Celebrate a Special Christmas & New Year
at Poets House

A Festive Christmas at Poets House

Experience the magic of the holiday season at Poets House! Join us as we immerse you in the spirit of Christmas, with delightful events, scrumptious holiday dining, and the perfect setting for making cherished memories. Discover the magic of Christmas at Poets House Hotel, where the season comes to life.

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Festive Lunches & Dinners 

We’d like to invite you to spend the Festive Season with us!

Christmas and New Year is a special time of year and we would love you to come along to Poets House and join in with us for festive celebrations. Our elegant Grade II Listed Townhouse, situated in the heart of historic Ely, is the ultimate destination for a truly unforgettable celebration this Christmas and New Year. Prices from £26 per person for a two-course meal including Christmas novelties.

(Served throughout December, excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

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Festive Lunches & Dinners Table
Afternoon tea

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Poets House With Our Festive Afternoon Tea

(available throughout December, excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Festive Afternoon Tea: £35 per person (with Bubbly - £38 per person)

Available in the Sonnet Bar & Lounge ( weekdays from 12:00-16:00, weekends from 14:00-16:00)

(Served throughout December, excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Christmas Day & Boxing Day Lunch

Why not indulge yourself this Christmas and let us make your Christmas day truly wonderful in every way. Enjoy a 4 Course lunch with a glass of bubbly and canapes on arrival. 

Relax on Boxing Day and join us for a three-course lunch in The Dining Room for a day of celebrating with family and friends!

Pre-booking is required with a £20 per person non-refundable and transferable deposit on booking. Full pre-payment, pre-orders and final numbers are required by the first of December.

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Christmas Day and Boxing Day Lunch
Shared Christmas Parties

New Year's Eve Party

Enjoy a night of dancing with Paul from JollyBoysDJ bringing the best music for our New Year's Eve Party for only £40 per person (over 25's only), including a welcome drink, bacon sandwich at 11:30 pm and dancing until 1 am!

Enjoy an evening, knowing you can just slip into one of our boutique bedrooms for a good nights sleep, followed by a delicious full English breakfast the next morning. Prices from £230 bed and breakfast (based on two people sharing), subject to availability.

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Relax on Boxing Day

A day of celebrating with family and friends and no need to cook! Come and join us for a scrumptious three course lunch in The Dining Room available from 12:00 until 15:00. Enjoy an overnight stay in one of our luxurious bedrooms, including full English breakfast. Subject to availability. From £230 per room per night

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Enjoy the 'In-Between' Break

From £230 per room, bed and breakfast, from the 27th to 29th December.

 The period between Christmas and New Year is often an ideal time for an extended stay, a little calm between Christmas and New Year Celebrations! Join us at Poets House where you either simply relax and unwind or perhaps enjoy a bit of Christmas sale shopping in nearby Cambridge.

Interlude rates can be extended to cover 21st-22nd December and 1st-2nd January.

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New Year's Eve Dinner

Book your table in our Dining Room and enjoy seeing in 2024! Tables can be booked with reception and pre-orders and full pre payment will be required before the 1st of December 2023. £79 per person, including canapes, a glass of bubbly on arrival and  a three course meal!

New Years Eve Menu 

New Year's Eve
Two Night Break

From £390 per person for two nights.

Enjoy a fabulous two night break including dinner on both evenings, overnight stay in one of our luxurious suites, and full English breakfast each morning. On New Year’s Eve your evening will begin with a champagne and canape reception, followed by a fantastic 3 course dinner in our Dining Room. 

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Two Night Break
Winter Warmer Offer 1
Winter Warmer Offer 2

Beat The January Blues and join us for our Winter Warmer Offer!

From £220 per room per night 

Escape the winter chill and look forward to starting 2024 with an opulent stay in the one of our beautiful boutique bedrooms, including a 3 course dinner and full English breakfast each morning. Take in the fabulous local scenery and wildlife with a long walk by the Great River Ouse, not forgetting a visit to the Iconic Ely Cathedral, just a few moments walk away.  

Our Winter Warmer offer includes:

- Overnight accommodation in one of our beautiful rooms 
- 3 course dinner in The Dining Room 
- Full breakfast

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What Our Guests Say

"We have a fantastic one nights stay here in December. Our room was stunning with a beautiful roll top bath in the room. The room was immaculately clean and cosy. The staff were fantastic too and the food in the restaurant was extremely nice too. Absolutely worth every penny we spent, we’ll certainly be back very soon. 10/10! "

"Superb location for any visit to Ely - Thoroughly impressed by our first ever visit here. Very spacious room at the front of the hotel with a view of Cromwell’s house. Roll top bath in the room and a large separate bathroom with a huge shower. We had booked afternoon tea on arrival (as a special treat) it was fantastic! As one of us is vegetarian and the other a nut allergy sufferer they took the utmost care to meet these needs - top marks here.
Extremely close to Ely cathedral and the waterways and of course the centre itself so a perfect location. Breakfast was pleasant enough, although the continental part was somewhat limited. We would have no hesitation in staying here again - an excellent hotel"

Christmas Break away - What can I say. The Hotel is beautiful the rooms are stunning and if such a very high standard. So very clean. We had several meals there during our stay including Christmas lunch which was faultless. Probably the best ever Christmas lunch in my 56 years. And finally the staff so very friendly, helpful and work so well together like one big happy family. We feel we have truly found a new gem and have already booked a long weekend in April. Thank you Poets House for making our Christmas so wonderful. See you in April. Very best wishes Tim and Jenny"