The food of love . . . top romantic places for a Valentines treat
PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 February 2014 | UPDATED: 16:23 04 February 2014
Buxhall Coach House – delicious Italian food cooked by award-winning chef Honor Townsend and generous hospitality from her mother, Sarah, in beautiful surroundings near Stowmarket. www.honortownsend.com
Milsoms – take your pick from any of the group’s superb properties, all romantically located. Their special February Month of Romance offer (you can’t actually use it on the 14th) includes a three-course dinner with free choice from the full menu, overnight accommodation with full breakfast in the best available room, red rose, chocolates and bottle of Champagne for £115 per person at milsoms Dedham, milsoms Kesgrave Hall and The Pier at Harwich (dinner in Harbourside), and £165 per person at Maison Talbooth (dinner at Le Talbooth). www.milsomhotels.com
Salthouse Harbour Hotel – artfully designed 4 star boutique hotel and restaurant right on the waterfront in Ipswich. Great food and memorable rooms. www.salthouseharbour.co.uk
Seckford Hall Hotel – Elizabethan splendour with a modern twist, plus great food in the 1530 restaurant. For a special treat the hotel can arrange for a vintage car to be delivered to the hotel for you to explore Suffolk during your stay.
Ravenwood Hall – lovely romantic old manor house not far from Bury St Edmunds. A great base for a weekend in the west. The hotel has an impressive Valentine’s menu in the dining room on the 14th.
The Swan, Lavenham – it doesn’t get much more romantic than a stay in one of the county’s finest medieval villages. www.theswanatlavenham.co.uk
The Great House – a national newspaper voted this ‘one of the best romantic British hotels’ in 2013. Have a look for yourself www.greathouse.co.uk
The Brudenell Hotel – breath-taking location right on the seafront at Aldeburgh. What better place to propose? www.brudenellhotel.co.uk