Christmas at The Peacock

The festive season in the Peak District is truly magical, with incredible markets, enchanting displays and charming countryside villages dressed in Christmas splendour. 

As usual, The Peacock at Rowsley has an array of festive offerings dedicated to creating Christmas celebrations and joy throughout the season. Discover Christmas at The Peacock with our ultimate guide below. 


The menus in our award-winning fine dining restaurant change with the seasons, and Winter is no different. Whether you’re looking for an intimate meal, a Christmas reunion or a family gathering, our December menus are crafted with the ingredients and spirit of the season at their heart. From roast turkey consommé and Goosnargh duck to Derbyshire beef fillet and handpicked crab, our tasting, a la carte and bar menus offer wonderful delicacies to suit all moods and tastes. 

Private Dining

At The Peacock, we create experiences. Throughout the hotel and restaurant, our team is dedicated to designing an occasion tailored to you. Our two garden-facing private dining rooms can be transformed to suit your festive occasion, with bespoke menu options also available to make your celebration truly memorable. Explore sample menus and contact our reception online.


Our hotel bar is brimming with rustic elegance - a trait which extends to our warming winter cocktail menu. Our spiced crème brulee martini is the perfect festive treat, while the Peacock Winter Warmer offers a true taste of Christmas, consisting of infused tea with spices, orange and bourbon. A festive twist on a favourite classic also makes an appearance in our Winter Aperol Spritz, complete with prosecco, cranberry and spices.  

Christmas Displays 

The Peak District becomes a wonderland in December, with the many historic houses and stately homes in the region transformed by festive decor and delights. Feast your eyes upon some of the most enchanting Christmas displays this season, with some of our local recommendations explored here.

New Year 

Celebrate the new year and welcome 2020 in style with our two-night New Year's Eve package, available on 30th December to 1st January or 31st December to 2nd January. Guests will enjoy accommodation in our individually styled, historic bedrooms, cooked breakfast and dinner on both evenings, including our special NYE Tasting Menu on 31st December as our classical guitarist serenades you. You will also receive a complimentary bottle of prosecco in your room to welcome the new year

Winter Walks 

Hiking in the Peak District is an adventure at any time of the year, but the rolling hills, stately homes and wonderful wildlife are truly captivating in the Winter. Here are a few of our very favourite walks which begin and end at The Peacock’s front door, so you can retire to our lounge and bar with a hot drink, refreshing pint or one of our warming winter cocktails - the ideal end to a festive adventure in the Peak District. 

Gift Vouchers 

Give the gift of The Peacock with our bespoke vouchers. Perhaps your loved one would enjoy the experience of our full tasting menu, or deserves a countryside escape in our four star hotel. Create your own personal vouchers, or simply pick whatever amount you would like and let them choose for themselves. 

If there’s something we can do to enhance your festive season further, do be in touch and let us know - our team are dedicated to providing the most wonderful experiences possible. 

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