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 2016 Christmas offers, some exclusive to English Country Inns, are regularly updated so be sure to keep checking back!
The Bear of Rodborough
This 17th century fine old coaching inn has been sympathetically restored...
3 nights from £490 pp
Three Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast plus Christmas Lunch.
Arriving on Christmas Eve, you will be welcomed with a full afternoon tea. Later, enjoy a glass of Champagne and a four course dinner, with hot chocolate and cookies on return for those who attend midnight mass.
Christmas Day: Celebrate with Buck’s Fizz and a Cotswold breakfast before spending the morning at leisure. A traditional Christmas Day lunch is then served, followed by tea and Christmas cake and an evening Christmas buffet.
Boxing Day: Enjoy a leisurely Cotswold brunch with a four course dinner and music from our pianist in the evening.
Tuesday 27th December: After a Cotswold breakfast it's time to say goodbye.
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 £275 pp
Arriving on 24th December, in the evening enjoy a three course dinner. For those who wish to attend midnight services, mulled wine and mince pies will be served on your return.
Christmas Day starts with a full English breakfast then morning coffee with homemade biscuits in the lounge. A traditional festive lunch is served, then settle down in the lounge for the Queen's speech. An informal buffet dinner in the evening rounds off the day.
Enjoy a lazy brunch on Boxing Day before spending the day at leisure. Be sure to return in plenty of time for our fabulous dinner!
After a full breakfast on Tuesday it's time to say farewell
The Scole Inn, Diss
This Grade I listed building boasts many original historic features...
3 nights Full Board from £300pp
Arrive on Chistmas Eve. Whilst no evening meal is included in your package tonight, you can prebook dinner in our restaurant and pay locally. Or if you prefer, please ask our staff for restaurant recommendations in the area. Evening entertainment.
On Christmas Day, enjoy a full English breakfast before sitting down to a 4 course Christmas Day lunch. In the evening a buffet is served with Christmas cake and coffee, followed by a fun quiz and bingo. Drinks payable locally.
On Boxing Day, after breakfast relax before enjoying a 4 course lunch, followed by an evening Buffet, coffee and mince pies. Drinks payable locally.
Before departing on Sunday 27th December, enjoy a leisurely full English breakfast: late checkout of 12 noon is included.
The Falcon Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon
This 16th century Tudor inn simply oozes history and charm, whilst retaining 21st century comforts.
4 nights Full Board from £570pp
23rd December: Arrive at the Falcon Hotel after 2pm and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. At 7pm join us for a drink, followed by a four-course candlelit gala dinner with music, served in Will's Place Restaurant.
Christmas Eve: After a hearty breakfast, the morning is yours to spend as you wish. A light lunch will be served prior to an afternoon at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for the matinee performance of The Tempest (payable locally), You can't come to the home of Shakespeare without attending a performance in this truly outstanding theatre! Dinner this evening is served from 7.00pm. Midnight Mass at Holy Trinity Church is a truly special occasion for all in attendance.
Christmas Day: After a full traditional breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure strolling around historic Stratford–upon-Avon. From 12.30pm we will be serving a sumptuous six course Christmas Day luncheon is then served, followed by a festive buffet in the evening.
Boxing Day: Start the day with a hearty breakfast and then spend the day at leisure. Enjoy a welcome cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon along with a slice of Christmas cake. This evening dinner with table magic this evening is served from 7.00pm.
Tuesday 27th December: After breakfast, it’s unfortunately time to bid you farewell.
BW Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge
Stylish and traditional, the BW Crown Hotel also offers a leisure centre with swimming pool....
3 nights from £350pp
Christmas Eve: In the evening enjoy a pre-dinner glass of bubbly followed by Christmas Eve dinner.
Full English breakfast is served on Christmas morning. After a morning spent at leisure, enjoy the superb Christmas Day luncheon. In the afternoon why not relax and enjoy the hotel facilities before a light evening buffet is served.
Boxing Day: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. After breakfast on Boxing Day, spend the day at your leisure before dinner is served in the evening.
Time to say farewell after breakfast on Tuesday 27th December.
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 2016 for 4 or 5 nights.