Spend a few days recharging your batteries before the Christmas chaos with a weekend on The Suffolk Coast. Indulge in good food, enjoy a glass of wine or local ale, put your feet up next to a roaring fire after a brisk seaside walk and grab those last minute Christmas gifts.
There are always great offers available out of season on the coast - find your seaside hideaway here!
To get you in the mood...
With its tranquil beachfront setting, The Brudenell in Aldeburgh offers beach chic style, friendly and informal service and award-winning food. This November, you can book a stay for £175 per room with dinner in the Seafood & Grill restaurant, a glass of Cognac as a night cap, and a delicious Suffolk breakfast the following morning. Take advantage of the 'Platinum Pillow' break throughout December and January too with rooms from £160 per night.
After your hearty breakfast, blow away the cobwebs with a walk along the beach, before heading to the town’s pretty High Street; home to a range of independent shops, delis, cafes and restaurants, including of course, that essential fish and chips experience on the beach with the Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop!
There’s plenty on offer to keep you entertained at night too; just a short drive away you will find Snape Maltings, home of Aldeburgh Music, where you can enjoy world class entertainment in the famous concert hall, or for something a little less formal, grab your popcorn and head to Aldeburgh Cinema to see the latest blockbuster.
In the pretty seaside town of Southwold, take advantage of the pre-Christmas sale at The Crown, who are offering 100 rooms at just £139 including dinner, bed and breakfast until 22nd December.
Located in the historic High Street and within walking distance of boutique shops such as Collen & Clare and Denny’s of Southwold, plus brands including Joules, Crew Clothing, Jack Wills and Fat Face it’s the ideal place to stay after a day of Christmas shopping.
You won’t go hungry either! It’s hard to resist the baked delights of Two Magpies Bakery, and we defy anyone to leave an Adnams shop empty handed, all those perfect Christmas tipples and grown up stocking fillers!
Lunch can be enjoyed in one of the many cafes, or head towards the sea and take a stroll along the famous Southwold Pier before sitting down to fish and chips and a glass of Adnams Ghost Ship as the sea laps beneath your feet in the Clockhouse Restaurant.
If you'd prefer to take the dog along with you, both The Ship at Dunwich and The Westleton Crown will happily welcome you and your pooch this winter. You can grab a bargain too, as both establishments are offering 50% off all published room rates in December and January, including breakfast!
And after a long walk along the beach in bracing winds at Dunwich, or a day discovering The Suffolk Coast's rare wildlife at RSPB Minsmere, there's nothing better than warming up with a pint and hearty meal in front of a roaring fire in the restaurants at both of these traditional coaching inns.
Base yourself in Ipswich, Suffolk's county town and the gateway to the coast. With views across Ipswich’s historic marina, you can stay in the stylish surroundings of Salthouse Harbour Hotel and enjoy a complimentary bottle of bubbly with your stay for just £155. Start your day with a full Suffolk breakfast the following morning before exploring the town and historic waterfront.
For a cosy, rural retreat tuck yourself away in the beautiful village of Orford. Book a stay at the Crown and Castle, where you can enjoy an overnight stay any night of the week until 22nd December for just £220 including dinner and full English breakfast.
And if you extend your stay for another night, you can take home a delicious whole, hand-sliced side of Salmon from Pinney's of Orford perfect Christmas fayre!
Remember your walking boots, wellies and winter coats and set off on foot to explore the C12th Orford Castle, or hop in the car and head to nearby Rendlesham Forest for a brisk winter’s walk.
In the winter months, you can often grab a great offer, and enjoy long walks along the beach, lazy pub lunches and relaxing evenings sitting by a roaring fire.
There’s plenty to see and do to keep you entertained should you wish to venture out; discover the migrating wildlife of The Suffolk Coast at RSPB Minsmere, join in with a culinary course at The Food Hub at Kenton Hall, shop for homewares, antiques, clothing and local produce in one of the market towns and enjoy spectacular events throughout the winter!
Check out the jam packed programme of 'What's On' through the winter, find out all about our beautiful towns and villages and the great range of things to do on The Suffolk Coast now!