Our Events

The Real Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)

Behind the scenes of The Real Downton Abbey

On Thursday 29th August 2019 we have pleasure in inviting you to a very special coach trip which will give you the opportunity to explore what it is really like behind the scenes of “The Real Downton Abbey”.

The success of Downton Abbey took everyone by surprise from the first nervous apprehension whether anyone would like the first episode or stay with it for the second or third… the series has become a phenomenon with appreciative viewers all around the world. Tickets would include access to Highclere’s beautiful castle and grounds which are visited by many thousands of visitors every year. There may also be the opportunity on the day for individuals to upgrade to the Egyptian Exhibition on the day if they wish at an additional cost.

The Tearooms will be available throughout the visit for tea/coffee with hot light lunches from 12noon until 2.00pm for those of you wanting to relax during the visit. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Castle Gift Shop which stocks a wide selection of gifts. Please note that should any guests wish to join us who use a motorised wheelchair they would be unable to gain access to the castle but would have full use of the grounds.

(Confirmation required: Full payment of £50.00 per person).  Contact 01291 672302 to reserve your place.

Wedding Fayre - Sunday 27th October 2019

Come and meet some fabulous South Wales Wedding suppliers

This years annual Wedding fayre will take place on Sunday 27th October 2019.

We will be joined by a fantastic selection of Wales' finest wedding suppliers who will be here to help you plan the big day.  Doors will open at 12 noon with last entry at 3pm.

Find out more about who will be exhibiting at our wedding fayre here!



Michael Buble Tribute Party - Thursday 28th November 2019

incudes 3 course dinner & tea/coffee and mince pies- £42.50 per person

New to us for this festive season, this show is filled with all of your favourite Bublé songs to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Lee Hutton is a truly excellent act capturing the sheer brilliance that is Michael Buble! Featuring all of his greatest hits including 'Home', 'Everything' and all of the favouries!  Come along and sing along!

If you are looking for your Christmas Party in South Wales - we have an extensive calendar of Christmas events for 2019 - something for every taste! 

Only Fools and Horses Dining- 9th December 2019

Only Fools and Horses Dining Experience

The (cushty) Dining Experience

Following the success of our Faulty Towers events we are pleased to invite you to their newest show – ONLY FOOLS THE (CUSHTY) DINING EXPERIENCE on Monday 9th December 2019.   The show is brought to you by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.

This fully immersive show transports audiences to The Nags Head to meet the pride of Peckham in a night of wheeling, dealing and eating.  The fun starts from the moment you join the Trotters and their friends for a knees-up.  Meanwhile, they try to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side. But why is the pub closed on the busiest night of the week? There’s money to be made and debts to be paid!

A t’riffic night out with some cushty pub grub, this is a night you won’t forget – and you’d be a plonker to miss it!

Brilliantly funny, Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience is a wholly original immersive theatre show created in loving tribute to the BBC’s Only Fools & Horses TV series. All tickets include a 3-course meal.

Guests are requested to arrive at 7.30 p.m. and will be seated at 8.00 p.m. The bars will be open from 7.00 p.m.

£51.00 per person.  Please note that due the format of the event any parties booking for less than 10 guests will be seated with other parties. 


Murder Mystery Christmas - Thursday 12th December 2019

A Christmas Sleighing

Will there be murder on the menu this Christmas?

The Plot

Strawberry Productions are celebrating a hit this Christmas with their cartoon, Kris Mass - The Elf Who Saves Christmas. Kris who along with one of Santa's reindeer, Rooftop Dancer, rescues Santa Claus after he has been kidnapped by the evil Dr Dark who wants to spoil Christmas for millions of children.

The film has been a huge hit and Strawberry Productions are holding a number of celebratory parties throughout the country to thank their many public and private investors who backed the film. So come along, dress up in Christmas style and join the cast and crew in the celebrations!!

However, this may be the season of goodwill to all men but all is not sweetness and light. It may be winter outside but the atmosphere inside is deathly cold!!

£45.00 per person

Dress code: Christmas Party Wear

Tribute to Grease/Dirty Dancing - Friday 20th December 2019

- 3 course dinner & tea/coffee and mince pies - £48.00 per person

A ‘tribu-tastic’ movie double date! The evening kicks off with Dirty Dancing as their very own Johnny and Baby re-live the greatest moments from the film.. They’ll 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 school again where you’ll be rocking and rolling all night long. Get ready to sing your heart out to Hopelessly Devoted and brace yourself for the hand jive – it’s fast! With high energy routines, plenty of audience participation and outstanding live vocals (yes they are singing live) these shows go together to give you the time of your life!   Find out more about about our Christmas events

Abba Tribute Night - Saturday 21st December 2019

Saturday 21st December 2019 - 3 course dinner & tea/coffee and mince pies - £48.00 per person

Here for one night only, join us and one of the UKs premier Abba tribute bands for a night of singing and dancing to Abba’s greatest hits! Get your dancing boots on for a non-stop night of great entertainment!    Featuring some incredibly talented singers and musicians they offer one of the most captivating and authentic tributes to one of the greatest bands of all time.

Abba's Angels perform all the best known Abba songs wearing painstakingly hand-made replica costumes with choreographed dance routines.  Find out more about our Christmas Tribute Party Nights



Great Gatsby New Years Eve Ball

From the 1920s to the 2020s

See in the New Year in Style!

Tuesday 31st December 2019 - £120.00 per person

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.

Bring in the New Year at this extra special event. Enjoy the glitz and glamour of a luxurious Prosecco reception.  The tables will be decorated with a selection of novelties, crackers and table decorations to get you in the mood to celebrate.  Before the clock strikes midnight and we enter 2020 a magnificent culinary feast awaits you. Enjoy a mouth-watering 7 course gala dinner as the world enters a new year the put your dancing shoes on and enjoy music from our live entertainment - the Post-Modern Jazz Cats.  At midnight the celebrations will begin with our cascade of balloons and fireworks on the lawn.

Held in our glittering Ballroom you can be sure that your New Year's Eve will be one to remember!

A warm welcome awaits from 7.30pm with dinner served at 8.00pm.  Dress Code:  Black Tie and 1920s dress welcomed!

Afternoon Tea - a delightful experience

Served on vintage china, afternoon tea is generally served in our Clarkes Restaurant  although we have a variety of venue rooms available including our cosy Lounge overlooking the lawn at the front of the hotel where guests are made to feel very much 'at home'.   If you have a preference to which room, please ask upon booking.  Due to the popularity of our afternoon tea, prior booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Due to the nature of the afternoon tea, we do our very best to cater for special dietary requirements i.e. gluten-free,  if notified at least 48 hours before you attend. 

Afternoon Tea Menu (subject to change)

Selection of savoury sandwiches
Mini quiches
Mini coronation chicken brioche
Scones served with jam and clotted cream
Lemon tart
Vanilla mille-feuille
Mini trifle
Peach and raspberry éclair
Victoria sponge
Double chocolate and caramel brownie
Ice slice

Freshly brewed tea/coffee

£23.50 per head  - or why not treat yourself with an added glass of:

Champagne  - £32.00 per head
Gin & Tonic - £30.00 per head

Afternoon Tea is served between 2.30pm and 5pm  (subject to availability).  Prior booking is essential. To make a booking contact Reception: 01291 672302.

'Oh wow afternoon tea with gin was absolutely amazing!
Such gorgeous sandwiches, pastries and fabulous cakes!  One of the best afternoon teas we have ever tried in beautiful surroundings!  - S. Andrews - 8th April, 2019'

Sunday Lunch - prior booking essential

Our Sunday lunch menu varies weekly. Prior booking is essential as we do book up very quickly.

Our 2 course menu starts at £23.  We offer just one sitting of Sunday Lunch so you can be assured that there is no pressure for you to hurry your lunch to vacate the table for other guests.  You are invited to arrive from 12.30pm for a pre lunch drink (if required) before taking a seat at your table for approximately 1pm. 

Read our blog article to see why we feel we offer a different level of Sunday Lunch service!  The very best in South Wales!