The Brudenell Hotel is a few steps from the beach in the popular seaside resort of Aldeburgh on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. A member of the Hotel Folk collection, the privately owned hotel is renowned for its fine dining Seafood & Grill restaurant and large sea-facing terrace for drinking and dining al fresco on warmer days.
Occupying a stunning seafront setting, the Brudenell has wonderful, uninterrupted views out to sea from the restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows as well as the lounge, private dining room and many of the bedrooms. At the back it overlooks the river Alde and surrounding countryside.
Couples, friends and families seeking a relaxing break with some fresh sea air, coastal walks and country rambles plus dining from some of the region’s finest produce.
Chic interior furnishings in the Seafood & Grill, lounge and reception area feature vibrant seaside colours creating a stylish contemporary style venue. Sea facing bedrooms have coastal themed décor, while those at the back are finished in countryside colours.
Rooms and Suites
There are 44 bedrooms including eight larger deluxe rooms with sitting areas. Where size allows, sea facing rooms have a seat by the window to relax and watch the ever-changing sea. Fall asleep to the sound of waves breaking on the seashore; wake up early and see the sun rise over the glistening sea on a fine day. Extra beds / cots for children and dogs welcome in selected rooms.
Food and Drink
Menus in the Seafood & Grill focus on sustainably sourced fish and seafood just landed from the sea and fantastic Suffolk produce. Eat and drink on the sea-facing terrace on warmer days. For private gatherings of up to 22 guests, book the Avocet room and dine together around one large table.
Music lovers can follow in the footsteps of composer Benjamin Britten who made Aldeburgh his home. Visit the Red House where he lived with Peter Pears and walk the Sailor’s Path inland to Snape Maltings (or drive) home to a concert hall, as well as galleries, studios and workshops for artists and musicians, several eateries, shops, a nature reserve and sculpture park with works by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. A stroll along the beach to Thorpeness will lead passed the ‘Scallop’, a tribute to Britten by Suffolk sculptor Maggi Hambling featuring a quotation from his opera, Peter Grimes. Thorpeness is home to an 18-hole golf course and the picturesque Meare boating lake. Visit Aldeburgh’s timber framed Moot Hall, now a small museum and prebook a tour and tasting at Fishers Gin distillery alongside the hotel.
Around 20 minutes’ drive from Saxmundham train station.
From around £150 for two sharing B&B on the Brudenell’s flexible no deposit rate with free cancellation up until 2pm 48 hours prior to arrival.
Address The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BU