Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style with these luxury hotels in the UK

The Executive Magazine presents our top picks for the very best experiences this New Year’s Eve. Discover our selection of luxury hotels throughout the British Isles, and bring in the New Year with exciting experiences and F&B offerings.
Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

This year’s guide features stunning venues from Pride of Britain Hotels – a collection of leading luxury hotels in the British Isles. The carefully curated portfolio features over 50 independently run properties; each one unique and characterful with many of them offering exciting experiences and F&B offerings to bring in 2023 in style.

Ellenborough Park

BEST FOR: Fireworks and glamour

Guests will wake up on New Year’s Eve to a hearty Cotswolds breakfast at the five-star Ellenborough Park, located in the Cotswolds. In the afternoon of the 31st December, guests will be able to mingle altogether for a Champagne and canapé reception before the evening’s indulgent six-course dinner. Following this delicious meal, guests will be invited through to the De la Bere for a party, where a live band will create a party atmosphere to see in the New Year. The countdown to 2023 will take place at the front of the house with a spectacular firework display overlooking the infamous Cheltenham Racecourse.

Rockliffe Hall

BEST FOR: Festive fine dining

Rockliffe Hall brings together 5-star service and luxury, in an idyllic location with an award-winning spa, 18-hole championship golf course and more, conveniently located just outside of Darlington. Guests can celebrate the festive season with the choice of a one or two-night break, which includes afternoon tea upon arrival, and breakfast each morning. A two-night stay includes the luxury of a 3-course dinner on the first evening, which is the perfect time to get together with loved ones and feast on delicious food. Rockliffe Hall’s New Year’s Eve Gala Ball gives guests a chance to adorn their most glamorous dress, or simply enjoy New Year’s Eve in the hotel’s flagship restaurant, the recently refurbished The Orangery. 

The Headland

BEST FOR: Jazz and Champagne surprises 

From the 30th of December 2022 to the 2nd January 2023, celebrate the New Year at The Headland, located in one of Cornwall’s most beautiful locations. The weekend of celebration includes a black-tie New Year’s Eve party, with Champagne tasting and The Headland’s sumptuous 6-course tasting dinner. The evening will be full of musical surprises, and lots of dancing with a sweet treat of mini pasties after midnight. New Year’s Day brings a family treasure hunt, jazz in the lounge and a special New Year’s Day lunch.

The Nare Hotel

BEST FOR: Coastal walks & Champagne cocktails 

The Nare offers a celebratory three-day break including a New Year’s Eve Party, with wonderful Scottish reeling and plenty of dancing to a live music accompaniment. New Year’s Day will include a brisk coastal walk to nearby Portloe with the proprietor, Toby Ashworth, and the hotel’s dog, with champagne cocktails and a grand buffet luncheon to follow. A daily Cornish cream tea will be served, as well as daily candlelit dinner with the resident pianist, available at the hotel every day except New Year’s Day. 

Grove of Narberth

BEST FOR: An idyllic countryside escape

Nestled in the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside sits the idyllic Grove of Narberth, a truly magical retreat with a lighthearted and unbuttoned feel. Guests can spend a wonderfully Welsh stay – with an option of two or three nights in luxurious accommodation that includes delights such as a renowned Welsh breakfast each morning. Festive tea and cakes will also be available, and a New Year’s Eve Celebration dinner will be the perfect way to see in 2023. 

Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

BEST FOR: Christmas Theatre

Guests can choose between a one or two night break at Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre in Leicestershire. Alongside luxury accommodation and a warming breakfast, delicious cream teas will be available on arrival between 2pm and 4pm, or Champagne & canapés in the evening. The renowned restaurant, The Orangery, will serve a special seven-course dinner from 8.30pm, followed by a wonderfully festive disco until 1am. Boasting a stunning, full theatre, the hotel is also offering Christmas Theatre, which is a fun way to enjoy Christmas with the family, watching the hotel’s very own show ‘That’s What Kilworth Call’s Christmas’, from the 27th December to the 30th December. 

Haycock Manor Hotel

BEST FOR: An Enchanted Forest escape

Enter an Enchanted Forest for a night like no other at Haycock Manor Hotel. Enjoy champagne cocktails and canapés on arrival, followed by a divine four-course menu with an exquisite bottle of wine to share with family or loved ones. Whilst surrounded by all the magical twinkling lights, the hotel’s songstress Melissa Rainbird and a fantastic magician will wow with their talents, and then party into the night with their Resident DJ. With a glass of Taittinger Champagne in hand and signature nibbles sweeping throughout the Ballroom, at the stroke of midnight, guests will truly bring in the New Year in style.

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

BEST FOR: A lavish spa break with elegant dining 

Leave the organising to the experts and enjoy a hassle-free New Year’s Eve with all the trimmings. Join Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa for a two-night break to see in 2023 in all its glory. The celebrations commence with afternoon tea in the elegant Drawing Room or Library, a Champagne reception followed by a Michelin-Starred gala dinner. During the stay, guests can enjoy full use of the hotel’s award-winning spa facilities and country activities.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

BEST FOR: Retreat in beautiful Bath

Bid farewell to 2022 and greet the new year at the most iconic address in Bath! This opulent package will ensure guests have a night to remember forever. Start the stay with a festive afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, before a sparkling evening with a champagne and canapé reception, followed by a spectacular five-course black tie dinner prepared by Head Chef Martin Blake. Then welcome in the new year with a glass of Champagne, to the tune of a traditional live piper! The package also includes wonderful spa facilities. 

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa 

BEST FOR: New Year’s Eve by the water

New Year’s Eve at Bailiffscourt is all about fabulous food, relaxation, and welcoming in 2023 with a dip in the sea at Climping Beach. Included in their luxurious overnight accommodation for a New Years Eve  stay is a full English Bucks Fizz breakfast, and an afternoon of Sussex sparkling wine & canapés. Guests will be treated to a delicious four course black-tie dinner created using the finest locally sourced ingredients and served with carefully paired wines. Full use of the hotel’s award-winning spa and swimming pools is included for an all-round luxury stay.

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