A Warm Welcome
to The Old Hall Hotel Buxton

With a traditional Christmas atmosphere, stunning location and fantastic local food with all the trimmings, The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton is the ideal base to stay to make the festive season extra special.

Once home to Mary Queen of Scot’s, The Old Hall Hotel is believed to be the oldest hotel in England adding to its traditional character and charm.

Beautifully situated in the centre of the Spa town of Buxton, The Old Hall Hotel rests next to the magnificent Crescent building and opposite Buxton’s exquisite famous Opera House.

Make Christmas magic this year and join us for a very special festive season with our 2, 3 or 4 day Christmas package. Click here for details.

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Christmas Breaks
at The Old Hall Hotel

~ Christmas Eve ~

Get in the mood for a fantastic Christmas starting with our Christmas Eve spectacular. Choose afternoon tea in the resident’s lounge or join us at 2.30pm for our annual trip to Pooles Cavern, Buxton’s two million year old natural limestone cave. Enjoy a hot mulled wine on your return and then prepare for the evening ahead.

Whilst Jes and his team are preparing your candlelit dinner, join us for a welcome cocktail in the George Potter bar. This will be followed by dinner in the restaurant and a visit from Burbage Band for Christmas carol singing.

After dinner you can enjoy coffee and liquers or attend midnight mass at St John’s Church (three minute walk from the hotel)

~ Christmas Day ~

Enjoy a leisurely start to this very special day and treat yourself to breakfast in bed.

Open your Christmas presents over a delicious breakfast encompassing fresh orange, local butchers bacon sandwiches, croissants, conserves and freshly ground coffee.

After breakfast, it’s time to promenade. Have a walk around the magical Pavilion Gardens or ask for our three mile walk around the Georgian splendours of Buxton and learn a little about the history of our Spa town.

Over a glass of Bucks Fizz and our special homemade canapés choose your Christmas lunch from our appetizing traditional menu.

After lunch, you can look forward to a variety of board games in our games room, or try your hand at our special Christmas quizzes, or even take a break and snooze in our TV lounge where we’ll also be screening a special Christmas DVD. If you need some fresh winter air, you can try out our Treasure Hunt – just for fun.

Late afternoon sees everybody’s favourite Christmas cake and tea served as the Queen’s Speech airs at 3pm, and between 7.30 – 9.30pm enjoy a delicious informal buffet supper, with another special Christmas DVD screening.

~ Boxing Day ~

Carry on celebrating Christmas in style on Boxing Day morning with our delicious breakfast served in our restaurant, followed by the Boxing Day concert in the Pavilion Gardens from 11am – 1pm. Enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine upon your return to The Old Hall Hotel.

A light buffet lunch will be served in the Shrewsbury Room before a classic pantomime in the Opera House. This year, guests can look forward to the timeless tale of Cinderella, with seats in the Dress Circle.

After the panto, join us for afternoon tea and then enjoy a chilled glass of champagne at 8pm before our Candlelit Boxing Night Dinner.

~ 27 December ~

After a hearty breakfast to end your stay, you can then spend the morning exploring the area or for an extra special treat, stay for an extra few days. We can advise you of the many interesting places to visit or you can try our exclusive White Peak Tour.

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Festive Lunch Menu
at The Old Hall Hotel

Gather round the table this December and enjoy a fine festive lunch at The Old Hall Hotel.

Meet up with friends, enjoy a family meal or take time out of work to enjoy our delicious food. With a choice that includes a traditional roast and some ‘old favourites’ there is sure to be something for everyone.

~ Festive Lunch Menu ~

Download the festive lunch menu here

Homemade Soup of the Day with a Crusty Bread Roll
Exotic Fruits and Smoked Ham Parcel with Fig Glaze
Baked Avocado Pear and Sun Blushed Tomatoes with Goats Cheese
Crab Cake and Mango Salsa with Rocket Salad
Pate Maison with Red Onion Marmalade and Toast


Steamed Shetland Salmon on Leek and Apple with Cheese Sauce
Char grilled Pork Steak with Honeyed Cherry Tomatoes and Pineapple
Roast Turkey, Seasoning, Pigs in Blankets, Cranberry Sauce and Roast Jus
Derbyshire Lamb and Mushroom Pie with Puff Pastry Crust
Stir Fried Crispy Vegetables, Bean sprouts and Pine nuts with Soy Sauce and Garlic Croutons


All Mains are served with Seasonal Vegetables & Potatoes


Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce
Local Cheeses and Accompaniments
Cranberry and Orange Cheesecake with Vanilla Ice Cream
Mincemeat and Ginger Tart with Custard
Chocolate Brownie with Fudge Sauce


Coffee served with Minted Chocolates

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Christmas Party Nights
at The Old Hall Hotel

Christmas is the ideal time of year to get together with friends, family and work colleagues to let your hair down and enjoy a spectacular Christmas party.

A specially selected 3 course meal served at your table, Christmas crackers and all the trimmings you can really get in the Christmas spirit, then dance the night away. With prices from just £19.00 pp, Christmas party nights at The Old Hall are great value and great fun.

Our popular party nights sell out fast so book now to ensure you don’t miss out.

~ Festive Dinner & Party Night Menu ~

Download the Festive Dinner & Party Night menu menu here

Home Made Soup of the Day served with a Crusty Bread Roll
Game, Port and Bacon Terrine with Tomato and Plum Chutney
Salmon Dill and Lemon Fishcake on Spinach Salad
Balsamic Roast Pepper, Courgette and Goats Cheese Tart with Mango Salsa


Poached Sea Bass and Spinach with Spiced Pak Choi with Hollandaise Sauce
Roast Turkey, Seasoning, Pigs in Blankets, Cranberry Sauce and Roast Jus
Derbyshire Lamb Rump, Herb and Garlic Crust, Redcurrant and Port Sauce
Prime High Peak Rump Steak in a Peppery, Cream and Brandy Sauce
Root Vegetable and Chick Pea Risotto in Field Mushroom with Parmesan Cheese


All Mains are Served with Seasonal Vegetables & Potatoes


Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce Local Cheese and Accompaniments Apple and Cinnamon Crème Brulee Black Cherry and Chocolate Roulade


Coffee & Minted Chocolates

  • Sat 30th Nov £26.50
  • Fri 6th Dec £29.50
  • Wed 11th Dec £19.00
  • Fri 13th Dec £29.50
  • Wed 18th Dec £22.50
  • Fri 20th Dec £29.50
  • Mon 23rd Dec £26.50
  • Thurs 5th Dec £19.00
  • Sat 7th Dec £29.50
  • Thurs 12th Dec £19.00
  • Sat 14th Dec £29.50
  • Thurs 19th Dec £26.50
  • Sat 21st Dec £29.50
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christmas crackers

Party in The Pit
at The Old Hall Hotel

Throughout December we are hosting some great music nights in our Orchestra pit to get you, your friends and family in the festive spirit!

December Dates
From 7.30pm - Late bar until 1am!
FREE Entry before 9pm (£3 after)

~ Live music throughout December ~

Friday 6th, Friday 13th, Friday 20th, Christmas Eve

The Orchestra Pit is available for private party bookings on Saturday 21st December and midweek.

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New Years Eve Party
at The Old Hall Hotel

Treat yourself to a two night break at Britain’s oldest hotel and welcome in the New Year 2014 in style at The Old Hall Hotel.

With the legendary local band Purple Cloud of Funk guaranteed to get you up on your feet, an entire night of disco dancing and a grand countdown with a glass of fizz, New Year’s Eve is not to be missed.

~ New Year’s Eve Party Night ~

Includes a four course dinner menu, glass of fizz and NYE party at the Old Hall Hotel £80.00pp

~ New Year’s Eve Rates*~
(incl. B&B and NYE party)

Single room: £240.00
Standard Double: £360.00
Classic Double: £405.00

*Arriving on the 30th or the 31st for two nights

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