Steeped in history with roaring log fire, centuries of stories and fables, set in the heart of Penrith; where better to celebrate Christmas with family, friends and colleagues than the Dockray Hall?

We can accommodate parties of up to 60 in the main inn or, for smaller gatherings, the Garden Room is the perfect setting for around 20 people.

Look out on our website and social media for details of our Christmas events throughout December.

Our festive menu

Just the job to help you celebrate this Christmas, for parties small or the whole family / department / team, and available alongside our regular menus. See the menu.

And there are festive cocktails available too, throughout December.

Our special opening/service times this Christmas are:

  • Christmas Eve; food served 12-8pm
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Monday 27th December; closed
  • Tue 28th, Wed 29th, Thu 30th; open all day, food served 12-8pm
  • New Year’s Eve; food served 12-8pm, bars open late with free midnight nibbles
  • New Year’s Day; food served 12-4pm

Takeover Tuesdays

How about a private pub for your party? On Takeover Tuesdays 7th, 14th and 21st of December, we’ll open the pub for the exclusive use of your party of 50+ when you book a three course menu or buffet. Call or email us to find out more.

How to book?

For lunches and dinners, you can book online (parties up to 10) or (and for larger parties and limited seating events) email us, give us a ring, send us a Fb direct message or drop in to the pub. Whatever works for you!

Group Christmas Brochure now available

Take a look at what’s happening at the Dockray, and our sister inns too, over the festive season in our Osprey group Christmas brochure. Pick up a printed copy when you visit us, or see an online version.