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Plan the perfect Mother’s Day spoils


Need some ideas for planning the perfect spoils this Mother’s Day? Take a look at our list of recommendations for some of the best places to enjoy a meal with mum and a few gift ideas to show your appreciation for all of Mum’s efforts in helping you along the way.

Plan a sumptuous Mother’s Day lunch

There are some wonderful options to look at when it comes to planning for somewhere to go for lunch on Mother’s Day.

The Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa, with their popular Squires restaurant, will be offering up a superb menu with items like King Scallops with Roe Salt to start with before moving on the Roast Sirloin of grass-fed beef with all the necessary trimmings that come with Sunday lunch in such a divine setting. Move on to a selection of desserts that includes Mint & Dark Chocolate Fondant or Rhubarb and Gingernut Cheesecake.  View the full menu by clicking here. 

Not too far from Newmarket are two other wonderful options with the Red Lion in Soham well worth a booking as well as the delicious and decadent Afternoon Tea being offered at Poet’s House in Ely. Enjoy a selection of superb pastries and sweets in magnificent surroundings.

The Best Western Heath Court Hotel will be serving their popular Mother’s Day carvery between noon and 7pm . Choose from two or three courses and end off with coffee and mints. Booking is essential for this and can be done by calling 01638 676321. This is one of the Sunday afternoon staples and is always very popular.

Nancy’s Vintage Teashop  will be hosting Mother’s Day Prosecco Classic Afternoon Tea throughout the weekend with sittings at various times from 11am on both Saturday and Sunday. Start with a glass of Prosecco before indulging in savouries and sandwiches and a selection of cakes to go with a variety of teas of Cafetiere coffee.  There is also a Children’s Tier

The Tack Room at Palace House will be offering up  the choice of two  or three courses with a menu that includes Truffled wild mushroom fricassee , pressed ham hock and apricot terrine to start and a choice of four options as part of The Tack Room Roast. Tucked inside Palace House, this venue is a great setting to sit and relax in.  Take a look at the Mother’s Day menu here. 

Fancy a relaxed Sunday lunch? Then a visit to The Packhorse Inn is a wonderful idea. You could always go for a walk around the village, or take in the Three Churches Walk, before heading back to this gem in the nearby village of Moulton. The popular Sharing Roast is always a treat at The Packhorse Inn and is always recommended. Just be sure to book in advance! See the Mother’s Day menu by clicking here.


Give the  perfect gift

If your Mum is a fan of horses or perhaps she enjoys new experiences then a Discover Newmarket Gift Voucher makes an excellent option. These can be booked for a specific tour, for a full list of tours available then click here, or can be set up in such a way that the person receiving the voucher can redeem it towards a tour of their choosing. Things like the Taster Tour, Newmarket Experience and Champagne Afternoon Tea & Tour at the Jockey Club Rooms are all popular options.

The Spa at Bedford Lodge is currently running  their Mum and Me Spa Day. Treat your mum to something  extra special with a treatment at one of Suffolk’s best spas! You will be able to indulge in the heat and hydrotherapy facilities, spend time relaxing in the rooftop hot tub and experiential showers. This treatment also includes full use of the steam room and modern sauna. After that you can choose between a Jessica Deluxe manicure or Zen Spa pedicure before making your way to the Spa Lounge for a Champagne Afternoon Tea. To find out more about this experience, click here. 

If Mum is a real homemaker then she will love the bespoke products that Chester & Cooke offer especially if she’s a fan of the countryside. A delightful range of products, all skilfully crafted, to add quality and a touch of style to all aspects of country living.  Browse the full range of Chester and Cooke products here. We are especially fond of their Welly Boot Racks, Herb Planters and Wine Caddy.

The gift shop at Palace House also offers up a range of jewellery and home decor and lifestyle products as well as a fantastic range of art to choose from if you know that Mum has been looking to fill a space on one of the walls.