Whether it's going big and partying the night away surrounded by friends and family or heralding the new year with more relaxed and intimate celebrations, Exeter offers something for everyone to raise a glass to.

From festive cruises and city nightlife to music in Exeter's oldest building and a day at the races, be inspired with our latest blog.

Winslade Manor

Winslade Manor's New Year's Eve Party is one of the most talked about events but you'll have to be quick as it will sell out. If you can get a ticket then you'll get to enjoy a free-flowing welcome drink, spectacular Matt Mason menu and lots of fun to see in 2024.

If you unfortunately do miss out then all is not lost as there's a special offer to kick start the new year. Throughout January the Winslade Manor are offering 50% off the new 3-course menu price of £60 when you dine mid-week (Tuesday to Friday). That's an offer not to be missed and you can book online now.

Exeter Golf and Country Club

Enjoy your first celebration of the new year with a delicious roast lunch at Exeter Golf and Country Club. They'll be serving up a choice of succulent roast meats, with a vegetarian option of course, cooked to perfection and dished up with all the trimmings. Just sit back and relax over a leisurely lunch with your family and friends as you toast the new year in style.

The Salutation Inn

If you're looking to treat yourself and a loved one to a complete new year package then The Salutation Inn is offering a special New Year's Eve Dine and Stay. Hopsitality at its finest, you'll get to enjoy a superb 5-course tasting menu, along with bed and breakfast for two people so you can truly relax and start 2024 making incredible memories.

Stuart Line Cruises

Take time out of the busy festive season to sit back, relax and set sail with Stuart Line Cruises. They're operating tours throughout the festive period, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, and are a great way to soak up on the calm and sheltered waters of the River Exe. Don't worry if it's a little chilly out on the water as their boats have covered and heated lower decks, with cosy blankets, and there's hot drinks available on board. With live, informative and interesting commentary, these cruises are just the ticket to get everyone out and about during the festive season!

St Nicholas Priory

Fancy ringing in the New Year with beautiful music in Exeter’s oldest building? Enjoy a special evening of music and celebration at St Nicholas Priory with entertainment from Flute Cake, a fabulous flute trio. The Undercroft will be turned into a bar area and doors open at 6:30pm for you to start your New Year’s celebrations before the concert. 

Exeter Racecourse

With seven races, a fantastic atmosphere, and excellent racing, you'll kick-start your New Year the right way on Monday 1 January 2024 at Exeter Racecourse. Not only do they have have quality racing lined up but also have a roaming band to keep you entertained! If you really fancy celebrating the new year in style then you can also enjoy a day at the races with a hospitality package.


2023 - it's behind you, well almost! You can't beat a good old fashioned pantomime over the festive season and there's not one but two performances to choose from. Sleeping Beauty takes to the stage at the Corn Exchange on the 31st December and 1st January while Dick Whittington at the Northcott Theatre performs on New Year's Eve before returning on the 2nd January. Fun for all the family, is it really a new year celebration unless you've been to the panto?

Hotel Indigo

For new year with a city view then Becketts Rooftop Bar is the place to be. Offering fantastic panoramic views of the city skyline, including Exeter Cathedral, indulge in a night of champers, canapés, dancing and music from their resident DJ. As the clock strikes midnight toast in the new year with a glass of fizz.

Hotel du Vin

Raise a glass and celebrate with your loved ones at Hotel du Vin on New Year's Eve. Treat yourself to a 3-course meal from their seasonal à la carte menu, along with some decadent dishes on their specials menu. If celebrating the actual first day of the new year is more your thing then how about a lavish and leisurely feast for lunch and a glass of Champagne. Help yourself to the choice of appetisers from our French Market Table, all followed by classic dishes, wonderful roasts and delicious desserts. If you really want to indulge then Hotel du Vin also offer a New Year's Eve package comprising of a 3-course a la carte dinner with Champagne & a luxurious room with breakfast.

Devon Hotel

Let the good times roll and kick start the new year with a bang at The Devon Hotel's New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Gather your friends and family as their black-tie dinner and dance has something for everyone. Enjoy champagne on arrival, a 7-course dinner including a seafood buffet, and their resident DJ who will really get the party started. All you need to do is simply soak in the atmosphere and spread the merriment with your loved ones.

The Terrace

The biggest day and night of the year and all roads lead to The Terrace for the last party of 2023 and the first of 2024! Start your new year celebrations early, well 3pm to 6pm, with their now famous Bottomless Brunch as you dance away to all the hits from this year alongside the biggest tracks from every brunch this year. It's then onto the main event and the party of the year - a non-stop 9 hour party with the very best music, dancers, bottle shows, confetti drops every hour, midnight countdown and the best cocktails in the city!

The Cosy Club

Kick up your heels, dust off your gladrags and join The Cosy Club for a fabulous New Year’s Eve Soirée, with opulent surroundings, twinkling chandeliers and bubbles flowing until late. Indulge in a decadent 3-course dinner, dance the night away with their live band and celebrate with your favourite people – cocktails in hand, of course! If it's glitz and glamour you're after then The Cosy Club hits all the right notes.

Courtyard Exeter

Enjoy the high life this new year and celebrate at Courtyard Exeter's stunning rooftop restaurant. Offering panoramic views of the coastline, it's the perfect backdrop for an evening of festivities. Alongside the incredible views you'll also be treated to a welcome drink, decadent 4-course menu, live music and of course a glass of the bubbly stuff to toast at midnight.


Winslade Manor
Fine dining at Winslade Manor

Winslade Manor Restaurant & Bar is an exciting new lifestyle destination for Exeter and the south west. Chef Director Matt Mason uses the best local ingredients in menus to suit every taste and occasion. We’re excited to welcome you as our guests.

St Nicholas Priory
St Nicholas Priory, exterior

Exeter’s oldest building, the original priory was turned into Tudor home and is now a performance and community venue. Come and experience 900 years of Exeter’s history and join us in discovering the secrets of our wonderful building.

Stuart Line Cruises
Boat Trip
Geology Day Trip

A family owned passenger boat business operating from Exmouth. With sailings along the East & South Devon coastline & River Exe. A large variety of trips available from scenic river cruises to all day excursions. Operating all year round.

Exeter Golf & Country Club
Sports/Leisure Centre
Exterior angled image of the EGCC

Join, visit or play. Whether you live locally in Exeter or are visiting the region, Exeter Golf and Country Club offers a premier leisure experience for members and guests. From golf, tennis, squash, gym and swimming in the indoor and outdoor pools, to members’ bars, Wear Park Restaurant and Wear Park Spa, the club offers top class sports facilities, dining and award-winning beauty and relaxation treatments. The Spa and Restaurant are open for non-members and visiting golfers can book tee times. You’ll even feel like you’re in a country retreat, yet just minutes from Exeter city centre.

Exeter Racecourse
Sports Ground/Stadium
Haldon Gold Cup race

Set in a stunning location overlooking beautiful Devon countryside, Exeter Racecourse prides itself as being one of the UK’s most progressive tracks, with excellent facilities and transport links.

Hotel Du Vin
People walking into Hotel Du Vin

Take a step inside this iconic building, formerly the West of England Eye Hospital, where historic walled gardens and striking architecture create the backdrop for a truly special experience.

Courtyard by Marriott Exeter Sandy Park
External shot

Uniquely placed next to Exeter Chiefs, Courtyard Exeter Sandy Park hotel combines style and innovative design in a distinctive location. Whether you’re in Exeter for business, pleasure or to watch a match, we provide all you need for a worthwhile visit.

The Devon Hotel
Devon Hotel exterior

The Devon Hotel provides a unique blend of Georgian elegance and Westcountry hospitality - all within easy reach of Exeter city centre, the M5 and the region's business parks.

The Terrace
Gyozas at The Terrace

From daytime delights to dancing until dawn, all under one roof, long lazy lunches, bottomless brunches, stunning hand-crafted cocktails, late night dinners and the ultimate party venue. Indulge yourself in our beautiful, hand crafted, botanical-themed cocktails & globally inspired food in our outdoor areas & private rooftop Terrace

The Cosy Club
Busy interior of Cosy Club

Quirky, eccentric and playful, the Cosy Club offers informal, casual dining, drinking and lounging in a homely and family friendly environment.

Exeter Corn Exchange
Event Venue
The Hall of Exeter Corn Exchange

The largest venue in Exeter city centre, Exeter Corn Exchange is probably the ideal location for your event - whatever it may be.

Exeter Northcott Theatre
Exeter Northcott theatre exterior

The Exeter Northcott Theatre has been the home of high-quality professional theatre in Exeter and Devon for 50 years. The varied programme includes drama, dance, opera, ballet, music, workshops, community and educational events.



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