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Christmas 2014

Christmas Activities

Christmas 2013Local 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!

A 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

Boxing Day PictureWalk 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.

Prices: per person per stay

Tariff 2014 2 nights (limited availability) 3 nights
Master Suite £535
Junior Suite £535
Main House Double/Twin £285 £400
Cedar Wing Superior King £285 £400
Cedar Wing Classic Double/Twin £270 £385

Gourmet 5 course Christmas Lunch for non-residents is £55 per person or a

Classic Christmas Lunch for £35 per person.

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

To make a booking for Christmas 2014 at Loch Melfort Hotel call us on 0843 886 0233 or use our online enquiry form.

Sample Gourmet Christmas Lunch

Loch Melfort Dressed Crab,

Pressed Tomato Jelly, Avocado Purée, Cucumber Dressing

Confit Duck and Argyll Beetroot Terrine,

Spring Onion and Apple Relish, Toasted Brioche

Cream of Cauliflower Soup,

Dunsyre Cheese Croutons

Pear and Halloumi Tart Tatin,

Avocado Ice Cream (V)


Pear Sorbet


Roast Breast and Ballotine Leg of Kelly’s Bronze Free-range Turkey,

Chestnut Stuffing, Chipolatas, Roast Gravy, Roast Potatoes, Red Cabbage,

Root Vegetables, Mash Potato

Grilled Scottish Dover Sole,

Nutmeg Spinach, Fondant Potato, Champagne and Chive Sauce

Char-grilled Wild Mushroom Polenta,

Red Pepper Mousse, Spinach Fritter, Port Dressing

Roast Rib-eye of Argyll Beef,

Crispy Yorkshire Pudding, Goose Fat Potatoes, Red Wine Jus


Hand-made Christmas Pudding,

Brandy Anglaise

Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Meringue,

White Chocolate Sauce, Chocolate Ice Cream

Glazed Lemon Tart,

Raspberry Sorbet

Three Scottish Cheeses and Biscuits


Freshly Ground Coffee is served in the Cocktail Lounge