It’s surprising how quickly the seasons can turn, and if the sudden chilly weather isn’t enough of a reminder, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. Although you can probably afford to put off your Christmas shopping for another 10 weeks, if you want to ensure your friends, family, and colleagues aren’t disappointed this year, you’ll need to start thinking about booking a venue for your Christmas get-togethers this year before all the best places are booked up.

We know you don’t want to be thinking about Christmas too much in October, so to help make this planning process as stress-free and speedy as possible, here at Fed Up & Drunk, we’ve gathered seven of our favourite venues in the region for you to consider this year.

If none of these venues suit your needs, be sure to look through our helpful Bristol & Bath Christmas Guide for a more comprehensive list of venues in the Bristol and Bath region.


Glassboat Brasserie

One of the city’s most magical venues, where better to hold a Christmas gathering than on a moored boat in Bristol’s bustling city centre overlooking the historic Floating Harbour? This elegant restaurant is truly something special; just walk along the old and characterful cobbled streets toward this captivating venue and you’ll understand what we’re talking about.

This festive season, the Glassboat Brasserie offers a Christmas menu showcasing a sensational and seasonal selection of delicious bistro classics inspired by the very best French dishes. Available at just £27.50 for lunch and £35 for dinner, enjoy a festive three-course feast (dinner also includes gougères to share as you wait for your starters and coffee and madeleines to finish) featuring enticing treats like their butter-roasted Norfolk Turkey with goose fat potato cake, chestnuts, and bread sauce, or slow-cooked cheeks of Devon red beef with caramelised winter vegetables and aligot potatoes.

The venue is also able to cater to smaller groups on a non-exclusive basis or larger groups of 50 on an exclusive basis, with a lower deck private dining room that can also cater for up to 40 guests, so makes the perfect place to host all your family, friends, or work colleagues this Christmas.

Call 0844 502 9475 or email [email protected] to book.


The Bristol Pavilion

Boasting unbeatable facilities, fantastic food, and the best views in Bristol overlooking the stunning cricket ground, Bristol Pavilion is the perfect venue to hold a Christmas celebration for your work colleagues this year. Whether you’re looking to hire the venue for a private party or join one of their incredible shared party nights, The Bristol Pavilion, home to Gloucester Cricket Club, promises a Christmas to remember.

This year, The Bristol Pavilion will be throwing a series of thrilling events that will make for some memories you and your work colleagues will be laughing about all year long (until your next Christmas party here that is). These events include an exciting 70s and 80s shared disco party night with optional fancy dress and a delicious three-course dinner.

For more information on the range of options available to you this year at the Bristol Pavilion, check out their Christmas brochure by clicking on this link –

Call 0117 910 8025/ 0117 910 8030 to book.


Clevedon Hall

There are few more enchanting venues in the Bristol area to host a Christmas celebration this year than the imposing and impressive Clevedon Hall, proudly standing within acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens overlooking the incredible Clevedon Bay.

Get swept up in Christmas charm at this Victorian mansion and let their events team create a Christmas dinner or extravagant office party the likes of which you’ve never experienced before. Whether you want to impress your guests with the sophistication and grandeur of the Great Hall or Grand Library, or you’re after a more intimate and cosy space like the warm and welcoming The Snug, Clevedon Hall prides itself on its ability to be flexible and accommodating and aims to make your dreams come true this year.

Call 0844 502 9542 or email response to book now.


Clifton Thai

Who says Christmas has to be all about turkey, stuffing, and Brussels sprouts? If you’re looking for an alternative venue to hold a Christmas party with delicious international cuisine this year, you’ve found it at this popular Thai restaurant conveniently located on Bristol’s Whiteladies Road. Gaining an impressive reputation for exceptional Thai food in recent years, this restaurant delivers tastes on another level than your usual festive offerings and is the ideal location if you want to shake things up a bit come Christmas time.

Offering a tempting selection of authentic Thai food freshly cooked in the kitchen, this rare culinary Bristol gem is sure to offer you a remedy for your winter blues. Following a recent refurbishment (the restaurant used to be known as the Bangkok House), you and your guests will instantly be won over by the interior’s hand-carved wooden table and impressively decorated dining area.

Call 0844 625 4822 to book.



Don’t be a square and book one of the coolest venues in Clifton this year. An award-winning restaurant adjoining a laid-back private members’ club for creatives and situated at the top of Park Street in an old Georgian townhouse, this elegant restaurant makes for one of the most creative and cosiest venues this Christmas time.

Able to accommodate up to 120 for a simply scrumptious festive feast and with a lower deck cocktail bar which is great for dancing, this creatively decorated venue guarantees to provide one of the most legendary Christmas parties in the city. If you’re looking for a smaller and more intimate area, their exclusive private marquee Christmas Grotto provides the perfect place to hang out with friends complete with candles, a private bar, and cocktail masterclasses. Their gifted in-house mixologists will be on hand to guide you through a memorable masterclass, making for a truly one-of-a-kind Christmas get-together this year.

Also, mention Food & Drink Guides when booking to get free Prosecco on arrival when you book a Christmas party at Square (new booking only, subject to availability, not in conjunction with any other offer).

Call 0844 625 4492 or email [email protected] to book.


No. 4

For a classy and sophisticated Christmas, few venues match the charm and grandeur of No.4 Restaurant and Bar, set in a handsome and historic Georgian mansion in Clifton Village. Featuring vintage décor, warming fireplaces, tall sash windows, soft and moody vintage lighting, and a relaxing atmosphere, Christmas doesn’t get much more idyllic than this.

Able to cater to up to 50 people for a festive feast and up to 80 for drink parties and buffets, no matter whether you want a simple Christmas dinner or a dynamic festive shindig, No. 4 can provide it for you.

Mention Food & Drink Guides when booking to get free Prosecco on arrival when you book a Christmas party at No.4 (new booking only, subject to availability, not in conjunction with any other offer).

Call 0844 625 4478 or email [email protected] to book.



Boasting cosy alcoves, hidden areas, and a roaring fireplace, whether you’re looking for a table for two this Christmas or need a venue to host 100, there are plenty of different spaces that can be hired out at Racks which provide you with the perfect place in which to toast to Christmas and the new year.

Their private events space, ‘The Playroom’, is able to accommodate a DJ or a live band and has its own private bar with lots of room for dancing. A three-course festive feast starts from just £18, and with variable pricing, the earlier you book the cheaper the rates.

Mention Food & Drink Guides when booking to get free Prosecco on arrival when you book a Christmas party at Racks (new booking only, subject to availability, not in conjunction with any other offer).

Call 0844 625 4481 or email [email protected] to book.

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