Join us and enjoy warm hospitality, delicious food, local real ales and mulled wine for a magical, traditional Christmas break. Recently refurbished to enhance the character and history of the coaching inn, the hotel is adorned with glittering decorations inside and out to create the perfect setting for your festive celebrations. The cosy atmosphere, blazing fire and friendly service will make you feel totally relaxed and at home whether you are a new or returning guest.
Arrive at the newly refurbished Kings Arms Hotel to the aroma of mulled wine and mince pies which will be served as you relax after your journey in the bar. This afternoon, enjoy the festive sounds of the carol singers outside the hotel who will set the scene for your jovial Christmas in the Lake District.
In the evening, join us for a pre-dinner glass of bubbly and canapés reception where you will be welcomed by our General Manager and his team as he takes this opportunity to tell you a little about the coming days events and entertainment. Afterwards, make your way to the Kings Arms restaurant where a delicious four course Gala dinner will be prepared by our Head Chef and his team for you to savour.
Following dinner, we have arranged a magical candle-lit walk to lake Derwentwater, armed with a glass of Bailey’s hot chocolate in one hand and a sparkler in the other, enjoy the serenity of the lake and mountais at night (warm boots and jackets recommended).
Afterwards, enjoy the ambience of the town before joining us at the bar for a glass of port and cheese nibbles.
Christmas morning is a leisurely affair. Start your day with a traditional hearty Cumbrian breakfast and add bit of sparkle with a glass of Bucks Fizz. Enjoy the day at your leisure, whether you choose to relax in the hotel, or join in the festive fun by taking part in our lovely Christmas treasure hunt around Keswick for the chance to win a great prize.
After the Lakeland air has stimulated your appetite, it will be time to indulge in a sumptuous five-course Christmas Day lunch, followed by tea, coffee and Christmas cake.
In the evening, the bar is open for pre-dinner drinks before we serve up a tempting array of tasty food in the restaurant which you can help yourself to. To top off the day’s excitement, we have prepared a fun Christmas quiz and ‘guess the weight of the Christmas cake’ competition with prizes to be won, promising an entertaining evening.
A true Cumbrian breakfast with a sparkling cocktail will will set you up for the day. Afterwards, take time to relax or get the best bargains in the Boxing Day sales in the variety of lovely shops in Keswick!
This afternoon, wrap up warm and take part in a scenic guided walk, along with our sister hotels, where you’ll be greeted with a tasty packed lunch at a popular beauty spot halfway round your walk. Depending on how many calories you wish to burn post-Christmas, this is followed by a choice of a leisurely or a more invigorating walk back to the hotel (suitable clothing and footwear advised). If you fancy staying indoors, we will have a selection of board games available at the hotel.
Soon, it will be time to enjoy a four-course farewell dinner, after which you are welcome to join the other residents and locals for a drink or two in the cosy bar.
After a full Cumbrian breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.