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Book a Pre-Christmas Getaway on The Suffolk Coast

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.

We've rounded up a few of the best pre-Christmas getaway offers to tempt you!

With its tranquil beachfront setting, The Brudenell in Aldeburgh offers beach chic style, friendly and informal service and award-winning food. This December, book the 'Winter Bubbles' package between 1st December and 31st January 2018 and enjoy a stay plus a bottle of Prosecco in your room upon arrival and Temple Spa's Restitude Bath cream. You will also receive £32 per person to spend in the Seafood & Grill restaurant, which serves a delicious range of dishes made with locally caught and sourced fish and meat.  

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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, where you can enjoy world-class entertainment in the famous concert hall along with galleries, homewares shop and food 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, book a stay at the newly re-opened Swan Hotel. After an extensive refurbishment, the hotel opened it's doors again in September, expertly merging the heritage of the 600-year-old building with Adnams' brewing history. The rooms (Excellent, Fabulous or Oustanding) have a contemporary and coastal design, each with bespoke furniture. 

To kick-start your relaxing stay, in your room you will find a complimentary 20cl bottle of Adnams gin and Temple Spa toiletries. Head to The Still Room Restaurant for dinner and after a day of exploring, enjoy a pint of Adnams Ghost Ship in The Tap Room bar. 

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The hotel is located in Southwold's 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 so it’s the ideal place to stay after a day of Christmas shopping. 

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 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 The Ship is offering 50% off all published room rates for stays Sunday to Thursday and 25% of room rates for stays Friday to Saturday when dining in the restaurant from 1st December to 9th February 2018 (excluding the Christmas and New Year period). Whilst The Westleton Crown is offering 50% off room rates from Sunday to Thursday and 25% off room rates from Friday to Saturday for stays between 2nd January and 12th February 2018. 

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. 

www.westletoncrown.co.uk/offers/room-offers/half-price-winter-offer

www.theshipatdunwich.co.uk

Base yourself in Ipswich, Suffolk's county town and the gateway to the coast. With views of Ipswich’s historic marina, you can stay in the stylish surroundings of Salthouse Harbour Hotel and take advantage of a range of offers and packages including the 'Teatox' from £145 per room, 'Starry Nights' from £169 per room, 'The Dining Experience' from £230 per room and 'Rejuvenated Sundays' from £150 per room to name but a few. 

www.salthouseharbour.co.uk/offers

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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 the St Clement's December offer of 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast featuring a 2-course a la carte dinner, full English breakfast each morning and in your room; 2 large Arran Aromatics’ grapefruit massage bars, a jar of Wendy Brandon’s dark orange marmalade and a bag of Niko B. Chocolates dipped citrus peel - the perfect pre-Christmas indulgence!

crownandcastle.co.uk/special_offers/st-clements-december-offer

During your stay, 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. 

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There’s plenty to see and do to keep you entertained should you wish to explore; 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!

For more winter getaway inspiration and places to stay, check out our 'Where to Stay' guide!


Things to see and do


Collen & Clare

Collen & Clare

The beautiful multi-brand stores in Southwold and Burnham Market offer Womenswear, Menswear, Beauty, Lingerie and Accessories and there is also a contemporary Womenswear and Accessories store in Aldeburgh.

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Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh

Isolated yet at the heart of cultural innovation, it is a magical and stimulating setting for artists to respond each in their own fascinating way.

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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Cinema: the very best of world cinema at the heart of the local community since 1919. Providing a programme of film screenings, live shows and special event;  independent, inspirational, meaningful, fun.

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Adnams Shops

Adnams Shops

Adnams shops are a top class tasting experience and a showcase of their innovative range of  quality beer, wonderful wines, handcrafted spirits and gifty bits.

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Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Fancy doing something a little bit different? Situated in the heart of Southwold is the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery and Copper House Distillery, where Adnams have been brewing since 1872.  

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Ipswich Town and Waterfront

Ipswich Town and Waterfront

Championing Ipswich as a great place to visit and stay. Promoting local events, places of interests, arts, theatre and culture of the historic town.

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WHERE TO STAY


Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Ipswich

Kesgrave Hall has 23 bedrooms, all individual in size, décor and style ranging from standard through to super de-luxe (think bathtubs in rooms and huge walk in showers).

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Saltgate House B&B

Saltgate House B&B

Beccles

Saltgate House B&B is an elegant Georgian Townhouse built onto a former Tudor Merchants House situated in the heart of the beautiful market town of Beccles, just paces away from the centre of town and moments from the meandering River Waveney.

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Salthouse Harbour Hotel 

Salthouse Harbour Hotel

The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich is one of Suffolk's most iconic hotels. It offers a 4-star luxury experience and award-winning cuisine in one of the counties most beautiful settings.


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The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn

Situated on the village green, in the heart of picturesque Walberswick and just a stones throw from the rolling sand dunes, stands The Bell Inn.  This elegant, 600 year old pub is steeped in history, sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, big blue skies and fresh sea air!

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Ivy House Country Hotel

Ivy House Country Hotel

The Ivy House Country Hotel is a "Hidden Gem" nestled on the banks of Oulton Broad, among 21 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes and thatched beautiful barns all with direct access onto the broads.

Guests can enjoy relaxing walks in the grounds or venture out onto the Broads pathways or further still, to the nearby coast.

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The Angel

The Angel

Set in the heart of the historic town of Halesworth, The Angel offers comfortable traditional facilities in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Ensuite bedrooms, Italian Restaurant and full bar menu options mean your enjoyment is assured.

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The Wentworth Hotel

The Wentworth Hotel

Owned by the same family for nearly 100 years, the Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh effortlessly combines traditional hospitality with contemporary comfort and style. 

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Chiltern House Bed and Breakfast

Chiltern House Bed and Breakfast

Chiltern House is a stylish bed & breakfast in a Victorian terraced property just a two minute walk from the blue flag awarded Lowestoft beach and independent shops and restaurants. Ideally located to explore the Suffolk coast, countryside and historic market towns.

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Beach Cottage

Beach Cottage

Lowestoft

Located on the cliff top at Pakefield on the Suffolk coast, Beach Cottage enjoys uninterrupted views of the sea and coastline.

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Belle Grove 

Belle Grove

Halesworth

Located in Halesworth, Belle Grove is an extra special place for a well-deserved break, birthday celebration, anniversary, romantic week-end or family get–together.

“This place really is magical”

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The White Lion

The White Lion

Aldeburgh

Hygge is the latest buzzword for cosiness – it’s what the Danes do in great style when winter drives them indoors. You’ll find ‘hygge’ in spades at the White Lion Hotel on the beachfront in Aldeburgh, a great spot if you’re in need of peace and relaxation in stylish and cosseting surroundings, where the bedrooms are inviting and welcoming retreats, some with sea views as far as the eye can see. 

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The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle

Orford

The Crown and Castle is renowned for a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy their surroundings and feel free to take their time.

Winner *Sawday's British Hotel Award 2017 for Fabulous Food*

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The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Westleton

The Westleton Crown combines the character and charm of its coaching inn heritage with the comforts of contemporary living: smouldering log fires, 34 stylish bedrooms, award winning AA 2 rosette restaurant, sophisticated wine list and delightful terraced gardens.

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Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf, Spa

Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf, Spa

Woodbridge

Spreading out from Ufford Park's 90 bedroom hotel are 120 acres of historic parkland, including their 18-hole championship golf course.

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The Ship At Dunwich

The Ship At Dunwich

Dunwich

Whether you want to use The Ship at Dunwich as a base to explore this wild and wonderful coastline, enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the Suffolk Coast or simply indulge in a pint or two of Adnams, you’re guaranteed the warmest of welcomes.

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The Anchor

The Anchor

Walberswick

Plenty of alfresco seating on the 3 beautiful terraces in the summer and a roaring log fire for the winter!

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The Brudenell

The Brudenell

Aldeburgh

The Brudenell epitomises the perfect seaside hotel; beach chic, friendly and informal service, award-winning food and the tranquil beachfront setting all blend effortlessly with indulgence and relaxation.

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The Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

An exciting and intimate combination of small hotel, bar, pub and restaurant, The Crown is always buzzing with a lively informality.

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The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel

Southwold

This heritage hotel is situated on the beautiful Southwold marketplace, and has been welcoming guests for over 350 years. 

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All Seasons Cottage Breaks

All Seasons Cottage Breaks

Saxmundham

3 charming 4* Self Catering Holiday Cottages in the historic market town of Saxmundham, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and within easy reach of all popular places of interest.

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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Grade 2 listed Georgian home offering five star, gold accommodation on the Suffolk Coast.

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Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club 

Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club

Situated on the sunny Suffolk Heritage Coast within walking distance to the sea, Thorpeness 3 star Hotel offers modern accommodation with picturesque views of the golf course. 

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Haw Wood Farm

Haw Wood Farm

Winners of the AA’s Most Improved Campsite 2017! Haw Wood Farm is a peaceful site near Darsham for touring caravans and tents known for their spacious pitches and friendly service. 

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The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge offers all that is great about escaping to the country, with all that is good about staying in a wonderful market town. 

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The Clyffe Hotel

The Clyffe Hotel

The Clyffe Hotel is a large Victorian building, dating back to 1876.

Recently fully refurbished to a very high standard, it is located opposite the Claremont Pier and Blue Flag beach in the Kirkley area of Lowestoft, with stunning views out to sea.

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Woodhall Manor 

Woodhall Manor

Woodhall Manor is the most romantic and exclusive setting for a truly memorable stay. The charming Elizabethan Manor House, dating back to 1566, sits within nine acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, near the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast. 

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The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell is centrally located in Felixstowe, within easy walking distance of the railway station, town centre and seafront. 

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Hare Lodge Holidays

Hare Lodge Holidays

Peasenhall

Peasenhall is a pretty Suffolk village with several good local pubs and restaurants nearby and many local attractions within easy reach.

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Happy Days Retro Vacations 

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Saxmundham

A slice of vintage Americana has arrived in Suffolk. Happy Days Retro Vacations is a small campsite where visitors can live out their dreams of old Hollywood glamour by renting a beautifully restored Airstream trailer.

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