Discover the paths and places less travelled with our new Unexplored Suffolk offer! Explore rural Suffolk and its diverse landscapes right from our doorstep, rich in history and surrounded by countryside it’s the perfect place to throw your walking boots on.
Enjoy a luxurious two-night escape at our four red star hotel and spend your days exploring new places with a Suffolk walking guide. Discover the popular ‘Sport Of Kings’ historic trail or perhaps venture to nearby villages. Our chef will prepare a lovely picnic to take with you on your travels.
After a busy day, relax and unwind in a luxurious king bedroom before heading to our award-winning restaurant for a delicious dinner.
You will also get to enjoy a full afternoon tea for two, which includes delicious finger sandwiches, warm fruit & plain scones and a selection of delicious savouries & sweet treats!
We've loved welcoming guests back to our hotel & spa, and it's been lovely to see friends reuniting over a cup of tea, snack or dinner.
Our new afternoon tea menu is the perfect excuse to book in that much-needed catch up! Indulge in delicious finger sandwiches from Smoked Salmon to Cucumber & Dill Cream Cheese and Roast Chicken With Grain Mustard, all served on flavoured breads.
Next, enjoy some savouries including our Newmarket sausage roll and crisp tempura king prawn!
Finally, revel in sweet treats including warm scones, chocolate shell with white chocolate mousse & mango dome, lime eton mess, fruit tart and more!
Book by calling 01638 663175
THE PERFECT CELEBRATION...
Are you looking for the perfect place to celebrate with 5 friends or 5 family members? Perhaps you have a birthday on the horizon or a special occasion to celebrate?
Our new Exclusive Spa Experience Escape is the perfect solution! Relax and unwind in your own self-contained holiday accommodation which is situated next to our main hotel and boasts three luxurious bedrooms, including one executive suite and two superior rooms, plus a private dining and snug area.
Next, enjoy an exclusive spa experience, meaning you and 5 others will enjoy private use of our '5 bubble' rated spa for 3.5 hours! Relax and unwind with a complimentary glass of prosecco as you enjoy our heat & hydrotherapy experiences.
Tantalise your tastebuds with our newest gourmet getaway! Relax and unwind in a stylish king room with a bottle of wine on arrival. In the evening head to our award-winning Squires restaurant for a 5-course tasting menu. Our chef has created a divine menu including 24 hour crispy pork belly, lemon sole & smoked salmon, fillet of black angus wellington and a trio of desserts!
Escape to Suffolk's version of paradise with our three night Relaxation Staycation! Unwind at our '5 bubble' rated spa with a luxury spa day for two including a 60 minute treatment of your choice, lunch and a soft drink. Spend your evenings at our award-winning Squires restaurant, with dinner included for two nights! Relax in a stylish king room and enjoy a full English breakfast each morning...
If you are a key worker* join the team for free on 1st August as a thank you from everyone at the National Horse Racing Museum
Our 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket, comprises three complementary attractions; National Horseracing Museum in the Trainer’s House and King’s Yard Galleries, Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art in Palace House, and a chance to meet former racehorses in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses (ROR).
Visits can take from 3 hours to a full day, and sometimes even more…!
Don’t forget to visit our fabulous restaurant, bakery and gift shop on-site
*Key workers include health workers, emergency services and care workers.
Please note: You must show a valid proof of ID when visiting the museum, otherwise you will be charged for your admission
Ahoy there treasure hunters… Welcome to the Love Newmarket BID Online Treasure Hunt!
This hunt is like no other we’ve seen amidst our Newmarket shores. Instead our riddles will have you testing your local knowledge in order to win gold… well, a £100 gift voucher for your chosen local business*.
How To Get Involved
Our treasure hunt takes place online from Friday 12thJune 2020, with clues released daily on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Head over to your chosen platform to find the daily riddle, which will send you in search of a local business’ Facebook page.
Search the page high and low to find our hidden letter, found in a photograph posted that day.
Collect all the letters to spell out a mystery phrase, and then simply message us on one of our social platforms or email [email protected] with your answer.
All correct guesses will be placed in a hat, with the winner revealed on Monday 29thJune 2020. Closing date - midnight on Sunday 28th June.
Our lucky winner will then be awarded a £100 gift voucher for whichever Newmarket-based business they deem worthy… the choice is yours!
With the first riddle released today (Friday 12thJune) what are you waiting for? GOOD LUCK!
*Terms and conditions: £100 gift voucher is non-transferable, no cash alternatives. Newmarket business must offer gift vouchers / credit notes to be applicable. Gift voucher must be collected from the BID Office, The Guineas, Newmarket, and a photo of the winner will be required. (Subject to social distancing guidelines).
The Racing Centre Set For Renovations
From Monday 8th June, The Racing Centre will undergo a series of renovations to improve its facilities and create a state-of-the-art café.
The scope of work includes a full renovation of the current café/bar area, an increased reception area as well as two additional rooms to accommodate further rehabilitation work. The upgraded café will boast a barista coffee machine, an upgraded kitchen capable of producing both hot and cold meals, and new furnishings throughout. The function hall will benefit from new flooring, upgraded furnishings and overall modernisation to cater for weddings, conferences and sporting events. Finally, the gym will be enlarged to reflect the Centre’s growing membership. Works are currently scheduled to be completed on 17th August with a phased approach to reopening in accordance with government guidelines.
The renovation works have been made possible by a grant from the John Pearce Foundation. Set up in the memory of Mr Pearce, who spent many happy years in Newmarket and whose horses remain in training at Heath House Stables. The Foundation’s initial focus in on funding charities that support current and former participants in horseracing and thoroughbred breeding that are in need, both human and equine. Godolphin and the Shadwell Fund provided additional funding for the Centre’s gym reconfiguration.
Victor Victoria Coffee, a new independent coffee shop opened its doors last month bringing a fresh taste to the racing town.
Moving into the former Coffee & Co location on the corner of Sun Lane and Palace Street, the café opened on Saturday 7th March to a wonderful reception, although it is currently closed during lockdown.
Its new owner, Victoria Snell, is looking forward to reopening and is aiming to continue the sense of community that the café bought to the town.
“The location is a haven for people watching and sitting outside during the summer months,” explained Victoria, “It is a well-known spot and I am creating a real community space where people love to spend time with friends or just enjoy some time by themselves.”
Opening the coffee shop has been a lifelong dream for Victoria. While taking a break from her marketing career to start a family, she pursued her love of baking cakes and sweet treats.
Her business, Cuppa Cakes, supplied local coffee shops and tea rooms, including Coffee & Co and Harriets in Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. When she saw that Coffee & Co was up for sale, she decided to take the leap and open her own venture.
As a local resident to Newmarket, Victoria is keen to support other small businesses in the area.“Our bread is baked daily and delivered from STIR in Cambridge and we use both Eric Tennant and Powters for our meat. We also serve Posh Pops from Cambridge and drinks from LA Brewery near Ely,” said Victoria.
The menu changes daily to feature seasonal dishes. Expect to find avocado on toast and delicious sourdough sandwiches.
“The most surprising item that we can’t seem to make enough of are sausage rolls!” said Victoria, “They are made fresh every morning, but you’ll have to be quick!
“I love our ever-changing cake and brownie menu, but I have to say that I still love a good slice of banana bread. It is so versatile, and we serve it sliced, toasted, with yoghurt and berry compote, with butter for afternoon tea, or on its own which is how I like it best.”
The coffee shop gained its name from Victoria and her father, Victor.
“The name is very personal to me. Growing up we always introduced ourselves as Victor Victoria to make people smile. I wanted the name to symbolise something personal and any other names for the cafe just didn’t sound right.”
Victoria is looking forward to reopening and being able to put a smile back on people’s faces once government guidelines have changed.
“Thank you to everyone who has wholeheartedly supported me and the team at Victor Victoria Coffee and we can’t wait to see you all soon. Take care and keep safe!”