Salisbury’s cracking Christmas party venues!

Our Traditional Original city is full of warm and welcoming hospitality venues, which is just what you need for a fun Christmas night out! 

Whether you want a traditional festive party, or something more original, there are plenty of options for evenings with friends and family or workplace celebrations. And, after Covid put an end to our parties last year, Salisbury's hospitality businesses are raring to go! 

Here are some of the Christmas offers in Salisbury this year: 

The Old Ale and Coffee House

If you’re missing the ski slopes, head to The Old Ale and Coffee House where their garden huts give a ski chalet feel. Be surrounded by twinkly lights while sat on sheep skin rugs. There's space for up to 12. Why not round off the ski theme by going dressed in ski wear!  

As well as the outside chalets, the pub can also seat up to 24 in a group inside, or covered under blankets, under the heaters supping on mulled wine and cider in the Garden House. Two courses are available for £25. Three courses for £29. 

For larger groups, there are buffet and canape parties on offer. Up to 40 people will be given exclusive use of the area around the fireplace.  

The Old Ale and Coffee House, Crane Street (photo Spencer Mulholland Photography)

The Red Lion 

If it’s something more traditional that you are after, The Red Lion Hotel comes with over 800 years of history!  

They are offering: 

Christmas Parties with a three-course festive dinner. There is a DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Or enjoy a more relaxed evening during the week. From £22.95 per person. They also have rooms if you want to stay over. 

Festive Lunch every day throughout December from 11.30am to 3pm. From £17.95 per person. 

Festive Afternoon Tea with a Christmas twist by their open fire. Available throughout December. From £12.95 per person. 

They are already receiving a large number of enquires for their Christmas events so get in contact now. 

Live Escape Salisbury 

Forget the turkey and trimmings, for something totally different, why not try a true team experience this Christmas!  

Live Escape Rooms Salisbury have just the tonic to the traditional Christmas offerings at their two locations in the centre of the city. Get together for an hour or two to play their escape room Spectre and their pirate-themed experience Pieces of Eight. Enjoy festive drinks in the Plume of Feather’s tavern at The Cross Keys Shopping Centre while solving puzzles and plundering pirate treasure.  

Whether you’re a larger company or just family and friends looking for something fun and exciting to do over the festive season take a look online and book early to avoid disappointment. Visit live-escape.co.uk 

Live Escape Rooms Salisbury

Cosy Club 

Salisbury’s Cosy Club has a stunning selection of private dining rooms available for hire that are the perfect option for larger gatherings, festivities with friends or a long overdue work party. 

If it’s a larger group you are looking to entertain, they offer a private dining room with festive buffet for everyone to share. 

They also have a decadent Christmas Dining menu for more intimate occasions. Featuring fresh and modern festive favourites with two or three courses on offer. Head to their website for more information.

Milford Hall Hotel and Spa 

It’s party time at the Milford Hall Hotel and Spa in the run up to Christmas! 

They have a special Christmas party night offer Sundays to Thursdays, £39 per person or Friday and Saturday nights, £45 per person. The festive fun includes a disco till late and three course meal. Make a night of it by staying in one of their luxurious guest rooms. There is an offer available to those who want to stay following any evening Christmas Party. Subject to availability. 

If you are looking for something more romantic, they also offer a Milano infused winter menu throughout December at the Milano Italian restaurant. Lunches are 12pm to 2pm and dinners are 5pm to 9pm.  

For something a little bit different, why not book their Christmas wreath making workshop with festive afternoon tea on 7th December.  The workshop will last three hours and includes coffee on arrival followed by a demonstration and practical session. £60.00 per person. Contact the hotel for more information about all the above, or head to their website. 

Milford Hall Hotel and Spa

Bishops Mill 

From sharing boards to traditional Christmas dinners, the Bishops Mill has gone festive themed with its menu this year. There is a Festive Burger (with sausage meat patty, Croxton Manor brie, smoked streaky bacon, cranberry barbecue sauce and a sprout slaw - wow!) and even a Gingerbread Cheesecake. Two courses are £21.95, three courses £24.95. Available from 9th November 2021. 

If you would rather do some mingling and not sit for a full meal, there is a buffet option. In fact, there is a choice of three buffets, each offering a spread of bite-size, tasty, savoury, snacky treats. There are three festive packages on offer from £9.49 per person. More details can be found here.

Bishops Mill, The Maltings Salisbury

The Ox Row Inn 

Whether it’s drinks, dinner or lunch, there is plenty to tempt you this Christmas at The Ox Row Inn. They can cater for larger Christmas parties (including entertainment) or smaller groups who want a seated three course dinner over the festive period.  

There is a delicious menu of freshly-cooked and lovingly prepared treats to tease, tempt and tantalise your tastebuds. Aa function room also offers a private area for group gatherings. 

Contact the team for more information. 

The Market Inn and Ox Row Inn on Salisbury's historic Market Square

The Market Inn 

The Market Inn prides themselves on delivering a warm, safe and inviting atmosphere with friendly staff that treat customers like one of the family. 

They offer traditional Christmas set menus along with bookable drink packages. There are two and three course menus available to book from November 15th, right through until the end of January for those that have late work celebrations. 

All tastes and palates are catered for, including meatless options for vegans and veggies. 

You can pre book through their website.

If you can’t wait until Christmas for a good night out, don’t worry, there are lots of venues to try every day in Salisbury! 

From embracing traditional pubs to fine dining experiences and delicious independent foodie venues, we have it all in our Traditional Original city.

Find them all on the Experience Salisbury Taste pages.  

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