New Years Break

We would like to invite you to join our traditional Hogmanay House Party at one of Scotland’s top hotels. Enjoy warm, comfortable surroundings, luxurious accommodation, delicious food and a true sense of Scottish hospitality. Be as laid back or as energetic as you wish over the three day New Year break in Scotland, the choice is yours!

This package is not available to book on-line so please contact our Reservations Team on 01334 472594 or email

Our 2016 New Year break in St Andrews, Scotland includes:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Dancing lesson on the 30th – a gentle warm up for the main event!
  • Cocktails and Dinner on the 30th – a chance to meet your fellow guests
  • Full Scottish Breakfast on the 31st
  • Hogmanay Gala Dinner
  • Live Ceilidh band on Hogmanay
  • Piper
  • Brunch on New Year’s Day
  • Highland Games (for the brave – but not too strenuous)
  • New Year’s Day Dinner
  • Full Scottish Breakfast on 2nd January
  • Dogs are welcome in our Gatehouse Rooms and Rufflets Lodge Rooms

 30th December 2016

Check-in at leisure from 2.00pm onwards. Settle into your room and familiarize yourself with your surroundings. In the afternoon you may wish to take a stroll in the grounds, explore the historic town of St Andrews, or simply relax and unwind by the Drawing Room or Front Hall fire.

At 4.30pm, we will be having a Scottish Country Dancing coaching session in the Garden Suite for approximately 1 hour – so that you can have a chance to learn and practice some of the dances for Hogmanay. Gary Sutherland, our band leader, will be making sure that no muscles are strained!

From 7.00pm a welcome Cocktail Party will be held in the Drawing Room and Library – a chance to meet the management team and your fellow guests. A four-course dinner in the Terrace Restaurant shall follow.

 31st December 2016

Start the day with a Full Scottish Breakfast. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore St Andrews with its’ attractive wide streets, interesting craft shops and galleries. Walk along the beautiful sandy beach running alongside the Old Course. Take a drive along the coast to visit the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk (one of the most beautiful in Scotland), or visit Tentsmuir Forest & Bird Sanctuary.

Hogmanay Gala Dinner
Festivities begin with a delicious four course dinner followed by dancing to the Gary Sutherland Ceilidh band, a piper welcomes in the New Year followed by traditional black bun and shortbread and the dancing continues until 1.00am.

Dress – Black Tie

1st January 2017

A sumptuous Buffet Brunch will be served in the Terrace Restaurant between 11.00am and 1.00pm.

1.00pm – 3.00pm: Rufflets Highland Games Challenge.

Always a popular event to help blow away a few cobwebs. A variety of Highland Games will take place on the West Field. Much fun and laughter to be had by all, and always becomes most competitive. Team and individual prizes will be presented in the Bar before dinner.

7.30pm – The Last Night……… A surprise event for the final dinner – sumptuous food, fabulous wines, but with a memorable finish!

Dress – lounge suit.

2nd January 2017

Full Scottish breakfast before departure.


Enquiries Or call: +44 (0) 1334 472594