UK Break Deals : top spots for dinner, bed and breakfast getaways


14 min. read
Published 18 Aug. 2020

If you're looking for a relaxing weekend break, why not try a dinner, bed and breakfast getaway where all the food is taken care of for you? All you need to do is enjoy!

We know how it is - after a long day of travelling, exploring, or even both, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a place for dinner. When you’re trying to figure out somewhere with good food, a free table and nearby to your room, it can all get a bit stressful. So, to help you out, we’ve selected some top picks for dinner, bed and breakfast deals at some brilliant hotels and restaurants with rooms across the UK, so you can enjoy a stress-free day knowing that there’s a fabulous meal, as well as a comfortable bed waiting for you.  And let's not forget about breakfast too!  When you need the energy for a long day of exploring, breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, so set yourself up properly with a delicious breakfast just a short stroll from your bedroom. 

Having so much beautiful countryside to explore in the UK, there’s no denying that the wonderful National Parks make for a great staycation, with the wide open skies, the charming country pubs, the fascinating National Trust properties and the endless miles of walks and hikes. From low valleys to high peaks, one of the UK’s fifteen fabulous National Parks is sure to be the ideal break for you. Although not quite in a National Park, the Rock Inn in Somerset is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is well located for exploring the other National Parks of the West Country. For example, Exmoor National Park, where there’s over 1000km of footpaths to explore across fields, rivers and forests, perfect for short strolls or big hikes, is just a half hours drive away from the Rock Inn. There’s also loads of excellent cycle paths for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a beginner or an expert. For those who are interested, there’s also horse riding, kayaking and fishing - both river and sea- on offer at the park, and with some of the darkest skies in the UK, Exmoor National Park is also a fabulous spot for stargazing, with many sights visible with the naked eye.

Exmoor



Conversely, head up north to for a stay at the Devonshire Fell Hotel and you’ll discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. A big pull to the Dales has to be its myriad of stunning waterfalls, including Aysgarth Falls, which has been impressing visitors for over 200 years, and Janet’s Foss, a waterfall in a magical woodland setting. It’s also a great place to try your hand at caving, as the Dales are home to England’s longest cave system. Although caving might make you think of tight spaces, don’t worry, there’s also a handful of caves that have impressive high ceilings, so everyone can experience the underground beauty. And if that’s not enough, there’s also the riverside ruins of 12th-century monastery Bolton Abbey, with over 30,000 acres of countryside, wonderful little tea shops, restaurants and cafes, and a woodland wildlife habitat full of wildflowers, fungi and species of birds and animals to enjoy. 

Yorkshire Dales

If a National Park break isn’t quite what you're after, how about a break to the coast? The UK is home to so much beautiful coastline that it’s a great choice for a dinner, bed and breakfast short break. Felbrigg Lodge is set not too far from the stunning North Norfolk coast, which boasts 45 miles of beautiful, award winning beaches all located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The popular seaside resort of Cromer is less than a fifteen minute drive away from Felbrigg Lodge, home to wide beaches, Victorian architecture, lifeboat museums and a traditional British pier. The town itself is also bustling and charming, its streets laden with independent shops, cafes and restaurants, perfect for a delightful lunch break recharging your batteries. 

Then, of course, there’s Cornwall. Well known for its beautiful beaches, it naturally makes for a really good dinner, bed and breakfast break to the beach. Although the St Tudy Inn may not  be located right next to the sea, its charming village location actually makes for a great base - loads of popular north Cornwall seaside towns are a twenty minute drive away, including Port Isaac, Polzeath and Tintagel, home to the famous castle. Not only that, the beaches and port towns of the south, such as Looe, a working fishing harbour with a golden sand beach, and Mevagissy, a historical, postcard-perfect town,  are less than fifty minutes away, giving you the best of both worlds.

Port Isaac, Cornwall

All of these wonderful breaks can be booked directly with us here at Mail UK Breaks with no extra hassle - just pick the dinner bed and breakfast option when booking and you’re all set to go. 

The Packhorse Inn, Newmarket - set in the countryside on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border, the Packhorse Inn is ideal for a break to East Anglia. The popular Suffolk town of Newmarket is nearby, and whilst it boasts some great shops and restaurants, the main attraction has to be the two wonderful racecourses. Generally considered the birthplace of thoroughbred horse racing, a day at the races is a must for any trip to Newmarket. Some of the UK’s most iconic races are held at the course, including the 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas, and throughout the summer season, the racecourse holds the popular ‘Newmarket Nights’, where you can enjoy a days racing, followed by a concert by some of the UK’s most popular acts.  There’s also plenty of tours on offer for those wanting a behind the scenes look at one of the UK’s most popular racecourses, and Britain's largest horse racing training centre.  The Packhorse Inn itself is a traditional, cosy village pub that also features luxurious and trendy guest bedrooms. As well as its eight stylish and individually decorated en-suite rooms to choose from, The Packhorse Inn also boasts award-winning food in its classic yet contemporary restaurant, so you know you’re in for a delicious meal. Described as ‘modern British’, the food is packed with seasonal flavour, and with a  dinner, bed and breakfast package, you can look forward to three wonderful courses, with a dinner allocation of up to £70, and a specially prepared breakfast in the morning.

The Packhorse, Suffolk

St Tudy Inn, Cornwall  - Regularly featuring in lists of the UK’s best gastropubs, this trendy restaurant with rooms in a traditional pub setting is great for a dinner, bed and breakfast getaway to Cornwall. The inn is renowned for its warm, cosy atmosphere and rustic cuisine, with an open fire perfect for relaxing in the winter, and a bar that boasts an extensive selection of beers, ales, cocktails and fine wines to enjoy after a long day exploring. The four guest rooms are light, airy and contemporary, decorated in a minimalist style, and all located adjacent to the restaurant in a newly converted barn. As well as the king sized beds and modern en-suites, the rooms at the St Tudy Inn also boast a whole host of little added luxuries to make your stay that a bit more special, including Nespresso machines, smart TV’s and complimentary homemade fudge. Food at the St Tudy inn is exceptional, having retained their Michelin Bib Gourmand award four years in a row (including 2020), and frequently makes use of the best Cornish produce available to create wonderful seasonal dishes. The pub itself is well located in the heart of the charming village of St Tudy, and is just a 20 minute drive to the coastal towns of Polzeath and Port Isaac, with many more within very easy reach.

St Tudy Inn, Cornwall


Felbrigg Lodge - in the Norfolk countryside, not too far from the beautiful North Norfolk coast and the town of Cromer, is the beautiful countryside retreat of Felbrigg Lodge. This stunning country house is set in seven acres of mature woodland, and offers 12 luxurious en-suite guest bedrooms, each of which has been individually decorated. Two of the rooms, Sycamore and Walnut, are located in the main house, with the rest spread around the beautiful grounds, just a short walk from the main house.   After a busy day exploring the sights of North Norfolk, or maybe just a relaxing day of massages and lounging around in the heated pool, hot tub and sauna, you can look forward to a delicious evening meal. The intimate and popular restaurant boasts a fabulous menu, complete with dishes that change each day to make use of the seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Felbrigg Lodge also has a wonderful conservatory that looks out onto the luscious woodlands and gardens, an ideal spot for a post-swim tea or coffee, or perhaps even an afternoon tea.


The Rock Inn - Right in the heart of the Somerset countryside - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty- yet only a short drive from the stunning west country coast, hills of South Devon and  breathtaking coastline of Exmoor National Park, you’ll find the Rock Inn, a wonderful, award-winning pub with rooms. Although it has a charming Tudor facade, the interior of this 450 year old pub is much more contemporary, with the inn seamlessly blending original features with modern comforts. The Rock Inn’s eight cosy and individually decorated bedrooms all feature private bathrooms, most of which are en-suite, as well as the added bonus of being dog-friendly. You can wine and dine all night, as your comfy bed is just a short walk up the stairs. The menu at the Rock Inn changes seasonally to make use of all the best food from local suppliers. For a fabulous dinner, bed and breakfast break to the Rock Inn, simply select the two night getaway rate (dinner and breakfast) to enjoy 2 courses from the fixed price menu.

Rock Inn, Somerset

The Devonshire Fell - Tucked away in a small village, on the edge of a river in the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll find the picturesque and opulent Devonshire Fell Hotel. Oozing the charm and romance of a classic novel, the hotel is home to 16 historical, yet luxurious and contemporary individually decorated guest bedrooms. All the rooms boast either fell, river or village views, thanks to its stunning location nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Whether you’ve spent the day hiking, climbing and cycling the Dales, or taking in the sites and shops of the wonderful historical city of York, you can look forward to a delightful meal just a short stroll from your room. As well as great views across the Dales, the restaurant at the Devonshire Fell also boasts an impressive 2 AA Rosettes, along with a world class wine selection, attentive service  and food made with local Yorkshire produce for a truly unforgettable dining experience. And let’s not forget your room comes with access to the spa next door too. 

The Devonshire Fell, Yorkshire


From the Cornish beaches in the south, to the towns of Suffolk in the east, right up to the Yorkshire Dales in the north, there’s plenty of great dinner bed and breakfast deals to choose from at Mail UK Breaks. And if these aren’t quite for you, don’t worry, we’ve got plenty more right here to make sure you’ll be off on your dinner, bed and breakfast break in no time.