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 2013 Christmas offers, some exclusive to English Country Inns, are regularly updated so be sure to keep checking back!
Cumbria (The Lake District)
The Brackenrigg Inn
Three night festive breaks at this historic 18th century inn from just £250pp.
3 nights from £250 per person
From £250 per person per three night stay
3 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (with Christmas Lunch included)
Standard Room £250pp
Superior Room £270 pp
Suite Room £290 pp
Arrive at your leisure on Christmas Eve, settle in and then enjoy a glass of Mulled Wine or Winter Pimms with Mince Pies in our traditional Lakeland bar. This evening, meals are being served in the bar and restaurant until 9pm.
Enjoy Christmas Day breakfast, then after the morning at leisure, tuck into Christmas Lunch. An Evening Buffet will be served at 7.30pm. The rest of the evening is yours to spend as you please with some board games and WII games available. We will also be hosting a Movie Night from 9.30pm.
Boxing Day Breakfast/Brunch will be served in the restaurant from 8.30am until 14.00pm. The evening meal will consist of the normal menu being served from 2pm until 9pm. For those of you who are on the Christmas Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package there is an allowance of £24.95 per person to be spent. From 9.30pm onwards, why not join us in the bar for our “Quiz Night”.
On Friday 27th December, enjoy breakfast before saying farewell and making your way home. The whole team at the Brackenrigg Inn hope that you have enjoyed your stay, and may we take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the New Year and a safe journey home.
For more information or to make a booking: please call 017684 86206.
The Bull Hotel, Sedburgh
Three night stay on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, just a short drive from the Lake District
3 nights from £135 per person
From £135 per person for a three night stay
Enjoy the festive season with us at the Bull Hotel.
3 night stay including 5 course Lunch and evening Buffet on Christmas Day. From just £135pp.
For more information or to make a booking: please call 015396 20264.
The White Hart Hotel, Lewes
Two night break at this former 16th century coaching inn with indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna.
2 nights from £195 pp
Arrive on Christmas Eve when from 2pm onwards, a lovely cream tea will be served. Dinner in the restaurant is followed by an evening of entertainment
Breakfast on Christmas Day is served from 8 until 10am, followed by Christmas Luncheon between 12.30-2.30. Spend the afternoon at leisure before the buffet dinner which will be served in the restaurant.
Enjoy breakfast on Boxing Day before departing.
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!.
3 nights from £240 pp
Arrive on Christmas Eve and enjoy a 3 course dinner in the evening. 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 and some Christmas cake. In the evening there’s an informal hot and cold buffet dinner.
Enjoy a lazy breakfast on Boxing Day before spending the day at leisure. A farewell dinner is served in the evening.
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 2013
~ 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 to £550
Double occupancy FROM £775.00 to £925.00
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 dinner with musical entertainment.
On Christmas Day, celebrate with a Christmas gift and Bucks Fizz with breakfast. A 4 course Christmas lunch is served in the Grand Hall. Relax after lunch with our big screen movie and popcorn. 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. Lunch today is warming soup and sandwiches. In the evening we have a delicious 3 course dinner with musical entertainment.
Before departing on Friday 27th December, enjoy a final Northumbrian breakfast.
The Kings Arms, Wing
Enjoy 2 or 3 night packages at this historic country pub with 2 AA rosettes.
2 night Xmas package, from £360
Check in Christmas Eve 24th December - Tuesday 16.30 & depart Boxing Day after
breakfast on the 26th December by 11am.
To include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast on the Tuesday – Gala Lunch on Christmas Day and Christmas Night Hamper & Wine for Christmas Evening. Also includes breakfast on Boxing day.
3 night Xmas package, from £450
Check in Christmas Eve 24th December - Tues 16.30 & Depart Fri 27th
December After Breakfast by 11am.
To include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Tues – Gala Lunch on Christmas Day and
Christmas Night Hamper & Wine for Christmas Evening. Dinner Bed and
Breakfast Boxing Day (Lunch not included) and breakfast on Friday morning.
2 night New Year package, from £280
Check in 16.30 on New Years Eve (Tuesday 31st Jan) and check out Thursday January 2nd 2014 after breakfast by 11am.
To include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for the duration of your stay and Champagne
to toast in the New Year on Tuesday night – lunch on New Years Day is not included.
The Rutland Arms, Newmarket
Three night package starting on the 24th December at this historic old inn in Newmarket.
3 nights Full Board from £225pp
Arrive on Christmas Eve after 2pm and enjoy an afternoon tea. A 3 course meal will be served in the evening, and mulled wine and mince pies 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. In the evening we will be serving an informal 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 will be followed by a farewell 3 course dinner.
Time to say farewell after breakfast on Friday 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.