Ramside Hall Hotel celebrate Christmas with a tree made entirely of wine bottles

‘Tis the season to be merry and Ramside Hall Hotel have taken that old adage to the next level with a Christmas tree made entirely of wine bottles.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 11:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 9:24 am
The wine Christmas tree at Ramside Hall

Guests at the hotel’s restaurants have enjoyed plenty of wine over the year and 500 of their discarded bottles have gone into making the unusual eco-friendly tree, which is topped in style with a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne.

Stood outside of the venue’s Rib Room restaurant, it’s become a real talking point among diners with plenty of them posing next to it for selfies.

The hotel, in Carrville, County Durham, had the metal base and its prongs made especially for their Christmas celebrations, and Helen Roseberry, director at the hotel, says it’s become a highlight of their festive season.

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The tree is made up of 500 wine bottles

“I came up with the idea of the tree a few years ago after seeing similar ones on Instagram,” she explained. “All the bottles are from wines that have been drank in our restaurants, and we asked people to pop them on the tree after they were finished. As you can imagine, it fills up very quickly.

“This tree, as well as the big one in our hall, is very popular. Everyone stands and has their photos taken with them.”

Customers were invited to place wine they've drank on the tree.