Let us get you into the Christmas spirit early this year while we celebrate the forthcoming opening of our new Alpine Lodge. We are giving two chances to win a one night stay for two people at the Montague on the Gardens.

To be in with a chance to win, help us complete our 12 vodkas of Christmas by creating a special Christmas themed flavour you’d like to see on the menu. We have 10 delicious flavours so far including Cinnamon, Spiced Apple and Candy Cane, we simply need a further two to add to our menu.

To enter please email winterwonderland@rchmail.com, or comment below with your new idea of flavour and we’ll pick the two best flavours to win:

  • A one-night stay in a luxury room for two people including breakfast
  • A Festive afternoon tea for two
  • A bottle of their own flavoured vodka to keep

So get creative! Points will be awarded for originality of mouth-watering flavours that will help keep us warm while we’re in our Winter Wonderland this December!

Closing date for entry is 11th November 2011. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Prize valid until end of March 2012, subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. Festive Afternoon Tea will be replaced with Traditional Afternoon Tea from January 2012.

Go Alpine in Bloomsbury with Montague Lodge!

Dirk Crokaert

Dirk Crokaert

A wood deck is not just for summer. Here at the Montague on the Gardens we’re turning ours into a veritable winter wonderland – perfect for the après….without the ski. General Manager Dirk Crokaert invites you to wrap up warm and get yourself down to Bloomsbury for some Yuletide fun and games!

The Wood Deck at the Montague on the Gardens is one of London’s best kept secrets – a delightful oasis of peace and tranquillity in the very heart of the city, overlooking the enclosed trees, lawns and sculptures in the gardens of the Bedford Estate.

It is already the perfect summer venue, but what do you do with it in the winter?

This year we’re embracing the winter chill by turning our Wood Deck into a ski lodge perched high up in the mountains.

A screen of pine trees suggests a secluded clearing amidst a forest while snow machines, life-sized reindeer, snowmen, racks of skis, piste maps, lanterns and fairy lights all add to the feeling of being in Lapland. To help combat the cold, and the lightly drifting snowflakes, there’s a sizzling barbecue serving grilled bratwurst, mini turkey burgers and other delicacies. Roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, mugs of steaming hot chocolate and big woolly rugs will all help to keep you lovely and snug during the long winter nights.

On the deck there’s a vodka bar serving a selection of 12 different flavoured vodkas – one for each day of Christmas. A few shots of these and you really will think you are somewhere between Val d’Isere and St Anton! (Feel a little dizzy? It’s the altitude!).

So if you’re finding it a little hard to get yourself into the Christmas spirit then the answer is simple – grab your gloves, goggles and woolly hat and head for the slopes of Bloomsbury.