Are you beginning to think about booking your Christmas celebrations? What better place to celebrate the festive season than The Blazing Donkey at Ham.

At Christmas time, nearby Canterbury is transformed into a winter wonderland. Wander through the charming cobbled streets and atmospheric narrow streets, enjoy magical Christmas displays, visit the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral with its amazing nativity display and experience all this wonderful city has to offer. The ‘Donkey is situated within a short drive of Canterbury and its historic sites, and is the perfect place to visit at Christmas.

The Blazing Donkey is a special place at any time of year but this is particularly true at Christmas when the hotel is beautifully decorated and cosy roaring fires welcome our guests, creating a truly magical atmosphere. Stay at The ‘Donkey and enjoy all that Christmas has to offer, delicious meals, a truly festive atmosphere, and all that’s going around and about for Christmas.

Our Christmas Party Menu for 2020 is now available here 

Call to book 01304 617362

Christmas Break Packages 2020

Our flexible Christmas breaks can be taken as two or three night breaks to suit your diary. Full breakfast, evening dinner and Christmas Day lunch all included…

One night from £149 per person
Two nights from £199 per person
Three nights from £249 per person

Christmas Eve
We look forward to welcoming you to The Blazing Donkey, with check-in from 3.00pm. We’ll help you settle into your accommodation before you relax and unwind beside the fire in the bar lounge.

Afternoon Tea shall be served from 3.00pm. If you can tear yourself away from the blazing open fire, you might like to take a stroll into Sandwich or short drive into Canterbury for the traditional carol service at the cathedral. Alternatively, wander the shops for those last minute stocking fillers.

Later in the day enjoy a welcome mulled drink and canapés before dinner is served in the restaurant from 7pm.

Christmas Day
Start Christmas Day with a hearty Kentish breakfast, or perhaps the lighter option of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. There is plenty of time for you to exchange gifts before our traditional Christmas lunch is served from 12.00 noon.

The afternoon is for relaxation – the Queen’s speech, traditional board games or simply sink into one of our comfy sofas in the bar with a good book and a glass of port. Weather permitting, you may prefer to take a stroll down to Ham Fen to see the famous colony of otters.

In the evening, enjoy an informal buffet together with a glass of mulled wine. 

Boxing Day
Enjoy a later start to the day as our Boxing Day Brunch shall be served from 9.30am until 11.00 am. The day is free for you to relax and enjoy whatever takes your fancy.Lunch is served from 12.30pm and tea and Christmas cake will be served in the lounge bar from 3pm. Join your fellow guests for more mulled drinks whilst enjoying unwinding by the fire.

27th December
Our Christmas programme concludes after breakfast, but why not take advantage of our special post Christmas rates and extend your stay? Give yourself more time to relax and explore the wonderful city of Canterbury and its world famous attractions. With rates from just £79.00 per room per night, including English breakfast, why rush home?

Two night Christmas break (24th in– 26th out) December 2018 inclusive of all meals including Christmas Day banquet from £199.00 per person in a standard double courtyard room. Make it three nights for £249 per person. Single occupancy rates are also available, please call us for details.

New Year Getaway Breaks 2020

One Night from £145 NEARLY SOLD OUT
Two Nights from £195 NEARLY SOLD OUT
Three nights from £245 NEARLY SOLD OUT

There’s still time to book a cosy New Year break in the UK and see in 2020 in relaxing style. Ring out the old year and welcome in the new with our fantastic two night Kentish New Year break here at the ‘Donkey.

30th December
Start your New Years break by settling into your warm and welcoming room before heading across to the main house for a light buffet of scones, homemade jam and clotted cream perhaps followed by a crafty craft ale or two! Later on enjoy a four course candlelit dinner followed by a few cheese nibbles and delicious port by the fire.

New Years Eve
Prepare for the forthcoming day and nights celebration with a hearty full Kentish breakfast and glass of Bucks Fizz. After a relaxing morning, if fresh air seems like a good idea, why not take a stroll on the shore of Sandwich Bay or you can just chillax by the fire back at the hotel? A full lunch menu will also be available on New Years Eve.

In the evening prepare yourself for a uunique dining experience as our head chef and his team present a sumptuous 5 course dinner which is sure to impress. Join us afterwards for a fling on the dancefloor bringing in the New Year on the stroke of midnight and jigging the night away until 1am. 

New Years Day
There’s no need to hurry over for breakfast as we shall be serving brunch from 10am and lunch from midday. A late check-out can be arranged for all New Years Eve guests if required.

Two night New Years’ break arriving 30th December 2020 departing 1st January, 2021 only £195 per person.