Wednesday 19 June 2019

Gloucestershire Christmas party guide

From top restaurants and luxurious hotels to historic buildings, find the perfect venue for your Christmas party in Gloucestershire, with SoGlos's 2019 guide to festive celebrations.

Gloucestershire plays host to a sparkling array of Christmas party venues, so whether you are looking for the perfect setting for your office party, festive celebrations with friends, or somewhere for a family get together to treasure, you’re sure to find it in the hugely popular annual SoGlos Christmas party guide 2019.

From Champagne toasts, traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, and crackers, to mince pies, magical live entertainment and energetic dancefloor moves, plan your perfect Christmas party, with the following sensational Gloucestershire party venues all coming highly recommended for hosting the finest festive merriment in the county.

Christmas parties in Cheltenham

Christmas parties in the Cotswolds

Christmas parties in the Forest of Dean

Christmas parties in Gloucester

Christmas parties in Stroud

Christmas parties Beyond the border

Plus, don’t miss the Christmas Day suggestions, if you’re looking for the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry on Tuesday 25 December 2019.

Cheltenham Christmas parties 2019

Ian Coley Shooting School

On the menu

Wrap up in your finest winter gear and gather the troops for a Christmas party that’ll go off with a bang! Join the team at Ian Coley Shooting School, offering professional tuition, gun hire, clays, cartridges and all safety equipment for an amazing Christmas celebration to remember. Choose between five party options, with the most basic including 25 shots per person, professional instruction and a debrief over tea, coffee and mince pies. For a more extravagant celebration, treat your team to a full morning of shooting with breaks for a breakfast of bacon baps; elevenses including tea, coffee and biscuits; and a three-course lunch with mains of game casserole with rosemary new potatoes and crusty bread, beef mushroom and ale pie with buttered new potatoes, and roast salmon fillet with crème fraiche and spring onion potatoes. Tasty desserts include double chocolate brownie, apple and berry crumble, and ginger lemon and lime cheesecake, before the day is rounded off with mince pies and a prize giving ceremony.

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Perfect for team building during the festive season, this activity is a great party for colleagues who want to enjoy an activity during the day, rather than in the evening The on-site shop at Ian Coley is also great for picking up festive gifts for country sports enthusiasts, gift vouchers for clay shooting experiences, along with accessories and clothing.


Throughout November, December and January.

How much?

Christmas Party Option One, which includes a full morning of shooting, a three-course lunch, breakfast and elevenses costs £158 per person. Christmas Party Option Two includes a morning of shooting, a three-course lunch, breakfast and refreshments and costs £125 per person. Christmas Party Option Three includes a two-course lunch, morning of shooting and a friendly competition for £112.50 per person. Christmas Party Option 4 includes up to 50 shots per person with tea, coffee and mince pies for £70 per person; and Christmas Party Option Five includes 25 shots per person alongside refreshments for £50 per person. All prices are plus VAT.

To book/for more information

Call (01242) 870391 and speak to Jack, or visit directly.

Cotswolds Christmas parties 2019

Gloucester Christmas parties 2019

Hatton Court Hotel

Christmas Parties 2019 at Hatton Court Hotel

On the menu

Roll up, roll up, for The Greatest Christmas at Hatton Court Hotel in Gloucester. Gather your friends and colleagues for a circus themed celebration this winter. Choose from Party Nights where guests gather in Hatton Court’s heated garden marquee to enjoy a delicious three-course festive dinner, an all-inclusive drinks package and a DJ. For those looking for a daytime gathering, the circus celebrations continue with Hatton Court’s Festive Lunches, comprising of a two or three-course festive menu served in the Tara Restaurant. There are also Festive Afternoon Teas available, which are designed for two people to share. For a real family feast, enjoy a Festive Sunday Lunch where children under four can eat for free.

On Christmas Day

Celebrate Christmas in style with a four-course Christmas Day Lunch in Hatton Court Hotel’s Tara Restaurant. This truly enchanting venue will be decorated for the season, offering a stunning location to enjoy delicious festive dishes with your nearest and dearest.

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Enjoy ‘A Million Dreams’ by booking one of the stylish and comfortable rooms at Hatton Court Hotel for just £75. This special discounted room rate is available to all guests enjoying a party at the hotel, but must be booked in advance.


Hatton Court Hotel’s Party Nights take place on Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 December 2019; Friday 6 and 13 December 2019 and Sunday 22 December 2019 from 7.30pm until midnight; Festive Lunches are served Monday to Saturday throughout December, while Festive Sunday Lunch is available on Sundays from Sunday 1 to 22 December 2019. Festive Afternoon Tea is available throughout the month.

How much?

Party Nights cost between £60 and £70 per person; Festive Lunches start at £20 per person for two courses and £25 per person for three courses. Festive Afternoon Tea costs £35 per couple, while Christmas Day Lunch is priced at £89 per adult and £24 for children aged five to 12. Under fours eat for free.

To book

Call (01452) 617412, email or visit directly.

Stroud Christmas parties 2019

Sama Sama

Christmas Parties 2019 at Sama Sama Stroud

On the menu

Located in Stroud’s Union Street, Sama Sama specialises in street food from South America, the Caribbean and Asia. The venue opened its doors in June 2018 with a menu boasting a range of burgers and sandwiches, with fillings such as Teriyaki tuna with wasabi mayo, pickles, fresh cucumber and sriracha; the Mexican fish burger with salsa, guacamole and jalapeño and lime tartare sauce; or the Jurkey Burger, a turkey pattie with garlic jerk mayo, avocado, pineapple and rocket. The venue also has a tasty selection of bowls served with rice or fries, with flavor options including chicken, prawn or vegan. Sama Sama has a trendy and exclusive cocktail menu to accompany your food with a frozen espresso martini, known as a Frapputini; frozen Lilt margarita; and a tropical daiquiri, to name just a few.

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This stylish street food venue in Stroud plays its music loud and serves its food spicy. Making for a brilliant party atmosphere, a night at Sama Sama combines great flavours with a casual dining experience, to provide a night to remember.


Sama Sama offers its fabulous menu throughout the year, offering casual dining for intimate dinners or delicious group dining. A Christmas trip to Sama Sama makes for a perfect alternative traditional Christmas party venues.

How much?

Sama Sama’s varied menu is reasonably priced, with special offers running throughout the year. Make sure you check out Taco Tuesday, where guests can enjoy three tacos and a Corona beer for £10.

To book

Call (01453) 767123, email or visit directly.

The Bear of Rodborough

On the Menu

Dig out the hair crimpers and neon disco wear, as The Bear at Rodborough hosts an 80s Christmas Party Night to remember. Located near Stroud, this picturesque venue is offering a fabulous party night starting with a glass of Lambrusco, and nibbles including cheese and pineapple hedgehogs and vol-au-vents, followed by a retro three-course menu. Enjoy a blast from the past with dishes including cheese and bacon loaded potato skins, prawn cocktail, scampi and chips, and even a Vienetta for dessert! Fancy dress is optional, but encouraged, and if guests ‘wanna dance with somebody’ there’s plenty of opportunity with 80s tunes throughout the night from the resident DJ.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more formal team meal at this stunning venue, The Bear also has festive party lunches and dinners running throughout December.

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Cosy overnight accommodation is available at The Bear of Rodborough, so there’s no need to fork out for a taxi after your night of partying. The cost of staying the night also includes a delicious full English breakfast the next morning – ideal for helping with your recovery!

On Christmas Day

On Christmas Day head to The Bear of Rodborough for a divine six-course festive meal including tea and coffee. This event is open to non-residents and is priced at £90 per person.


The Bear at Rodborough’s 80s Christmas Party Nights take place on Saturday 7 December, Thursday 19 December and Friday 20 December 2019.

How much?

80s Christmas Party Night on Saturday 7 December 2019 costs £35 per person, Thursday 19 December 2019 is £30 per person, and Friday 20 December 2019 is £35 per head. Festive Lunch costs £19 for two courses or £23 for three courses. Festive Dinners cost £29 without disco and £32.50 with a disco. On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December a Festive Dinner costs £35.

To book

Call (01453) 878522 or visit directly.

© SoGlos
Monday 15 April 2019

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