Christmas Breaks
Including deals exclusive to English Country Inns

It's Christmas! Christmas time in England is synonymous with roaring log fires, great food and fine wine; not to mention festive cheer and laughter. Enjoy mince pies and mulled wine by the fire, lit by the twinkling lights on the tree. Why not make this Christmas one to remember by staying in a cosy country inn or hotel in the company of family and friends, or as a special treat for you and a loved one.

Many hotels and inns offer a full itinerary for their Christmas breaks, including meals and entertainment. Other inns favour a more chilled out, relaxing holiday with the emphasis on good company, great food and personal service. Traditional Xmas Lunch is usually included in your Christmas break; please see the individual hotel descriptions for full details of what is included.

All our 2017 Christmas offers, some exclusive to English Country Inns, are regularly updated so be sure to keep checking back!

Wilton Court Hotel, Ross on Wye
Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms

Three Nights from £412.50pp

This 16th century property on the banks of the River Wye boasts a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant.

Why not be truely spoilt this Christmas and enjoy delicious food and good company in totally relaxing surroundings?

The package includes...

- Three nights accommodation with English breakfast each morning

- Welcome reception to meet owners, staff and other guests

- Christmas Eve and Boxing Day supper

- Four course traditional Christmas Lunch. For those with a corner to still fill, a buffet supper will be served in the evening

- A Christmas amenity tray provided in your room

Rooms for three nights from £825.00 to £1250.00

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The Great House, Lavenham
The Great House, Lavenham

Three Nights from £592pp

This boutique hotel is set in the heart of the medieval village of Lavenham, the perfect setting for a traditional Christmas!

Arriving at leisure on the 24th December, settling in one of our beautiful bedroom, before a three course Festive Dinner in our 3 AA rosette restaurant. For those that would like to attend Midnight Mass at our beautiful village church, Service is at 11pm.

Christmas day starts with a glass of fizz and a buffet breakfast, then time to open your presents. Christmas Day service with Carols is at 10:15am in our beautiful church.

The main event: a four-course Christmas Lunch is served in our 3 AA rosette restaurant.

Retire on time for the The Queens Speech, or a short walk around the village.

On Boxing Day, after breakfast, enjoy a three-course Boxing Day lunch. Afternoon at your leisure.

Departure after breakfast, on the 27th of December.

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Timble Inn, Timble, Nr Harrogate
Old Swan Hotel Harrogate Christmas Break

Three Nights from £697.50pp

This 5 Star Silver Awareded Inn has recently recieved 2 AA Rosettes for the restaurant.

During a stay at The Timble Inn through Christmas all of your evening meals and breakfasts are included within the package.

You will also receive Champagne and chocolates in your room on arrival as well as a glass of champagne to welcome you each evening to dinner

During the evening of Christmas Day, each room will be presented with a luxury grazing hamper to help stave off any lingering hunger.

The Timble Inn take pride in offering a relaxing experience and never more so than at Christmas, so please feel free to make any special requests that will make your stay more homely and The Timble will endeavour to provide.

~ One Night 25th Dec from £695

~ Two Night 24th to 25th or 25th to 26th from £995

~ Three Night 24th to 27th Dec from £1395

~ Four Night 23rd to 27th Dec from £1595

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Macdonald Linden Hall
Linden Hall

Two Nights from £289pp

A beautiful hall in 450 acres of grounds with a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant.

Arrive at your leisure on Christmas Eve to a cream tea in the lounge. Begin the evening with a drinks reception followed by a three course dinner in the restaurant.

Christmas Day begins with a hearty breakfast. Then before your four course Christmas Day lunch a festive champagne and canape reception is served. In the evening, the hotel will host a festive evening buffet.

Before departing the hotel, one more breakfast is served.

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Best Western Brome Grange
Brome Grange Christmas Break

Three Nights from £299pp

Set in beautiful countryside, the 16th century Best Western Brome Grange is close to the historic market towns of Eye and Diss.

Arrive at leisure on Christmas Eve to a welcoming afternoon tea. Evening dinner will be served in the Courtyard Restaurant.

On Christmas Day, enjoy a continental breakfast before sitting down to a 5 course Christmas Day Banquet served in the enchanting 16th century Tithe Barn. In the evening join in with the evenings games and carved buffet.

On Boxing Day, breakfast will be served in the Courtyard Restaurant. Then join the afternoon fun with 'Race Day' before the party evening begins. A three course dinner in the Tithe Barn is followed by a 50's and 60's charity disco in aid of East Anglican Childrens Hospice.

Departure after breakfast on 27th December.

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Mercure Eastgate Hotel, Oxford

Three Nights from £379pp

This 17th century coaching inn now boasts an AA Rosette awarded Brasserie & Bar.

Arriving on 24th December with a festive cream tea served in the Library Lounge & Bar followed by an evening drinks reception and a special festive three-course dinner. For those that would like to attend Midnight Mass at one of the local churches, mulled wine and mince pies will be served on your return.

Christmas Day starts with a hearty English breakfast, then time to open your presents before the main event. A four-course festive lunch served in Marco's New York Italian restaurant with all the traditional trimmings.

In the afternoon, settle down with The Queens Speech and a slice of homemade Christmas cake and again in the evening for a festive buffet dinner. An infamous hotel quiz takes place in the evening with a bottle of Champagne for the winning team.

Boxing Day begins with a leisurely brunch in the restaurant. Then set your own pace for the morning, join the guided walk of city or relax at the hotel. For the final evening, join for a special dinner served in Marco's New York Italian Restaurant accompanied by the resident magician.

Before setting off on your journey home, a hearty brunch is served before departing at your leisure.

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Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
Rose and Crown Hotel Salisbury Christmas

Three Nights from £385pp

This 13th Century riverside coaching inn enjoys superb views of Salisbury Cathedral...

24th December: arrive from 2pm to be greeted with a festive finger buffet following your journey. In the evening join fellow guests for a glass of fizz followed by a delicious 3 course dinner. For those looking to attend Midnight Mass, Salisbury Cathedral is just a short scenic walk from the hotel. A mug of hot chocolate and a warm mince pie will await your return.

Christmas Day: After a hearty breakfast, the morning is yours to spend as you wish before returning to the hotel for a light lunch of soup and sandwiches. Our 3 course Christmas Day dinner will be served from 7pm. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing.

Boxing Day: After a full traditional breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. A carvery lunch will be available from 12:30pm and buffet dinner from 7pm.

27th December: Breakfast before departure.

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Billesley Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Three Nights from £505pp

An 16th centruy Elizabethan House set in 11 acres boasting a 2AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant. Perfect for exploring Shakespeare country.

Arriving on 24th December, a selection of homemade cakes, tea and coffee will be served in the Great Hall between 2pm-4pm. In the evening, mulled wine and a 4 course dinner is served in one of the restaurants.

Christmas Day lunch starts with a glass of fizz to toast then sit down to a 4 course traditional luncheon. In the evening, a buffet will be served with musical entertainment.

Afternoon Tea will be served on Boxing Day between 2.30pm and 4pm. An evening drinks reception will take place before sitting down to a 4 course dinner with musical entertainment.

Before setting off on your journey home, join for the last breakfast of your Christmas break.

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Ambleside Salutation Hotel and Spa
Ambleside Salutation Hotel Christmas Break

Three Nights from £636pp

Situated at the heart of this lovely lakeside village, the hotel boasts a spa with indoor pool...

Arriving on Christmas Eve, you will be welcomed with a delicious afternoon tea. Those who wish are welcome to attend the popular Christingle service held at St Marys Church. Then join us for a welcome drinks reception before a three-course candlelit dinner. Afterwards relax in the lounges and listen to seasonal songs and carols.

Christmas Day: Celebrate with Buck’s Fizz breakfast before spending the morning at leisure. Keep a look out for Father Christmas! A traditional Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings is then served. In the evening our local hand bell ringers will be visiting us during our Gala Buffet. After dinner relax and listen to our Pianist playing festive tunes.

Boxing Day: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Then we set sail from Waterhead for our ever popular cruise where you can discover the fells from the water: our musical entertainment will keep everything up beat while lunch is served on board. On your return there is time to relax before dinner is served with musical entertainment form our Harpist. After dinner, David Ford will take to the stage for our cabaret with dancing later.

Tuesday 27th December: After a hearty Cumbrian breakfast it's time to say goodbye.

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The Hare and Hounds, Westonbirt
The Hare and Hounds, Westonbirt

Three Nights from £645pp

A stylish and luxurious traditional English country house with a 2 AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant.

Arriving on 24th December to an tea and scones after checking in for you stay. Then you have a few hours to enjoy the hotel and surroundings before champagne and canapes are served to begin the evening celebrations. Your eveninng will continue with a delicious five-course dinner with a live pianist. Want to attend Midnight Mass? Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served on your return.

Christmas Day starts with a traditional Cotswold breakfast before you spend the morning opening gifts and relaxing before your Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings. In the evening a buffet supper is available.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast on Boxing Day before spending the day at leisure. Return to the hotel in the afternoon for tea and Christmas cake before a Black Tie dinner followed by dancing.

On the last morning of your stay, enjoy one last Cotswold breakfast before departure.

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