Lake District Christmas Breaks at The Wild Boar

Steeped in history and tradition The Wild Boar is a very unique Inn, set in the Lake District National Park, perfect for those seeking a Christmas experience as individual as you are.

The Wild Boar has a long earned reputation for classic British cuisine and the Smokehouse, open kitchen and chef’s table add a little more theatre to the overall dining experience. A highly commended wine list, over 100 single malt whiskies and a range of home-brewed ales help complete the package to celebrate Christmas in an extraordinary traditional location.

2019 Christmas Breaks

Monday 23rd December

Arrival is from 3.00pm and, once you have settled into your room, we invite you to sample a glass of homemade mulled wine, meet our Manager Adam Bujok and his management team who will be hosting your festive celebrations and enjoy a sumptuous welcome Champagne Afternoon Tea in our Smokehouse restaurant. Following this, why not enjoy a drink in our lounge by one of our open fires or in our Undermillbeck TV lounge to watch one of the famous Christmas Carol films.

Tonight, our festive celebrations begin with a brass band playing festive tunes together with a ‘fizz and canape’ reception, following which we will be serving a very special Cumbrian “Grill and Smoke” menu, showcasing some of the very best ingredients from both our favourite Lakeland suppliers and our own on-site Wild Boar Smokehouse.

Christmas Eve

Tuesday 24th December

This morning a hearty Lakeland breakfast awaits - the perfect way to begin your day!

Today we have arranged for a cruise around Lake Windermere allowing you to take in some of Lakelands most spectacular mountain scenery, contrasted against the wooded shoreline. Alternatively, why not explore the village of Bowness-on-Windermere - an ideal opportunity for any last minute Christmas shopping.

This evening we will be serving a festive four course dinner, accompanied by a selection of single malt whiskies from our friends at The Balvenie Distillery – the perfect way to round off a memorable Christmas Eve 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

Wednesday 25th December

A very special guest will be waiting to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and offer a chilled glass of something bubbly prior to a hearty Lakeland breakfast.

You are then invited to join us on our annual walk around the Gilpin Valley taking in some of the stunning views of the local area and some fresh Lake District air!

Return for a piping hot glass of our homemade mulled wine and then join us for the main event of the day - our traditional Christmas Day lunch that our brigade of chefs have been busy preparing all morning.

This afternoon, you have the opportunity 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 2018’s winning entry, the gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down and prizes await this year’s most creative creations!

Tonight begins with a delicious yuletide buffet, followed by our annual ‘Dominoes competition’ for the more competitive guests and festive films and games in ‘Undermillbeck’ or perhaps just the option to sit back and relax in front of one of our roaring fires as Christmas Day 2019 draws to a close.

Boxing Day

Thursday 26th December

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 will be suitable for all whether you are a beginner or an expert and with the help of the our resident sharp shooter Mike, everyone should hit at least one clay.

This lunchtime we will be serving our popular Wild Boar ‘Classic Pub Lunch’ accompanied by a selection of ales from our very own Brewhouse.

Tonight, you are invited to join us for an evening of ‘Monte Carlo meets the Lake District’ with another delicious 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 celebration at The Wild Boar Inn.

Friday 27th December

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

2019 Christmas Breaks Tariffs

Our 4 night package commencing on the 23rd December, includes all meals and entertainment as detailed and costs from £700.00 per person.

Room Upgrades

£35.00 per person per night in a Feature Room
£55.00 per person per night in a Luxury Room


Single Occupancy Supplement £80.00 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 £325.00. Children occupying their own room are charged at the full adult price.

Additional Nights

From £70.00 per person per night to include Bed & Breakfast with usual upgrade charges applying. Please enquire upon booking.


Family & Friends Offer

Parties of 6 adults or more booking at the same time receive an additional 5% discount from our full 2019 package rate.

Early Booking Offer

Confirm your Christmas break before 31st March 2019 and received a one night complimentary bed and breakfast stay at the Inn to be taken before 30th November 2019 (subject to availability).

Booking Your Christmas Breaks

Our Christmas Breaks cannot be booked online. To book you Christmas Break please call us on:

0333 2203 108
(Lines Open: Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm, Weekends 10am - 4pm)

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