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Christmas 2012

Christmas Activities

Christmas 2012Local activities include boat trips and horse riding. Our reception staff are happy to help with information and bookings. There are walks strenuous or gentle, but equally spectacular and Argyll coastal leisurely drives. Sightseeing includes mountains and lochs, highlands and islands,
you may even see a seal off the shore if you are lucky. The Highland Cattle will be grazing in the field in front of the hotel and happy, as always, for a pat on the head, or why not pop down to the pond and say hello to the ducks for those that don’t want to venture too far!

Christmas Eve

Arrive at leisure and settle in.

Our Chartroom II Bar and Bistro is open all day for delicious meals and refreshments. Unwind with a welcome drink and a slice of Christmas cake in front of the lounge fire. The Asknish Bay Restaurant greets you in the evening with a sumptuous festive dinner from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Booking a dining time in advance is advisable. Our local church has a midnight service. Join us for minced pies and mulled wine on return.

Christmas Day

A Merry Christmas to all!

Christmas 2012A continental breakfast will be served between 8.30am and 10.00am in the Asknish Bay Restaurant to give you time to open your stockings! Lunch will be served between 12.30pm and 2.30pm for residents and non-residents. Details of Christmas day church services locally are available at reception. From about 12.30pm, complimentary cocktails or something soft, accompanied by our own canapés, will be served in the Cocktail Lounge, giving guests ample opportunity to peruse the Christmas Day Luncheon menu at their leisure.

Christmas luncheon is a mouth-watering six course traditional feast with all the trimmings including our own Christmas puddings, mince pies and chocolates. An interesting alternative choice for those that don’t like traditional fare will also be offered using the best local ingredients. A fine Scottish cheese board and sandwiches will be available in the lounge from 8.00pm for those who get the nibbles later on.

Boxing Day

Walk off the Christmas over-indulgences or take advantage of the various activities available locally. Perhaps you prefer to settle comfortably next to the warm log fire.

Lunch will be available in the ChartroomII Bar and Bistro from 12.30 – 2.30pm.
Dinner will be our spectacular seafood buffet served from 7.00pm- 9.00pm.

Alternatively, we also have a one day package where you can arrive after breakfast on Christmas Day in time to indulge in our 5 course gourmet lunch. After dining, enjoy a walk around Arduaine Garden or relax and put your feet up. Join us early evening for games and music in the lounge and a light finger buffet. Price includes breakfast on Boxing Day.

Or a two day package arriving on Christmas Day or staying just for Boxing Day.

Prices:

3 nights – £375 per person in a Standard Sea View room or £500pp in a Suite. Add an extra night or two either side for only £30 per person B&B.

2 nights – £275 per person in a Standard Sea View room or £360pp in a Suite. To include Christmas Day plus one day either side of your choice

1 night – £180pp in a Standard Sea View room. Arrive after breakfast on Christmas day in time to indulge in our 5 course gourmet lunch. After dining, enjoy a walk around Arduaine Garden or relax and put your feet up. Join us early evening for games and music in the lounge and a light finger buffet. Price includes breakfast on Boxing Day.

A 50% single supplement would apply for single guests.

Gourmet 6 course Christmas Lunch for non-residents is £55 per person or a classic Christmas lunch for £35 per person.

For large groups, we also have a Christmas party menu available throughout December for £25 per person. Pre-booking essential.

We hope you can join us for what will be a truly relaxing time.

To make a booking for Christmas 2012 at Loch Melfort Hotel call us on 0843 886 0233 or use our online enquiry form.

Gourmet Christmas Lunch – £55 per person

Wild Mushroom and Truffle Beignet

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Pressed Terrine of Pork, Pigeon and Pheasant,
Apple and Mustard Seed Relish, Lemon and Thyme Toast

Watercress and Potato Soup

Creamed Glazert Goats’ Cheese, Red Pepper and Yellow Pepper Mousse,
Mixed Salad (V)

Lemon Sole and Scallop Mousse,
Crispy Pancetta, Lemon Butter Sauce

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Mulled Wine Sorbet, Langues Du Chat

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Roast Breast and Ballotine Leg of Kelly’s Bronze Free-range Turkey,
Chestnut Stuffing, Chipolatas, Roast Gravy

Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass,
Lemon and Thyme Gratin, Spinach Purée, Pernod Sauce

Butternut Squash & Toasted Almond Risotto,
Crispy Root Vegetables

Roast Rib-eye of Barbreck Beef,
Crispy Yorkshire Pudding, Goose Fat Potatoes, Red Wine Jus

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Hand-made Christmas Pudding,
Brandy Anglaise, Vanilla Ice Cream

Iced Orange Parfait,
Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Cardamom Praline

Poached Pear,
Vanilla Cream, Pecan Toffee Sauce

Three Scottish Cheeses and Biscuits