Christmas & New Year

Christmas, New Year and Festive

A New Year to Remember at The Kingsmills Hotel

Our guests can tell you that The Kingsmills love Christmas and Hogmanay season. We get into the groove with our guests and we just love the atmosphere it creates around the entire hotel. Therefore, each year, we try to outdo ourselves and make it even more of an occasion that previous years—if that is at all possible!

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Upon your first visit to our hotel, you might think it is quite imposing and in a way it can look just that. However, its period appearance is only the exterior, and when you step inside out of the winter cold, you will automatically feel our warm welcome.  For Christmas this year we have huge things planned including some delicious food, live music and a most excellent party atmosphere you would imagine.

What Else is Occurring?

Well, let’s see, we have a pre-Christmas festive lunch which you can join us for. All you do to find out more about that is to call the hotel reception and ask them about how to book your Christmas Celebration. You can also join us for Christmas day dinner, too.

Of course, Christmas parties are the seasonal fashion to follow, so we also expect some bookings for the office parties from local areas as well as from around the country. To book yours for the dates you want, give us a call early so we can book you in.  Oh, and if your party happens to have more than 25 guests we give you a freebie for the organizer.

Dates, Times and more Offers

If you book your office—or private—party for either the 5th or 6th December, your guests receive a complimentary ½ bottle of wine with their meal.  We also have an offer where you can book a nights’ accommodation for just £30.00—when you share with another adult—and have a double or twin room. That will save on paying for a taxi ride home, which could cost you the same amount of money around Christmas.

Hogmanay Offers

We have a splendid gala dinner at Hogmanay, as well as a festive pantomime, so come and join us for a five-course gala dinner, glass of midnight bubbly and neeps, tatties and haggis from just £79 per person, as a non-resident and bring Hogmanay in in Style!

Indulge in a relaxing Boxing Day lunch with your friends or family at Kingsmills Hotel

What is your plan for Boxing Day this year? After so much cooking on Christmas Day, you may want to spend more time with your family and friends without the hassle of the cooking or the cleaning up! And here at Kingsmills Hotel we know that no Boxing Day food table would be complete without traditional and delicious dishes. Our experienced and creative chef’s have created a flavourful menu for your Boxing Day Lunch to share with your loved ones completely hassle-free.

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Enjoy our delicious 3 course lunch served between 12 noon and 3pm. This is what you can expect from our amazing Boxing Day Lunch Menu:



Cream of Broccoli Soup

Strathdon blue cheese croutons

Haggis Filo Parcels

drambuie and redcurrant jelly

Selection of Seafood

crab, mussels and prawns, whisky marie rose sauce

Butternut Squash Risotto

Shaved parmesan, truffle oil

Main Course

Roast Rib of Strathspey Beef

Yorkshire pudding, thyme roasted potatoes, honey glaze roots

Corn Fed Breast of Chicken

Goat’s cheese and spinach stuffing, Orkney clapshot

Grilled Fillet Sea Bass

Tomato and basil, clam spaghetti, cray fish and garlic butter

Scottish Lamb Chops

Mint infused, char-grilled pink, hand cut chips and bearnaise sauce


Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

Vanilla pod custard

Mocha Panacotta

Fruits of the forest jelly

Spice Poached Pear

Red wine syrup, creme fraiche ice cream

Selection of Soft and Hard Scottish Cheese

Onion Chutney, biscuits

Freshly Filtered Coffee

with Mini Mince Pies


Adults are priced at £25.00 per person, Children 16 years and under at £12.50 per person.  Kids Menu is available for 11 years and under.
Why not make a night of it, add an overnight stay at £30.00 per adult based on 2 sharing a classic twin/double room inclusive of Bed & Breakfast.
To make your reservation simply call us on 01463 257102 or email


Winter Flash Sale – Kingsmills Hotel

Inverness is home to Scotland’s second biggest Hogmanay  Party – The Red Hot Highland Fling – which is free and family friendly, with children of all ages welcome. This year, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be warming up the atmosphere at Northern Meeting Park, Inverness on December 31st, 2013.

Come and join us with your family or friends. Get your dancing shoes and elegant dresses on and come down for the party. We also have a fantastic Winter Sale for you to enjoy a post-Hogmanay trip, enjoy a 2 night luxurious stay with a hearty Scottish breakfast each morning. This rate of £67.50 per room also includes full access to our extensive Leisure Facilities‚ the perfect place to relax before you return home. Our sauna or steam room soothes away any tensions and clears your mind perfectly, while an invigorating spa bath could be just what you need to start the day or de-stress in the evening. And our informal Coffee Bar and Lounge is ideal for a light lunch, refreshing juice or a revitalising freshly made smoothie.

Feel and look healthier and stronger with our Cybex gym equipment (included TV monitors and headphones). All of our fully qualified instructors are friendly, helpful and understanding of your particular fitness priorities so when they create a plan for you it’s guaranteed to get the results you want.

Book a classic room from only £67.50 per room per night and we will upgrade you into our next available room type (subject to availability).

You can book online or call us direct on 01463 257100 and quote “7 Day Flash Sale”.


Kingsmills Hotel Inverness – 3 for 2 Offer

When the snow is on the hills the Highlands are at their most spectacular.  It’s hard to think of a better place for a winter break. Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness this winter.  We are hard pushed to decide which our favourite season is.  The long sunny days of summer, or the new beginnings of spring.  Today in the Highlands it’s a beautiful sunny day, and there has most definitely been a dip in the mercury!  There is already a good covering of snow on the mountain tops and it’s on days like this that the Highlands are at their most spectacular!  The scenery of the area has long been the source of songs and poetry; so stirring is the spectacle.  Are you getting the picture? It’s on days like this that I think winter has it all in the Highlands.   A perfect setting for an escape before the madness of Christmas, or to begin the New Year. Now it has been said that you “don’t get something for nothing” but at The Kingsmills Hotel we are going to disprove that old adage!  If you book 2 nights at The Kingsmills Hotel, we will give you a 3rd night with our compliments.  Who said that reward only comes with maximum effort?!  Our “3 for 2” offer makes your winter break effortless!  Inclusive of Full Scottish Breakfast this great offer starts from £95 per person based on 2 adults sharing a classic twin or double room. To plan your winter break give us a call on 01463 257100 or check out the offer on our here.


Festive Season at Kingsmills Hotel Inverness


Here at Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, we have been busy planning and preparing for our favourite season of the year, the festive season. At our beautiful Scottish hotel, we have a host of events and deals on throughout the Christmas period to make your winter holiday all the more memorable. Have a look at our site now to read about our festive party nights and our festive dining options, you don’t want to miss out! It’s not just Kingsmills that’s already getting excited about Santa’s arrival: the entire city of Inverness is anticipating the festive joy. Here at Kingsmills, we have compiled a list of a few special Christmas festivities in Inverness for you to add to your winter schedule.

On Sunday 17th of November, be sure to make your way to the Town House and be a part of the beginning of the Christmas countdown. Join the Provost and Santa Claus himself for the switching on of the highland capital’s lights! The event will combine Christmas carols and traditional Scottish music whilst a most spectacular animation show will be projected on to the Town House wall for all to enjoy. After the lights have been switched on, Santa and the Provost will lead the crowds down Church Street to the Old High Church for the traditional carol concert: a perfect way to mark the start of the city’s countdown to Christmas.

Who doesn’t love an evening filled with fun, laughter, singing and dancing? From Tuesday 3rd of December until Sunday 5th of January, the Eden Court theatre proudly presents its Sleeping Beauty pantomime. This is the perfect evening for families, couples or young parties looking for something different!

On Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of December, Santa, his elves and his reindeer are making their way back to Whin Park. Playground rides and Santa in the beautifully illuminated Whin Park provides a truly magical experience for families in the city; why not extend the magic with a family stay at Kingsmills Hotel.

At Kingsmills, Inverness, we love the festive period and, like the rest of the Highlands, we just can’t wait for the Inverness winter schedule to get underway and for true Scottish joy and cheer to spread across the our city!

Kingsmills Hotel Festive Dining

It’s nearly that time of year again: the time where any diet is postponed until the New Year and one awaits with great anticipation – and a rumbling stomach – their favourite festive delicacies. Mince pies, mulled wine and countless glasses of bubbly help line our stomachs for the traditional Christmas Day feast comprising salmon, turkey, stuffing and all our favourite trimmings. However, at Kingsmills, we’re of the opinion that festive feasting should most definitely not be limited solely to December 25th and are delighted to invite you to join us in the heart of the Scottish highlands for a scrumptious festive meal. From the 1st of December right through until Christmas Eve we are hosting festive lunches each and every day. A two or three course meal for £10.95 and £13.95 respectively followed by tea and coffee for an additional £2 provides an affordable way for you and your friends or family to catch up leisurely before the New Year. This Christmas Day we exclusively invite you to take off your chef’s hat, relax and let us wine and dine you ourselves. Christmas Day lunch at Kingsmills has established itself as a hearty Scottish tradition welcoming families, couples and groups of all ages. Visit our webpage for details of the impressive menu our chefs are bringing to you this Christmas Day and for a detailed price list. The fun doesn’t stop there. For those of you with children, Santa will be making a stop in the Scottish countryside before he disappears back to the North Pole to surprise the kids and fill their afternoon with excitement. After lunch, why not model those new hats and scarves from your stocking and take a walk around our beautiful grounds. Moreover, if you’re feeling particularly generous this festive season, why not treat your loved ones to an overnight stay in the Kingsmills Hotel after your Christmas lunch and let us look after you right into Boxing Day. Speaking of Boxing Day, we are eager to carry on the festive celebrations and are putting on yet another festive feast to ease any post-Christmas blues. Don’t say we’re not good to you. A three course meal in the glorious Scottish countryside is a perfect way to unwind and treat yourself after Christmas Day. Please visit our website for the delightful menu we have to offer and for a full price list. Should you wish to carry on relaxing for another few days, why not book into the hotel for a festive break with your family or partner and enjoy the spa, the pool and the picturesque gardens. Whatever option you decide on, we can assure you that Kingsmills Hotel will unveil a Christmas experience with memories you’ll never forgot. To view our Festive Events 2013/2014 Brochure click here.

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Top Five Idyllic Honeymoon Destinations

At Kingsmills Hotel, we ensure any wedding hosted in our fairytale grounds is tailor made to match each and every couples’ tastes, wishes and expectations. Not only do we vow to make your wedding one of the most memorable days of your life, but we also vow to send you off to your honeymoon destination in loved-up, stress-free bliss. Just like a wedding should be a unique experience for a couple, so should their honeymoon. To help you find your ideal honeymoon, we’ve compiled a list of five idyllic destinations.

1. The Maldives

The Maldives encapsulates white sandy beaches, rich green palm trees and lukewarm turquoise waters providing the idyllic backdrop for smitten lovebirds. Whether you wish to spend your days relaxing on the beach with a cocktail, exploring the tropical fish in the corals or visiting the local fishing villages, the Maldives has it all.

2. Venice, Italy

Imagine beginning married life with a romantic trip down the Grand Canal whilst you and your spouse enjoy fresh local wine soaking up the culture, architecture and history of Venice. Fancy spending afternoons exploring hidden back streets where musicians, artists and stalls line the cobbled streets and restaurants serve up delicious local delicacies then the Italian city built on water could be perfect for you and your partner.

3. Paris, France

If you’re looking for a honeymoon immersed in charm, tradition and romance, where better to go than the City of Love itself. A picnic under the stars at the Eiffel tower, shopping in the Champs Elysee or visiting the spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral, you most certainly won’t be stuck for choice in the French capital. And before you leave, why not leave Paris a souvenir of your honeymoon and put a lock on the Love Lock bridge across the river Seine.

4. Thailand

If you wish to kick start married life with a bit of an adventure, why not visit Thailand? Spend a couple of days in Bangkok to begin with and then head either North to the mountains for hill walking and elephant riding or South to the beaches for island hopping and canoeing. That would be a holiday to tell the grandchildren about!

5. The Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora

The perfect combination of relaxation and adventure, this beautiful honeymoon destination provides a cocktail of white sands, turquoise lagoons, luxurious spa treatments, fitness facilities and water sports. The Resort has a huge range of accommodation available ranging from luxurious villas to over-water bungalows constructed on stilts above the sparkling South Pacific ocean.








Festive Party Nights at Kingsmills Hotel Inverness

Days are getting shorter, nights crisper and advent calendars are beginning to sneak onto the shelves: the festive season is fast approaching. Before you know it sparkling fairy lights will line the streets, restaurants and shops will be transformed into a maze of red and gold and the air will be rich with the scent of mulled wine, pine needles and winter fires. That being said, it’s never too early to gather together your closest friends or colleagues and start planning your winter festivities! Here at Kingsmills hotel, we just couldn’t quite curb our excitement for Santa’s arrival and are already one step ahead. We are delighted to bring to you a fantastic selection of events to ensure that your festive season is filled with joy, celebration and memories.

Following 2012’s sell-out success, we have decided to bring back our All Inclusive Party on the 29th of November this year. For just £65 per person, we invite you to let your hair down and soak up the festive atmosphere starting with a complementary glass of bubbly; who doesn’t love to toast to Christmas? We then invite you to enjoy a delicious three course Christmas dinner including turkey and all the trimmings accompanied by all of your drinks. Relaxed and energised, it’s then time to dance the night away with “The Entertainment Experience”.

The King of Swing meets Kingsmills! That’s right, we are delighted to invite you to our Michael Buble Tribute Night hosted on either Saturday 30th of November or Saturday 7th of December for only £42.50 per person. Not only do we vow to cook up a storm for you and your party with a three course meal but you will also have the pleasure of enjoying Jason Porter’s sweet voice for the evening.

We haven’t stopped there. Our traditional “Bring a Party to a Party” is back by popular demand and for the very reasonable price of £37 per person. Not only have we conjured up an impressive festive menu but we invite you to carry on your festive party and dance into the early hours with “The Entertainment Experience”.

And, just because we’re feeling particularly generous this festive season, we hope you’ll book to stay with us for the night. Book one of our beautiful private rooms for your party night for just £30 per person bed and breakfast and make your festive party night one to remember!

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The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Festive Celebrations at Kingsmills Hotel

Here at Kingsmills Hotel, it is never too early to plan traditional Scottish Christmas celebrations. So save yourself the last minute panic, and feast your eyes on our festive brochure for details of our brilliant selection of festive lunches and dinners, party nights, Christmas gift vouchers and pre-party pampering packages.

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Celebrate the festive season at Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness

Join us for a sumptuous Christmas lunch between 1st and 24th December and be treated to a tantalising festive feast prepared by our experienced and creative team of chefs. 3 courses cost just £13.95. Parties of 9 or less please call 01463 257124 for information and to book. For parties of 10 or more we will require full pre-payment 14 days in advance, to book please call our Christmas co-ordinator on 01463 257102.


We are also hosting a great selection of festive events. Following the sell-out success of Christmas 2012, our All Inclusive Party Package is back by popular demand. For a fixed price of £65 per person, you will receive a welcome glass of bubbly, then a 3 course festive feast including drinks, followed by a disco to dance off all that indulgent cuisine. Our Bring a Party to a Party nights, featuring a 3 course meal then a disco by ‘The Entertainment Experience’ are also making a comeback, so browse our brochure and decide which option takes your fancy.


When the dancing stops, we are offering guests who attend any of our party nights luxury accommodation at Kingsmills Hotel from just £30 per person, based on bed and breakfast and two people sharing twin or double accommodation. Call 01463 257100 to make your reservation today!


We are also hosting Michael Bublé Tribute Evenings on Saturday 30th November and Saturday 7th December, at which you can sit back and soak up that festive atmosphere accompanied by the dulcet tones of King of Swing, Jason Porter. Last year these nights sold like hot cakes, so we recommend you get in there quickly to avoid disappointment. To book call 01463 257 102.


As always, we will be serving up our traditional Christmas Day Lunch (with a surprise visit from a plump beardy man in a red suit for the kids!), and giving you the opportunity to prolong that festive feeling with a relaxing Boxing Day Lunch. Have a look at our festive brochure for menus and bookings details, and prepare to enjoy a wonderfully relaxing Christmas in Inverness.


You can then see in the New Year in true Highland style at our Residential Hogmanay Gathering. Full details can be found in our festive brochure. Alternatively, you can treat yourself to the ultimate luxury festive break in one of our Kingsclub rooms and enjoy a quiet Hogmanay of understated Scottish luxury. Either way, here at Kingsmills, we guarantee your Hogmanay in Scotland will go off with a bang!


To prepare you for all this revelry, our spa team offers an indulgent range of treatments and packages. So have a look at our spa brochure, channel that inner A-lister and get set to dazzle this festive season!


We look forward to welcoming you to join in the celebrations with us!