Christmas Celebrations

Christmas is the time to celebrate the festive season. We offer a packed festive calendar - Christmas party nights, Tribute Nights, Lunch or Dinner as well as our Family Christmas Lunch and Festive Afternoon Tea.

Whether you are planning a Christmas dinner for two or a large party with friends, family and colleagues, you'll love our unique combination of good food and attentive service within a country house atmosphere where you can truly relax and enter into the spirit of the festive season. We pride ourselves on excellent service, food and entertainment and invite you to one of our many Christmas events.

For a special pre-Christmas lunch or dinner, our Clarkes restaurant offers a wonderful setting. Private Christmas dining for parties of up to 20 guests can be accommodated in our elegant Library (room hire charges may apply).

If you're looking to dance the night away, then our Christmas Party Nights are for you. We also have a selection of Christmas Party Tribute Nights featuring Michael Buble, Abba and a tribute to two fantastic movies by Rock n Romance: A Summer of Love.

For comedy dining, last year we welcomed back the Faulty Towers Dining Experience for two nights of hilarious entertainment over dinner and Only Fools and Horses - The (Cushty) Dining Experience sees Del Boy and Rodney here for a t'riffic night out!

Our Murder Mystery Dinners presents an opportunity for those budding detectives to solve a murder and establish the motive over dinner.

We offer special overnight stay Christmas bed and breakfast rates allowing you to relax and enjoy a comfortable night's sleep, with no worries about designated drivers or waiting for taxis at the end of the evening.

We will also be offering our popular Christmas Family Lunch which will be packed full of entertainment for all and includes a visit from Santa!

Festive Afternoon Tea is back by popular demand.  A selection of sweet and savoury items with an added festive touch is sure to delight. We make this a great occasion, being held in our Ballroom and including a variety of entertainment while you eat.

For New Year's Eve, our Gala Ball in the Ballroom is always a popular event. We take care of every detail - guaranteeing a fabulous way to see in the New Year.

Christmas Holly Menu - Lunchtimes
We offer a 2 course and 3 course option for our guests (both options also come with freshly brewed tea/coffee and mince pies in addition).  With excellent service and great food it is the perfect occasion to get together. Let us provide you with our festive hospitality for your family and friends where we offer a choice of dishes with all the trimmings!

Family Lunch
Any children attending on this date can expect a very special visit from Father Christmas along with entertainment from a table magician, music from a local primary school choir and why not capture the event with our photographer?.

Festive Afternoon Tea
After tea why not make your way across to the Square for the Usk Reindeer Parade, you are more than welcome to leave your cars here and stroll across the bridge to see Father Christmas and his reindeers arrive!   Any children attending on this date can expect a very special visit from Father Christmas along with entertainment from a table magician, music from a local primary school choir and why not capture the event with our photographer?

Christmas Mistletoe Menu – Evenings
A festive Mistletoe dinner menu designed with a contemporary twist served in the relaxing surroundings of our Clarkes restaurant. Come and have a taste of our superb locally sourced ingredients in stylish surroundings!

Faulty Towers Christmas Dining Experience
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience creates its special brand of chaos in The Torquay Suite Theatre of the four-star Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel in Usk. The show starts as the audience waits to be seated and then hurtles along for two hours of fully immersive, highly improvised and site-specific comedy theatre. With Basil, Sybil and Manuel serving a ‘70s-style meal and only a third of the show scripted, anything can happen.

Only Fools, The (Cushty) Dining Experience
A treat for all our guests this Christmas and the show you've all been asking for, brought to you by the team behind the worldwide smash hit 'Faulty Towers The Dining Experience'. This show will transport you into the world of Del Boy and Rodney for an evening of wheeling, dealing and eating!  A t'rrific night out with some cushty pub grub, this is a night out you'll never forget  - you'd be a plonker to miss it!


Christmas 80s Party Nights
Friday 29th November, Friday 6th December, Friday 13th December, Saturday 14th December and Thursday 19th December 2019.   Our Christmas 80s disco Christmas Party Nights are guaranteed to be an entertaining and lively event for those who like to dance the night away. So why not bring your party to our party?

Christmas Tribute Party Nights

  • Michael Bublé Tribute Night – Thursday 28th November 2019   -  New to us this festive season, this show is filled with all of your favourite Bublé songs to get you in the Christmas spirit.  It's not really Christmas without Michael Bublé!!
  • Rock ‘n Romance: A Summer of Love – Thursday 20th December 2019.  - A night of two halves celebrating a summer of love as we step back in time to give you the time of your life! Kicking off with a fantastic tribute to Dirty Dancing as our very own Johnny and Baby re-live the greatest moments from the film. We will invite you all onto the dance floor to teach you some of those famous moves so you too can pony along with the Love Man or try out some of your own - dirty dancing style! But the fun doesn't stop there! You will then be treated to a second show taking you back to the 1950s where you'll be rocking and rolling all night long. Get ready to shake, rattle & roll with our lovebirds & sing your heart out to Hopelessly Devoted. It's a 50s and 60s extravaganza full of hit songs you'll all know and love.
  • ABBA'S Angels - A tribute to the music of ABBA  - Saturday 21st December 2019. Here for one night only, join us and one of the UKs ABBA tribute bands for a night of singing and dancing to ABBA'S greatest hits!  Get your dancing boots on for a non-stop evening of great entertainment. 


New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby Gala Ball
Tuesday 31st December 2019.  From the roaring 1920's to the 2020's!  Ladies and Gentleman... You are invited to the party of the year, complete with a live band playing the classics of the era and some modern tunes with a 20s twist.  At midnight the celebrations will begin with our cascade of balloons and fireworks on the lawn.

Why not make a night of it – Special accommodation rates are available for guests attending Christmas events who wish to stay overnight in one of our 28 en-suite rooms.

Private Dining

Seating from 14 to 20 guests around the magnificent oval mahogany table, the Library's spiral ceiling is decorated at Christmas in its own bespoke fashion.  The Library is the perfect room for hosting smaller Christmas gatherings, its unusual conical shaped ceiling is festively decorated in its own bespoke way - always a talking point of our guests!  Its intimate surroundings make it an ideal venue for corporate and family Christmas celebrations. 

Perfect for private dining at Christmas, the Library was added to the Hotel in 1982 and has seen many private functions, celebrations and dinner parties ever since!  If you would like to book for your private Christmas dining our Christmas Coordinator will be delighted to help!  Please call 01292 674817.

How to make a booking for your Christmas celebration

Our Events team will provide you with the very best service and assistance when organising your party. We will be delighted to provide information regarding availability, accommodation, prices and booking procedure.

To make a booking or check availability call us on 01291 674817.

A provisional booking can be held for a period of 14 days before a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of £15.00 per person (Christmas event)/ £50.00 per person (New Year's Eve) would be required to confirm your booking. All bookings and deposits received will be confirmed in writing to you.

We will be delighted to assist with the finer details i.e table plans, special dietary requirements etc.