23 fabulous ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Gloucestershire

It's nearly New Year's Eve — and SoGlos has rounded up a whopping 23 ways to see in the New Year in Gloucestershire, with everything from brewery bashes and murder mystery nights to stylish six-course tasting menus with Champagne at midnight...

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Celebrate New Year's Eve 2023 with SoGlos's pick of parties, shindigs and events.
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Celebrate the New Year in style in Gloucestershire, with venues all across the county pulling out all the stops to welcome in 2024.

SoGlos rounds up 23 fantastic ways to celebrate New Year's Eve 2023, from indulging in a decadent six-course feast to dancing into the small hours... 

New Year's Eve at The Alchemist in Cheltenham

The Alchemist in Cheltenham is giving revellers the chance to start New Year's Eve as they mean to go on, with its Alchemy Cocktail Brunch being served from 10am to 4pm, pairing three of its most popular cocktails with a brunch dish each for £30 — with the option to go bottomless for another £10.

Then for the main event, its Midnight Drop offers a special New Year's Eve set menu, including Cosmic Oyster shots and nibbles on arrival, followed by a three-course meal and a glass of Champagne to toast at midnight, with tunes from the resident DJ to get the party in full swing. The Midnight Drop costs £50 per person. 

New Year's Eve at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Upmarket Montpellier brasserie, The Ivy, is hosting a stylish New Year's Eve soiree to see in 2024. Its Ivy Royale set menu costs £75 per person and includes a welcome glass of Champagne and a delectable meal.

The choice of starters includes roasted scallops with creamy truffle orzo or stilton and walnut souffle; with mains like Keralan duck curry, baked sea bass with mussels or fillet of beef; with Christmas creme brulee, chocolate bombe or a selection of cheeses to finish off — with charming hosts and entertainment throughout the evening, too. 

New Year's Eve at Téatro in Cirencester

Cirencester's stylish Téatro Bar and Restaurant is offering a six-course tasting menu this New Year's Eve 2024, with diners treated to a feast made with the finest produce the Cotswolds has to offer.

Tickets cost £85 per person, or £115 to include a wine flight matched to each course — plus there's live music from Steve Reid-Williams throughout the night.

New Year Getaway at Tewkesbury Park

The luxurious Tewkesbury Park is making New Year's Eve celebrations last that little bit longer with its two-night New Year Getaway. Arrive to its famous afternoon tea on Saturday before enjoying a three-course dinner in the evening; wake to up a leisurely breakfast on Sunday, spend the day exploring its gorgeous grounds in the crisp countryside air before getting all glammed up for its Great Gatsby-themed main event.

The evening consists of Champagne, canapes, a six-course dinner, midnight fireworks and a live band; then guests can enjoy a relaxed start to the New Year with breakfast and chance to lounge by the fire before heading home on New Year's Day — with prices starting from £285 for two sharing a room. 

New Year's Eve at BrewDog in Cheltenham

Craft beer bar, BrewDog, is inviting guests to party like it's 1999, turning back the clock and putting its prices back to pre-Millennium levels on the countdown to the New Year, with special prices applying from 7pm. 

There'll be a live DJ spinning nostalgic 90s tunes, with beers for £1.95, cocktails for £3.95 and late night bacon butties, too — with tickets costing £15 each. 

New Year's Eve at Côte in Gloucester

French brasserie, Côte at Gloucester Quays, is saying 'bonne année!' this December 2023 with a special New Year's Eve menu. Diners are welcomed with a glass of  Crémant sparkling wine and nibbles on the table, before digging into starters like baked camembert, prawn thermidor or braised beef French onion soup; main courses like mushroom bourgignon, confit pork belly, sirloin steak or butternut squash pithivier; with dessert options including creme caramel, pain perdu, white chocolate mousse or pear and almond financier to finish.

Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diners are catered for — with four courses and a welcome drink costing £47.95 per person. 

New Year's Eve at Flight Club in Cheltenham

Step up to the oche this New Year's Eve as Flight Club at Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter hosts its New Year's Eve brunch social. 

With three sessions on the day, all featuring a DJ spinning tunes, prosecco, bottomless pizza and an hour-long social darts sampler, it's a super fun — and different — way to celebrate the start of the New Year. 

The Big NYE Brewery Bash at Stroud Brewery

Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards Pub/Bar of the Year 2023, Stroud Brewery, is saying cheers to the New Year with its big brewery bash.

Hosted by top MC Bro, with three of Gloucestershire's best DJs spinning hip hop, dancehall, reggae and garage tunes and award-winning beer on tap, it promises to be an unforgettable night — with tickets costing £12 each. 

Big New Year's Eve Bash at The Botanist in Cheltenham

The Botanist in Cheltenham's Big New Year's Eve Bash offers live music, a welcome St Germain Spritz cocktail on arrival, plus a glass of fizz when the glitter cannons explode at midnight to see in the New Year, all for just £15 per person.

Its festive menu is also available all day and into the evening, with dishes like butternut squash soup with crispy sage; sweet potato and goat's cheese tart; hanging turkey kebab; grilled sea bass; cookie dough pie; and sticky toffee pudding to tuck into. 

New Year's Eve at Cowley Manor in the Cotswolds

Ring in the New Year in the lap of luxury at Cowley Manor, with a two-night staycation. Its New Year package includes a four-course New Year's Eve dinner with dishes like duck and foie gras; roasted scallop with celeraic and caviar; roasted fillet and braised shin of beef with Madeira sauce; milk chocolate and caramel cremeaux; and Tunworth cheese and crackers with truffle honey — not to mention Champagne at midnight.

If that wasn't enough, there's a posh New Year's Day brunch for the morning after, with caviar omelettes, truffle butter and bacon pancakes and sausage, egg and caviar muffins on the menu. Prices start from £1,770 per room for a two-night stay from Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 December 2023, or Sunday 31 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024.

New Year's Eve at Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham

Providing a two-night stay in spectacular surroundings, Ellenborough Park is helping guests see in the New Year in style. Spend the night before in one of its luxurious bedrooms, enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast and take an invigorating dip in its outdoor pool before getting ready for the big night.

Then on New Year's Eve, there's Champagne and canapes to start, followed by a candlelit dinner, then a party with a live band to get everyone up and dancing. Ellenborough also boasts the best seats in the house for Cheltenham Racecourse's fireworks display as the clock chimes midnight — and ideally located for anyone spending New Year's Day at the races, after breakfast the following morning, the hotel is even chauffeur driving guests there on its private track, so you can arrive like a VIP!

New Year's Eve at The Dial House in Bourton-on-the-Water

New Year's Eve at The Dial House is a stylish affair for Cotswold foodies, promising a six-course menu served in chic country house surroundings, with tickets costing £100 per person.

The menu features dishes including Jerusalem artichoke veloute with black olive tapenade; crab and prawn cocktail with curried mayo and mango and lime salsa; seasonal wild mushroom tortellini with sauteed spinach and truffle cream; fillet of beef with foie gras and potato gratin; winter vegetable tagine with cous cous; chocolate assiette; and a selection of British cheeses.

New Year's Eve at Cosy Club in Cheltenham

Cheltenham's Cosy Club is getting glammed up for its New Year's Eve soiree, where the fizz will be flowing and there'll be a live band to dance you into 2024.

Tickets cost £70 each and include cocktails and canapes on arrival; a three-course dinner; plus bubbles to toast at midnight, as well as props and a Polaroid to capture all the fun. The menu boasts dishes like dressed crayfish tails or treacle-cured pork belly to start; fillet steak and langoustines, chicken supreme or mushroom and marscapone risotto for the main course; with desserts including lemon posset, rich chocolate torte or a British cheese plate. 

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at Speech House Hotel in Coleford

Nestled in the heart of the Forest of Dean, The Speech House Hotel in Coleford is hosting a special gala dinner to see in the New Year.

Starting proceedings with a Champagne reception and nibbles, guest will then be treated to a delicious dinner made with the finest produce the forest has to offer, followed by a toast at midnight and dancing in The Edwin Tauber suite to start 2024 in style. Tickets cost £99.50 per person. 

New Year's Eve at The Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester

Cirencester's luxurious Kings Head Hotel is inviting guests to spend New Year's Eve enjoying delicious food and dancing the night away at this Cotswold hotspot.

Starting the evening with a four-course dinner in the restaurant, revellers can then make their way down into the hotel's vaulted cellar, where there'll be a live DJ playing floorfillers into the early hours.

Bottomless drag brunch at The Urban Fox in Cheltenham

Sashay your way into 2024 with bottomless drag brunch at The Urban Fox in Montpellier — hosted by popular queen, Felicity Suxwell. 

Promising glitz, glamour, high tea with treats from Bishop's Cleeve-based Creme De La Em, bottomless prosecco and two hours of entertainment, with a mix of cabaret, lip sync and audience participation, tickets cost £42. 

NYE Gatsby ball at Fever in Gloucester

Enjoy the glitz and glamour of a Jazz Age celebration with Fever in Gloucester hosting a Great Gatsby-themed ball this New Year's Eve.

Transforming the club into a 'dazzling 1920s extravaganza', guests can get dressed up and dance the night away under sparkling chandeliers, with prizes to win on the night and live DJs providing the tunes. Tickets are free but places are limited, so advance booking is recommended. 

New Year's Eve murder mystery at The Beckford Inn in Tewkesbury

The Beckford Inn near Tewkesbury is hosting a murder mystery evening for a New Year's Eve celebration that's a little bit different.

Costing £65 per person, the evening includes a glass of Champagne, a five-course dinner with dishes including truffled mushroom arancini, duck liver parfait, pork belly with roasted apple and chocolate mousse with mandarin sortbet — all served with a side of murder! The question is, can you guess whodunnit before the clock strikes 12?

New Year's Eve Gala at Leonardo Hotels Cheltenham

Leonardo Hotels Cheltenham is hosting a black tie gala dinner this New Year's Eve, with fizz on arrival, a four-course meal, themed decor, a DJ and disco to party all the way into the small hours.

With smoked salmon and king prawns to start, followed by wild mushroom soup, beef or Mediterranean vegetable and lentil wellington for the main course and a decadent assiette of desserts, local cheese and biscuits to finish, revellers are in for a treat — with packages costing from £65 per person. 

New Year's Eve family party at Cotswold Water Park

Giving little ones a chance to get involved with the celebrations, De Vere Cotswold Water Park hosts a family party this New Year's Eve.

Kicking off at 6.30pm, with food served at 7pm, guests can tuck into tasty dishes from a variety of stalls or grab a sweet treat from the chocolate fountain; little ones can enjoy plenty of entertainment, from arts and crafts to games and a special interactive show form Jolly Pop; then everyone can hit the dance floor with a DJ spinning tunes to take you into 2024. Prices start from £169 per adult and £59 per child aged three to 14-years-old, including overnight accommodation. 

New Year's Eve at Tudor Farmhouse in Coleford

Tudor Farmhouse in the picturesque Forest of Dean is offering a traditional two-night stay this New Year — with dinner, bed and breakfast included on both nights and rooms costing from £650. 

After staying the night before, the New Year's Eve celebrations start with a Champagne reception, followed by a six-course tasting menu featuring goat's cheese, beetroot and apple tart with candied walnuts; pickled mackerel with celeriac, apple and horseradish; leek terrine; roased sirloin of Herefordshire beef with braised beef cheeks, artichoke and glazed carrots; tonka bean panna cotta with pear and ginger compote; dark chocolate pastry cremeaux with passionfruit; and a selection of artisan cheeses — with bubbles to toast at midnight, too.

New Year's Eve Ball at Hatherley Manor in Gloucester

From cocktails and canapes to casino tables, celebrate the start of 2024 at Hatherley Manor's New Year's Eve Ball. 

Costing £99 per person, the evening includes a drinks reception and a gala dinner, with dishes including butternut squash and sage soup, ham hock terrine, braised short rib of beef, truffle risotto cake, Baileys and raspberry creme brulee and honeycomb cheesecake, followed by fizz at midnight, fun money casino tables and dancing until late. 

New Year's Day racing at Cheltenham Racecourse

Whatever you're up to the night before, the New Year's Day racing at Cheltenham Racecourse provides the perfect opportunity to blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a thrilling start to 2024.

The venue's most popular one-day fixture, there's plenty of action on the track, plus a Family Fun Zone to keep little ones entertained and live music in The Centaur in the evening. Brewhouse & Kitchen at The Brewery Quarter is serving up raceday breakfasts throughout the morning to get you set up for an exciting day, too. 

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