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11 great places to hold your Christmas party in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 12:17 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:11 13 November 2018

With the festive season soon approaching, it’s time to start thinking about where to hold your annual Christmas party.

Moon and Mushroom, Ipswich

As a traditional 16th Century pub with a plethora of original features and a roaring fire, The Moon and Mushroom is the perfect destination for a cosy festive celebration. Christmas parties can be booked from November 1 to December 24, with both two and three course options available.

For the Christmas traditionalists, the pub offers roast Norfolk turkey, with bacon and chestnut stuffing and all the fillings, followed by a warm Christmas pudding with vanilla custard. Vegetarian options are available including a grilled halloumi cheese starter, and a butternut squash and chick pea stew. The Moon and Mushroom are more than happy to cater for special dietary needs, and wherever possible use locally sourced ingredients, farmers, butchers and game keepers.

The King Head, Hadleigh

The Kings Head in Hadleigh is a traditional British pub which is housed in a beautiful 16th century building. The pub offers popular food from daily changing menu including good wood-fired pizzas, which can be ordered alongside local beers and ciders including Adnams and guests, which are all served by friendly helpful staff.

The 2018 Christmas menu at The Kings Head is available at a price of £18.95 for two courses or £22.95 for three and includes a wide selection of festive delights. Choose from five starters, including caramelised red onion and goats cheese tart, chicken liver pate and prawn and crab cocktail, and then from a variety of mains options such as traditional roast turkey, Scottish salmon and confit Gressingham duck leg. Desserts include Christmas pudding, crème brûlée and more.

Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe

The Orwell Hotel in Felixstowe offers comfortable accommodation, excellent cuisine, a friendly atmosphere and this December, a huge variety of events and shows to enjoy as party of your Christmas party.

On December 1 and December 22 at 7pm, join The Orwell Hotel for a disco night. Tickets cost £38 per person and include a three course meal. On December 8, the amazingly talented Chelsea Francis will be holding a 80s night, performing her renditions of your favourite classics from the decade. The event starts at 7pm and costs £45 per person, which includes a three course meal. On December 13 and 14, another in house event comes in the form of The Ladybirds. This unique drag performance sells out every year so book your place now. Tickets cost £45 per person and also include a three course meal.

Anglia Indoor Karting, Ipswich

If you’re after an action packed Christmas party, Anglia Indoor Karting is the place to be. Established for more than 27 years, during that time, Anglia Indoor Karting has earned a reputation for providing the finest high-speed entertainment in the area.

With our indoor racing karts and exhilarating multi-level circuit, the thrills of motorsport are brought to all adrenaline-seekers. The location offers all-weather, all-age and all-ability karting with hairpins, a flyover and tunnel, plus a small kids’ circuit too!

The track is open from 9am to 10pm, seven days a week, although it is advise to call to check availability for ‘Arrive and Drive’ sessions as these run around pre-booked parties and events.

Black Tiles, Martlesham

This year enjoy your Christmas party in style at The Black Tiles in Martlesham - whether you want to dance the night away at one of its famous party nights or prefer a festive feast in the restaurant. Between November 30 and December 30, there are options for both two and three courses for sittings at lunch and in the evening, starting from as little as £17.50 per person.

Dinner dance evenings include a specially selected three course Christmas menu followed by a disco with DJ Trevor. Available dates can be found on The Black Tiles website.

Christmas buffets are also available in the Terrace Bar, with mulled wine on arrival, a selection of main dishes including roast turkey and pear, stilton walnut salad, and warmed mince pies to finish. A great way to enjoy a less formal Christmas celebration at £15 per person! Your food is prepared for you by real foodies who offer separate dairy and gluten-free menus, so everyone, no matter their dietary requirements, has plenty of choice.

Greshams, Ipswich

Greshams welcomes guests to its Magical Winter Wonderland this Christmas. Enjoy an arrival drink, a two or three course meal and a disco on multiple dates throughout December. The event is available for both small and large parties (with exclusive hire on request), tickets cost £40 to £45 per person.

The Turks Head, Hasketon

The Turks Head’s traditional bar, fire and elegant restaurant are ideal for a fabulous get together this festive season. The head chef works with the finest local and seasonal ingredients to create delicious menus. The pub’s festive menu is available from December 1 and costs £24 for two courses or £27 for three courses. It features its infamous three bird roast using bronze turkey, Gressingham duck and Sutton-Hoo chicken. There’s even homemade Christmas pudding, as well as crackers, sparkling Christmas decorations and of course a tree to help you get in to the festive spirit.

Celebrate Christmas the Mediterranean Way at de Argenteins at Ancient House. This slightly different take on Christmas lunch comes with a selection of tapas style dishes and breads and a fabulous board of bite size desserts. A wide selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes are available too. The menu can be enjoyed from Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 22 and costs £20.95 per person. Bookings are now being taken for groups of six or more, with no pre-order required.

de Argenteins at Ancient House, Halesworth

Celebrate Christmas the Mediterranean Way at de Argenteins at Ancient House. This slightly different take on Christmas lunch comes with a selection of tapas style dishes and breads and a fabulous board of bite size desserts. A wide selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes are available too. The menu can be enjoyed from Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 22 and costs £20.95 per person. Bookings are now being taken for groups of six or more, with no pre-order required.

The Fleece, Bungay

Whether you are looking to share the festive season with friends, family or colleagues, The Fleece Bungay will ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable time. The pub’s Festive Party Menu is available for parties of 10 or more from Friday, November 30 to Friday, January 11 (for those of you who are too busy over the festive season). Two courses can be tucked into for £21.95 (available lunchtime Monday to Friday only) or three courses for £25.95.

Head chef Justin and his team have created delicious dishes this year using the best seasonal and locally sourced produce, coupled with some fantastic local ales, great wines and seasonal cocktails. There’s something for everyone.

Cleone’s Restaurant, The Angel at Halesworth

Set in the very heart of the town’s Thoroughfare, The Angel now serves as a hub for the town’s folk to meet and enjoy not only its welcoming atmosphere but a wide variety of refreshments and meals throughout the day. This Christmas why not tuck into a two or three course meal at Cleone’s Restaurant at The Angel. Private parties catered for and comfortable accommodation also available.

The Kings Head (The Low House), Laxfield

The Low House, Laxfield is a real treasure chest of 15th century history. The pub doesn’t have a bar, therefore guests are served in the tap room at the back of the pub, where beer is poured straight from the barrel. Recently bought by a group of locals, the pub is now a Free House with three B&B rooms and is a not-for-profit-company. The pub prides itself on providing a mouth-watering range of well kept real ales, delicious home cooked food and a friendly welcome. The pub’s Christmas menu is now available for bookings!

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