Christmas party season is almost upon us. Time to dig out your best frock, do up your top button and try as hard as possible not to be ‘that guy’. We’ve all been there. Don’t worry. There’s always one!

Bristol isn’t short of great places to go for some festival fun with your co-workers. We’ve put together some of our favourite alternative Christmas parties: some foodie, some pure fun, but all brilliant in their own right.

Relish Festive


Step into this wondrous world and meet your host for the evening, Monsieur de Winter. Journey with them as they welcome you into their world and entice you to taste concoctions from the Forest Bar. Theatre and musique abounds with the brilliantly strange Trio de Belgrave as you relish in your dining experience.

Clevedon Hall

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Join Clevedon Hall for your Christmas Party for a night to remember. Guest will enjoy  a delicious meal, homemade mince pies, fun Christmas accessories and a DJ to party the night away with.

Ancient Gatehouse Hotel

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The Mendip Inn is a stylish, contemporary take on the great British pub, fusing the traditional sense of welcome with imaginative contemporary cuisine and décor to create an exciting new dining experience. Christmas there will be a real treat.

Three Brothers Burger

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Alternative, you say? How about some of the best burgers in Bristol! We love Three Brothers Burgers and are lucky enough to have our office within walking distance, so we’re very familiar with how great they are.


Another restaurant close to our hearts – and our office. Dynasty do some of the best Dim Sum and Chinese dishes around and their Christmas menu looks incredible.

Centre Parcs Bristol & Bath

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Christmas party nights at Centre parks are set within their charming Winter Wonderland. Guest will enjoy a three-course meal, live music, a disco and drinks on arrival. You can add activity packages onto your booking for a day time twist.

Best Parties Ever

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Could there be a more fitting name? Best Parties Ever do exactly that: throw some of the best parties ever. Their Christmas events are well attended every year, which says it all. This year they’re putting on a masked ball which is set to be the best yet. We suggest keeping hold of your mask for the walk of shame the next day.

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