November 18, 2019 | Pride of Britain Hotels
Join the party at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, a four Red Star hotel in Newmarket, which is hosting a New Year’s Eve Classics Ball. The black-tie dinner dance begins with a glass of bubbly before a four-course dinner and a night of dancing and disco entertainment. At midnight see in the New Year with a traditional Piper and Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. Walk it off the following day with a stroll around nearby Thetford Forest Park, the largest lowland pine forest in Britain, with 18,730 hectares to explore, home to a rich variety of plant and animal life. The cost of £430 per room total/ £215 pp (two sharing), includes one night’s accommodation, an invitation to the Classics Ball and breakfast on New Year’s Day.
Five Red Star Rockliffe Hall’s two-night break begins with afternoon tea and a three-course dinner on 30 December, before the celebrations on New Year’s Eve, which include a Champagne and canapé reception, seven-course tasting menu in The Orangery with live music, and Auld Lang Syne performed by the resident piper to see in the New Year with late-night bacon rolls. Enjoy a late check out the following day after a delicious brunch. Bring the family to explore the Mischmasch playground with curious cabins, adventure play and wildlife trails (a pre-bookable childminding service is available for children aged six months to 12 years old). The cost is from £1,190 per room total/ £595 pp (two sharing), including all meals and activities listed plus full English breakfast on New Year’s Eve.
A warm welcome awaits at historic Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, a country house hotel set in 200 acres of gardens and parkland, with views to Conwy Castle and Snowdonia, near the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno. Arrive on 31 December to enjoy the country house atmosphere and a delicious afternoon cream tea, before unwinding at the Bodysgallen Spa, which features an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna & spa bath, gymnasium and beauty therapy rooms offering indulgent treatments. The evening celebrations begin with a Champagne reception followed by a five-course dinner created by award-winning Head Chef John Williams, paired with selected wines. A firework display heralds the arrival of the New Year and a leisurely brunch the next day sets you up before departing. The one-night break costs from £806 per room total/ £403 pp (two sharing), including all meals and activities listed.
Bring the family to Thurlestone, a family-owned hotel near Salcombe, which is celebrating the New Year with a three-night break. Beginning with a Devonshire cream tea upon arrival on 30 December, a caricaturist will be available for afternoon entertainment before a Champagne cocktail party, table d’hote dinner and music from a local jazz band. Take an invigorating coastal path walk the following day, with mince pies and mulled wine on return, then enjoy a golf competition or Children’s Club entertainment before the Grand Gala New Year Dinner, with music from a Highland piper followed by singer Howard Jones. On New Year’s Day, take an optional excursion to Exeter Racecourse (extra cost) or lunch, children’s cocktail making and a magic show, before a table d’hote dinner and music from a pianist. The cost is from £1,341 per room total/ £671 pp (two sharing), including three nights’ accommodation, all meals and activities listed. Extend the fun with an extra (fourth) night from just £75 pp, including dinner and acoustic music in the lounge.
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18 November 2019
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