Our Events

Arrange a Wedding Viewing with our Wedding Coordinator

Planning your wedding?  Whilst there is information on our website about planning your wedding, we prefer to take the opportunity to meet with you here to show you the facilities and discuss your wedding requirements in person.  We offer wedding appointments evening, mid-week and weekends (subject to availability).  To book your appointment please email our Wedding Coordinator

 

Mothers Day Lunch - Treat your mum!

Sorry! We are now fully booked for this event

Sunday 31st March 2019

Sorry!  We are now fully booked for this event

Mothering Sunday this year falls on Sunday 31st March 2019.   We will be offering our traditional Sunday Lunch served in Clarekes Restaurant, our Dining Room and Ballroom. Guests are asked to arrive at 12.30pm for 1pm sitting.

Prior booking essential to avoid disappointment.  Contact Reception on 01291 672302



5 courses (inc. tea/coffee) - £31.00  / Private Room £33.00
We can also arrange chocolates and Prosecco for mum as a surprise at your table!

 

Easter Sunday Lunch - Sunday 21st April 2019

We are now booking for our popular Easter Sunday Lunch on Sunday 21st April 2019.  This year we are offering our 5 course menu only on Easter Sunday - this event does get booked up very quickly so call our Reseveration team to book your table.
 

Faulty Towers Dining Experience - Friday 31st May 2019

Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal.

This globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Edinburgh Fringe and Sydney Opera House. It returns to Glen Yr Afon House Hotel on Friday 31st May 2019, but be warned: it will sell out here too, so early booking is essential. Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal along with plenty of laughs and audience participation in this 5-star immersive show –a show that’s never the same twice, because it’s 70% improvised.

It’s great for comedy fans, theatre fans, or anyone who just fancies going out for an unforgettable meal and a good time. This true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.



Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, appearing in around 20 countries a year. Highlights of 2018 include a string of return visits to Fringe Festivals in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Edinburgh, and tours in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean. With an ongoing residency, too, in the heart of London’s theatre land, it’s clear that Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind. Ten teams of cast now tour the world virtually non-stop.

(Confirmation required: Full payment of £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.


Menu to follow
 


Contact Reception to make your booking 01291 672302

 

Murder Mystery Dinner - Friday 14th June 2019

Is Murder on the menu? Can you solve the crime?

Friday 14th June 2019

Will there be a murder at dinner?

 

Join us for an exciting evening of mystery and intrigue!   We hope you have a fantastic evening and look forward to your company.

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

The Plot  -  A Darker Shade of Murder
 

You are welcomed here tonight for the official launch of JH Enterprises, headed by the wife of Brendan Hawthorne. Hawthorne Industries, previously owned and managed by Brendan, ceased trading a few months ago and is now under investigation. With pension pots running dry, investors money swallowed up, and a marriage on the rocks, will investors seek revenge, will relationships become full of suspicion, has a well know face returned to the scene? And will there be Murder tonight?

£40 per guest

£180 - 2 guests & bedroom (B&B)

 

Your dress code for this event is: Standard Party Wear

 

Itinery

7.30pm                        Guests arrive

8.00pm                        Dinner is served

10.00pm approx.        Event finishes


 

What to Expect from your Evening:

  • All character roles in our murder mysteries are played by a cast of professional actors.
  • Your role during the event is to act as an investigator - questioning the suspects, watching the incidents, and, perhaps, discovering bodies!  Guests are not required to act nor to be put into teams.
  • The action will unfold around you and you will have the opportunity to interrogate all the suspects. You are also encouraged to freely roam the restaurant and to talk to characters as often as you wish.
  • The event will be continuous throughout. Be careful you don't miss anything!
  • Evidence will be displayed for you to study.
  • Please note that you may find yourself seated with guests from other parties and there will almost certainly be a character from the cast on your table.
  • Large groups may be required to be split amongst two tables and a character involved in the cast may be required to sit with you.

 

How to Participate:

  • Bring a note pad and a pen with you to jot down everything you hear.
  • Interrogate the suspects. They may have something to hide.
  • Listen carefully to what the suspects are saying to each other.
  • Read the evidence that is displayed.
  • Watch for any hidden facial expression that may give away a guilty secret.
  • Be suspicious and trust your instincts.
  • Above all, stay alert and keep your eyes and ears open. Trust no one. The person sitting next to you may be a murderer.

 

Please do not change the seating arrangements.   The characters do not carry evidence on their person or in their pockets or handbags.   The actors are here to provide the best possible entertainment and cannot do so if there is excessive heckling or noise.   Please be considerate to other guests.  

We reserve the right to cancel the event if insufficient interest is received in which case a full refund will be given.

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.

Christmas 2019 events - coming soon

Christmas is a time to catch up with family and friends or get together socially with work colleagues.

If you’re already starting to think about Christmas 2019 then we are almost all set and ready to help you plan that get-together. Our comfortable surroundings, hearty festive menus and welcoming team create the perfect setting for a quiet, relaxing meal or take part in one of our Christmas Party Nights.

Our festive Christmas evening dining  (Mistletoe Menu) provides a plentiful festive meal with all the trimmings in the run-up to Christmas and is most suited to those dining in the evening. Should you require lunchtime Christmas dining, our Holly Menu would be more suitable. Christmas evening dinner can be seved in our Library, Dining Room and Restaurant or in the spacious Ballroom if you are arranging a larger Christmas gathering or attending one of our Christmas party events. We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day to allow our team to spend quality time with family after a very busy few weeks leading up to Christmas.

Festive Afternoon Tea an alternative option but this is only offered on set days ion the lead up to Christmas. Both our Festive Tea and Family Lunch include plenty of seasonal entertainment to keep you occupied while you enjoy our sumptuous array of lovingly prepared dishes or sweet delights. 

We will soon have another full Christmas Calendar for 2019 and hope to see you at one (or more) of our carefully selected dining experiences or evenings of Christmas Party entertainment.