Christmas is coming!

The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping, as are the leaves; it’s time to get the winter woollies out and start thinking about that festive time of year coming up…yes, Christmas!

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Bath is the perfect place to visit during the seasonal celebrations, with its plethora of independent shops, boutiques, brand names and the wonderful annual Christmas Market, you’ll really feel as if you’re in a winter wonderland.

Christmas and New Year at The Royal Hotel


If you’re looking for somewhere to host your work or family Christmas party or simply looking for somewhere to take a relaxing or shopping break then look no further than The Royal Hotel.

Our chefs have been busy in the kitchen whisking up scrumptious menus to tickle your tastebuds, and we think we’ve got something to please everyone this year.

Whether you’re planning a meal with work colleagues, friends or family, then our Set Lunch or Christmas Lunch menus are for you.

In charge of organising the Christmas party this year, then we’re rewarding every organiser too. From a free meal to a night’s Bed & Breakfast!

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Starting at only £10.95 for 2 courses, or £14.95 for 3 courses you can choose from delicious sounding treats such as warm mushroom, shallot and Parmesan tart, grilled Halloumi with roasted red pepper and buttered linguine, and Belgian chocolate praline torte, as well as the traditional turkey and Christmas pudding!

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Our Christmas Dinner Party menu is great if you’d prefer to dine in the evening, and it’s fantastic value too, with 2 courses for £17.95 or 3 courses with coffee for £21.95. Again there’s plenty of choice, with at least 5 tempting dishes each course!

To add a bit of sparkle to your lunch or dinner you can also enjoy a glass of Prosecco for a very special price of only £3.50 per glass.

Talking of sparkles, why not see 2016 in with a bang with our 8 course New Year’s Eve Dinner at £75.00 per person. This includes a glass of champagne to toast in the New Year and you can dance the night away with our Resident DJ who will be playing all the classic hits.

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Rather than driving home after such a fun evening, why not stay over at The Royal Hotel instead. We’re offering a very special New Year’s package. From only £155.00 per person you can enjoy all the fun of our New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing, a comfortable night in one of our en-suite bedrooms, followed by Champagne brunch on New Year’s Day.

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Fancy making it 2 nights over New Year, then we’re offering all of the above, Bed and Breakfast for your second night, plus a 3 course dinner on New Year’s Day, from £245.00 per person.

We also have great value Christmas breaks, In-Between Breaks, and of course our ever popular Spa Breaks too.

Take a look at our great offers and full Terms & Conditions here or pick up a leaflet from the hotel.
Bath Christmas Market (26th November to 13th December)

Bath is simply wonderful at Christmas time, and in the run up to the big day, you couldn’t do any better than come enjoy a day or two exploring the city and enjoying the annual Bath Christmas Market.


Bigger and better this year, Bath Christmas Market features over 170 wooden chalets, selling everything from ceramics and iron work to cheese and liquors. You’ll be bound to find something for everyone here, including the dog!

Over 80% of the businesses at the Market are local, so you’ll be able to pick up gifts that are totally unique to the area, and this year a quarter of the stalls are new which keeps the market fresh and fun to explore.

If you’re a resident of Bath and have a Discovery Card, remember you also get great discounts at the Market too.


The Market snakes its way from the Abbey around the Orange Grove and down Beau Street, but do remember to take a look along Stall, Union, Milsom, Bartlett and Walcot Street, plus Kingsmead Square, for further fantastic shops and boutiques.

Bath Guildhall Market hosts many interesting stalls, plus its own festive market during this period. You can also pick up everything you want for Christmas Lunch at the Bath Farmer’s Market at Green Park Station.

Not only will you have the Christmas Market and shops to enjoy but during this time there will be plenty of street entertainment, musicians, plus Santa’s Grotto and the Victoria Park Ice Rink will be nearby.


Christmas Market time in Bath means it’s busy on the roads, so we’d recommend some alternate ways to get into the city.

Firstly you could come to Bath by train. Trains are direct from London, Bristol and Cardiff. Bath Spa station is only a 5 minute walk from the main Market site, plus The Royal Hotel is mere seconds from the station, since we are situated directly opposite it; perfect for that morning cup of tea before shopping commences!

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Secondly you have the option of travelling by bus. Again, the bus station is mere minutes from the main shopping areas and The Royal Hotel, plus some even drop you opposite the Guildhall near the Abbey.

Lastly, if you’re determined to drive in, we’d advise that you use one of the three Park and Ride schemes that Bath has. It certainly takes the hassle out of having to try and find somewhere to park in the centre, and is a much cheaper option too.

However, if you’d rather have a more relaxing shopping trip, why not choose to make a few days of it instead and stay right in the heart of the city with us. We’re in a perfect location, and only a five minute walk from Bath Christmas Market, and seconds from the main shopping areas.


Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that after a few hours shopping you can drop your purchases off at the hotel and go back out for more retail therapy without feeling bogged down by those bags?

It would be the perfect end to a long day in the city with a seat in our comfortable bar, supping one of our Christmas cocktails, followed by a delicious meal in our Brasserie Brunel, all topped off by a great night sleep in one of our 35 en-suite bedrooms.


Perhaps after all that retail therapy you’d like to soothe your weary limbs in the warm waters of the Thermae Bath Spa. The Royal Hotel offer special Spa Breaks that include Bed and Breakfast, a 2 or 3 hour visit to the Thermae Spa, plus a champagne cream tea when you return.


To enhance your stay you could even add a Pampering Package during your time with us. Awen Health and Beauty offer an exclusive service of massages, facials and manicures for our hotel guests, that either you or you and your partner can enjoy.


For further details of our Festive menus, Christmas, Spa and other hotel packages, and to book please contact us on (+44)1225 463134, email: or you can look online here.

We also have our sister hotel on the outskirts of the city, Bailbrook Lodge, where you too can stay during the Christmas Market and Festive season. Take a look at their website here or call (+44)1225 859090.

Wishing you all, a very Merry Christmas!

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(Note: All our food at The Royal Hotel and Bailbrook Lodge is prepared on the premises and cooked fresh to order. If you have any dietary requirements or food intolerances, do please let us know at the time of your booking.)

City Break in Bath from £169 pp for 2 nights

All of the above starts from £169 pp for 2 nights Sun-Thurs, with a £40 pppn supplement Fri-Sat. Based on double or twin standard room occupancy for two persons.

CLICK HERE to directly book this exclusive offer with us.

For an enhanced Bath Break experience, explore the Things to Do in Bath page on our website, assisting you in making the most out of your stay.

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