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.

Christmas Eve

A warm welcome awaits

Our dedicated staff team who will be on hand throughout your stay to ensure you have everything you need will welcome you. 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.

Christmas Day


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.

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

Evening Buffet

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.

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

Add on Boxing Day from £95 Per Person

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.


Spiced Apple & Butternut Squash Soup

Sour cream, apple crisp (V, Ve*, GF*)

Mulled Wine Poached Pear

Roast figs, walnuts, deep fried blue cheese (V, GF*, DF*)

Large Yorkshire Pudding

Onion gravy (V)

Duck & Ham Hock Bon Bons

Pistachio puree, cranberry relish (GF*)

Smoked Salmon Terrine

Fennel & apple salad, wasabi emulsion, brown butter croutons (GF*)


All served with garlic & herb roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips, buttered chantenay carrots, braised red cabbage and chestnut roasted sprouts.

Slow Roasted Yorkshire Turkey Breast

Kilted sausage, chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy (GF*, DF*)

Roast Loin of Pork

Mustard mash, caramelised apple puree, crackling, cider sauce (GF)

Roast Sirloin of Beef

Yorkshire pudding, pan roast gravy (GF*, DF*)

Pan Roast Scottish Salmon

Celeriac puree, pickled red cabbage, Dijon sauce (GF)

Cod Loin

Pancetta & Brussel sprout fricassee, baby leeks, chestnut crumb (GF, DF)

Spiced Lentil, Nut & Vegetable Roast

Chive mash, red wine vegetarian gravy (V, DF*)


Traditional Christmas Pudding

Brandy butter, rum sauce (V, GF*)

Eggnog Cheesecake

Gingernut base, cinnamon caramel (V)

Vanilla Panna Cotta

Forest berry compote, honeycomb, biscotti (V)

Sticky Ginger Sponge

Cinnamon vanilla cream cheese, chocolate tuille (V)

Selection of Regional Cheese & Biscuits

Celery, grapes, fruit cake & homemade chutney (V, GF*, LF)

Tea & Coffee

A mandatory 5% service charge will be added to your bill. Please always inform your server of any allergies before placing your order as not all ingredients can be listed, and we cannot guarantee the total absence of allergens in our dishes. Detailed allergen information is available on request and allergen charts can be found at the waiters’ stations or your waiter can bring you a copy. Dishes with an asterix can be altered to accommodate dietary requirements.