Christmas 2023 at The Maynard

Tis the season

Tis the season to enjoy the very best of local Peak District produce with a festive Maynard twist!

We're delighted to announce the festive program of events and special festive menus for The Maynard this Christmas.

A Big Decision on Christmas Day

At The Maynard and The George, we are dedicated to always putting people before profits.

Last year, I’d got to the point in my own career whereby I could finally delegate and take Christmas Day off to spend with my family if I wanted to. That didn’t sit right with me. What about my staff enjoying their Christmas Day with family? Some of my team have never taken Christmas off. I know I hadn’t.

My grandmother died in 2022 and I thought back to all the opportunities missed to spend Christmas with her. I thought of my team with elderly parents or those with children and I decided that for one day, it was more important my team are with those they love.

So after discussing it with my senior team, we made the massive decision to close on Christmas Day at both The Maynard and The George.

A Christmas Eve to Remember

All is not lost for those of you who love to spend the festive period at The Maynard and The George.

In addition to our incredible festive menu that will run throughout December (excluding Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve),  we've decided to let your senses take you on a nostalgic journey this Christmas Eve, accompanied by the fabulous Grumpah Band.

Join us at 12:30pm in the restaurant or 1:30pm in the Chatsworth Suite for a decadent 5-course menu that will set the scene and the festive spirit right through until Christmas Day.


From our Christmas market to brass bands, Wines for Christmas with Hattersley Wines and even Breakfast With Santa, there's something for everyone on our festive events calendar.

Check out everything that's on this December by clicking the button below and downloading the festive event guide.

New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Join us for a 7-course tasting menu that is guaranteed to knock your socks off as we kiss goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024.

Executive chef, Adrian Gagea and head chef Greg Robinson have put their genius culinary heads together. They've worked with some of the best Peak District suppliers to deliver a menu for New Year that promises to be breathtaking.

4-piece band, Electric Jukebox will keep you dancing all night with their huge repertoire of everything from the 50s to the modern day. Expect The Killers, The Beatles, Green Day, Queen, Chic, Ed Sheeran and even Avicii. There's something for every musical taste.

Why not make a night of it and take advantage of our beautiful boutique hotel rooms? With breakfast included, start 2024 on the right foot at The Maynard.


We get extremely busy over the festive period and booking in advance is strongly advised.


Friday December 1, 2023
Festive Menu Begins
Wines for Christmas with Hattersley Wines

Sunday, December 3, 2023
Traditional Christmas Market

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Breakfast With Santa

Wednesday December 13, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Friday, December 15, 2023
Holly Victoria – Female Vocalist & 3-Course Menu

Saturday, December 16, 2023
DJ Party Night and 3 Course Menu

Sunday, December 17, 2023
Grumpah Band and 3 Course Menu

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Oughtibridge Brass Band with Pie & Peas Supper

Sunday, December 24, 2023
Christmas Eve Special Lunch

Sunday, December 31, 2023
New Year's Eve 7-Course Taster Menu & Entertainment

Book Now

All festive events are now live to book via our website here


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