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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

Twixmas Offer:

Book to stay 2 nights between Christmas and Hogmanay and only pay for one night!

Book one night Bed and Breakfast form £74 per person, stay another night B&B free!

 

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.

Gourmet Christmas Lunch

Slow Braised Ham Hock Terrine,

Arran Mustard Potatoes, Oatcakes, Beetroot, Pea Shoots

Grilled Green Herb Gnocchi,

Creamed Spinach, Confit Garlic, Crispy Quails Eggs, Salsa Verde

Traditional Scotch Broth,

Steamed Haggis Dumplings, Chervil, Parsley

Loch Melfort Prawn Cocktail, Langoustine and Prawn Tails,

Julienne of Apple and Lettuce, Smoked Paprika Croutons, Tomato Aioli

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Spiced Red Wine Sorbet

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Roast Ballotine of Leg and Breast of Free-range Turkey,

Sage and Onion Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Root Vegetable Parcel,

Chipolatas, Roast Gravy

Baked Fillet of Tarbert Landed Cod,

Curried Parsnip Purée, Parsnip Rosti, Fondant Potato, Confit Garlic Cream

Roast Sirloin of Argyll Beef, Duchess Potatoes,

Crispy Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Celeriac, Carrot Purée, Red Wine Jus

Warm Filo Tart of Roast Butternut Squash, Leek, Goats’ Cheese and Pine Nuts,

Confit Cherry Tomatoes, Rocket Leaves

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Traditional Steamed Christmas Pudding,

Brandy Syrup, Brandy Sauce, Red Currents

White Chocolate Mousse, Warm Dark Chocolate Sauce,

Candied Orange, Chocolate Run Out

Coconut Panna Cotta, Ginger Scented Poached Fruit,

Roast Pineapple Syrup, Sugar Disk

Selection of Three Scottish Cheeses,

Date and Walnut Loaf, Oatcakes, Grapes and Chutney

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Freshly Ground Coffee is served in the Cocktail Lounge