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Win a festival break in Felixstowe!

Two lucky people are on course to win this spectacular Suffolk Coast festival getaway!

The Prize...

Two night's B&B for two at the Orwell Hotel

Tickets to the Felixstowe Book Festival - 27 June to 1 July

Festival season kicks off early on the coast and with a vast array of events to choose from we've singled out Felixstowe Book Festival as one of our most loved!  With an 'Access all Areas' festival pass in your pocket you can choose 3 festival talks to attend over the weekend, match these with a fabulous two night break at the Orwell Hotel in the bustling Edwardian seaside town of Felixstowe and you've got the recipe for a truly cultural feast!

Complete the entry form below for your chance to win!

About the Orwell Hotel

The Orwell Hotel FelixstoweThe Orwell Hotel BedroomsThe Orwell Hotel Felixstowe Dining

The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell Hotel in Felixstowe offers comfortable accommodation, excellent cuisine, fine wine, great service and a friendly atmosphere all provided by their highly trained team.

The Orwell is ideally located in the town centre of the Edwardian resort of Felixstowe, with excellent train links into Ipswich and onto London, as well as for visiting Cambridge and Norwich. The charm and elegant décor of The Orwell Hotel is a welcome retreat for all guests, in keeping with the restful ambience of the hotel.

This beautiful Victorian hotel dating back to 1898, with its traditionally decorated and spacious public areas has a wealth of charm and elegance. There are 60+ bedrooms, comprising of standard rooms, executive rooms and 7 individually decorated suites. 

The purpose-built conference and banqueting suite can accommodate 250 people. With their dedicated conference and wedding coordinators, the hotel is the ideal place to host your next event. The Orwell's civil ceremonies licence makes it the perfect place to have your entire wedding under one roof from the wedding ceremony through to evening reception and overnight stay for Bride and Groom and guests.

Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the building from public areas and in guest bedrooms.

About Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe Beach HutsFelixstowe Book Festival 2018Dame Jenni Murray at The Felixstowe Book Festival 2018

Felixstowe Book Festival has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian arts calendar and returns for another exciting programme of events from Wednesday 27th June to Sunday 1st July 2018 inclusive

As well as a full programme of fiction, non-fiction events (covering politics, history, art and the hippy trail), workshops and discussions, there are screenings of the film Life on the Deben and an evening of Brazilian music.

The festival will be popping-up in some exciting new venues including beach huts, a container or ‘sea can’, the local Museum at Landguard Fort and the Seafront Gardens. 

Authors making welcome return visits include Esther Freud and Louis De Bernières.  Other festival highlights include Timothy Bentinck (‘David Archer’), Mark Billingham, Sir Vince Cable, Horatio Clare, Call the Midwife star Stephen McGann, Blake Morrison, Dame Jenni Murray (pictured above), Juliet Nicolson, Simon Scarrow, Christopher Matthew and the actor Michael Pennington.

And be sure to check out the great selection of events for children and teens!

Have a look at all the events and activities - visit the website and book early to avoid disappointment:

About Felixstowe

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion and GardensFelixstowe Beach HutsFelixstowe Ferry

Everybody loves a great day by the sea, and Felixstowe has great days for everyone!

Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Deben, Felixstowe is a charming Edwardian seaside town with a vibrant town centre and a wonderful mix of attractions and activities to suit all ages and interests.

From playing on the seafront amusements, building sandcastles on the beach, walking along the promenade and exploring the Edwardian gardens, to shopping in the bustling town centre, eating in one of the many restaurants, bird watching at the nature reserve or uncovering history at the magnificent fort and museum, there really is so much to see and do.

Visit Felixstowe and have your own great day by the sea!

Competition Terms & Conditions

  • Entrants to the competition must be aged 18 or over at the time of entering.
  • Competition entry closes on Friday 18th May 2018 at 8am. One winner will be selected and contacted by email or phone by Tuesday 22nd May 2018.
  • The winner must notify the Orwell Hotel by 1st June 2018 to confirm whether they intend to use the 2 night stay during the Felixstowe Book Festival dates between 27th June and 1st July 2018.
  • The two night stay at the Orwell Hotel is based on two people sharing a standard double or twin room on a bed & breakfast basis and is subject to availability. It can be taken during the Felixstowe Book Festival, from 27th June to 1st July 2018 or used independently of the event.
  • The 2 night stay at the Orwell Hotel must be used by 30th November 2018 and is subject to availability, if taken outside of the Felixstowe Book Festival dates of 27th June to 1st July 2018.
  • Travel to and from Felixstowe is not included.
  • The 'Access all Areas' pass for the Felixstowe Festival Book entitles 2 people to choose any 3 festival talks to attend during the event from 27th June to 1st July 2018, subject to availability. The talks must be booked in advance of the event, by 1st June 2018 at the latest. The 'Access all Areas' pass may be used independently of the 2 night stay at the Orwell Hotel during the festival period.
  • Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
  • The winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity, including a photo-call and agree to having their names published on The Suffolk Coast website and social media as competition winners.
  • No cash alternative will be offered, the prize is not transferable.
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