If you’re looking into weekend breaks in Newmarket and need some inspiration, take a look at our fantastic suggestions below!
From a relaxing break being pampered, to an acton-packed weekend of discovery, Newmarket has a huge amount to offer.
Below, we’ve put together a few suggestions:
RELAX AND UNWIND
If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa could be one of the most perfect weekend breaks in Newmarket.
Beautifully located beside the famous training gallops and only a short distance from Newmarket Racecourse, this four-star hotel comprises 77 luxury bedrooms including 22 super king-size, offering the very best in modern comfort and luxury.
The Spa at Bedford Lodge is an ideal way to spend the day unwinding. It is the only 5-Bubble rated spa in East Anglia and offers a wide variety of services, from all-day packages to one-off treatments across its 10 treatment rooms, a luxurious relaxation room and a therapy room for visiting cosmetic doctors.
Facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, rooftop hot tub, a Rasul, experimental showers, and a thermal area comprising a steam room and sauna.
Combine this with its state-of-the-art fitness club, swimming pool and the Spa Lounge where guests can enjoy a selection of light bites, and there really is something for everyone.
All that relaxation can be hungry work, so for an evening meal, head to Squires Restaurant. This on-site eatery is 2AA Rosette rated and offers a modern dining experience, with a varied menu and beautifully-crafted wine list which perfectly fits the luxury ambience of the rest of the hotel.
Click here for more information.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE MAGIC AND HISTORY OF HORSERACING
If you are looking for opulence and heritage, then the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket is the perfect option for you.
This exclusive members’ club has been providing its guests with a home away from home for over 250 years and is steeped in history. With past and present members including the likes of Winston Churchill and even The Queen herself, there really is no more exclusive accommodation in the area and arguably the country.
The 18 deluxe rooms are individually decorated with luxurious bathrooms and overlook the manicured lawn. Despite its town-centre location, the Jockey Club Rooms is exceptionally quiet, the only noise you’ll hear might be the occasional snort from a horse in the neighbouring training yard.
While in in the ancestral home of racing, you can enjoy an exciting day at Newmarket Races! From the Guineas Festival in May, to the July Festival in the high summer and the Dubai Future Champions Day in October, you are guaranteed a fantastic day out! There are 38 race days between April and November, so it is a day out that you can experience throughout the year, each time with its own personality and character.
If you are looking to enjoy some fabulous food and wine during your stay, The Kings Head in Dullingham is the ideal restaurant to visit. Located just outside of Newmarket, this village restaurant offers an inviting dining room with oaks and contemporary furnishing, as well as outdoor seating for an alfresco experience.
The restaurant offers a modern twist on classic cuisine which is reflected in their two menu options: á la carte and set price Classics and the restaurant works closely with local wine merchants to ensure that there is a wide variety to suit every palate.
Click here to find out more about our accommodation and attractions for weekend breaks in Newmarket.
GET A TASTER OF THE TOWN
The second of our weekend breaks in Newmarket is based at The Heath Court Hotel is located just off the main high street and just yards from the famed Warren Hill training grounds, enabling you to witness for yourself the hundreds of racehorses training in the mornings!
This contemporary hotel features bespoke furnishings and clean lines and offers 41 guest rooms ranging from standard to executive and suites, with Wi-Fi and air conditioning throughout.
The staff’s hard work, attention to detail and dedication to quality has gained the Heath Court Hotel the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016.
The hotel is ideally placed for a tour of the National Stud which is located nearby and is the only commercial stud farm in the UK to allow members of the public to see behind the scenes.
Set in 500 acres of Jockey Club land, the National Stud attracts huge numbers of bloodstock clients from across the globe. It has been involved with some of the most successful racehorses ever, not least the fantastic Mill Reef who enjoyed a hugely successful career as a stallion at the farm and has since been immortalised by a statue which stands in front of the stallion unit.
If you are feeling peckish throughout the day, why not recharge with lunch at the Wavertree’s Coffee Shop, located on site and serving lunch, tea, coffee and cakes.
After such a busy day you’ll inevitably work up quite an appetite for dinner, so grab a fantastic meal at the Pantry Food Shop & Eatery. This is an independent restaurant, café and delicatessen, specialising in classic British cuisine, while supplying guests with the finest seasonal and local ingredients.
It is located in the centre of town and with plenty of parking or an easy 5-10 minute walk from the Heath Court Hotel, it is the perfect dining venue.
Click here to find out more about our tours and amenities for weekend breaks in Newmarket
THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
The Packhorse Inn overlooks the green in the village of Moulton, just outside Newmarket.
The eight en-suite bedrooms are relaxed and luxurious, featuring huge mirrors, luxurious king-size or emperor-size beds, along with Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down duvets, ensuring that guests have the most comfortable stay possible.
While so close to Newmarket, a brilliant way to spend your day is on the Country Mile Tour. One of the most popular tours on offer through Discover Newmarket, it offers a true insight into one of the worlds leading racehorse-training centres. This exciting day is full of action, showing you all Newmarket has to offer.
You will begin your day with a morning on the gallops and a get a behind-the-scenes tour of a trainers yard before visiting some of Newmarket’s top attractions, including The National Horseracing Museum and The National Stud.
When you are at the trainers yard you will get the opportunity to see the racehorses up close and meet the team who work behind the scenes to create a champion. If you’re lucky, you could even get a chance to meet the trainer themselves!
After a busy day you can head back to The Packhorse Inn and enjoy some dinner. The traditional pub offers a truly stunning dining experience from award-winning executive chef Chris Lee.
As well as currently being the only restaurant in Newmarket with a 3AA rosette status, the pub also won “Best Food Pub” for the East in The Great British Pub Awards 2014.
Its fixed price or à la Carte menu is described as Modern European and every dish is prepared with passion, integrity and originality along with local fresh ingredients.
Click here to find out more about our tours and amenities, the perfect activities for weekend breaks in Newmarket.
16/01/2019Where to stay for a romantic Newmarket experience
If you are planning a romantic getaway then these gems will add to your Newmarket experience as far as your accommodation options are concerned.
09/01/2019The fitness fanatic’s guide to Newmarket
If you’re a keen fitness fanatic and heading to Newmarket for a visit don’t worry about your training taking a knock. There’s loads for you to do to stay active.
19/12/2018We have a winning photo!
After a host of entries and a number of absolutely brilliant photos, the winner of the Discover Newmarket Photo Competition has been chosen!
11/12/2018Christmas gift ideas for her
It’s that time of the year when you’re scrambling to find the right Christmas present for some of the lucky ladies in your life.
When it comes to finding the right gifts for Christmas it can be an absolute nightmare.
04/12/2018Best Christmas gifts for racing fans
We’re heading towards Christmas at a rate of knots. It means that time is starting to run out to find the perfect Christmas gift for the racing fans in your life.
03/12/2018Discover Newmarket partners with Highclere Thoroughbred Racing
Tourism hub and official tour guide for the Home of Horseracing, Discover Newmarket has today announced a new partnership with Europe’s leading racehorse ownership company, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.
19/11/2018Three cheers for Newmarket!
This year’s flat season resulted in some tremendous success for Newmarket’s resident horses, jockeys and trainers.