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“A comfortable hotel for a traditional British seaside break; good for all ages. Perfect for pottering in Aldeburgh – in summer guests will appreciate the hotel’s position at the quieter end of town – or exploring further afield from Snape Maltings to Orford.”

“A comfortable hotel for a traditional British seaside break; good for all ages. Perfect for pottering in Aldeburgh – in summer guests will appreciate the hotel’s position at the quieter end of town – or exploring further afield from Snape Maltings to Orford.”

Hotel Review

Set right on the seafront in the attractive town of Aldeburgh, The Brudenell hits the spot if you’re after a comfortable hotel by the sea. Whites, blues and stripes give the hotel a nautical feel, as do the boaty wallpapers and local photography. While the views from many of the seafront bedrooms are hard to beat, the Aldeburgh rooms – which overlook the streets and beyond to the river and marshes – have their own attraction. The brasserie-style ‘Seafood & Grill’ restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and the varied menu includes locally caught fish. The bar prides itself on its coastal gins, which can be enjoyed on the hotel’s large terrace with its jaunty awnings and blue and white chairs. The comfortable lounge has an all-day menu with everything from fish and chips to toasted teacakes.
Recommended for
  • Beach Life
  • Situated directly on Aldeburgh's pebble beach and featuring a seafood restaurant too.
 

Written by Helena Hamlyn

Recommended For

  • Beach Life
  • Situated directly on Aldeburgh's pebble beach and featuring a seafood restaurant too.
  • Local markets
  • Three Suffolk Farmer's markets run throughout the month.
  • Other Activities
  • Catch a screening at the 19th century Aldeburgh Cinema.
  • Great walks
  • Take long walks along the Suffolk Coastal path.
  • Birdwatching
  • Go birdwatching in the RSPB Minsmere.
  • Family Suites
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Views
  • Restaurant
  • On the beach
  • Seaviews
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Charming

Facilities

  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Meeting Room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Parking
  • Views
  • Restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Local markets
  • Three Suffolk Farmer's markets run throughout the month.
  • Other Activities
  • Catch a screening at the 19th century Aldeburgh Cinema.
  • Great walks
  • Take long walks along the Suffolk Coastal path.
  • Birdwatching
  • Go birdwatching in the RSPB Minsmere.

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Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Panoramic sea views, enjoying great seafood in the sea facing Seafood Bar and Grill, enjoying a glass of wine alfresco on the terrace, looking around the shops on the charming Aldeburgh High Street

What is there to do in the area?

Immerse yourself in culture
Take in one of the many exhibitions or musical concerts at the world-famous Snape Maltings, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. Or treat yourself to an afternoon of shopping at the collection of award-winning independent shops, from the electric interiors of House & Garden to the old-world toys of Little Rascals

Shop ‘til you drop
Aldeburgh is a great place to indulge in some retail therapy. From well-known high street favourites to lovely independent stores, shoppers can spoil themselves in boutiques, antiques and arts shops.

Dust off the walking boots
Put on your walking boots and take a long stroll along Sailor’s Path, through six-miles of woodland, marshes and reedbeds, past freshwater dykes to the small village of Snape. The Snape Marshes are home to an abundance of wildlife so keep an eye out for woodlarks, yellowhammers and if you’re very lucky, otters!

Follow in Benjamin Britten’s footsteps
Visit the home of Benjamin Britten, Suffolk’s iconic composer, The Red House, where you can discover where the musical magic took place. Take a tour of the studio where Britten composed, the gallery, the historic library and the beautiful gardens. With events and exhibitions taking place throughout the year, take a look at what’s on before visiting to make the most of your experience.

Cinema nights on the coast
Celebrating its centenary in 2019, Aldeburgh Cinema is a cute, half-timbered building with the atmosphere of the picture houses of yesteryear. Presenting a mix of mainstream and world cinema, theatre and Opera live transmissions and Live on Stage shows, the varied programme is sure to impress even the toughest of critics. Sit back and relax with a glass of wine or an Adnams beer and experience a cinema like no other.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer a 'serve yourself from the Breakfast Table' continental breakfast which is £9.95 or a full continental breakfast with one freshly cooked breakfast straight from the kitchen for £13.95. This includes Full Suffolk Breakfast, or Scottish Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs, and even Freshly Made Pancakes.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We offer our All Day Dining Menu which is served from 10am - 9pm, this includes sausage and bacon muffins for those who prefer a late breakfast and freshly made scones with jam and cream to enjoy in the afternoons. Our full A La Carte menu is served from 6pm - 8:45pm (Sunday - Thursday) and 6pm - 9:15pm (Friday & Saturday).
Alternatively we highly recommend our Sister Hotel the White Lion who have two offer two different restaurants, the Brasserie Bleue and Sea Spice. The White Lion is a short walk from the Brudenell, along the seafront.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Our most popular room is one of our Superior Aldeburgh Facing Room, Room 210. This room is very special because it is the only room with the largest balcony with a beautiful sea view.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
Most of our Superior Aldeburgh Facing, Superior Sea views and also our Deluxe Rooms are large enough to have extra beds for children. Some of these rooms have sofa beds. Therefore we can accommodate families up to 5 in one room.

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The Brudenell

The Brudenell is a seaside escape with a sense of past, just a stone's throw from Aldeburgh's expansive pebble beach and a short stroll from the pretty high street. Its suntrap terraces and restaurant serving fresh seafood are popular with both tourists and locals.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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