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.


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 16 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


Friday 4th December 2020

Friday 11th December 2020

Friday 18th December 2020



Exclusive Parties


If you would prefer to have an exclusive party night for your company, please contact us and we will be able to provide available dates on request


Minimum 100 guests for exclusive party nights




NYE Party


Thursday 31st December 2020





2020 party details coming soon, below is a copy of our 2019 brochure to give you an idea of what we can offer.


Click here to download and view our 2019 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.



Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine, Tomato Jam and Crackling Soldiers (DF) 

Apple Cured Salmon, Glazed Baby Beets, Rhubarb Reduction & Frisée (GF) (DF)

Wild Mushroom Baked Cannelloni, Spinach & Carrot Purée, Quinoa and Buckwheat (V)


Main Course


“Christmas Dinner”

Chicken Supreme, Stuffing Bon Bon, Cranberries & Apricots, Baked Pomme Purée, Carrots & Sautéed Sprouts, Cranberry Jus

Sea Bass, Coriander Emulsion, Leek Rosti, Butternut Squash, Celeriac & Crispy Julienne Veg (GF)

Blue Cheese & Chestnut Mushroom Rice Cake Pea, Tomato, Spring Onion & Basil Salad with Poached Egg & Salsa Verde (V)





Traditional Christmas Pudding, Brandy Anglaise 

Lemon Posset, Blackberries and Shortbread

“The Old Hall” Spiced Apple Crumble, Apple Sorbet and Crème Anglaise


Quail Egg, Pickled Cabbage, Celery Salt with a Black Pudding Crumb

Ceviche Seabass, Toasted Croute, Grapefruit Mayonnaise & Dill Syrup

Peppered Beef Carpaccio, Poppy Seed Croute, Truffle Oil

Goat’s Cheese Cheesecake, Red Onion Jam (V)

Melon, Mint Jelly & Passionfruit Gel (V) (GF)



Teriyaki Beef, Charred Broccoli, Spring Onion, Pepper & Chilli Purée, Pickled Ginger (DF)

Smoked Foie Gras Parfait, Broiche, Chanterelles, Cherry & Pistachio Chutney

Wild Mushroom Baked Cannelloni, Spinach Purée, Quinoa and Buckwheat (V)



 Main Course

Saddle of Lamb, Carrot Rosti, Tender Stem Broccoli & Crispy Leeks, Carrot Purée, Confit Tomato, Rosemary Sauce (GF)

Blackened Sea Bream, Saag Aloo, Curry Leaf Salad, Mint Yoghurt Dressing, Curry Oil (GF)

Blue Cheese & Chestnut Mushroom Rice Cake Pea, Tomato, Spring Onion & Basil Salad with Poached Egg & Salsa Verde (V)




Brandy Butter Battenberg, Vanilla Gel and Caramel Brittle

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart, Gingerbread Ice Cream

Pineapple & Cherry Parfait, Lemon & Thyme Caramel with Pineapple Sorbet (GF)




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.


ORGANIC, Dominio de la Fuente Verdejo, Spain

A crisp, aromatic white wine, showing great purity of aromas. Bright, pale straw yellow, with intense, fresh notes of grass, fennel and white pepper.


Bantry Bay Chenin Blanc, South Africa

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


Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Wonderful balance between tropical and herbaceous flavours. Gooseberry and green pepper mingle with mango and guava.


Mâcon Villages, France

Fresh, clean and fruity style with subtle green apple and pear flavours with a pleasant minerally 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.


Vina Carrasco Merlot, Chile

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


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.


Aires Andinos Malbec, Argentina

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


Marques de Postulado Rioja

A harmonious balance between sweet spice and black fruits of the forest. This is a smooth, velvety Rioja.

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.


Circus Zinfandel, Italy

A fantastic example of an off-dry, easy drinking wine full of summer fruit flavours with a hint of sweetness.


Sparkling Wine & Champagne

Prosecco Villa Vincenta, Italy

This is a simply fabulous Prosecco with an abundance of golden apple and pear flavours.


Corte Alta Pink Prosecco, Italy

fresh and harmonious, displaying plenty of red apple and strawberry flavours. A nice balance of ripe red fruits.


Nicolas Feuillatte NV, Champagne, France

A light, fresh and fruity Champagne with fine discreet bubbles and subtle overtones of apples, pears and citrus fruits.


Œil de Perdrix, Pink Champagne, France

Meaning ‘eye of the partridge’, this pale salmon pink rose Champagne exhibits enticing complexity. Delicate in style, but with a perfect weight of fruit. A perfect aperitif.


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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