from 12 noon until 2.30pm

Stay over?

  • From £59.00 – Midweek
  • From £69.00 – Fridays
  • From £99.00 – Saturdays
  • £49.00 – Sundays
  • Rates inclusive of bed and full English breakfast, based on a double/twin room.
  • Subject to availability
  • Or upgrade to an Executive room for £30.00 offering a larger room, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary welcome tray

Thistle insider

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.


  • Also available for private parties up to 180 guests.
  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!
  • To book, please call 0191 2067691

Terms and Conditions apply.

Festive Party Nights

A SUMPTUOUS 3 COURSE DINNER AWAITS YOU ALONG WITH OUR RESIDENT DJ TO DANCE INTO THE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING – WHAT BETTER WAY TO KICK OFF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON?

Starters

  • Roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup, curry crème fraîche (v)
  • Feta and cherry tomato bruschetta, black olives, basil dressing, salad leaves (v)
  • Duck and orange pâté, port and redcurrant sauce, onion marmalade, crostini
  • Prawn, mackerel and smoked salmon with ripe avocado, crisp salad leaves, spicy seafood sauce

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown, sausage savoury stuffing, roast château potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rich gravy
  • Roasted rib of beef, mushroom, red wine and thyme sauce, château potatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • Grilled salmon fillet, tomato and herb dressing, steamed potatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • Spinach and ricotta tortellini, tomato and basil sauce, garlic bread, salad bowl (v)

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Treacle and ginger pudding, cinnamon custard
  • Vanilla cheesecake with orange and pomegranate in Cointreau syrup
  • Christmas eggnog mousse flavoured with rum served with almond shortbread

Freshly brewed tea or coffee

Dates and Prices

£23.50 per person

Sunday 30th November
Sunday 7th and 14th December
Friday 9th and Saturday
10th January 2015

£27.50 per person

Saturday 29th November
Friday 5th and Saturday
6th December

£37.50 per person

Friday 12th and 19th December
Saturday 13th and 20th December

Your party started

  • 3 course meal and our resident disco
  • Dinner served: 7.30pm in the County Suite and 8.00pm in the Mozart Suite
  • Bar available until 12.30am
  • Disco until 1.00am
  • 20% discount off bar prices if your party takes place on a Sunday or in January

  • Private parties are also available on alternative dates.
  • Contact us for further information on our special party night accommodation rates.
  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!
  • To book, please call 0191 2067691

Terms and Conditions apply.

Tribute Nights

ABBA EXPRESS JOIN US FOR 2 NIGHTS IN THIS IMMACULATELY PRESENTED AND SUPERB HIGH ENERGY SHOW. TOP VOCAL BAND THE BOYZ PRESENT THEIR PERFECT TRIBUTE TO TAKE THAT.

Starters

  • Roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup, curry crème fraîche (v)
  • Feta and cherry tomato bruschetta, black olives, basil dressing, salad leaves (v)
  • Duck and orange pâté, port and redcurrant sauce, onion marmalade, crostini
  • Prawn, mackerel and smoked salmon with ripe avocado, crisp salad leaves, spicy seafood sauce

Mains

  • Roasted turkey crown, sausage savoury stuffing, roast château potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rich gravy
  • Roasted rib of beef, mushroom, red wine and thyme sauce, châteaupotatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • Grilled salmon fillet, tomato and herb dressing, steamed potatoes,seasonal vegetables
  • Spinach and ricotta tortellini, tomato and basil sauce, garlic bread, salad bowl (v)

Desserts

  • Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce Treacle and ginger pudding, cinnamon custard
  • Vanilla cheesecake with orange and pomegranate in Cointreau syrup
  • Christmas eggnog mousse flavoured with rum served with almond shortbread

Freshly brewed tea or coffee

Dates and Prices

£24.95 per person

ABBA Express
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November

£32.50 per person

Totally Take That
Thursday 18th December

Your party started

  • 3 course meal, tribute act and our resident disco
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm in the Mozart Suite
  • Bar available until 12.30am
  • Disco until 1.00am

Stay over?

  • From £59.00
  • Rate inclusive of bed and full English breakfast, based on a double/twin room. Subject to availability

  • Book 20 places and the organiser goes free!
  • To book, please call 0191 2067691

Terms and Conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch

LET US TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF YOUR DAY FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS. JOIN US AT THE THISTLE NEWCASTLE, THE COUNTY TO UNWIND AND RELAX ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

Starters

  • Wild mushroom soup, Stilton and apple croûtes (v)

Intermediate

  • A trio of fish: Prawn and crab cake, mango salsa. Salmon and beetroot roulade, pickled fennel. Lobster millefeuille, lemon dill dressing
  • Medley of roasted winter vegetables with onion purée, parsnip and sweet potato crisp, honey and thyme drizzle (v)

Mains

  • Roast turkey, chestnut stuffing, chipolata in bacon, roast potato, duchess potato and pan gravy
  • Medallions of beef fillet, ceps and smoked oyster mushrooms, potato cake, port wine sauce
  • Mushroom and asparagus timbale, rice cake, goat’s cheese beignet, roasted red pepper sauce (v)

All accompanied by chef’s selection of seasonal festive vegetables


Desserts

  • A taste of Christmas:
  • Traditional Christmas pudding and brandy sauce
  • Vanilla panna cotta, caramelised oranges
  • Hazelnut meringue, honeycomb ice cream, chocolate ganache

Cheese

  • A traditional selection of cheese, chutney and oat cakes

Freshly brewed tea or coffee

Dates and Prices

£65.00 per adult

£20.00 per child up to 12 years
Children under 6 years eat free

Thursday 25th December

Your party started

  • Glass of fizz on arrival
  • 5 course meal with coffee and a gift for the children
  • Lunch servings: 1.00pm and 2.30pm

Stay over?

  • From £59.00
  • Rate inclusive of bed and full English breakfast, based on a double/twin room. Subject to availability

  • Children’s menu available.
  • To book, please call 0191 2067691.

Terms and Conditions apply.

New Year's Eve Hogmanay Ball

ENJOY A DELICIOUS MEAL IN OUR MOZART SUITE FOLLOWED BY A CEILIDH, THEN DISCO AND PARTY INTO 2015 WITH A FAMOUS COUNT DOWN AT MIDNIGHT FOLLOWED BY PIPES AND DRUMS.

Starters

  • Italienne smoked ham, pesto roasted tomatoes, crostini cheese beignets, aioli, micro herbs
  • Roasted pepper, pesto roasted tomatoes, crostini cheese beignet, aioli, micro herbs (v)

Mains

  • Pan seared medallions of beef fillet, truffle mash, honey roast carrots, braised leeks, green peppercorn sauce
  • Caramelised leek, onion and Camembert parcel (v)

All served with chef’s selection of seasonal festive vegetables and potatoes


Desserts

  • Trio of desserts:
  • Chocolate peppermint cheesecake
  • Champagne jelly
  • Rose flavoured meringue with strawberry compote

Cheese

  • A traditional selection of cheese, chutney and oat cakes

Freshly brewed tea or coffee and petit fours


Late night snack

  • Pulled pork stottie

Dates and Prices

£75.00 per person

Wednesday 31st December

Your party started

  • A glass of champagne on arrival – 7.00pm
  • 6 course dinner served at 7.30pm in the Mozart Suite
  • Ceilidh band
  • Resident DJ
  • Pipes and drums
  • Late night snack
  • Carriages from 1.00am

Stay over?

  • £130.00 per person in a standard double/twin room to include the New Year’s Eve event, accommodation, breakfast and
    late check-out
  • Or upgrade to an Executive room for £30.00 offering a larger room, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary welcome tray

  • To book, please call 0191 2067691.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Wine and Drinks Packages

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

Reception drinks selection

  • Choose from a selection of pre-dinner drinks such as: champagne, sparkling wine, bucks fizz or wine.

Account bar

  • Contact us to find out more.

Wine selection

  • Wine inclusive – glass or half bottle per person with your meal.
  • Save up to 20% off our wine list prices on house and premium wines by the bottle.

Bottle selection

  • 8 bottles of beer, cider or alcopops..

Soft drinks selection

  • Still and sparkling mineral water, pitchers of selected fruit juices, buckets of 8 bottles non-alcoholic beverages.

Christmas table packages

  • Packages also available to include a mix of wines, bottled beers, ciders, alcopops and soft drinks.

Why not pre-order your wine?

Ordering your drinks in advance can help your party run more smoothly on the night and there are attractive pre-order discounts available. Please contact us for our latest deals and prices.

Stay over?

  • From £59.00 – Midweek
  • From £69.00 – Fridays
  • From £99.00 – Saturdays
  • £49.00 – Sundays
  • Rates inclusive of bed and full English breakfast, based on a double/twin room. Subject to availability

Thistle insider

IT’S YOUR PARTY!
Wishes do come true, just believe! From 3 course dinners to canapés and cocktails, we’ll make it everything you dreamed of.


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.


  • For further information, please call 0191 2067691.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Thistle Newcastle The County

Neville Street
Newcastle
Tyne and Wear
NE1 5DF

Tel: 0871 376 9029
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8329

Directions

From the A1, follow signs to Newcastle city centre via the Gateshead Bypass and over the Redheugh Bridge. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights, then go straight on at the third and take the next turning right, just past the Cathedral, into Bewick Street (this is for buses and access only). The County Hotel is on the left in Neville Street. We have limited car parking available on site at an additional charge. To programme your sat-nav, please use the postcode NE1 5DF