Lake District Christmas Breaks at The Wild Boar

UK Christmas Breaks at The Wild Boar

Steeped in history and tradition, The Wild Boar is a fantastic place to spend your Christmas in the Lake District.

With unique charm and decor, The Wild Boar has a long earned reputation for classic British cuisine and its smokehouse, open kitchen and chef’s table.

A highly commended wine list adds to the dining experience, along with over 100 single malt whiskies and a range of home-brewed ales.

For extraordinary Christmas hotel breaks in the UK, take a look at our 2017 provisional programme below.

Christmas Breaks - 2017 Provisional Programme

Saturday 23rd December 2017

Arrival is from 3.00pm. Once you have settled into your room, we’ll invite you to sample our famous homemade hot toddy, meet the management team who will be hosting your festive celebrations and enjoy a light afternoon buffet in our restaurant.

Following this, why not enjoy a board game, giant ‘Jenga’ in our Undermillbeck room; begin our 2017 ‘Wild Boar Quiz’ or simply relax in our residents’ lounge with your preferred tipple?

In the evening, our festive celebrations will really begin with the return of our ever-popular Hand Bell Ringers playing a selection of classic Christmas songs, following which we will be serving a very special festive hog roast and buffet. This will showcase some of the best ingredients from both our favourite Lakeland suppliers and our very own Wild Boar Smokehouse.

Christmas Eve – Sunday 24th December 2017

This morning, a hearty Cumberland Grill awaits - the perfect way to begin your Christmas day!

For this day we have arranged for our resident sharpshooter Mike to host a very special Wild Boar Archery morning, where you will have the opportunity to experience the latest addition to the facilities here at ‘The Boar’.

Alternatively, why not explore the village of Bowness-on-Windermere - an ideal opportunity for any last minute Christmas shopping.

Upon your return, join us for a ‘pub lunch’ and the chance to assemble your team for the next round of our 2017 Wild Boar Quiz, with prizes for the winners!
In the evening we will be serving a festive four-course dinner, accompanied by a selection of single malt whiskies from around the world chosen by our very own ‘Master of Malt’ George Hutton. It’s the perfect way to round off a memorable Christmas Eve and in anticipation of the big day tomorrow.

For those wishing to attend Midnight Mass we will be providing transport to Crook Village Church and there will of course be mince pies and mulled wine waiting upon your return.

Christmas Day - Monday 25th December 2017

On this grand morning, a very special guest will be waiting to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! They’ll also be offering a chilled glass of something bubbly prior to a hearty Lakeland Breakfast.

You are then invited to join Wild Boar manager Adam Bujok on his annual walk around the Gilpin Valley, taking in some of the stunning views of the local area.

Return for a piping hot glass of our homemade mulled wine, before joining us for the main event of the day - our traditional Christmas Day lunch, hand-prepared that morning by our brigade of chefs.

The afternoon is a time to relax, enjoy some of the gifts that Father Christmas delivered and soak up the atmosphere that only Christmas at The Wild Boar can bring. No Christmas at ‘The Boar’ would be complete without our Gingerbread House-Making Competition and this year is no exception – following 2016’s winning entry, the gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down and prizes await this year’s most creative creations!

The evening begins with a light but sumptuous yuletide buffet. This will be followed by our annual Dominoes competition for the more competitive guests, festive films and games in ‘Undermillbeck’ or maybe just the option to sit back and relax in front of one of our roaring fires as Christmas Day 2017 draws to a close.

Boxing Day – Tuesday 26th December 2017

A hearty late breakfast is the perfect start to any day and, following this, we have arranged for a morning of clay pigeon shooting in our woods. This is suitable for all, whether you are a beginner or an expert, and everyone should hit at least one clay!

This lunchtime we will be serving our popular and indulgent Wild Boar Afternoon Tea, accompanied by a choice of champagnes produced by our friends at Laurent Perrier – what better way to spend an afternoon!

Tonight, you are invited to join us for an evening of ‘Monte Carlo meets the Lake District’ with a delicious ‘Taste of The Wild Boar’ dinner followed by the return of our Wild Boar Casino night – whether it be Blackjack, Roulette or Wheel of Fortune, you will have the opportunity to chance your hand without compromising your wallet!

A nightcap by one of our roaring fires will round off what we are sure will be a most enjoyable and memorable Christmas break at The Wild Boar Inn.

Wednesday 27th December 2017

The conclusion of our Christmas package is of course a traditional Cumbrian breakfast and a fond farewell with best wishes for the year ahead.

2017 Christmas Breaks Tariffs

Our four-night package commencing on the 23rd December, includes all meals and entertainment as detailed and costs from £675.00 per person.

2017 Christmas Breaks Tariffs

Our four-night package commencing on the 23rd December, includes all meals and entertainment as detailed and costs from £675.00 per person.

Room Upgrades

£35.00 per person per night in a Feature Room
£45.00 per person per night in a Luxury Room

Single Occupancy Supplement:
£70.00 per room per night.

Children’s Rates

3 Years and under are accommodated free of charge. 4 – 15 years sharing a room with two full paying adults are charged £315.00. Children occupying their own room are charged at the full adult price.

Additional Nights

From £65.00 per person per night to include Bed & Breakfast with usual upgrade charges applying. Please enquire upon booking.

Booking Your Christmas Break

To book a Christmas Break at The Wild Boar call 0333 2203 108

Terms & Conditions

Booking & Deposits

For more information, or to book your Christmas or New Year Holiday, please telephone us or email us. To secure your holiday, a non-refundable deposit of is required at the time of booking. This can be made by simply quoting a credit card number and details, or by sending a cheque which must be received within 7 days of the booking being made.

Festive Terms and Conditions

  1. £100.00 Deposit per adult is taken at the time of booking.
  2. £100.00 Deposit per Child is taken at the time of booking if staying in there own room.
  3. The final balance is required 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  4. Deposits for Festive packages are non-refundable.