When it comes to getting in the festive spirit, nothing can beat an old village pub, particularly if that pub has exposed beams and wood-panelled walls. The Hind’s Head possesses both, along with a reputation for excellent food designed by the inimitable Heston Blumenthal, making it a prime spot for an afternoon or evening of festive revelry.
Easily accessible from London, this 15th-century coaching inn has two spaces available to groups looking to hold Christmas parties here, one private and one semi-private. The Vicar’s Room, in all its opulent glory, is an ideal setting for a full private Christmas lunch or dinner, thanks to its sumptuous décor. Rich red walls and a statement dining table hewn from a single trunk of oak combine with chandeliers depicting the likenesses of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth to give the room a thoroughly regal and festive feel that’s perfect for feasting. The table seats up to 20 guests and a selection of festive menus – full of flavour, texture, aroma and history – are available to choose from.
If you’re looking for a larger, semi-private space, The West Room located on the ground floor is an atmospheric and versatile area that’s ideal for seated lunches and dinners of up to 34 guests. As with private events in The Vicar’s Room, the menus served in The West Room will be made up of traditional British cuisine cooked with precision, passion and imagination. The kitchen can cater for most diets and the team will check your party’s requirements before your arrival.
If you’re looking to treat the whole office, or planning a large family gathering, you might like to hire The Hind’s Head exclusively for Christmas parties of up to 82 guests. A truly special experience, this option means you can make the most of the cosy atmosphere surrounded by friends and loved ones.