A Classic Christmas at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa
Just under two hours from London, Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, nestled in Newmarket, Suffolk, is celebrating the festive season in style, with experiences ranging from traditional menus across its two AA rosette restaurant and bar; festive parties, overnight packages and, of course, a gala celebration to see in the New Year! Originally built as a Georgian hunting lodge for the 6th Duke of Bedford, who built Bedford Lodge, the property was then passed to his eldest son Francis Russell, the 7th Duke of Bedford, on his death in 1839. Incidentally, his wife, Anna Maria, is accredited with creating the much-loved concept of Afternoon Tea in 1845. True to its roots, Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa excels at afternoon tea and, throughout December, guests can indulge in a traditional Festive Afternoon Tea knowing that the hotel is closely linked to this British phenomenon. Besides elegant finger sandwiches, beautifully-designed pastries with a festive twist will be created by the Head Chef and his team. The festive afternoon tea is just £23pp - the perfect treat. A champagne tea option with a glass of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial is priced at £34.50pp.