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Your Magical Christmas in Stratford-upon-Avon

Enjoy a sensational Christmas in Stratford-upon-Avon at The Arden Hotel. We invite you to celebrate the festive season with loved ones and join us for Christmas and New Year breaks and specially selected Christmas menus.


The Arden Hotel is a rather special experience during Christmas and New Year. Stay in one of our boutique luxury bedrooms over the festive period and enjoy a plethora of Christmas events, celebrations and activities fit for the season. Indulge in a delicious Festive Afternoon Tea next to our cosy fire in our lounge, relax in our Club Bar with a warming glass of mulled wine and a mince pie (or three), and taste special gourmet dinners in our award-winning No44 Brasserie. There’s something for everyone this festive season, bring the children for festive entertainment in a private room during your Christmas break or celebrate the New Year with that special someone.


Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, The Arden Hotel benefits from having every major attraction on our doorstep. Most famous of all is the world-renowned Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the home of William Shakespeare, so take a trip back in time when stepping into this family home of his, followed by a wintery walk along the magnificent River Avon. Historic Warwick is right a short drive away whilst Warwick Castle has many festive events to enjoy, from medieval banquets to winter crusades and falconry displays.


We look forward to welcoming you to The Arden Hotel… to find out more information about our festive breaks contact our team. Call on 01789 298682 or email


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Christmas with eden

December is our favourite time at the hotels and we can’t wait to deck the halls and get the mulled wine simmering. The aroma of roaring fires mingling with the fresh smell of pine from the Christmas trees is really quite magical and we’re keen to get the celebrations started.

Everyone knows that Christmas is all about the food, and food has always been at the heart of our hotels. Our award-winning chefs across the collection spend most of the year dreaming up even more indulgent ways of spoiling our guests with their Christmas menus and this year looks to be no exception.

We invite you to join us for Christmas and New Year breaks, pampering spa treatments, not to mention the happy thought of our teams plying you with excellent Champagne, wine and fabulous festive food. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the festive season with you.


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The Christmas Experience


Enjoy afternoon tea in our Terrace Suite or Brooke Suite, then relax and unwind before joining us in the Terrace Suite for a welcome drink, followed by a three course dinner in No44 Brasserie on The Waterside. Visit Shakespeare’s resting place at Holy Trinity Church for Midnight Mass and return to a warming glass of mulled wine or sherry and a mince pie.


After opening your presents, start the day with a Champagne breakfast. Build up an appetite with a walk around historic Stratford before a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, canapés and a magnificent four course Christmas Day lunch in No44 Brasserie on The Waterside, followed later by a light informal buffet supper.


After tucking into a full English breakfast, the day is yours to enjoy. A glass of bubbly and a four course gourmet dinner will be served in No44 Brasserie on The Waterside in the evening.


Enjoy a full English breakfast before fond farewells.

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New Year at The Arden Hotel

Experience New Year in Stratford-upon-Avon

New Year’s Eve
Settle into your room, then perhaps wander around the gardens, or relax in the lounge and order afternoon tea. Glam yourself up for our James Bond themed evening with casino. Champagne and canapé reception and gourmet four course dinner and enjoy live music from The Platinum Rogues. Celebrate the new year with midnight munchies, hot chocolate and coffee available in the Club Bar.

New Year’s Day
Recover from the evening’s festivities with a lie in or blow the cobwebs away with a stroll around town before brunch in No44 Brasserie on The Waterside.

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Betwixt and Between at The Arden Hotel

Betwixt and Between

We all deserve a treat, so why not enjoy a magical escape and unwind with a fantastic post-Christmas break at Mallory Court in Warwickshire from 27th – 30th December.

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Dine at The Arden Hotel

Festive Dining

Festive Afternoon Tea
Relax with friends and take in the festive atmosphere in front of the fire as you share an indulgent seasonal afternoon tea selection of homemade sweet and savoury festive delicacies.
£30.00 per person

Festive Dining
No44 Brasserie on The Waterside is the perfect setting for your Christmas party, to include artisan breads, a three course menu, coffee and crackers.
Lunch £32.50 per person
Dinner £40.00 per person (Pre-booking essential)

Christmas Day Lunch
Join us for a magnificent four course Christmas Day lunch in No44 Brasserie on The Waterside.
£125.00 per person
Children under 12 dine for half price

Boxing Day Lunch
Three course menu on Boxing Day.
£42.00 per person
Children under 12 dine for half price

Boxing Day Dinner
Set four course menu and a glass of fizz, with live music.
£60.00 per person
Children under 12 dine for half price

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