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Elephant Festivities

festivities at the elephant hotel

We're getting all fired up for the festive season here at The Elephant!

Whether you're looking for that special place to indulge in a wholesome Christmas Day lunch with family and friends, or you're simply searching for the ultimate destination to enjoy a Christmas tipple or two; we're here for you...

A big ol' knees up at your favourite drinking and dining den awaits you this Christmas!

We will be open as normal in the month of December leading up to Christmas, with the following dining hours on Christmas Day & Boxing Day:


December 1st - 24th:

The Babar is open from 12pm every day. 

Our dining hours will be...

Mon - Sat: 12-2:30pm & 6-9pm.
Sunday: 12-4pm & 5-8pm.

To make a table reservation, please book via our table reservation request form, or call us on 0118 984 2244.


Christmas Day:

Our dining sittings on Christmas Day are 12-3:30pm.

If you would like to dine with us this Christmas, you will need to pre-order your Christmas meal at the time of booking (please see Christmas Lunch Menu below).

Please email to book your table.


Boxing Day:

The Babar will be open 12-10pm.

Dining hours (Herd menu): 12-5:30pm.

To book a table, please call us on 0118 984 2244, or book via our website.


New Year's Eve:

We apologise for any inconvenience, but unfortunately we are fully booking for both overnight stays and dining on New Year's Eve.


Feast your eyes on our festive menus...







festive afternoon tea

We will also be hosting a Festive Afternoon Tea through the month of December (1st-30th).

Come and join us every day between 12-5pm for a delectable Afternoon Tea!

All your favourite sweet and savoury treats, but with a festive twist...




To book your Festive Afternoon Tea, please call us on 0118 984 2244 or email us at

Your Afternoon Tea must be booked 48 hours in advance. Thank you.



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Elephant Festivities

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