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Whether you're agonising over what to get your Dad or looking for a stocking filler for the work Secret Santa, our gift guide is home to an array of ideas that aren't spotted on the high street shelves.


Created and brewed by The Eight Bells Head Chef, David, in collaboration with Barsham Brewery, Eastern Gold brings together two businesses where provenance is an essential ingredient. Our 10th anniversary brew is sold on tap in our pubs, but also ask behind the bar if you'd like a gift box of two bottles. This limited edition beer is ideal for the guy who thinks he's tried it all!

If, like us, your four-legged friend is very much part of the family, then treat them to their own gift under the tree this season. Denzel's 100% natural dog treats are a popular option on the Dog Menu at all of our pubs and with the seasonal flavours and fabulously festive package they will do nicely for a Christmas day snack - our favourite is their Grotto Gift Box.

Our Festive Stay packages, available from November 23rd to December 23rd, includes a special gift on arrival from our friends at Bramley. Made in the British countryside, using natural ingredients, Bramley offer a wide range of skincare, bath and body products that we use across our collection. Take a look at their Christmas gift selection here.

Pick up our new tote bag which is a handy keep-sake and useful memento from your visit. This year our totes feature as part of our Christmas Stay Package, as part of the hamper of goodies to be enjoyed by guests on Christmas Day night. A stylish reusable bag, perfect for showing off on your food shop or using on a weekend away, they can purchased at each pub for less than £15.

Kicking off once again in the new year, The Rupert Brooke Afternoon Tea tops off a day out in Cambridge. Rest those weary legs after a day of shopping and tuck into savoury and sweet delights all inspired by Grantchester meadows with a nod to the Cambridge scholars and poets who once sought out peaceful spots by the river Cam to read, write and contemplate. You can purchase an Afternoon Tea For Two voucher here.


Often claimed to be a man's best friend, give the gift of an overnight stay with your pup in tow. We know how guilty he'd feel if the dog was left behind, so why not bring him along for a staycation by the sea or in the rural countryside. Our Muddy Paws Stay includes dinner for two, bed and breakfast, as well as treats for your four-legged friend, a toy, dog bed, bowl and towel.

A gift for your taste buds, The Black Lion Family Sharing Roast is a feast fit for a king! Book in advance as a great gift to enjoy one Sunday afternoon. includes a board of meats (with vegan alternatives on request), lots of seasonal vegetables, nice big Yorkshires and crispy roasties!

Another one for the 'foodie' in him! Cambridge Distillery presents the ultimate Christmas gift for gin enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of flavours to enhance the festive spirit. For the daring palate, the Anty Gin offers an infusion of red wood ant essence, resulting in a tangy citrus profile complemented by wild botanicals like wood avens, nettle, and alexanders seeds.


Elevate the holiday cheer with Cambridge Festive Gin, a concoction that harmonises timeless juniper essence with the lively zest of fresh orange, accompanied by hints of cinnamon, angelica seed, and subtle notes of blackcurrant leaf. all wrapped up with a refreshing finish of lemon verbena for a burst of tangy vibrancy.


Maybe you're thanking mum and dad for all the help when you moved house this year, or maybe you're congratulating your sister on her engagement, there's so many reasons to give the gift of a Chestnut Gift Voucher this Christmas. Vouchers can be used across the collection and range from monetary vouchers that can be put towards food, drink and stays to more luxurious options. Our Dinner, Bed and Breakfast voucher covers everything! The recipient will arrive in East Anglia to a cosy home away from home with a seasonal dinner and hearty breakfast the next morning included in their stay, perfect to fuel their adventures in our region.

Looking for more ideas this festive season? Why not read our Christmas Experience Guide to see what's going on in the region or have a look at more of our festive offerings here.


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