For your special Christmas break in the heart of the English Lakes, the historic Wordsworth Hotel and Spa and its idyllic riverside setting amongst the mountains of Grasmere has it all….stunning views, comfortable bedrooms and suites, spacious cosy lounges, log fires, superb gastronomic delights in our Signature Restaurant, an indoor heated swimming pool & sauna together with our beauty treatment rooms, and real ale in our village pub next door will make for a relaxing and memorable Christmas for everyone.

Christmas at The Wordsworth is a traditional celebration of the festive season featuring fine food, wonderful wines, live musicians, dancing and more, all in the home from home ambience of this historic hotel.


Join us for a range of festive fayre throughout the month of December.

Our Signature Restaurant is a completely unique dining experience with award winning menus, elegant service, and an eclectic, carefully selected wine list.

Keeping true to our Lake District heritage the Dove Bistro provides a nostalgic and instantly enjoyable range of local beers which are designed to immerse you in a unique experience.

Afternoon Tea at The Wordsworth is a modern twist on the traditional affair served in our beautifully appointed lounges or conservatory with a selection of freshly baked handmade cakes, scrumptious scones and delicious sandwiches using the very best of locally sourced produce and artisan breads. Afternoon tea is served with one of our speciality teas or coffees, if you feel like a real treat why not add a glass of champagne… or two! Served daily between 12pm and 5pm.


The Organic Spa majors in total relaxation within beautiful intimate surroundings. Immerse yourself totally in the stillness of peace and tranquillity whilst we pamper you away from the modern busy world.

Whether you have enjoyed a day out walking, cycling or sight-seeing we are delighted to offer Grasmere’s only pool large enough to swim! Relax in our Jacuzzi and warm and gently soothe your muscles and soul in our sauna. Why not treat yourself to one of the fabulous and varied treatments with our super therapists.


Your treatment will begin with a warm spiced mud mask, which will be applied to your feet and wrapped up, left to be warmed in a pair of heated booties. Continuing the experience you can then enjoy an aromatherapy Indian head massage, performed using a blend of festive spice, both warming and calming.

Treatment time: 1 hour – Treatment cost: £50


Grasmere is a beautiful place to visit during winter with our snowy mountains, beautiful lakes and cosy cafes. Why not book your stay to come visit The Wordsworth Hotel, or accommodation for your family and friends to visit the Lake District.

To speak to a member of our reservations team about your festive break, just call 015394 35592.

“For me as a seasoned ex pat, it was the first Christmas that I had spent in the UK for years and years and I was eagerly looking forward to a traditional English Christmas and our stay at the Wordsworth.

Not only did Christmas at the Wordsworth come up to my expectations, it surpassed them by miles. It was absolutely super. My sincerest thanks to you and your hard-working, friendly and polite staff for making it possible.”

Marc and Jean Lenz-Davies



Arrive to a welcoming glass of mulled wine or tea, mince pies and Grasmere Gingerbread then settle into your room and start relaxing ahead of your festive break. In the evening you will have the opportunity to meet your hosts and fellow guests before our celebrated “Five Course Tasting Dinner”, in the 2 AA Rosette Signature Restaurant, accompanied by generous glasses of fine wines to put you in the Christmas spirit.


After breakfast you have the morning to spend as you please, perhaps having a swim, a beauty treatment in our spa (book early to avoid disappointment) or buying some last minute gifts. Then you can join us on an optional guided walk enjoying hot mulled wine and treats en route whilst taking in the breath taking views of Grasmere Lake. If you would rather stay nice and warm in the hotel, you have the option take part in our festive Quiz. Once we arrive back to the hotel Afternoon Tea will be served in the lounges in front of the open roaring log fire.

The evening will begin with a Champagne Reception and Canapés before a candlelit dinner in the Signature Restaurant. During and after dinner, you’ll be serenaded by Peter Hill (our Rat Pack entertainer) singing some festive favourites to get you in the spirit. You may wish to visit St Oswald’s Church for midnight mass with carols; warm mulled wine and mince pies will await your return!


Start the day with a buffet style breakfast and have the morning to open your presents and prepare for a fabulous Six Course Christmas Gala Luncheon with all the traditional trimmings, seasonal touches and a glass of champagne. After lunch enjoy our homemade Christmas cakes, our annual guess the weight of the Christmas cake competition (which always proves popular especially for the winner). You may want to watch the Queen’s speech in one of our lounges.

A tempting buffet awaits for you for the evening, and later can be spent cheering on your chosen horse with our exciting Race Night in the lounges, fun for all the family and the winner brings home a prize. Alternatively, enjoy more family time with board games and relax, whilst being wowed by our magician with some close-up magic throughout the evening. He will even give you a caricature to take home with you as a memento of your stay.


Start the morning with a hearty Buck’s Fizz Brunch, ahead of our famous annual Charity Duck Race on the River Rothay, where there will be many prizes to be won as well as refreshments served for the riverbank supporters. Return to the Hotel in time for tea; maybe relax with a swim or sauna. A superb Five Course Banquet Dinner will be served in the Coleridge Suite with a visit from The Lakeland Handbell ringers and our DJ to dance the night away.

SUNDAY 27th December

It’s time for breakfast and farewells. You are welcome to extend your stay with us.



Arrive at the hotel and settle into your room. A traditional Afternoon Tea will be served in the lounges. In the evening you will have the opportunity to meet your hosts and fellow guests whilst enjoying our ‘Signature Tasting Dinner’ a five course menu accompanied with fine wines to compliment the menu served in our award winning Signature Restaurant. Why not arrive in time to use our leisure facilities or book a treatment in our spa


Start the day with a hearty Lakeland Breakfast, then spend the day at your leisure, perhaps exploring Grasmere, taking in the beautiful winter scenery, having a swim or pampering yourself ahead of the celebrations to come. A delicious Afternoon Tea will be served in one of our comfortable lounges or in front of our roaring log fire.

The evening celebrations commence with a Champagne Reception for all guests before our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner begins with a delicious meal, entertainment and an evening of dancing to welcome in the New Year. (Black tie is optional)


Start the morning with a hearty Buck’s Fizz Brunch, ahead of an optional guided walk with breath-taking Winter Scenes of Grasmere Lake and its beautiful surroundings before being welcomed back for Afternoon Tea.

Your evening Signature Dinner will be accompanied by our resident pianist, then after dinner, why not have a go at a little roulette or blackjack? The winner takes home a prize!


Time for breakfast and farewells or why not extend your stay another night.


All reservations must be confirmed in writing or by email with an initial deposit of £250.00. Full pre-payment is required by 1st December. In the event of a cancellation we will refund your deposit if cancelation is made prior to 1st November.

If cancellation is made after 1st December. We will refund the amount we are able to re-sell your stay for (we may have to discount the stay in order to sell it). In the event we are unable to re-sell your stay then your payment will become non-refundable.

We welcome cash, all major credit cards and cheque by prior arrangement. VAT: Please note that VAT is included in the current rate (20%). We advise guest to take out insurance against cancellations at this time of year.