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  • White Christmas, Suffolk

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.

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

Roast artichoke soup with truffle oil
Salmon cannelloni, dill potato salad, cucumber relish
Honey & parsley ham hock terrine, homemade piccalilli and toasted focaccia bread
Orange sorbet & cranberry compote
Maple syrup roasted pork fillet, dauphinoise potato, carrot puree, apple jus
Pan fried bream fillet, lemon crushed potatoes, garlic greens, prawn butter
Goats cheese and wild mushroom cream with potato gnocchi, pea shoot salad
Chocolate tart, honeycomb ice-cream
White Chocolate and raspberry brûlée, ginger bread
Lemon mousse, lemon syrup thyme biscotti biscuits
Coffee and vanilla fudge

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

Chicken and tarragon terrine, celeriac remoulade, cranberry compote
Sutton Hoo chicken broth
Smoked trout and horseradish pate, orange & watercress salad
Raspberry sorbet
Roast Suffolk Bronze turkey with all the trimmings and a rich gravy
Butternut squash and feta cheese tart, spiced tomatoes lentils and frizzy salad
Roasted Sirloin of beef with all the trimming and thyme jus
Pan fried sea bass, saffron potatoes, roast fennel, and chilli 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

Broccoli and blue cheese soup
Grilled sardines on Panzanella salad
Pork Terrine, homemade piccalilli and toast
Feta salad, green bream sun blush tomatoes and olives
Maple & rosemary flavoured pork loin, Pommes Anna potato,
apple compote, garlic greens
Pan fried cod loin, pea volute, fondant potato, lemon oil
Stuffed field mushrooms, truffle and garlic cream and potato gnocchi
Tornado of confit duck, cherry puree, rösti potato, garlic greens
Lemon tart, raspberry sauce, lemon meringue
Whiskey & orange syllabub, chocolate biscotti
Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice-cream
Chocolate & hazelnut brownie, coffee ice-cream

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.


  • Explorer Inland double or twin room £535 pp.

  • Seaview double or twin £605 pp.

  • Superior seaview double room £700 pp.

  • 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. Single rooms are available.

    Book your Stay


    email us or call 01728 452720.

    *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

14th and 21st December - Adults £21.95, 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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