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 2018 Christmas offers, some exclusive to English Country Inns, are regularly updated so be sure to keep checking back!

Mercure Bush Hotel, Farnham
Mercure Bush Hotel Christmas Break

Three Nights from £264pp

Welcome to the Mercure Bush Hotel, a beautifully restored 17th century coaching inn.

Arriving on Christmas Eve, in the evening join us for a drinks reception followed by a three-course dinner.

Christmas Day: breakfast before spending the morning at leisure. A festive four course lunch with all the trimmings is then served. In the evening join us for a light buffet.

Boxing Day: Leisurely breakfast. Relax and then join us for a delicious three-course Boxing Day lunch. A light evening buffet will be served in the evening.

Tuesday 27th December: Depart after breakfast.

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Mercure Eastgate Hotel, Oxford

Three Nights from £390pp

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 will be served with all the traditional trimmings.

In the afternoon, settle down with The Queens Speech and a slice of homemade Christmas cake. In the evening enjoy a festive buffet dinner.

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 £395.50pp

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

24th December: arrive from 3pm to be greeted with mince pies, crumpets and tea cakes served with mulled wine, hot chocolate, tea or coffee whilst listening to carols. the hotel. Dinner in the evening.

Christmas Day: After a hearty breakfast, the morning is yours to spend as you wish before returning to the hotel for a festive lunch where guests will be seated on tables of 10. After lunch join our Christmas fun quiz and watch the Queens Speech. In the evening a light buffet will be served.

Boxing Day: After brunch, a coach will then take our inhouse package guests to The Salisbury Playhouse to enjoy the pantomime before returning for an evening buffet.

27th December: Breakfast before departure.

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Billesley Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon

Three Nights from £510pp

An 16th centruy Elizabethan House 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.

Breakfast. Christmas Day lunch starts with a glass of fizz, followed by a 4 course traditional luncheon. In the evening, a buffet will be served with musical entertainment.

Breakfast. 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 £655pp

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. Then join us for a three-course candlelit dinner accompanied by our harpist. Afterwards relax in the lounges and listen to our duo 'Rag Tag Misfits'.

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 join us for a Yuletide Buffet.

Boxing Day: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Then we set sail for our ever popular Windermere 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 from our Harpist. After dinner, music and dancing with the Rag Tag Misfits.

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

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