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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Break

Christmas at Whitley Hall is a truly magical experience. What could be more festive than celebrating this most special occasion relaxing in the luxurious surroundings of our 16th century country manor house. Nestled in the rolling countryside of South Yorkshire our unique hotel is full of old world charm and character. With our cosy bars and lounges, roaring open fires, the finest cuisine prepared by our talented kitchen team and a full range of hot and cold beverages we have everything on hand to make your Christmas break truly memorable.

A mandatory 5% service charge is added to all Christmas Break bills upon departure.

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Christmas Eve

A warm welcome awaits you from our dedicated staff team who will be on hand throughout your stay to ensure you have everything you need. Arrive from 2pm and enjoy a mini afternoon tea. You will then check in to your room from 3pm. Once you have settled in and before dinner why not pop down to one of our cosy lounges and bars, sit back, relax, let our staff team take care of you and let your break truly begin. If you are feeling a little more energetic then you can take a stroll around the grounds or the local area and build up your appetite ready for your evening dinner.

A four course dinner will then be served in our award winning Restaurant 1584 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Your evening will be finished off by some traditional carols sung by our own ‘Whitley Hall Choir’ to really get you in the festive spirit. You can then retire to your bedroom or maybe enjoy a digestif before bed in front of a warming fire.

Christmas Eve Menu


Cream of Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup – Parmesan croutons (v,gf*)
Smoked Mackerel Pate – sourdough toast, fennel & endive salad (gf*)
Marinated Beetroot Carpaccio – grilled goats’ cheese, wild rocket (v,gf)
Duck Liver & Cointreau Parfait – melba toasts, Cumberland sauce (gf*)
Mozzarella Stuffed Arancini – roast tomato chutney (v)


Roast Local Turkey Breast – kilted sausage, sage and chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce (gf*)
Pancetta Wrapped Pork Loin – chive mash, glazed apples, cider & thyme sauce (gf, df*)
Seared Loin of Beef – Bordelaise sauce (gf, df)
Grilled Plaice Fillets – sauce vierge (gf, df)
Mushroom, Brie & Cranberry Wellington – tarragon cream (v)

All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes.


Traditional Christmas Pudding – brandy butter, rum sauce (v, gf*)
Toffee Panna Cotta – Popcorn, caramel sauce (gf*)
Milk Chocolate & Raspberry Delice – honeycomb, Chantilly cream (v)
Rum & Raisin Mousse – crushed hazelnuts, honeycomb, caramel
Selection of Regional Cheese & Biscuits – Celery, grapes, homemade chutney (v, gf*, lf)

After Dinner Drinks

Tea and Coffee included

Christmas Day Morning

Christmas Day will be a relaxed start to your day and will begin Santa’s Little Helpers delivering a continental breakfast to your bedroom for you to enjoy at your leisure whilst opening all those presents! One all those gifts have been opened and breakfast enjoyed then you may be off to visit friends and family in the area to continue your own celebrations. If however you are staying with us then join us downstairs for a warming drink  or maybe take a wander around the grounds and see if you can catch a glimpse of the resident peacock family.

Christmas Day Breakfast Menu

Mimosa cocktail

Freshly brewed Coffee or Taylors of Harrogate Breakfast Tea

Your choice of apple, orange, cranberry of grapefruit juice

Freshly baked croissants with homemade strawberry preserve and butter

Charcuterie and cheese platter with warm bread rolls

Wye Valley smoked salmon and peppered cream cheese served on a toasted bagel

Homemade granola with Greek yoghurt and berry compote

Fresh fruit platter

Homemade blueberry muffins

Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch can be added on to your break for a special price of £150 per person and this will be served between 12-1pm.

Head Chef Ian Spivey and his talented kitchen team will prepare a delicious 8 course festive lunch for you to enjoy in the traditional surroundings of our Restaurant 1584. Christmas Day Lunch is only available for over 18’s so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the finest of freshly prepared British food finished to perfection. And the best part, there’s no washing up to do afterwards!

After lunch take in a breath of fresh air around the local area or if that sounds far too energetic for a Christmas Day afternoon then we have a selection of board games, cards and dominoes available in the main lounge to while away a lazy afternoon in front of the fire.

Christmas Day Lunch Menu


Kir Royal
Bucks Fizz
Mulled Wine



Cured Salmon
Pickled salad, dill & lemon crème fraiche (gf, df*)
Ham Hock & Pistachio Roll
Glazed apples, cornichons & English mustard emulsion (gf)


Champagne Sorbet


Celebration of Christmas Three Birds in One
‘Knabbs Hall Farm’ turkey, corn-fed chicken, Gressingham duck, sage and chestnut stuffing, ‘Round Green Farm’ venison sausage roll, cranberry relish, game chips & roast gravy (gf*, df)
Roast Sirloin of English Charolais Beef
Yorkshire pudding, fresh horseradish crème fraiche & roast gravy (gf*, lf)
Spiced Nut & Wild Rice Roast
Red wine gravy (v, df)

All served with rosemary & garlic roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips, buttered chantenay carrots and Brussel sprouts with chestnut shavings.


Plate of Festive Treats
Gingerbread crème brulee, chocolate & clementine tart, homemade tiramisu
Traditional Christmas Pudding
Rum sauce & brandy butter


Selection of Regional Cheese & Biscuits & Glass of Port
Celery, grapes, homemade chutney


Tea and Coffee included

Christmas Day Afternoon & Evening

Whether you will be returning to us after a day spent with family and friends or you’ve spent the afternoon playing a few board games we will finish off your Christmas Day celebrations with a plentiful but light evening buffet with a glass of fizz. On the menu will be a full dressed salmon, baked marmalade glazed ham, a selection of salads and snacks along with desserts and of course a traditional cheese platter.

After dinner you can retire to your bedroom or enjoy a drink in the bar or lounge before heading off to bed.

Christmas Day Evening Buffet Menu

Chefs Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup

Dressed Salmon & Prawn Platter

Marmalade Baked Ham

Hand Raised Pork Pies

Venison Sausage Rolls

Cheese Platter

Selection of Pickles

Lime Pickle Roasted New Potatoes

Selection of Indian Snacks

Tomato, Red Onion & Basil Salad

Homemade Chilli

Coconut & Lemongrass scented Basmati Rice

Sherry Trifle

Traditional Yule Log

Boxing Day Breakfast

If you’re leaving us today then before you head off we will be serving a hot breakfast in the restaurant before setting off on your journey home. You will be able to choose from a range of options including a full English breakfast, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and eggs benedict. We will also have a range of cereals, fresh fruit juices, fresh fruit salad and chefs homemade granola and berry compote available.

Check out time is then at 11am.

Boxing Day Breakfast Menu

Scotch porridge oats topped with fresh blueberries & flaked almonds.

Full Yorkshire Breakfast
Highwood farm grilled bacon, sausage, vine plum tomato, sliced sautéed potatoes, grilled flat mushroom, Oakwell black pudding and baked beans with a choice of scrambled, fried or poached free range eggs.

Eggs Benedict/Royal/Florentine
Choose from sliced ham, spinach or smoked salmon with poached eggs on an English muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce and finished with chives.

Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg
Served on homemade toasted granary bread & grilled lemon.

Continental Breakfast
Boiled eggs, salami, selection of hams & cheeses. Served with warm, homemade bread rolls.

Why not add on Boxing Day night?

If two nights isn’t enough and you’re not quite ready to return to normality just yet then why not extend your stay and add on an extra night to include Boxing Day. Your Boxing Day break includes your en suite bedroom, a three course dinner in the restaurant followed by a full cooked breakfast the next morning all from as little as £95 per person.

Boxing Day Dinner Menu


Cream of Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup – parmesan croutons (v,gf*)
Duck Liver & Cointreau Parfait – melba toasts, Cumberland sauce (gf*)
Large Yorkshire Pudding – onion gravy (v)
Smoked Mackerel Pate – sourdough toast, fennel & endive salad (gf*)
Marinated Beetroot Carpaccio – crumbled goats’ cheese, wild rocket (v, gf)


Roast Local Turkey Breast – kilted sausage, sage and chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce (gf*)
Roast Loin of Pork – grain mustard, leek & tarragon cream, chive mash (gf)
Roast Sirloin of Beef – Yorkshire pudding, roast gravy (gf* df*)
Poached Scottish Salmon – wilted spinach, tartar cream (gf)
Grilled Plaice Fillets – sauce vierge (gf, df)
Spiced Nut Roast – chive mash, red wine vegetarian gravy (ve, df*)

All served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes


Traditional Christmas Pudding – brandy butter, rum sauce (v, gf*)
Toffee Panna Cotta – popcorn, caramel sauce (gf*)
Milk Chocolate & Raspberry Delice – honeycomb, chantilly cream (v)
Sticky Toffee Pudding – served with pouring cream, vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce (v)
Selection of Regional Cheese & Biscuits – celery, grapes, homemade chutney (v, gf*, lf)

After Dinner Drinks

Coffee menu available (Additional cost)