Christmas Parties


After a very successful season last year, we relish the challenge of ensuring our parties will continue to evolve into Cambridgeshire’s number one Christmas Party venue.


Watch this space for the release of our 2018 Christmas Party dates


We hope you will join us this year for a party night everyone will remember.  The Old Hall is located one mile south of Ely and overlooking Ely Cathedral. We offer a traditional Christmas theme and focus on fine quality catering, service and entertainment. There is accommodation available in 14 bedrooms as well as free on-site parking, easy access for coaches, minibuses and taxis.


What’s included

Glass of Prosecco on arrival in the house


Sumptuous three course dinner served in the marquee (Christmas Parties)


Or a selection of canapés, three course dinner and cheese table (New Years Eve Only)


After dinner coffee with mince pies


State of the art disco with a professional DJ


Free on site car parking

Mixed Parties

Watch this space for 2018 Christmas Party dates



Exclusive Parties

Watch this space for 2018 Christmas Party dates



NYE Party

Monday 31st December 2018



Please contact us for available dates and for exclusive parties – minimum 100 guests.

Click here to download and view our 2017 Brochure

Sample Menus


Please find below a couple of sample menus that you will find at The Old Hall Ely. The quality of food is a priority and we are determined that the food lives long in the memory of everyone. Consequently we have enlisted the help of our Head Chef to create food of a standard normally found in top quality restaurants.



Smoked Duck Breast, Soy & Honey Glaze, Pickled Vegetable Salad & Plum Purée

Fish Cake with Chilli & Lime Sand, Rocket, Spring Onion & Lemongrass Crème Fraiche

Pumpkin & Chilli Crème Brûlée, Toasted Croute, Watercress Salad, Leek Purée (V)


Main Course

Roast Turkey Crown
, Honey Roast Parsnips & Carrots, Blue Cheese Creamed Sprouts, Roast Potatoes, Pigs in Blankets, Cranberry & Orange Stuffing with a Red Wine Jus

Roasted Halibut Steak, Parsnip & Swede Press, Wilted Greens, Charred Lemon & Black Olive Caramel with a Lemon & Saffron Cream

Vegetarian Main Course

Parsnip & Swede Press
, Brussels Sprout Puree, Carrot Crisps & Twice Baked Gorgonzola Soufflé with Gorgonzola Sauce (V)



Christmas Pudding
, Chantilly Brandy Cream & Spiced Chocolate Crumb

Classic Lemon Tart served with Raspberry Gel and Lime Sorbet

Espresso Brûlée & Irish Cream Shortbread


Shepherd’s Pie Croquette with Minted Jus

Peppered Beef Carpaccio, Poppy Seed Croute and Truffle Oil

Vodka Marinated Watermelon, Feta Cheese & Lime Gel

Crab and Chilli Cake, Lime and Coriander Salsa

Tomato and Mozzarella Arancini, Parmesan Shavings




Game Terrine, Cranberry Chutney and Sour Dough

Smoked Salmon Cannelloni filled with Salmon Mousse, Toasted Croute and Beetroot Syrup

Parmesan Pannacotta, Basil Puree, Parmesan Tuille, Candied Pine Nuts with a Balsamic Reduction


 Main Course


Roasted Lamb Rump, Spring Onion Rosti, Wilted Kale, Wild Mushroom Purée,  Crispy Shallots & Red Wine Jus

Guinea Fowl Supreme, Creamed Potato, Seasonal Greens, Wild Mushrooms and Cep Purée

Parsnip & Swede Press, Brussels Sprout Purée, Carrot Crisps & Twice Baked Gorgonzola Soufflé with Gorgonzola Sauce (V)




Iced Passionfruit and Blackcurrant Parfait, Blackcurrant Gel and Bramble Sorbet

Treacle Tart, Nutmeg Ice Cream and Glayva Syrup


Cheese Table


Selection of British and European Cheese – Chutney, Biscuits, Bread, Celery, Grapes & Figs

White Wines

Michel Servin Blanc

Light and straightforward, with an up-front nose of citrus fruit, tinged with a subtle leafy character. Crisp and dry on the palate, with a zingy finish.


Alfredini Garganega Pinto Grigio, Veneto

Light in colour, refreshing, and crisp and with aromas of limes, grapefruits and lemons making this well balanced wine very easy to drink.


Bantry Bay Chenin Blanc, South Africa

An aromatic wine with hints of tropical and citrus fruit on the nose and palate.


Fathom’s Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Light and refreshing, this wine from New Zealand has ripe citrus fruits on the palate and an elegant, lingering finish.


Montagny, Grand Vin De Bourgogne, Buxy, Burgundy

This Montagny offers ripe lemon aromas, accompanied by subtle hints of white blossom. More refreshing citrus flavours on the palate, and an elegant, steely dry finish.


Red Wines

Michel Servin Rouge

Supple and inviting, this wine blends the soft and jammy raspberry fruit of ripe. Grenache with the firming influences of Carignan’s blackberry flavours and robust tannin.


Baron de Baussac Carigan Vieilles Vingnes, Vin de Pays de L’Herault, France

Deep and inky red in colour, the wine is crammed with black cherry fruit, lifted by subtle vanilla aromas from a touch of oak ageing. Bold, meaty tannins provide satisfying texture and length.


Vina Carrasco Merlot, Chile

Offers good concentration and depth of fruit, with a soft and plummy texture, and hints of vanilla.


Aires Andinos Malbec, Argentina

Deep ruby coloured with smokey black fruits of cassis, blackberry & spice.


Torre Aldea Tinto, Rioja, Spain

A deep bright red cherry colour with persistent aromas of ripe fruit and berries. Long and lingering with great harmony and a wonderful aftertaste.

Rose Wine

Torre Alta Pinot Grigio Rosé, Italy

This wine shows why rose is so popular. Beautiful soft strawberry flavours with floral notes with a refreshing zing on the palate.


Blushmore Zinfandel Rose, Italy

A delicately ripe and juicy rose bursting with delicious Strawberry & watermelon flavours.


Sparkling Wine & Champagne

Prosecco Zonin, Italy

Delicate and aromatic with a light body and fine bubbles, this wine carries lots of fresh peach, pear and apple with a lovely finish.


Blushmore Zinfandel Sparkling Rose, Italy

Bright coral in colour with a delicious sweetness, offset by a fresh acidity. The intense aroma of floral notes give way to flavours of juicy strawberries and ripe redcurrants.


De Telmont Grande Réserve, Champagne, France

One of the few remaining, family owned Champagne houses, De Telmont produces this excellent non-vintage in a medium bodied, soft and fruity, classically yeasty style.


Veuve Cliquot Brut NV, Champagne

Veuve Cliquot ages their non-vintage for almost twice the required time, resulting in a superb marriage of freshness and power, with rich fruit and a mouth- filling mousse.

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