Christmas and New Year 2018 – 2019

Christmas Parties at The Old Bell Hotel

Whether you are organising a small party for up to 16 people, or a bigger event for 50 friends or colleagues, here at The Old Bell Hotel you have the choice to host your festive fiesta in our Library, Garden Room or restaurant, The Refectory. Our Hotel is a wonderful place and setting to get together and our team here would love to host your party. We really do have the most charming of settings as a beautiful backdrop to your event. 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.

With sumptuous Christmassy fayre in the most festive of locations, you would be hard pushed to find a better venue. Check out our menu and give us a bell (pardon the pun) to chat it through. We have a choice of starters, which are a beautifully silky Butternut Squash soup, Salmon Gravadlax or slow cooked crispy Pork belly. Our Head Chef has created menus especially for you, with plenty of choice for our Main Courses, ranging from a delicious traditional Turkey option with all the trimmings, slow cooked Beef in Barolo red wine with French beans, creamed potatoes and a flavoursome onion and thyme jus. We have pan fried Cod with crushed herb and garlic potatoes, stem broccoli in a bacon and seafood sauce or a Pearl Barley Risotto with sage, Cavolo Nero, Artichoke and Gremolata Dressing. Homemade Christmas pudding with Brandy cream is a perfect choice to finish, or if you fancy something a little different, our Cointreau and Orange Parfait or Chocolate Maquise are both simply divine.

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. Plus, if you or your guests would like to make a night of it, stay in one of our cosy and luxurious bedrooms from £120.00 per night. If you or any of your guests do opt to stay over, 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 party requirements or discuss the menu options, or dietary needs, in more detail. It is so important that you feel confident and relaxed and that you know your party will receive expert attention – whether an intimate gathering or larger party.

Christmas Party Menu
To book, call us on 01666 822344 or email

T’s & C’s

• Three course Christmas party menu
• Available between December 1st – 30th except Christmas day
• Please advise of any dietary requirements
• The Library seats maximum 16
• The Refectory seats maximum 50
• Pre-order required from the set menu for parties of over 10 people
• Non-refundable deposit of £10.00 per person to be paid at the time of booking, with final balance to be paid 14 days prior to arrival

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