Christmas 2016 at The Arlington

If you’ve booked Christmas 2016 at The Arlington, we are looking forward to welcoming you for a special festive package. Here’s what you can expect:

 Christmas Eve ~ Saturday 24th December

33430644_sOn arrival enjoy tea and mince pies from 2pm while you settle in and relax.

To welcome you and to get you in the Christmas spirit we invite you to meet up with all the other guests from 6.30pm in the bar to enjoy a glass of sherry, wine or juice.  Dinner will be served at 7pm with last orders at 7.30pm.  We offer a three course meal with a choice for each course (including a fish and a vegetarian option).  Coffee and mints are served from the table in salvation-armyreception to enjoy in the lounge or bar.

There will be Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services in our local churches.  Details of all the church services will be available at reception.

After dinner at around 9pm we will be entertained with carols around the Christmas tree with Boscombe Salvation Army Band.  Before you retire to bed to hang up your Christmas stocking there will be mince pies in the bar so please help yourselves if you feel peckish.


Christmas Day ~ Sunday 25th December

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

ChristmasChristmas Day Breakfast will be served from 8.30am to 9.30am.  After breakfast we are expecting a visit from Father Christmas with a present for everyone. He will be in the bar, lounge and reception area from around 9.45am. Ho Ho Ho!

Don’t forget to guess the weight of our Christmas cake on display in reception during the morning. There will also be quizzes and puzzles every day to keep you on your toes!

If you are feeling energetic you could take a walk along the seafront to watch the annual Bournemouth Spartans Fancy Dress Christmas Swim. The swimmers meet at 9.45am at Boscombe Pier.

At lunchtime we will be serving a buffet at 1pm.  Tea and coffee with Christmas cake and mince pies will then be on offer after lunch from the reception area.  Help yourself and find a seat in the lounge or bar.  You will be able to watch the Queen’s Speech on the television in the bar.

We request that everyone takes their seats together at 7pm for our fabulous festive traditional Christmas Dinner of roast Dorset turkey with all the trimmings. We would be pleased to prepare an alternative main course for you (for example a vegetarian or fish main course).  Please inform us on Christmas Eve if this is your preference. After the main course we will enjoy the spectacle of watching our chefs parade the flaming Christmas pudding.



After dinner we will enjoy an evening of festive music in the restaurant with the QTones; a professional trio.


Boxing Day ~ Monday 26th December

Breakfast will be served from 8.30am to 9.30am then there’s plenty of time to get some fresh air to blow away the cobwebs!  Collect your pantomime tickets from reception after breakfast.

At lunchtime we will have our main meal of the day.  We will be serving a three course cooked lunch in the dining room at 1.00pm.

Before the theatre trip from 5pm till 6pm we will be serving afternoon tea with sandwiches, sausage rolls and scones. You can help yourselves and then find a seat in the lounge, bar or reception area.

This year’s pantomime at the Pavilion Theatre is ‘Cinderella’. We have booked a coach to take you there and back.  The show starts at 7pm so please be in reception at 6.20pm when the coach will depart.


The coach (Herringtons) will be waiting outside the Pavilion to bring you back to the hotel after the show.

When you get back there will be sandwich platters for anyone still feeling a little bit peckish before bed-time!

Tuesday 27th December

Breakfast will be served from 8.30am to 9.30am.   For those of you wishing to get out and about why not go on our special ‘Mystery Tour’?  The coach will collect you from the hotel at 10am and drop you back at 12.45pm – there will be a coffee stop en-route.

If you would like to join the magical ‘Mystery Tour’ please let reception know by 9am on the day.

A main course buffet lunch of cold meats, salads and jacket potatoes will be served at 1.00pm.  Tea and coffee with cakes will then be available after lunch from the reception area to enjoy in the lounge or bar.

Our special Farewell Dinner will commence at 7pm.  Join Sara and Bernard and friends old and new for dinner followed by a quiz, raffle and prize giving for the winners of our quizzes and games!

Wednesday 28th December

Breakfast will be served from 8.00am to 9.30am and then sadly it will be time to say goodbye to everyone.

We hope you will have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas at The Arlington Hotel.

We look forward to seeing you again during 2017 and we wish you a Happy New Year!