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Three Night Christmas Hotel Break 24th - 27th December

Christmas starts at the White Lion as soon as your arrive on the Suffolk coast. A three night Christmas break in Aldeburgh will be full of laughter, great food and unbeatable sea views.

Staying at the fantastic location overlooking the beach in Aldeburgh, along with lovely rooms you can really put your feet up or let your hair down with our special Christmas events.

Wake from a restful sleep in one of our comfortable, modern bedrooms with the realisation that Christmas morning has finally arrived. Your day will be filled with gifts and festive spirit with the gentle jingle of Christmas carols in the background all leading up to a deliciously festive lunch in our bar and brasserie.


Extra night on the 23rd December for £85 pp B&B.

All prices are based on a full board package and include Bed and Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your three night stay.



Alternatively email us or call 01728 452720.

Your Full Board Christmas Break at the White Lion

Christmas Eve

Arrive on Christmas Eve from 2pm and indulge in an afternoon tea served in the comfort of our lounge. We start the evening off at 5pm with a 2 minute walk to Aldeburgh Cinema where you will enjoy a short festive film, followed by canapés, carol singers, mulled Aspall cider and mince pies in the foyer before you return back to the hotel.

From 7.30pm you will sit down to sumptuous 5-course dinner served in the splendid Victorian-themed James Cable Room. After dinner, enter into the house party spirit and dance to our live band, Pea Green, until Midnight.

Midnight Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, five minute’s walk from the hotel. Return for a hot beverage or night cap served in the Bar.

Christmas Eve Dinner Menu

Leek, potato and onion soup with rosemary garlic croutons
Whiskey cured salmon gravadlax with tarragon and honey hollandaise
Confit gammon and apricot terrine with piccalilli and toasted sour dough
Cranberry gin and tonic sorbet
Sutton Hoo chicken breast, forestière sauce, Aspall cider fondant potato and fine beans
Baked sea bass and dill herb gnocchi with pea, sugar snap champagne veloute
Green thunder arancinni risotto balls with ratatouille and pomme paille
Fresh fruit cocktail with mandarin and cointreau sorbet
Cinnamon pannacotta, vanilla short-bread
Dark chocolate and hazelnut mousse with marshmallow sauce
Coffee and mince filo crackers

Christmas Day

A Bucks Fizz breakfast will be served in the Brasserie from 8-10am.

At 1.15pm, all of our guests sit down together for a traditional 7-course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings served in the Brasserie.

A traditional hot and cold buffet will be served in the Bar & Brasserie for our resident guests from 7pm. Throughout the evening, our resident pianist will play some festive classics.

Christmas Day Lunch Menu

Bucks fizz on arrival
Sutton Hoo chicken broth
Maple bacon, black pudding
Poached egg tart glazed with béarnaise sauce
St Clements sorbet
Cod wrapped in Parma ham with herby mash, mint pea puree and chorizo
Horseradish, thyme, honey glazed beef, roast potatoes, herb buttered vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and madeira jus
Roast Suffolk bronze turkey with all the trimmings and red wine jus
Goats cheese, red onion and tomato crown served with dressed leaves and new potatoes
Profiteroles and vanilla cream served with warm dark chocolate sauce
Mulled Aspall cider jelly and ice-cream
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and cinnamon ice-cream
Coffee and vanilla fudge

Boxing Day

Breakfast is served in the Brasserie from 8-10am. At 11am, wrap yourselves up warm and watch a group of swimmers, including our General Manager, Peter Osborne, as they brave the freezing North Sea to raise money for charity, or in a few cases, for the sheer fun of it!

Boxing Day Lunch Menu

Cream of cauliflower soup, nutmeg croutons
Hot smoked salmon and dill tart with horseradish crème fraiche
Pate Maison with candied onion marmalade and toasted brioche
Goats cheese panacotta with sweet pickled beetroot relish
Baked puff pastry seafood d’artois served with new potatoes, seasonal greens and dill cream white wine sauce
Honey glazed Suffolk pork loin cutlet with sweet pickled red cabbage, creamed potatoes and Aspall cider shallot sauce
Smoked tomato, parmesan, field mushroom and red pesto gnocchi
Pan-seared ox liver with maple cured Suffolk bacon, seasonal greens and onion gravy
Boozy trifle with spiced short-bread
Passion fruit tartlet with citrus sorbet
Brandied orange sponge pudding with hot chocolate sauce and cinnamon ice-cream
White chocolate and vanilla cheesecake served with melba sauce
Coffee and petit fours

Thursday 27th December

This morning we say goodbye to our guests after a scrumptious Suffolk breakfast from 8-10am and for those guests staying on come and enjoy dinner this evening in the relaxed setting of our Bar and Brasserie.

Book your Stay


Alternatively please email us or call 01728 452720.

All prices are based on a full board package and include Bed and Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your three night stay.

*Prices are per person and inclusive of VAT.

**Single occupancy of a double room will be charged at 75% of the full double occupancy rate.

Christmas Brochure

Festive Afternoon Tea

Tickle your taste buds with a long and indulgent festive afternoon tea.

Served throughout the week from 3-5pm.

£12.95 per person Pre-booking essential.

Click to find out more about the festive afternoon tea full menu or to book.

Santa Sunday's

15th and 22nd December - Adults £19.95, Children £10.95
Enjoy a festive Sunday lunch with Santa. Treat the family to a fabulous 3-course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, children’s entertainment and a disco afterwards. Also Santa has promised to visit us with gifts for all the children.

Pre-booking essential - Call 01728 452720 or email info@whitelion.co.uk
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