NEW YEAR CHRISTMAS and celebrations 2018 - Sopwell House

 
NEW YEAR CHRISTMAS and celebrations 2018 - Sopwell House
CHRISTMAS
       and
NEW YEAR
 celebrations 2018
NEW YEAR CHRISTMAS and celebrations 2018 - Sopwell House
CHRISTMAS
                                                                                                                  and
                                                                                                        NEW YEAR
                                                                                                            celebrations 2018
PARTIES AND PACKAGES
FESTIVE LUNCHES & DINNERS                  4-7         FESTIVE
                                                    AFTERNOON TEA
CHRISTMAS EVENTS                           8-15         1st - 26th Dec*
                                                                               Celebrate the festive season at Sopwell House where
Christmas Eve Dinner & Dance               8        Our popular Traditional      we cordially invite you to join us at our luxurious
Christmas Day                              10-13   Afternoon Tea but infused     Georgian country retreat in 12 acres of peaceful
Boxing Day                                 14-15      with festive magic!                   Hertfordshire Countryside.
                                                            £29.95
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS & PRIVATE PARTIES   16-17                                Celebrate Christmas in style this year. We will cater for your every
                                                   £34.95 with Mulled wine
                                                                                need so that you can concentrate on relaxing and celebrating with
                                                   £39.95 with Champagne                        your family, friends or colleagues.
RESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS                      18-21
                                                        *excluding 25th
                                                                                 Choose from a wide range of tailor-made festive events offering
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES                      22
                                                                                great value for money, delicious food, impeccable service, friendly
                                                                                  atmosphere and entertainment for a truly magical Christmas.
ROOM UPGRADE SUPPLEMENT CHARGES            23

NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS                      24-28
New Year’s Grand Gala Dinner               24
New Year’s Eve Dinner                      26-27
Residential New Year                       28

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FESTIVE LUNCHES & DINNERS

                                                                                                                                                                             FESTIVE LUNCHES & DINNERS
FESTIVE LUNCH OR DINNER                                                                            Festive Dinner - Brasserie Menu
IN THE BRASSERIE
                                                                                                                  Starters
Start your Christmas celebrations early this year and                                 Winter minestrone soup with beetroot and ricotta tortellini (v)

enjoy a relaxed and contemporary festive meal in our                       Twice baked Montgomery cheddar cheese soufflé, caponata and fine herb salad (v)

Brasserie. An atmospheric and vibrant dining experience              Scottish smoked salmon and citrus cured gravadlax, pickled beetroot, horseradish crème fraiche
                                                                               Chicken liver and duck liver parfait, Bramley apple chutney, toasted brioche
in an open-plan kitchen.
Available from                                                                                                     Mains
Saturday 1st to Monday 24th December 2018.                                      Pan fried sea bass, saffron potatoes, grilled fennel, and sweet pepper sauce
                                                                  Roast butternut squash chilli, mascarpone and quinoa cake, edamame bean, spinach, tomato salsa (v)
Our legendary buffet served with roast turkey and all
the trimmings.                                                   Confit Gressingham duck leg, spring onion mash, Savoy cabbage, glazed salsify and carrots, star anise jus
                                                                      Traditional bronze turkey, cranberry and orange stuffing, roast potatoes, roast root vegetables,
Lunch: 12.30pm – 3.00pm                                                                        Brussels sprouts, pigs in blankets, roast gravy
Adults                                   £28.50 per person
Children (4 - 12 years old)              £14.50 per child                                                         Desserts
Children (0 - 3 years old)               Eat free                                            Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
                                                                                             Gingerbread cheesecake, orange gel, mandarins
Dinner: 6.30pm - 10.00pm
                                                                                  Raspberry and white chocolate crème brûlée, dates, pistachio biscotti
Adults                                   £35.00 per person                                   British cheese plate, artisan crackers, quince jelly
Children (4 - 12 years old)              £17.50 per child
Children (0 - 3 years old)               Eat free                                                       Coffee and mini mince pies

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FESTIVE LUNCHES & DINNERS

                                                                                                                                                                               FESTIVE LUNCHES & DINNERS
FESTIVE LUNCH OR DINNER                                                                      Festive Lunch & Dinner - Restaurant Menu
IN THE RESTAURANT
                                                                                                                  Starters
Enjoy a traditional festive lunch or dinner in the elegant                                   Curried cauliflower velouté, coriander beignet (v)

surroundings of our Restaurant.                                                      Smoked and confit salmon terrine, dill crème fraiche, puffed rice
                                                                 Pressing of slow cooked black leg chicken and wild mushrooms, parsley purée, raisin and caper dressing
With its high ceilings, classic sleek decor and 2 AA                        Pan-fried quail breast, quail boudin, truffle arancini, parsley purée, crispy pancetta
Rosette award-winning status, the wonderful atmosphere
is just as good as our food.                                                                                       Mains
                                                                                    Pan fried halibut, wilted spinach, steamed clams, baby vegetables
Available from
                                                                              Homemade parmesan gnocchi, courgette purée, roast almonds and rocket (v)
Saturday 1st to Monday 24th December 2018.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.                                           Rump of salt marsh lamb, fondant potato, roast onions, honey and caraway glazed parsnips
                                                                 Traditional Norfolk turkey, cranberry, orange and chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes, roast root vegetables,
Lunch: 12.30pm – 2.30pm                                                                         Brussels sprouts, pigs in blankets, roast gravy
Adults                                £33.00 per person
Children (4 - 12 years old)           £19.00 per child                                                            Desserts
Children (0 - 3 years old)            Eat free                                 Deluxe Christmas pudding with brandy sauce & Welsh gold honey ice cream
                                                                                        Chocolate & raspberry log, cointreau and orange ice cream
Dinner: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
                                                                                            Egg nog crème brûlée, pistachio and date biscotti
Adults                                £39.50 per person
                                                                                     Stilton with poached pear in port, port reduction, artisan biscuit
Children (4 - 12 years old)           £19.00 per child
Children (0 - 3 years old)            Eat free                                                          Coffee and mini mince pies

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS

                                                                                                                                                               CHRISTMAS EVENTS
CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION                                                Christmas Eve Dinner & Dance - Menu
ST ALBAN SUITE
                                                                                           Canapés
Build up to the big day by celebrating Christmas Eve
                                                                                           Starters
in style in our grand St Alban Suite. Start your evening
                                                                  Tian of Arbroath smoked haddock with beetroot and apple
listening to carol singers whilst enjoying a sparkling                    compote, horseradish cream, caviar dressing
reception with canapés on arrival.                                Camembert, fig and onion tart glazed figs, sesame and fine
                                                                                     mesclun salad (v)
Indulge in our sumptuous Christmas Eve dinner before
you dance through to Christmas Day.                                                         Mains

What to expect
                                                                       Pan fried sea bream with Pomme Anna, spinach,                   FESTIVE
                                                                                   red pepper fondue, olives
Graceful and lively festive ambience.                                                                                               AFTERNOON TEA
                                                                   Butternut squash risotto with crumpled feta, confit lemon
                                                                                                                                        1st - 26th Dec*
                                                                                      and sage crisps (v)
Schedule                                                                                                                            Our popular Traditional
                                                                  Welsh lamb rump with gratin potatoes, tenderstem broccoli,
Welcome Reception: 7.00pm                                                                                                          Afternoon Tea but infused
                                                                        maple and cumin glazed carrots, redcurrant jus
Dinner: 7.30pm                                                                                                                        with festive magic!
Disco: Party into the evening with our resident DJ                                                                                          £29.95
                                                                                         Desserts
Carriages: Midnight                                                                                                                £34.95 with Mulled wine
                                                                        Chocolate and mandarin mousse, raspberry gel,
Dress Code: Smart casual                                                            blood orange sorbet                            £39.95 with Champagne
                                                                    Strawberry and lemon mint posset, Scottish shortbread               *excluding 25th
Adults                                    £69.00 per person
Children (4 - 12 years old)               £35.00 per child
                                                                                 Coffee and mini mince pies
Children (0 - 3 years old)                Eat free

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS                                                                                                                       CHRISTMAS EVENTS

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                                                                             Christmas Day Lunch - St Alban Suite Menu                                                                                                Christmas Day Lunch - Restaurant Menu
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH                                                                                Canapés
                                                                                                                                       CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH                                                                                Canapés
ST ALBAN SUITE                                                                                      Starters
                                                                                                                                       RESTAURANT                                                                                          Starters
                                                                                Velouté of celeriac, quails egg, chive croutons                                                                                        Velouté of celeriac, quails egg, chive croutons
Celebrate the most special of days with a festive feast in                Dorset crab with chilli and lime mayonnaise, compressed      FOR CHRISTMAS RESIDENTS ONLY                                              Dorset crab with chilli and lime mayonnaise, compressed
the grand surroundings of our St Alban Suite. The feast                       watermelon, basil, cucumber and lime ketchup
                                                                                                                                       Celebrate Christmas Day with a festive feast in our                           watermelon, basil, cucumber and lime ketchup

begins with a sparkling reception with canapés before                        Ballotine of foie gras, Madeira jelly, toasted brioche
                                                                                                                                       elegant Restaurant. The feast begins with a reception in                     Ballotine of foie gras, Madeira jelly, toasted brioche

you embark on our grand Christmas Day lunch.                                                      Sorbet
                                                                                                                                       our Cocktail Lounge before you embark on our lavish                                               Sorbet
                                                                                     Raspberry sorbet, raspberry pearls                                                                                                     Raspberry sorbet, raspberry pearls
What to expect                                                                                                                         Christmas Day lunch.
                                                                                                    Mains                                                                                                                                  Mains
Festive family atmosphere with fabulous live music.                          Roast halibut saffron potato, confit fennel, spinach,                                                                                  Roast halibut saffron potato, confit fennel, spinach,
                                                                                                                                       What to expect
                                                                                         morels and clam chowder                                                                                                                morels and clam chowder
Schedule                                                                                                                               Relaxed, traditional intimate setting.
                                                                              Traditional Norfolk turkey, cranberry, orange and                                                                                      Traditional Norfolk turkey, cranberry, orange and
Arrival from 12:45pm to 2:15pm                                             chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes, roast root vegetables,                                                                              chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes, roast root vegetables,
                                                                                                                                       Schedule
Drinks: Half a bottle of house wine and                                         Brussels sprouts, pigs in blankets, roast gravy                                                                                        Brussels sprouts, pigs in blankets, roast gravy
                                                                                                                                       Seatings From: 12.45pm - 2.15pm
mineral water per person. Unlimited soft drinks for children.
                                                                         Fillet of 28 day aged beef, fondant potato, Savoy cabbage,    Special visit from Father Christmas with gifts for the children          Fillet of 28 day aged beef, fondant potato, Savoy cabbage,
Special visit from Father Christmas with gifts for the children                roast shallot, Yukon carrots, and sauce Perigueux                                                                                      roast shallot, Yukon carrots, and sauce Perigueux
                                                                                                                                       Dress Code: Smart casual
Dress Code: Smart casual
                                                                                  Wild mushroom mille fieulle, confit garlic,                                                                                            Wild mushroom mille fieulle, confit garlic,
                                                                                       rainbow chard, truffle sabayon                                                                                                         rainbow chard, truffle sabayon
Adults                                     £169.00 per person
Children (4 - 12 years old)                £85.00 per child                                        Desserts                                                                                                                               Desserts
                                                                              Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce and                                                                                        Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce and
Children (0 - 3 years old)                 Eat free
                                                                                            vanilla pod ice cream                                                                                                                  vanilla pod ice cream
                                                                       Banana and peanut butter cheesecake, salted caramel ice cream                                                                          Banana and peanut butter cheesecake, salted caramel ice cream
                                                                          Blueberry pannacotta, lime Breton soil, winter berry jelly                                                                             Blueberry pannacotta, lime Breton soil, winter berry jelly
                                                                              Selection of British cheeses, raisin bread, quince                                                                                     Selection of British cheeses, raisin bread, quince

                                                                                         Coffee and mini mince pies                                                                                                             Coffee and mini mince pies

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS

                                                                                                                                      CHRISTMAS EVENTS
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH                                                    CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER
BRASSERIE                                                              BRASSERIE
Looking for a more relaxed Christmas Day experience?                   FOR CHRISTMAS RESIDENTS ONLY
Join us in our stylish Brasserie for a delicious festive               Indulge in a delicious Christmas-inspired buffet dinner
buffet lunch. Indulge in a sumptuous Christmas-inspired                of culinary delights from our Executive Head Chef with
dining experience.                                                     a sumptuous variety for everyone.
What to expect                                                         What to expect
Vibrant, festive and lively atmosphere.
                                                                       Spirited Christmas, laid back atmosphere
Schedule
                                                                       Schedule
Seatings from 1.00pm to 3.00pm
                                                                       Seatings From: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Drinks: Half a bottle of house wine and
mineral water per person. Unlimited soft drinks for children           Dress Code: Smart casual

Special visit from Father Christmas with gifts for the children
Dress Code: Smart casual

Adults                                     £135.00 per person
Children (4 - 12 years old)                £70.00 per child
Children (0 - 3 years old)                 Eat free

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS                                                      CHRISTMAS EVENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHRISTMAS EVENTS
BOXING DAY JAZZ LUNCH                                                 BOXING DAY RACE NIGHT DINNER                                                       Boxing Day Dinner - Menu
ST ALBAN SUITE                                                        AVAILABLE TO NON-RESIDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                     Starters

Enjoy a leisurely Boxing Day in our grand St Alban                    Join us for a fun filled atmosphere accompanied by                   Ballotine of Scottish salmon, pickled beetroot, horseradish
                                                                                                                                                         crème fraiche, dill tapioca wafer
Suite, the perfect occasion to catch up with your friends             a delicious, elegant dinner. Our Boxing Day Race
                                                                                                                                             Salad of baby artichoke, kalamata olive, basil sponge,
and family. Enjoy our indulgent buffet offering an                    Night allows you to experience the thrill of the races                                yoghurt, parmesan (v)
inspiring selection of freshly prepared culinary delights.            in elegant luxury.
                                                                                                                                            Terrine of pressed foie gras and confit duck, Muscat jelly,
                                                                                                                                                                 toasted brioche
What to expect                                                        What to expect
Relaxed, fun and informal with a scintillating live Jazz band.        Spirited dining experience with a great atmosphere.
                                                                                                                                                                      Mains
Schedule                                                              Schedule                                                            Pan-fried turbot, roast salsify, baby spinach, potato gallette,
Seatings From: 12:30pm - 3:00pm                                       Reception: 7.30pm                                                 Homemade raviolini of pumpkin, feta, light spring onion nage (v)
Food: Extravagant lunch buffet                                        Seating: 8.00pm
                                                                                                                                                 Canon of salt marsh lamb, roast shallot purée,
Dress Code: Smart casual                                              Dress Code: Smart casual                                                            charred gem, rosemary jus
Adults                                     £75.00 per person          Adults                                   £65.00 per person
Children (4 - 12 years old)                £37.00 per child                                                                                                         Desserts
Children (0 - 3 years old)                 Eat free                                                                                            Vanilla crème brûlée, raspberry Breton, raspberry
                                                                                                                                                              and lychee sorbet
Included in the Christmas Residential Packages, for those
                                                                                                                                                 Praline parfait, lemon crumble, banana sorbet
departing on 27th December 2018.
                                                                                                                                         Dark chocolate marquise, passion fruit textures, mango sorbet

                                                                                                                                                             Coffee and petits fours

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CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS & PRIVATE PARTIES                                                                                                CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS & PRIVATE PARTIES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS & PRIVATE PARTIES
                                                                                Christmas Joiner Party Nights - Menu
CHRISTMAS JOINER                                                                                                                        CHRISTMAS PRIVATE PARTIES
PARTY NIGHTS                                                                                      Starters
                                                                      Winter minestrone soup with beetroot and ricotta tortellini (v)   Enjoy the magic of a Sopwell House event and host your
FROM 1ST JULY - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE                             Scottish smoked salmon and citrus cured gravadlax, pickled       own private party in one of our many stunning function
INFORMATION ON THE DATES AVAILABLE                                                beetroot, horseradish crème friache                   suites for up to 600 guests.
Sopwell House is the best place to party, so dress to impress           Chicken liver and duck liver parfait, Bramley apple chutney,
and let us entertain you with the sparkle and magic of our                                   toasted brioche                            Dress to impress and let us take care of all the finer details
Winter Wonderland theme. Join in with one of our party                                                                                  on the night.
                                                                                                   Mains
nights and enjoy a fabulous dinner with disco.                              Pan fried Sea bass, saffron potatoes, grilled fennel,       WINTER WONDERLAND THEMED CHRISTMAS PARTY                                 LOOKING FOR A FURTHER
What to expect
                                                                                         and sweet pepper sauce
                                                                                                                                        The Sopwell House team will elegantly dress your party space with        TOUCH OF WINTER MAGIC?
Social and energetic party mood set in a festive Winter                Roast butternut squash chilli, mascarpone and quinoa cake,       magical decorations and theming so you can celebrate in style.
Wonderland theme with Christmas trees, sparkling decorations                   edamame bean, spinach, tomato salsa (v)                  • Delicious three course sit down dinner                                 We have more options for you:
and crackers.                                                                                                                           • Half bottle of wine per person                                         • Enhanced room and table decorations
                                                                     Confit Gressingham duck leg, spring onion mash, Savoy cabbage,
• Glass of Prosecco on arrival                                                    glazed salsify and carrots, star anise jus            • Refreshment station                                                    • Enhanced menus
• 3 course sit down meal                                                                                                                • Table decorations                                                      • Dedicated wine station
                                                                            Traditional Bronze turkey, cranberry, orange and
• Half a bottle of wine per person                                       chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes, roast root vegetables,      • Dance floor to strut your stuff                                        • Drinks packages to delight
• Christmas novelties                                                         brussels sprouts, pigs in blankets, roast gravy           Sunday to Wednesday - £79.00 per person                                  • Unlimited drinks package available from £45.00 per person
• DJ & party host                                                                                                                       Thursday to Saturday - £89.00 per person                                 • Quirky portable bar
                                                                                                 Desserts
From £85.00pp                                                                                                                           (Minimum numbers apply)                                                  • Entertainment – magicians, photobooths etc.
                                                                             Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Schedule                                                                                                                                                                                                         • DJ options
                                                                             Gingerbread cheesecake, orange gel, mandarins              We also offer a Themed Christmas Market Buffet
Arrival from 7.00pm                                                                                                                                                                                              • Illuminated dance floor
                                                                                                                                        from £69 per person
Dinner: Sit down at 7.30pm                                                 Raspberry and white chocolate crème brûlée, dates,                                                                                    • Ice sculpture
Disco: Be entertained by our resident DJ.                                                 pistachio biscotti
Carriages: 12 midnight, 12.30am Friday and Saturday                                                                                                                                                              (Prices available on request)
                                                                                       Coffee and mini mince pies
For prices, availability and additional dates,
please call 01727 750 466.

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RESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS
                                                                        TWO NIGHT PACKAGE
CHRISTMAS RESIDENTIAL                                                   Arriving on either the 24th or 25th December.                  RESIDENTIAL PACKAGES - CHRISTMAS EVE
PACKAGES - KEY INFORMATION                                              Delicious food and entertainment included.
                                                                        Adult                                    £585.00 per person    Once you’ve checked in on Christmas Eve, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and freshly roasted chestnuts.
For the ultimate in comfort and joy this Christmas, please              Price based on sharing a double or twin room.                  Then relax and make yourself truly at home in our Conservatory Bar. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa
                                                                        Single Supplement                        £125.00
accept our invitation to be a residential guest in our                                                                                 treatment, or journey into St Albans for some last minute Christmas shopping.
                                                                        Children (4 - 12 years old)              £250.00 per child
Georgian country home.
                                                                        Price based on sharing a room with the adult/s.                Schedule
Our special residential packages include accommodation in               Children in Own Room                     £415.00
a superior room, delicious food and plenty of entertainment             Children (0 - 3 years old)               Eat & stay for free
                                                                                                                                       2.30pm                                                         7.30pm
to make you merry for the duration of your stay.                        Based on sharing a room with the adult/s.                      Arrival of Christmas Eve Two Night & Three Night               Make your way down to the St Alban Suite and indulge
                                                                        Upgrades are available, please see page 23.                    package guests.                                                in our Christmas Eve celebration, then dance your way
Christmas Eve Arrival                                                                                                                                                                                 through to Christmas Day to the sounds of our resident
                                                                                                                                       2.30pm - 5.00pm                                                DJ. Menu as page number 8.
Arrive on Christmas Eve from 2.30pm.                                                                                                   Enjoy an Afternoon Tea buffet in our Conservatory
Christmas Day Arrival                                                   THREE NIGHT PACKAGE                                            Bar with a selection of cakes and snacks freshly
                                                                                                                                       prepared by our culinary team, with special Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                      11.00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Should you wish to celebrate Midnight Mass, a service
Arrive on Christmas Day from 12.00pm in time for                                                                                       treats for children.                                           will be held at St Albans Cathedral. Book your transport
                                                                        Arriving on 24th December. Delicious food and
Christmas Day lunch.                                                                                                                                                                                  at Reception. Churchgoers will be welcomed back to the
                                                                        entertainment included.
                                                                                                                                       5.00pm                                                         hotel with a bedtime glass of eggnog or hot chocolate.
Leisure & Spa Facilities                                                Adult                                    £750.00 per person    Children can enjoy a film along with refreshments in our
Leisure facilities available from 8.30am - 5.00pm.                      Price based on sharing a double or twin room.                  Movie Room.
Pre-booked only Spa Treatments are available on 24th and 26th           Single Supplement                        £200.00               7.00pm
of December from 10.00am - 5.00pm. Treatments must be                                                                                  Mingle and meet fellow guests and enjoy Christmas
                                                                        Children (4 - 12 years old)              £365.00 per child
booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance.                                                                                               Carols from a local choir while savouring a sparkling
Children’s swim times 8.30am - 5.00pm, 24th – 26th December             Price based on sharing a room with the adult/s.
                                                                                                                                       reception and canapés.
inclusive only.                                                         Children in Own Room                     £565.00
Games Room available from 9.00am - 8.00pm, 24th - 26th December.        Children (0 - 3 years old)               Eat & stay for free
                                                                        Based on sharing a room with the adult/s.
                                                                        Upgrades are available, please see page 23.

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RESIDENTIAL CHRISTMAS
RESIDENTIAL PACKAGES - CHRISTMAS DAY                                                                                     RESIDENTIAL PACKAGES -
                                                                                                                         BOXING DAY
Schedule
                                                                                                                         Schedule
8.00am – 10.00am                                               3.00pm
Enjoy a relaxed and hearty full buffet breakfast in            Watch Her Majesty the Queen’s traditional                 8.00am – 10.00am
the Brasserie.                                                 Christmas broadcast whilst enjoying Christmas cake        Enjoy a relaxed and hearty full buffet breakfast in
                                                               and tea or coffee.                                        the Brasserie.
10.30am
Children’s Activity – Christmas arts and crafts.               5.00pm                                                    10.30am
                                                               Children’s film in the Movie Room with refreshments.       Children’s Activity – Gingerbread decorating.
11.00am
Take a leisurely walk through our beautiful landscaped         5.30pm                                                    11.00am
gardens by award winning garden designer Ann-Marie             Family quiz.                                              Relax in the spa or walk in the grounds -
Powell; play outdoor games on our lawn (weather                                                                          walking shoes may be required. Walking map
permitting) or take a dip in the pool before lunch.            From 7.30pm
                                                                                                                         available from Reception.
                                                               Enjoy a scrumptious Christmas-inspired buffet dinner in
Walk in the grounds - walking shoes may be required.           our Brasserie.                                            12.30pm – 3.00pm
Walking map available from Reception.                                                                                    Continue your Christmas celebrations with a Jazz
                                                                                                                         Lunch. Not included for guests departing 26th
12.00pm
                                                                                                                         December. This is pre-bookable if required.
Arrival of Christmas Day Two Night package guests
                                                                                                                         5.00pm
12.30pm – 4.00pm
                                                                                                                         Live Bingo with fabulous prizes.
Christmas Day lunch in our Restaurant. Father Christmas
                                                                                                                         Children’s film in the Movie Room with refreshments.
will bring presents for the children. Menu as page
number 11.                                                                                                               Boxing Day Race Night Dinner
                                                                                                                         7.30pm arrival for 8.00pm dinner
                                                                                                                         Arrival drinks followed by a three course festive
                                                                                                                         finale race night dinner.

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CHRISTMAS AT SOPWELL HOUSE                                            RESIDENTIAL PACKAGE

                                                                                                                                   RESIDENTIAL PACKAGE
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES                                                 ROOM UPGRADE
                                                                      SUPPLEMENT CHARGES
CHRISTMAS EVE
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Special Christmas treats for children in our Conservatory Bar.
                                                                      PRICES PER ROOM PER NIGHT
CHRISTMAS DAY                                                         Deluxe with countryside view                  £45.00
10.30am                                                               Executive                                     £60.00
Children’s Activity – Christmas arts and crafts activity.
                                                                      Executive with countryside view               £75.00
Father Christmas will bring presents for the Children
at lunch time.                                                        Junior Suite                                  £90.00
                                                                      Balcony Suite                                 £100.00
BOXING DAY
10.30am
                                                                      MEWS SUITES
Children’s Activity – Gingerbread decorating.
                                                                      Studio                                        £120.00
DAILY ACTIVITIES (from 24th - 26th inclusive only)
                                                                      Studio with outdoor hot tub                   £200.00
8.30am - 5.00pm       Children’s swim times
                                                                      Duplex                                        £140.00
9.00am - 9.00pm       Games room available.
                                                                      Duplex with outdoor hot tub                   £220.00
5.00pm                Children can enjoy a film along with
		                    refreshments in the Movie room.                 One Bedroom Mews suite                        £160.00

All Day               Outdoor games available all day in our          One Bedroom Mews suite with outdoor hot tub   £240.00
		                    gardens. (Weather permitting)

Parental supervision is required at all times during all
children’s activities. Kids meals are available throughout
24th - 26th of December. Menus available on request.

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                                                                                                                                                                 NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
NEW YEAR’S EVE GRAND GALA                                                               New Year’s Eve Grand Gala Dinner - Menu
DINNER - ST ALBAN SUITE
                                                                                                        Canapés on arrival
Our stylish country house setting is a fitting location for                                 Wild mushroom consommé, truffle sabayon
the biggest night of the year. To celebrate we are hosting
                                                                                                              Starters
a sophisticated Grand Gala Dinner evening where you
                                                                         Pressing of black leg chicken and foie gras, fig and port purée, toasted brioche
will be treated to a gourmet banquet, with a party
                                                                         Ballotine of Scottish salmon, horseradish crème fraiche, lemon gel, nasturtium,
atmosphere and lively music. Watch spectacular fireworks               Salad of heritage beetroot, peppered goats curd, baby leaves and white balsamic jelly
at midnight - the perfect way to welcome in 2018.
                                                                                                              Sorbet
WHAT TO EXPECT                                                                                          Granny Smith apple
Resplendent and elegant with dazzling live showcase
band and lively party atmosphere followed by our                                                            Main course
fireworks extravaganza.                                                 Pan fried halibut, roast salsify, baby spinach, potato gallette, morel and red wine jus
                                                                       Butternut squash and courgette flan, courgette puree, roast shallots, crispy sage (v)
SCHEDULE
Welcome Champagne Reception at 7.30pm                                   28 days aged fillet of Angus beef, oxtail croustade, Savoy cabbage, Burgundy jus

Lavish Dinner: 8.00pm                                                                                         Dessert
Carriages: 1.00am                                                           Dark chocolate and raspberry délice, raspberry tuile, Champagne sorbet
Dress Code: Black tie
                                                                                                              Cheese
Adults Only: £165.00 per person                                                           British cheese board, raisin bread, quince jelly

                                                                                                      Coffee and Petit fours
Exclusive Special Accommodation Rates for Diners
Relax in the knowledge of being able to party all night and
book a luxurious overnight stay. See page 28 for more details.

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NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS                                                                                                                    NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
                                                                             New Year’s Eve Dinner - Restaurant Menu
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER -                                                                                                                  NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER -
RESTAURANT                                                                                       Canapés                                 BRASSERIE
                                                                               Wild mushroom consommé, truffle sabayon

Gastronomes are invited to welcome in 2018 with a fine                                            Starters                               Bring a party mood as we welcome the New Year in our
                                                                      Pressing of black leg chicken and foie gras, fig and port purée,
dining menu in our elegant 2 AA Rosette Restaurant.                                                                                      popular Brasserie. Enjoy a tantalising buffet before enjoying
                                                                                              toasted brioche
Enjoy arrival Champagne and canapés in the Cocktail                      Ballotine of Scottish salmon, horseradish crème fraiche,
                                                                                                                                         the fireworks at midnight and partying in our Lounge Bar
Lounge, then indulge in a menu created by our Executive                                   lemon gel, nasturtium,
                                                                                                                                         What to expect
Head Chef. After dinner, dance the night away in the                        Salad of heritage beetroot, peppered goats curd,
                                                                                                                                         Lively atmosphere, fun dancing and party
Lounge Bar before enjoying fireworks at midnight.                                 baby leaves and white balsamic jelly                   disco followed by our fireworks extravaganza.
                                                                                                Sorbet
What to expect                                                                             Granny Smith apple                            Schedule
Sophisticated and elegant surroundings followed by fun dancing                                                                           Lounge Bar Open from 6.30pm
and party disco in the lounge, culminating in a fireworks                                      Main Course
                                                                                                                                         Seatings From: 7.00pm - 9.00pm (last sitting)
extravaganza.                                                                  Pan fried halibut, roast salsify, baby spinach,
                                                                                 potato gallette, morel and red wine jus                 Disco: 10.00pm - 1.00am
Schedule                                                                  Butternut squash and courgette flan, courgette puree,          Food: Buffet dinner
Seatings From: 7.00pm - 8.30pm (last seating)                                         roast shallots, crispy sage (v)                    Dress Code: Smart casual
Disco: 10.00pm - 1.00am                                                     28 days aged fillet of Angus beef, oxtail croustade,
                                                                                                                                         Adults                                   £125.00 per person
Dress Code: Smart Casual / Party                                                      Savoy cabbage, Burgundy jus
                                                                                                                                         Children over 13 years old welcome, adult prices apply
                                                                                                Dessert
Adults                                    £135.00 per person               Dark chocolate and raspberry délice, raspberry tuile,
Children over 13 years old welcome, adult prices apply                                     Champagne sorbet                              Exclusive Special accommodation Rates for Diners
                                                                                                                                         Relax in the knowledge of being able to party all night and book
                                                                           Lemon and blood orange posset, butter shortbread
                                                                                                                                         a luxurious overnight stay. See page 28 for more details.
Exclusive Special Accommodation Rates for Diners
                                                                                          Coffee and petit fours
Relax in the knowledge of being able to party all night and
book a luxurious overnight stay. See page 28 for more details.

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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AT SOPWELL HOUSE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHRISTMAS AT SOPWELL HOUSE
RESIDENTIAL PACKAGES - NEW YEAR’S EVE                                                                                TERMS & CONDITIONS
                                                                                                                     1.   No provisional bookings accepted.
Enjoy an amazing one night break in the Hertfordshire countryside with our New Year’s Residential Package.           2. Any alterations to a booking must be confirmed in writing.
Our special residential packages include: one night in a Superior room with buffet breakfast, dinner and             3. A non-refundable 50% deposit is payable when making a booking.
plenty of entertainment to make you merry for the duration of your stay.                                             4. No deposits can be transferred or used for other products, services or events.
                                                                                                                     5. Final balance must be paid before the 1st December 2018.
                                                                                                                        Once final payment is made no refunds will be given.
                                                                                                                     6. In the event of any event having to be cancelled by the hotel, an
WITH DINNER IN THE BRASSERIE                                 EXTEND YOUR STAY                                           alternative date will be offered or a full refund given.
Adults (and Children over                                    Extend your stay for an additional night, either side   7. Any additional services must be paid for on the night.
13 years old) only                 £265.00 per person        of our New Year package for only £75.00 per person      9. All details are correct at time of going to press and may be subject to
                                                                                                                        alteration without prior notice.
Price based on sharing a double or twin room.                per night on a bed and breakfast rate. Based on a
                                                             superior room.                                          10. All prices quoted include VAT at the current rate.

                                                             Single Supplement                   £100.00
                                                                                                                     11. No service charge is applied to pre-booked packages. For any items
                                                                                                                         outside of your package a discretionary service charge of 10% will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                              SOPWELL HOUSE GIFT VOUCHERS
WITH DINNER IN THE RESTAURANT
                                                             Upgrades are available, please see page 23.
                                                                                                                         added to each food and beverage service supplied.                                          the perfect Christmas gift
Adults (and Children over                                                                                            12. Sopwell House reserve the right to cancel, alter or substitute details,
13 years old) only                 £280.00 per person                                                                    services, menus or pricing without prior notice.                                     Choose from a range of gift vouchers from leisure breaks,
                                                             No children under 13 years are permitted as residents   13. Children of 13 years old and over will be charged adult prices.
Price based on sharing a double or twin room.                                                                                                                                                                 spa treatments, dining experiences and more. Shop online
                                                             overnight on the 31st December 2018.                        Note 4-12 years old classed as a child. 0-3 years old participate and eat
                                                                                                                                                                                                              right up until Christmas Eve to receive your voucher(s) for
                                                                                                                         for free.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Christmas Day if you select an email voucher.
                                                                                                                     14. On New Year’s Eve only children aged 13 years and over permitted at
WITH DINNER IN THE ST ALBAN SUITE                                                                                        adult price.                                                                                Visit www.sopwellhouse.co.uk to shop now.
Adults (over 18s only)             £300.00 per person                                                                15. Soft drinks will be substituted in place of alcoholic drinks for under 18s.
                                                                                                                         ID will be required.
Price based on sharing a double or twin room.                                                                        16. Pre-orders of all menus to be provided no later than the 1st December 2018.
                                                                                                                     17. Any bookings taken after the 20th December will be Chef’s choice only.                      For further information or to book
                                                                                                                         This will be one meat choice and one vegetarian choice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     please contact us on 01727 864477.
                                                                                                                     18. Sopwell House takes no responsibility for children not supervised by an
                                                                                                                         adult at all times during all children’s activities.                                      We look forward to welcoming you to
                                                                                                                     19. All dietary and allergen requirements must be communicated
                                                                                                                         at time of menu choice. Special dietary and allergen requirements are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sopwell House this festive season.
                                                                                                                         not available on the day.

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