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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!

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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Red Lion Hotel, Colchester

Three Nights from £265pp

This 15th century inn is said to be the 2nd oldest hotel in the UK – and even has its own ghost!.

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!

27th december: Enjoy a hearty English breakfast before departure.

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The Rutland Arms, Newmarket
Rutland Arms Christmas Break

Three Nights from £300pp

This 17th century former coaching inn enjoys a central position on the High Street...

Arrive at leisure on Christmas Eve. Evening dinner followed by live musical entertainment.

On Christmas Day, enjoy a full English breakfast before sitting down to a 4 course Christmas Day lunch. Relax with the Queen's Speech in the afternoon. In the evening an informal buffet is served.

On Boxing Day, after breakfast relax before enjoying a 4 course lunch. Join staff and fellow guests from 4pm for festive games, later a hot buffet dinner will be served.

Departure after breakfast on 27th December.

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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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Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Old Swan Hotel Harrogate Christmas Break

Three Nights from £430pp

A stunning 4 star Victorian hotel, a superb mix of classic and contemporary design...

Christmas Eve: Afternoon tea after arrival. Evening drinks reception followed by an informal carol service. Christmas Eve dinner.

Christmas Day: Full English breakfast with a glass of Bucks Fizz. Christmas Day luncheon accompanied by our resident pianist. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The Queen's speech and coffee and Christmas cake will be served in our lounges. Light buffet supper with fun entertainment at 'the Old Swan Derby' race night.

Boxing Day: Brunch is served during the morning. Then spend the day at leisure before enjoying an informal supper with live entertainment in the evening.

Time to say farewell after breakfast on Wednesday 27th December.

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