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Tune in to BBC Radio Solent by 8.25 am tomorrow morning (Tuesday 20th December) to hear Barry Light being interviewed regarding his 60in60at60 challenge which starts this Thursday, 22nd December on his 60th birthday by running a marathon in the morning and hosting a birthday party at The Queens Hotel in the afternoon. Then continuing with his challenge of 60 marathons in 60 weeks aiming to raise £60,000 for charity.

More information at www.60in60at60.com

Just a few rooms left and we have a special offer which will make your Christmas special.  Are you feeling tired and worn out with all of the Christmas Shopping, planning for New Year for work, tidying up all the loose ends for 2011?  You and your family deserve a break, have your partner hang up the pinafore and head to Bournemouth and The Queens Hotel and Spa where you can guarantee to be spoiled and dine on beautiful food!

The menu for Christmas Day is as follows:-

Christmas Day 2011
Lunch Menu
A Smoked Salmon Roulade
filled with Creamed Cheese & Prawns, complemented by a Horseradish Dressing
Crown of Chilled Galia Melon
with Tropical Fruits laced with Mulled Wine
Fresh Tomato and Ginger Soup
served with Toasted Croutons
Refreshing Champagne Sorbet
Traditional Roast Bronze Turkey
with a Bacon Roll, Spiced Cranberries, Game Chips, Bread Sauce & a Roast Jus
Grilled Whole Bournemouth Bay Dover Sole
with Prawns & Toasted Almonds, complemented by a Rich Butter Beurre Blanc Sauce
Savoury Tartlet with Cherry Tomatoes, Peppers & Courgettes,
topped with Goats Cheese & Pine Nuts
All served with a Selection of Seasonal Vegetables
Traditional Christmas Pudding
served with Brandy Sauce
Brandy Snap Basket
filled with Mascarpone & Fresh Strawberries
Fresh Fruit Salad & Single Cream
Pear & Sherry Gateaux
Raspberry Pannacotta
Cheese Board
Coffee & Petit Fours

Are you suddenly feeling overwhelmed with all the Christmas Shopping, getting right up to date with work before the Christmas Holiday?  Need a break, want to get away from it all and be spoiled?

We are able to offer the following:-

Christmas & New Year Packages in Bournemouth


Take a complete rest – allow us to look after you, it will be our pleasure…

A warm welcome will await you at The Queens Hotel and Spa this
Christmas and New Year

Christmas Break

New Year Break

Due to CancellatonArrive 24th December for 4 nights

Original price £475.00 per person


£399.00 PER PERSON


Arrive December 30thDepart 2nd January

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

£275.00 per person to include

Gala New Years Eve Dinner with dancing, and entertainment on the other two evenings.

Please phone 01202 554415 to book.

Dining at The Queens Hotel & Spa this Christmas and New Year

Treat yourself to at least one of our sumptious dining experiences here at The Queens Hotel and Spa over the Christmas and New Year Period. Choose from:

  • Christmas Eve Dinner £37.50 per person | Download Menu
  • Christmas Day Lunch £59.50 per person | Download Menu
  • Christmas Night Buffet £39.50 per person
  • Boxing Day Lunch £37.50 per person | Download Menu
  • New Years Eve Gala £59.95 per person including entertainment and dancing | Download Menu

Please phone 01202 554415 to book.

Fantastic Rates over the Christmas Period

Room Only

Dinner Bed and Breakfast

  • 23/12 – £89.00
  • 24/12 – £119.00 min 2 nights
  • 25/12 – £119.00 min 2 nights
  • 26/12 – £119.00 min 2 nights
  • 27/12 – £89.00
  • 28/12 – £69.00
  • 29/12 – £69.00
  • 28/12 – £99.00
  • 29/12 – £99.00

Children under 12 go free (subject to availability) with 2 paying adults.

Please phone 01202 554415 to book.

Our Christmas programme…

Saturday 24th December

3.30 – 5.00pm Afternoon tea & Stollen cake is served in the lounge followed by a quiz. 7.00pm – 8.00pm Dinner is served in the restaurant during which the Salvation Army will come and join us in our celebrations playing some carols.
8.30pm Musical entertainment will commence in the lounge.

Sunday 25th December

08.00 – 10.00 am Breakfast is served in restaurant.
10.00 – 11.00 am Collect your present from Santa in his grotto and have your photo taken
10.30 – 12.00 noon Our resident ‘Pro-Golfer’ David Burr will challenge you to a Putting competition with prizes to be won.
12.30 – 1.00pm Traditional Christmas luncheon – our festive fayre is now ready to be served.
3.00pm The Queens Speech is followed by an afternoon tea dance, sampling the Hotel’s homemade Christmas cake
7.15 – 8.00pm The Chef’s Christmas Day Buffet is served
8.30pm An evening at the races will commence in the lounge, along with the staff Christmas song

Monday 26th December

08.00 – 09.30 am Breakfast is served in restaurant.
11.00 – 12.00noon Gather in the lounge for bingo
12.30 – 1.30pm Chef’s traditional buffet luncheon
3.30 – 4.00pm Afternoon tea and Yule log is served in the lounge
7.00 – 8.00pm Boxing day gourmet dinner is served in the restaurant, followed by musical entertainment in the lounge

Tuesday 27th December

08.00 – 09.30pm Breakfast is served in the restaurant
3.30 – 5.00pm Afternoon tea & Stollen cake is served in the lounge followed by bingo.
7.00 – 8.00pm Boxing Day dinner is served in the restaurant, followed by musical entertainment in the lounge

Wednesday 28th December

08.00 – 10.00pm Breakfast is served in the restaurant

Please phone 01202 554415 for more details or to book

Christmas parties, Christmas Lunches all going incredibly well. We are asking new clients “Tell us what you think …….”, we are very pleased with the ratings on the Guest Comment Cards – Food *****, Service *****, Atmosphere *****, Overall ***** 5 Stars many, many times over, “Very Good, Will Come Again, Excellent food, service and atmosphere” just some of the positive comments we are receiving.

Availability for a Christmas Break – due to cancellations. Please check out the website page:    http://www.queenshotelbournemouth.com/christmas-and-new-year.php


Come and enjoy the fantastic food and wonderful atmosphere at The Queens Hotel Spa.

St Patricks Day in Bournemouth – come and celebrate with a fantastic lunch here at The Queens Hotel and Spa:-

St Patrick’s Day

Lunch Menu

Potato Cake (v)

with Wild Mushrooms


Irish Leek & Bacon Soup

served with Soda Bread




Traditional Irish Stew

With Dumplings


Limerick Style Baked Gammon

with Colcannon & Parsley Sauce


Poached Fresh Salmon

accompanied by a Watercress Sauce


All served with Seasonal Vegetables




Gooseberry & Apple Crumble

served with Custard Sauce


Bailey’s Irish Trifle




Irish Coffee & Mints

(£2.50 surcharge)

Available for large groups or private bookings.  Telephone Julie on 01202 554415 to book


The Queens Hotel and Spa is supporting Bournenmouth resident Barry Light in his amazing charity fundraising challenge which starts on December 22nd, 2011 his 60th birthday.

The Queens Hotel is hosting the launch “birthday party” of Barry’s gruelling 60 weeks on his 60th birthday.

Sponsors for the launch event where Cava will be served and sandwiches served is still being sought.

The Daily Echo ran an article on Friday, December 2nd with a plea for further sponsorship of the launch event.

Several local charities are amongst the charities chosen by Barry during the fundraising marathon:-

Wessex Autistic Society and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Visit Barry’s website www.60in60at60.com for further information or to donate.

Daily Echo Friday 2 December 2011 Barry Light  click this link to view the article by The Echo on 2nd December 2011


The Queens Hotel and Spa  are applying to the Guinness Book of Records to the largest number of single women proposing to their loved ones on a lead day, ie February 29th 2012.  Would you like to be a part of this attempt?

The tradition of female proposals on February the 29th can be traced back to the year 1288. It was then that Scotland passed a law that stated women were allowed to propose to a man on that day only. It even went so far as to impose a fine on any man that declined a woman’s wedding proposal on that day in a leap year. The fine usually wasn’t too severe (sometimes even a kiss would suffice), but it does go to show how seriously this law was taken.

In England, the reason for the female proposal on February 29th is based on the fact that the law did not ‘recognise’ the 29th as a real date. Because it happened just once every four years, it had no legal status and was therefore disregarded by authorities. This didn’t mean that people simply ignored the law and did what they liked, but it did mean that some of the older more ‘unfair’ laws were challenged. The law stating that only men could propose, for example. This all lead to women being legally allowed to propose on February the 29th, every four years.