Party venues in Hampshire

PUBLISHED: 11:35 15 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:21 20 February 2013

Oakley Hall Hotel

Oakley Hall Hotel

Not chosen your festive party venue yet? Whether it's for an office do, a New Year's Eve celebration or Christmas Day lunch, here's just some of our favourite hotels and restaurants to try

01. Where: Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7PT
What to expect: Enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal then dance the night away in the elegant surroundings of the stunning 18th century Manor Hall Bar. Prices start from 24.95. See in the New Year at an exclusive Black Tie, New Year's Eve Dinner Dance with Champagne, canaps, a five-course gastronomic dinner, live entertainment and a disco. It costs 119.95 per person or 169.95 with overnight accommodation. Book your table: 023 8076 7333

02. Where: The Cloud Hotel, Meerut Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7TD
What to expect:
The Cloud Hotel is in a lovely location in the New Forest.
Pre Christmas lunch, from December 1 to 24 costs 18.50, pre Christmas Sunday lunch on December 6, 13 and 20 costs 20.50 and pre Christmas dinner from December 1 to 23 is priced 27.50. Book your table: 01590 622165

03. Where: New Forest Hotels, The Lodge, Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst SO23 7AS
What to expect:
New Forest Hotels can cater for groups from two people to 150 people with the option of joining in the organised party nights. The party nights include a three-course festive meal, half a bottle of wine per person, novelties and a disco. Prices start from 26 per person.
Book your table: 02380 286126

04. Where: Pebble Beach restaurant, Marine Drive,
Barton-on-Sea, BH25 7DZ

What to expect: Pebble Beach has it all, with superb food, exceptional service and unrivalled views across the Solent towards the Needles.Their pre Christmas menu costs 29.50 per person for three courses or 24.50 per person for two courses. For Christmas Day lunch you can enjoy a fabulous five-course meal for 99 per person. You can also enjoy a five-course meal on New Year's Eve for 99 per person. Book your table: 01425 627777

05. Where: The Potters Heron Hotel, Winchester Road, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 9ZF
What to expect:
The Potters Heron with its thatched roof and countryside setting is the perfect venue for Christmas parties and seasonal celebrations. Festive lunch and dinners are priced from 18.95 and Christmas Party nights start at 25.95, with all food fresh and locally sourced.
The four-course Christmas Day lunch costs 45.95 and Boxing Day lunch costs just 19.95. Book your table: 02380 277800

06. Where: Oakley Hall Hotel, Rectory Road, Oakley, RG23 7EL
What to expect: Enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch overlooking the rear gardens for 29.50 per person. Or try something different with the Christmas Shoot and Lunch package for 59.50. Indulge in a Christmas Day Lunch, including a glass of champagne on arrival for 85 per person. A Boxing Day Buffet costs 39 per person and a New Year Spectacular Gala Dinner is 99 per person
Book your table: 01256 783350

07. Where: Chesil Rectory, 1 Chesil Street, Winchester SO23 0HU
What to expect:
Winchester's historic Chesil Rectory is a warm and cosy venue to enjoy Christmas. For a special Christmas treat their private dining room is decked out with festive regalia and can accommodate 14 guests. Find the Christmas menus for both private dining at the restaurant online at
Book your table: 01962 851555

08. Where: The Gamekeepers, Tunworth Road,
Mapledurwell RG25 2LU

What to expect: The Gamekeepers is a welcoming, cosy traditional north Hampshire Inn. The Christmas menu includes delicious homemade starters including game terrine, local Tunworth cheese oven-baked with honey and thyme glaze, plum chutney served with warm bread. Mains include traditional Hampshire turkey, local lamb and game. Choose from the main menu or Christmas menu from December 1 to 21 for 29.95 per person. Christmas Day lunch costs 64.95 per person, children under 10, 29.95.
Book your table: 01256 322038

09. Where: Vatika Restaurant, Wickham Vineyard, Botley Road, Shedfield, Southampton SO32 2HL
What to expect: Set in the beautiful Wickham Vineyard, this innovative restaurant from Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar is a gem worth visiting.
Their festive menu costs 40 for three courses and includes Spiced Turkey Ballotine, Chilli Cranberry Jam and Ginger Biscotti; Prune Muffin, Smoked Chestnut Cream with Armagnac Ice Cream and Beetroot Poached Pear, Staranise Gel with Almond Fritters.
Book your table: 01329 830405

10. Where: The Bear & Ragged Staff, Stonymarsh, Michelmersh Romsey SO51 0LB
What to expect: This lovely country pub is in a pleasant rural setting and serves traditional food and great beers. Experience their three-course Christmas meal and coffee for 19.95 or two courses and coffee for 15.95.
Book your table: 01794 368602

11. Where: The Bell, 12 West Street, Alresford, SO24 9AT
What to expect:
The Bell is a delightful 17th century coaching inn, full of charm and character offering a selection of en-suite rooms and relaxed dining.
From November 16 sample their delicious two or three-course Christmas menu priced at 20 or 25 per head.
The Bell is open throughout December with the exception of Christmas Day. Lunch is available from 12pm to 3pm and dinner from 6pm to 9pm, Monday to Saturday and Sunday lunch is served from 12pm to 4pm.
Book your table: 01962 732429

12. Where: The Selborne Arms, High Street, Selborne GU34 3JR
What to expect:
Tastefully decorated for Christmas and with its real fires and friendly atmosphere, The Selborne Arms is the perfect location to share a meal this December. The Christmas Fare menu offers a range of traditional and innovative dishes. Local real ales, an extensive wine list, a wide array of soft drinks, fun party crackers and a choice of rooms to suit your party await to enhance
your experience.
To view the Christmas menu visit
Book your table: 01420 511247

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