Relaxed but stylish, impressive yet welcoming, away from the crowds but close to the city - the hotel’s Great Hall is a dramatically different venue for entertaining business clients and colleagues. With wood-panelled walls, rich silk hangings, tall Gothic windows, vast fireplace and minstrels’ gallery, this double-height room never fails to impress yet is also warm and inviting. A separate, stone-arched entrance - away from hotel and restaurant guests - and dedicated bar and reception lounge, give it that special air of privacy.
The room can seat up to 100 guests at separate tables (up to 150 for drinks receptions) or can be arranged with one central table for 20 to 34 people. Christmas trees, garlands of greenery and colourful decorations add to the spectacular setting. Music, magicians and entertainers can also be arranged.
For smaller parties of up to 30 guests, we also have a choice of three private dining rooms.
Lunch and Dinner Menu
Spiced Hokkaido Squash Soup, Roast Chestnuts and Pine Oil
Beetroot-cured Salmon, Pickled Vegetables and Horseradish
Northumberland Ham Knuckle Terrine with Piccalilli
Ballotine of Turkey, Garden Sprouts with Roast Chestnuts
and Cranberry Compote
Kielder Venison Pie, Jerusalem Artichoke Purée, Fondant Potato
and Mixed Wild Mushrooms
Chestnut, Mozzarella and Truffle Tortellini, Garden Sprouts
and Black Trompettes
Home-made Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
White and Dark Chocolate Roulade with Spiced Chestnut Ice Cream
Selection of Ice Creams and Sorbets
Selection of British and French Farmhouse Cheeses
Coffee, Mince Pies and Christmas Crackers
Lunch: £26 per person.
Dinner: £33.50 per person, to include Festive Cocktail.
All guests in the party must select the same set menu from the choices above. If you would prefer a tailor-made set menu, please telephone to discuss options and prices.