Christmas at Gladstone’s Library

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Festivities with a difference…

Fancy having that office Christmas meal or festive meet with friends somewhere a little different this year? Well there aren’t many places more quirky than a residential library! A roaring fire, the delicious smell of home-cooking wafting down the hallway, a gloriously dressed Christmas tree standing pride of place in the common room and 150,000 books at the end of the corridor…

From Friday, 1st December Christmas Lunch is served! Expect delicious traditional fare made with the best local produce and the care and attention Gladstone’s Library is proud to be renowned for. Including tea / coffee, waitress service and a variety of vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options, try us for your work’s Christmas meal or that family gathering you’ve been planning! Christmas Lunch is served 12pm – 2pm daily until Monday, 18th December. Click here to view our menu.

All new for 2017 are two very special Christmas Dinner dates on Sunday, 3rd and Sunday 10th December at 6.30pm. Book now for the delicious menu above plus the exclusive opportunity to experience the decorated Library after dark…

PLUS 3pm – 4pm throughout December (until we close for Christmas on Monday, 18th), we’re serving up a special Christmas Afternoon Tea including the usual selection of sandwiches and cakes, as well as festive treats and the option to add a festive glass of Prosecco!

Christmas Lunch, Christmas Dinner and Christmas Afternoon Tea must all be booked in advance by calling 01244 532350 or emailing A £5 per person booking deposit is essential and will be taken at the time of booking.

If you’re struggling for gift inspiration this year, why not try one of our great gift vouchers? Available to the value of £5, £10, £20 and £50, these can be used in Food for Thought for lunch or Afternoon Tea; for tickets to our events and courses including Hearth and Gladfest; or to pay for a relaxing stay in our B&B accommodation enabling you to give the best gift of all – the gift of time. Pop in or give Reception a call to reserve yours.

And finally, if you’ve been considering a cosy winter getaway, where better than Gladstone’s Library? With a roaring fire dancing prettily in our common room, the requisite silence in which to curl up with a good book, plus a number of beautiful walks in the Welsh countryside right on the doorstep, there are very few more enjoyable places to spend those crisp winter days. Book accommodation online, call 01244 532350 or email

Gladstone's Library closes for Christmas on Monday, 18th December. This is the final night guests can book to stay. The Library will be open for check-out only (by 10am) on Tuesday, 19th December and there will be no access to the Reading Rooms. The Library and Reading Rooms open again at 12noon on Wednesday, 3rd January.

Please note this page refers to 2017 Christmas Lunches.