Christmas and New Year 2018 – 2019

Christmas Packages

Delicious festive food, cosy lounges, a roaring fire are all recipes for a dream home away from home for your very own Christmas retreat. Here at The Old Bell Hotel, you will be waited on hand and foot in a historic beautiful setting, and if your four legged family friend would like to come too, they are made very welcome. Let us look after you to give you the most wonderful Christmas where you can relax, totally switch off and unwind with good food, created especially for you by our Head Chef, and fine wine over the festive break, in a truly stunning location.

Our Hotel is a wonderful place and setting to get together with your family or friends for Christmas, and our team here would love to host you to give you a fantastic festive break. We really do have the most charming of settings as a beautiful backdrop to your Christmas. The Old Bell Hotel is a Grade 1 listed building; in fact it is England’s oldest hotel and sits proudly next to the Abbey in the heart of the historic, vibrant Market Town of Malmesbury. Resplendent in all it’s glory, The Old Bell Hotel is elegant and charming – within easy reach of Tetbury, Bath, Bristol, Cirencester, The Cotswolds and London.

Christmas Day Menu

Spend Christmas Day with us and enjoy a superb seven course taster menu starting with Champagne and Canapés at 1230pm. With courses including slow roasted pheasant, pan fried scallops and Old Bell smoked salmon you will be truly spoilt. Of course, we have traditional supreme turkey with all the trimmings and roasted winter vegetables. Followed by homemade Christmas pudding with brandy cream and coffee and Petit Fours, you will not go hungry. Vegetarian and Vegan menus are available and we would encourage you to talk to us about your dietary needs, to make sure we are fully au fait with your requirements.

Christmas Day Menu

Price – £90.00 per person


The Holly Christmas Package

We offer The Holly Christmas Package, a perfect 3 night break, from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th December. Check in on Christmas Eve and start as you mean to go on by setting the scene with a delicious cream tea.

Christmas Eve

• Check in from 3pm and enjoy a cream tea
• Three course dinner in our restaurant, The Refectory
• After dinner coffee and chocolates served in one of our charming lounges
• Midnight Mass and carols in Malmesbury Abbey (optional)
• Following Midnight Mass and carols, we will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and chocolate fondants in our lounges

Christmas Day

• Breakfast is served between 8am and 1030am
• Meet in the bar for Champagne and Canapés at 1230pm
• Seven course taster Christmas Day menu
• Cold buffet served between 7pm and 9pm

Boxing Day

• Breakfast is served between 8am and 1030am
• Boxing day lunch
• Three Course dinner

Thursday 27th December

• Breakfast is served between 8am and 1030am
• Check out is at 11am, but please feel free to leave your bags if you wish to explore Malmesbury

Price – From £925.00 based on two people.


The Ivy Christmas Package

For a relaxing 2 night break, we offer The Ivy Christmas Package, from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th December.

Christmas Eve

• Check in from 3pm and enjoy a cream tea
• Three course dinner in our restaurant, The Refectory
• After dinner coffee and chocolates served in one of our charming lounges
• Midnight Mass and carols in Malmesbury Abbey (optional)
• Following Midnight Mass and carols, we will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and chocolate fondants in our lounges

Christmas Day

• Breakfast is served between 8am and 1030am
• Meet in the bar for Champagne and Canapés at 1230pm
• Seven course taster Christmas Day menu
• Cold buffet served between 7pm and 9pm

Boxing Day

• Breakfast is served between 8am and 1030am
• Check out is at 11am, but please feel free to leave your bags if you wish to explore Malmesbury

Price – From £639.00 based on two people.


With sumptuous Christmas dining in the most festive of locations, you would be hard pushed to find a better place to spend Christmas. Our Bar provides an extensive range of drinks, including fine wines and champagnes, cult wines by the glass, expertly mixed cocktails and a super range of gins.

Malmesbury is steeped in rich history with lots to explore. Built on the site of a 2,800 year old Iron Age fort, there are so many local places to discover. Or, you may just like to sit with a coffee and relax.

We would welcome the chance to talk through your requirements or discuss the menu, or dietary needs, in more detail. It is so important that you feel confident and relaxed and that you know your family or friends will receive expert attention – whether an intimate gathering or larger party.

To book, call us on 01666 822344 or email events@oldbellhotel.com

T’s & C’s – Christmas Day Menu

• This menu is served on Christmas day only
• Arrival at 12.30pm for Champagne and Canapés
• Christmas Day lunch £90.00 per person – non-refundable 50% deposit to be paid at time of booking (£45.00 per person with final balance paid 14 days prior to arrival, 11th Dec 2018)
• Please advise of any dietary requirements in advance

T’s & C’s – Christmas Day Menu

• Prices are per room, per package and include all meals as shown, drinks receptions and VAT.
• Non refundable 50% deposit to be paid at time of booking with full balance payable on or before 1st December
• Dress is smart casual throughout your stay, please just wear what makes you feel comfortable
• Please advise of any dietary requirements in advance of your stay
• Single rooms are available on request
• Children are welcome. Please ask for details
For 2-night stays
• Departure is after breakfast on Boxing Day (Wednesday 26th December)
• You are welcome to join us for lunch on Boxing Day. Please advise and we will reserve you a table. The (reduced) à la carte menu is from £35.00 per person

Dietary Key
V – Vegetarian | VE – Vegan | GF – Gluten Free | GFA – Gluten Free available | NF – Nut Free