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 2014 Christmas offers, some exclusive to English Country Inns, are regularly updated so be sure to keep checking back!
Brook Red Lion Hotel, Colchester
This 15th century inn is said to be the 2nd oldest hotel in the UK – and even has its own ghost!.
4 nights from £299 pp
Arrive on 23rd December and enjoy a 3 course dinner in the evening followed by optional Bingo or Quiz night.
Christmas Eve: Enjoy breakfast before spending the day at your leisure. In the evening, a buffet will be served accompanied by either carol singers, band or solo singers (TBC). If you wish to attend a midnight church service, mulled wine and mince pies will be available upon your return.
Christmas Day starts with a full English breakfast, morning coffee and homemade biscuits in the lounge. Then indulge in a delicious traditional lunch, before settling down for the Queen’s speech. In the evening there’s an informal buffet dinner.
Enjoy a lazy brunch on Boxing Day before spending the day at leisure. Be sure to return in plenty of time for the evening gala dinner and entertainment!
After a full breakfast on Friday it's time to say farewell
Wilton Court, near Ross-on-Wye
Christmas Indulgence breaks at this 16th century riverside Restaurant with Rooms.
24th to 27th December 2014
~ Three nights accommodation with English breakfast
~ Welcome reception to meet owners other guests and staff
~ Christmas Eve and Boxing Day supper
~ Four course traditional Christmas Day lunch. For those of you with a corner
to fill, a buffet supper will be served
~ A Christmas amenity tray provided in your room
Single occupancy from £500
Double occupancy from £775.00 to £950.00
Baskerville Arms, Clyro, Hay-on-Wye
Enjoy a relaxing festive break at the Baskerville Arms in Wye Valley and the Welsh borders...
2 night Full Board Xmas Break
£ 399.00 per room, based on 2 adults sharing.
Check into the Inn on Christmas Eve from 2.00pm, then join us in the early evening, by the log fires for a tipple prior to your dinner. After dinner, relax in the bar and meet other guests and locals, or alternatively retire early and save your strength for later!
Christmas Day: Join us for a leisurely continental breakfast. You could then go for a stroll around Clyro, or attend the morning service at the St Michael's, just a hundred yards away. The bar will open from 12.00am for our locals and hotel guests. Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 12.30pm with a complimentary bottle of red or white house wine per couple. The bar will remain open, informally, for residents and diners only, until 10.00pm. A cold buffet will be available in the evening for those able to eat more!
Boxing Day: Start the day with a leisurely Continental Breakfast before your journey home.
£ 399.00 per room, based on 2 adults sharing. The price includes dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, evening buffet meal, en-suite room, breakfast on both days and a bottle of house wine per couple with Christmas Dinner. For full T&C's please see our website
Extend your break? As Boxing Day falls on a Friday, you could extend your break for another one or two nights over the weekend. Rooms from £79 B&CB, or £89 if you want to include dinner on one or both nights.
Sorry, you can't book this break online!
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01497 820 670 between 9am and 3pm. Or even better, email us!
Derwent Manor Hotel, Allensford
Enjoy a 3 night break at this lovely old manor house near Newcastle, with pool, sauna and gym.
3 nights Full Board from £280pp
Arriving on Chistmas Eve, enjoy afternoon tea, cocktails and canapés with carol singers, before a three course candlelit dinner with musical entertainment.
On Christmas Day, enjoy as hearty bnreakfast. A traditional Christmas lunch is served in the magnificent Grand Hall. Relax after lunch with our big screen movie, popcorn and sweets. Later on in the evening we will be serving a sumptuous hot and cold buffet followed by a movie quiz.
On Boxing Day, after breakfast either relax, take advantage of our leisure facilities or if you prefer, join in with the treasure hunt and the indoor pitch and putt challenge. In the evening we have a delicious Boxing Day dinner with musical entertainment.
Before departing on Saturday 27th December, enjoy a final Northumbrian breakfast.
The Rutland Arms, Newmarket
Three night package starting on the 24th December at this historic old inn in Newmarket.
3 nights Full Board from £255pp
Arrive on Christmas Eve after 2pm and enjoy an afternoon tea. A 3 course meal will be served in the evening, and hot chocolate and cookies will be available for those returning from Midnight Mass.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on Christmas morning, then perhaps take a walk out onto the heath to watch the horses before sampling our fantastic 4 course Christmas Day lunch. Queen's Speech in the bar at 3pm. In the evening we will be serving a gala buffet and there will be a Christmas quiz.
After breakfast on Boxing Day, the morning is at leisure before enjoying a relaxing 3 course lunch. In the evening a pre-dinner game of bingo in the bar will be followed by a hot buffet dinner.
Time to say farewell after breakfast on Saturday 27th December.
Richmond Gate Hotel, Richmond
Situated in Richmond-upon-Thames just 7 miles from London, with a 2 AA Rosette restaurant.
2 nights from £250pp
Arrive on Christmas Eve and settle in before joining us for a delicious 3 course dinner.
On Christmas Day, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before our six course Christmas luncheon. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. No evening meal included.
Depart after breakfast on Boxing Day.
England & the UK
We have teamed up with Superbreak to offer a fantastic choice of festive getaways.
2, 3 & 4 night Breaks from £94 pp
Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing Christmas with one of these great breaks. Many hotel packages include Christmas lunch, some also include dinner during your stay, some are full board. Some also include entertainment. Please see the individual hotel descriptions for full details.
UK & Europe
Cottage Holidays at Christmas
We have teamed up with our sister site Historic UK to offer a great selection of holiday cottages.
Holiday Cottages for Christmas
Imagine waking up on December 25th in your own cottage in the country, with a cosy log fire and presents under the tree... Choose from romantic cottages just for two to large cottages that can accommodate all the family plus aunts, uncles and cousins!
Warner Leisure Hotels
'Just for adult' full board breaks in nine hotels across the UK.
4 or 5 Night Breaks
All breaks are full board and include:
• Daytime activities and evening entertainment
• Traditional Christmas Lunch
• Full use of all indoor & outdoor leisure facilities
• Stylish accommodation
Breaks commence on 23rd December 2013 for 4 or 5 nights.