Christmas may still be three months away, but if you want to guarantee the best venue for your office Christmas party, festive feast, or Christmas dinner this year, you don’t have much time left to book. Whether you’re searching for Bristol and Bath’s best hotels to host your Christmas shindig, you’re looking for a cosy venue to enjoy classic Christmas dishes next to a roaring fire, or you’re after something a little less traditional to shake things up this Christmas, here at Office Christmas Party Guides and Food & Drink Guides, we can help you.

To celebrate the recent release of our Bristol & Bath Office Christmas Party Guide, we’ve rounded up 13 of our favourite venues in the region we think you should check out below – but get cracking, Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and places at these venues are booking up fast.

Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre

Dazzle and dance this Christmas at Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre. Whether you are looking for a Christmas party, a relaxing stay or private dining, Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre has everything that you, your family and your friends could wish for this festive season. There is no better place to be this Christmas time.

For further information or to book, please contact the Christmas team on 0117 924 5000 or email [email protected].

The Gallimaufry

Bristol’s Gloucester Road is home to a food and drink scene that’s uniquely vibrant, culturally diverse and almost exclusively independent. Drawing together food, drink, music and art, the award-winning Gallimaufry – or The Galli as regulars know it – is a steadfast part of that scene.

Eat, drink and dance this Christmas at The Gallimaufry. Boasting a seasonal menu packed with superb local produce from Origin butchers, the Cornish Fishmonger, Degusta & Somerset Dairies, please visit their website to view their Christmas menu and their events listings. 

For further information, visit or phone 0844 625 4749.


Christmas time, mistletoe and PIE. Whether it’s a casual office do, a three-course gourmet dinner, a festival pop-up in your hired venue, or festive feasts in one of their restaurants, there is a Christmas pie fix waiting for you. Award-winning pies with options for veggie, vegan and gluten-free diets, they’ve got something to make everyone feel merry and bright.

Find out more here, give them a call on 0117 942 3300, or email them at [email protected]

PRYZM Bristol

PRYZM Bristol has everything you need to ensure your Christmas party is one to remember. Available from the 29th of November throughout the week, both day and night, these are some of the most flexible party packages going. The team prides itself on being able to cater for all requirements, so if you’d like to have your Christmas party early, book in a midweek or Sunday soirée, or get in on the action on a Friday or Saturday night, be sure to get in touch.

For more information or to make your booking, call the team today on 01179279203 or email [email protected]

Cumberwell Park

Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Cumberwell Park is the perfect spot in which to enjoy exceptional food in a luxurious setting. Visit the downstairs brasserie for a delicious festive meal inspired by classic flavours. To start, the chicken and foie gras terrine accompanied by toasted ciabatta, cornichons and apple chutney is a delicious choice. Next, tuck into the succulent roast turkey served with all the usual trimmings. The Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce and fresh berries is a firm favourite to finish your festive meal. Cumberwell Park is a terrific spot for first-class food in a relaxing environment this Christmas.

To book, email or phone 0844 625 4501.

The Coconut Tree

If you’re keen to avoid an overload of all the traditional trimmings, why not go for a delicious Sri Lankan Christmas feast to share? Available for groups of four or more, Coconut Tree will serve a platter of unique mouth-watering treats, perfect for an end of year pick-me-up with colleagues. Try a selection of Coconut Tree favourites like chicken curry with coconut dahl. Paired with one of the team’s signature cocktails, this is set to be a festive feast with a difference.

To book, call The Coconut Tree Clifton Triangle on 0844 625 7890 or The Coconut Tree Gloucester Road on 0844 625 7892.

Clifton Sausage

At The Clifton Sausage, the aim is to show that when British food is done well, it can compete with the best food in the world for taste and satisfaction. The restaurant is situated in the heart of beautiful Clifton Village and is just a stone’s throw away from the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

This Christmas, enjoy three courses for just £30.95, with early-week discounts available. Start with the likes of spicy roast parsnip soup with garlic and chilli croutons and fresh bread before trying their famous and festive reindeer and cranberry sausages with parsley mash, port gravy, and parsnip chips. Finish with a classic homemade Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and gingerbread and this will be a very British Christmas you won’t forget.

To book your table, please call 0844 502 9351 or email [email protected] now.

The Swan Hotel

Have a magical Christmas at The Swan. Located in the heart of Bradford-on-Avon, The Swan is a fantastic Christmas party venue that can cater for up to 60 people for a spectacular festive dinner or 80 people for a more informal party. Dinner options include two- and three-course traditional festive menus, a selection of flavoursome Thai dishes, and the ever-so-popular two-course festive carvery menu.

You can book a table in the restaurant, or dine in one of the hotel’s private function rooms, which is provided free of charge when you book a Christmas party. Additionally, The Cellar Bar is available – an ideal place for a festive extravaganza complete with finger buffet, sound system, private disco or band if you fancy.

For more information visit or call 0844 625 2607.

River Cottage

Based in a beautiful Grade II listed building, River Cottage Kitchen is a great spot for delicious food this festive season. This restaurant is the perfect destination for foodies, as it makes the most of the finest seasonal ingredients. The main menu includes hearty dishes such as organic free-range turkey served with bread sauce, prune and sage stuffing, and classic turkey giblet gravy. Treat yourself to a delicious dessert, like the vegan chocolate truffle tart with coffee caramel. Visit River Cottage for your work Christmas do and give everyone a deliciously good celebration.

Call 0844 623 3382 to book.

Yurt Lush

Just around the corner from Bristol Temple Meads, you’ll find an idyllic café and restaurant in a Mongolian yurt, known simply as Yurt Lush. The yurt itself is a lovely suntrap with rustic picnic benches and additional outside seating, making it the perfect place to enjoy a Gin Garden cocktail. There’s a strict field to fork ethos here, ensuring that all produce is locally sourced. This Christmas, private hire is available from 30 to 100 guests. Head to their website for more information and to view their delicious Christmas menu.

Visit or phone 0844 582 9614 to book.

The Bristol Pavilion

Eat, drink and be merry and celebrate the festive season in style this year at the Bristol Pavilion. Whether you’re looking for a shared party night or a private party, Bristol Pavilion has a range of fabulous festive packages designed and wrapped up for you to enjoy.

Contact Bristol Pavilion’s dedicated events team today on 0117 910 8025, or email the team at [email protected].

Village Hotel

Have a ball this Christmas at Village. Village has an incredible line up of festive and tribute party nights plus Christmas Day and Boxing Day dining served with all the Village trimmings. So don’t drop the ball and book now.

Find out more and book online at

Mud Dock

The perfect Christmas party venue for up to 100 people. Take a more relaxed approach to your Christmas meal with the Mud Dock’s festive lunch and supper sharing menus. All the dishes are served and shared at the table so everyone can enjoy a bit of everything (and avoid the fuss of pre-ordering).

See their website for details. What’s more, if you’d like more vegetarian, vegan or fish options, no problem – just let them know.

Mud Dock’s festive lunch is available for a minimum of 6 people to share and is priced at £19.95 for 3 courses.  Mud Dock’s festive supper is available for a minimum of 6 people to share and is priced at £22.95 for 2 courses and £25.95 for 3 courses. Alternatively for smaller groups, the Mud Dock has an a la carte menu and daily changing specials on their blackboards, both are an ideal option for smaller groups.

To book, call Mud Dock on 0117 934 9734 or email [email protected]

Charlton House Hotel & Spa

There’s no better way to celebrate the festive season than at Charlton House Hotel & Spa. Festive afternoon tea is available from £19 per person, Christmas fayre lunch or dinner is available from £20 per person, and Glimmer & Gold Festive Casino Party Nights are available from £39 per person.

Charlton House Hotel & Spa also offers Christmas Day lunch from £105 per person, Boxing Day lunch from £30 per person, and their New Year’s Eve Black Tie Gala Dinner is available from £90 per person.

Call the team on 01749 342 008 or email [email protected] to book.

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