In the heart of Suffolk, winter weaves its own enchanting spell, and there’s no better place to experience its unique magic than at The Bell Hotel Saxmundham. Nestled in the heart of Suffolk, our charming hotel beckons travellers to embrace the calm draw of the winter season.  With the 50 miles of glorious Suffolk coastline just a few miles away, we invite visitors to explore its beauty in the quieter months.

Stunning beaches

With so many stunning beaches like Walberswick, Southwold, and Aldeburgh to pick from, there’s no need to worry about crowds, during the winter months, you may find you have the whole beach to yourself! These locations are ideal for clearing your mind, taking a leisurely stroll, and enjoying the invigorating experience of being surrounded by nature.


Embark on a unique wildlife adventure, such as a journey aboard the Thames Sailing Barge Victor. The Orwell estuary comes alive with thousands of birds, offering a breathtaking spectacle against the backdrop of the Suffolk winter. Nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike will find solace in this extraordinary display of East Anglia’s biodiversity.

RSPB Minsmere

All aboard for a wildlife safari at RSPB Minsmere! Explore the remote corners of this renowned Suffolk Coast reserve in a 4×4 vehicle led by an expert guide. Discover Minsmere’s unique wildlife, hidden history, and rugged landscapes, all while staying comfortable and dry. Keep an eye out for the iconic Konik ponies, strategically placed to graze and preserve the wetland scenery. Capture stunning nature shots if you’re a photography enthusiast, as these safaris offer a chance for unforgettable moments.

Snape Maltings

Enthusiasts of music and culture find solace in Snape Maltings’ renowned concert hall, a shining beacon of artistic expression. Throughout winter nights, an array of concerts unfolds, spanning classical, choral, percussion, and jazz genres. And as an extra treat, guests attending Snape Maltings are treated to a 10% discount on their bookings, allowing them to immerse themselves in these stirring performances and enjoy their winter retreat with a touch of refined elegance.


Aldeburgh Beach beckons with the promise of seal spotting, a unique and heartwarming experience. While winter temperatures may be brisk, the sight of seals playing in their natural habitat is a reminder of the beauty that unfolds along the Suffolk coast. Guests are encouraged to bundle up in warm coats and bring along a flask of tea for an extra touch of comfort.

All-inclusive Coast & Countryside

The Bell ensures that guests have everything they need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. And our all-inclusive Coast & Countryside winter package encompasses cosy bedrooms, delicious meals, and a chance to unwind amidst the charm of the Suffolk Coast & Countryside. And if you’re seeking a bed & breakfast experience, we currently have up to 30% off stays from January to February.

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