New Scandinavian, Alfresco Dining experience launched at Seaham Hall

By Elle Gray-Thynne

The five-star Seaham hall situated on Durham’s Heritage Coast has launched a series of winter open-air experiences in its grounds to encourage January trade.

Built in the 1790’s by Sir Ralph Milbanke, 6th Baronet. Seaham hall is most notably known for being host to Lord Byron’s wedding to Anne Isabelle Milbanke. In the 80’s and 90’s it was redeveloped as a hotel, then a nursing home, and finally a luxury 5-star hotel and spa. It is adorned with beautiful sea views.

‘Wintertime at Seaham Hall’ is not only available to guests staying at the hotel, but the public can also use the new services, booking in advance is advised. The first available experience in this new Nordic-style service is ‘Fire and Feast’, in which guests can enjoy a sunken fire pit, set beneath a wooden canopy adorned with twinkling lights. Your experience will include cheese or chocolate fondue and a half-bottle of Taittinger for two. This experience is priced from £79.

Guests can also hire outdoor dining domes – these beautiful glass domes are akin to Scandinavian Aurora-watching domes, with stunning views of the night sky and overlooking the north sea. The snug pods come kitted out with Bluetooth speakers so guests can play their own music, and accompanied by a seasonal menu which includes fish cooked on a Green Egg barbecue, steak, and a winter-themed cocktail menu.

Guests are encouraged to wrap up and have a stroll around the extensive 37-acre grounds of the magnificent Seaham Hall, which includes several illuminated spots featuring special light installations.

Pod prices start from £150 for two people, and £245 for up to six people. A perfect idea if you’re looking for something different to enjoy with loved ones this wi