Celebrate in style this festive season at one of our very special festive events.

Christmas 2020

Celebrate the season in safety & style

To bring everyone together this festive season we’re offering a range of celebrations. From festive favourites to exciting new experiences, this year you won’t want to miss out on the chance to bring people together with Mercure.

Celebrate safe in the knowledge that our venue has taken every step to ensure safety to all our guests. Social distancing will be in place, regular sanitiser stations will be available and our staff are on hand at all times to ensure the security of everyone joining us this Christmas.

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A magical escape – Festive Residential Packages

Festive Residential Packages

Ready to unwind? Take some time out in cosy Christmas surroundings at Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel. Lose yourself in an enchanted Christmas with our amazing holiday itinerary, sure to bring wonder to your festive season.

2 NIGHT PACKAGE | £225 per person (£385 Single occupancy)

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th December

3 NIGHT PACKAGE | £335 per person (£515 Single occupancy)

Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th December


Christmas Eve

Arrive at your leisure and check in with our friendly reception team. Relax in the lounge & bar with a glass of wine. Enjoy a festive three-course dinner and later that evening have hot chocolate & cookies delivered to your room.

Christmas Day

Open your presents and wander downstairs for a full choice English breakfast. Enjoy a glorious five-course lunch with all the trimmings. The afternoon is yours to enjoy as you please, but don’t forget to join us for the Queen’s speech and a slice of home-made Christmas cake. Then in the early evening enjoy a light buffet supper before taking part in our house bingo and entertainment – the winning team gets a bottle of Champagne to share!

Boxing Day

Have a well-deserved lie-in and start the day with a hearty breakfast in our restaurant – or have it served to your room! Set your own pace for the morning, relax and unwind in the hotel or explore the Boxing Day sales at the Gloucester Quays. Our staff will be more than happy to provide tips on things to do. Enjoy a three-course meal whilst listening to the resident pianist.

27th December

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast before the journey home. We wish you a safe trip back.


Room upgrade available from £20.00 per room per night.

Subject to availability. Please book early!

Festive Sunday Lunch

Festive Sunday Lunch

Treat yourself to an extra special festive Sunday lunch this winter. Choose from a range of seasonal specials and join us in a cosy Christmas setting to enjoy platefuls of cheer.

£25 per person – Add a half bottle of house wine for £10*

*Based on two people sharing a full bottle of house wine. A £10 deposit per person is required at the time of booking to secure your place. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable except in the event of government restrictions leading to us being unable to operate the event; in this instance deposits will be refunded. Further terms and conditions are available upon request. For allergen information, please refer to first page.

New Year’s Eve in Gloucester

New Year’s Eve

Make a stylish entrance as you dress to impress for the evening of the year. Take your seats and enjoy a delicious five course meal and a firework display!

Menu choices include:

  • Smooth chicken liver & cognac pâté, plum & apple chutney, sourdough crisps
  • Brown butter roast plaice fillets, celeriac puree, spinach, lobster bisque
  • Roasted vegetable & Goats’ cheese Wellington, tarragon cream sauce (v)
  • Oat milk & vanilla panna cotta, strawberry cracked black pepper salsa (V)
  • Long Clawson Stilton, Tickler Cheddar, West Country Brie, red onion marmalade, grape & celery salad

New Year’s Eve Dinner in the Lakeside Suite – £69 pp

New Year’s Eve Private Hire Dinner – From £79 pp

New Year’s Eve VIPod Experience – £109 pp


A £20 deposit per person is required at the time of booking to secure your place. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable except in the event of government restrictions leading to us being unable to operate the event; in this instance deposits will be refunded. Further terms and conditions are available upon request.

Festive Crafting & Wreath Making

Festive Crafting & Wreath Making

Looking for something different to do with colleagues, friends or family this Christmas? Why not join us for craft tapas, crafternoon tea or wreath making!

Get together with your friends and create those special cards and gift boxes whilst enjoying some food and drink.

All options available at £45 per person:

  • Craft Tapas & Prosecco or Gin Meets Burger Crafting
  • Crafternoon Tea with Prosecco
  • Wreath making with Tapas & Prosecco or Gin Meets Burger
  • Wreath making with Afternoon Tea & Prosecco
£15 deposit per person, per class, required at the time of booking. Click here for dates available. For full details, please contact a member of our team.

Festive Lunches and Dinners

Festive Dining

Join us this winter for a very special dining experience. Celebrate the season with a magnificent three-course meal, with all the trimmings you could wish for. Whether it’s a dinner for two or a
feast for the family, our festive dining experience is sure to be to everyone’s taste.

£35 per person – Add a half bottle of house wine for £10*


Premium Festive Dining

Upgrade your dining experience to a sensational five-course festive feast. Enjoy a premium festive menu that includes a Champagne sorbet, cheese course and glass of bubbly, while listening to music from our fantastic resident pianist.

£55 per person – Add a half bottle of premium wine for £15*


Festive Lunch

This Christmas we could all use something traditional, so join us Monday to Saturday for a three-course festive lunch with all the trimmings.

£20 per person – Add a half bottle of house wine for £10*


A £10 deposit per person is required at the time of booking to secure your place. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable except in the event of government restrictions leading to us being unable to operate the event; in this instance deposits will be refunded. Further terms and conditions are available upon request. *Based on two people sharing a full bottle of house wine.

Host The Roast

Host The Roast

Gather with those who matter most for a traditional Christmas roast!

Get your friends, family or colleagues together in groups of 6 or less.

Enjoy a Traditional roast with all the trimmings, family style vegetables, roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and real gravy, with the roast being carved by you or one of your party in a Chefs apron! Don’t worry, the Chef is on hand to guide. We will even include a complimentary soup to start and ice cream to finish.

A full selection of starters and desserts is available at an extra charge. All members of your party must choose the same roast.

Chicken with seasoning | £20 per person

Leg of Pork with crackling | £24 per person

Topside Beef with horseradish | £28 per person


A £10 deposit per person is required at the time of booking to secure your place. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable except in the event of government restrictions leading to us being unable to operate the event; in this instance deposits will be refunded. Further terms and conditions are available upon request.

Festive Drinks Packages

Add on one of our Festive Drinks Packages when you book your event!

Add on one of our drinks packages to the event of your choice!

2 Bottles of Prosecco – £40

2 Bottles of House Wine – £40

2 Bottles of Premium Wine – £50

Bucket of 6 Beers – £20

Taittinger Champagne – £50

2 Bottles of Taittinger Champagne – £90

Christmas Carafes (serves 4 – see below for choices) – £20

GIN & TONIC
Gordon’s Premium Pink gin and tonic water

BERRY NICE FIZZ
Gordon’s Sloe Gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and soda

COSMO
Ketel One vodka, Cointreau, cranberry and lime

PORNSTAR MARTINI
Smirnoff vodka, vanilla syrup, passionfruit purée and Prosecco

Kids Menu

Kids Menu

Keep little mouths smiling this Christmas with our special menu designed with the kids in mind. Featuring all of their favourite dishes with an added sparkle.

Starters
Mozzarella sticks, BBQ dip (v)
Tomato & basil soup, rustic roll (v)
Vegetable crudités, cream cheese (v)

Main Course
Fish goujons, chips and peas
Mac ‘n’ cheese, garlic bread (v)
Roast turkey dinner

Dessert
Marshmallow rocky road & chocolate sauce
Selection of ice creams
Banana split

£7 per person – Ages 5 to 12 (Kids under 5 eat free)

Christmas Day Lunch in Gloucester

Christmas Day Lunch

Bar & Brasserie at Bowden will be decked out for the big day. A glass of Prosecco awaits at your table on the most exciting day of the year. Celebrate Christmas with a premium festive menu that includes a Champagne sorbet and cheese course.

Menu choices include:

  • King prawn, smoked salmon & crayfish cocktail, iceberg, Marie Rose, brown bread
  • Butter roast turkey, pork & sage stuffing, pigs in blankets, bread sauce & all the trimmings
  • Roasted vegetable & Goats’ cheese Wellington, tarragon cream sauce (v)
  • Traditional Christmas pudding & spiced rum sauce (V)
  • Long Clawson Stilton, Tickler Cheddar, West Country Brie, red onion marmalade, grape & celery salad

Bar opens 12 noon. Lunch served from 12:30pm.

£76 per adult | £38 per child (4-12) | Under 3’s eat FREE!


A £10 deposit per person is required at the time of booking to secure your place. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable except in the event of government restrictions leading to us being unable to operate the event; in this instance deposits will be refunded. Further terms and conditions are available upon request.