Celebrate New Year's Eve in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond

Celebrate New Year's Eve and welcome in 2019 in style in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond...

Whether you are glad to see the end of 2018 or have had a fantastic year or just keen to start 2019 and “go get ‘em”, a good old New Year’s Eve knees-up in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond is something to experience! Dressing up, celebrating with friends and family, champagne toasts and midnight kisses with a loved one – what’s not to like? 

So, whether you want to go full ‘Gatsby’ as part of some palatial party, just out for a moderately sedate evening with friends or family or a screaming all-nighter walking home in your finery while the milk is being delivered, check out this list of New Year’s Eve events happening in and around Bury St Edmunds – they all offer the perfect way to finish off the festive season and ring in the new year.

The Northgate

Where: The Northgate, Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1HP

When: 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Ring in the New Year at The Northgate where you’ll be spoilt with a spectacular 6-course menu – each course a feast of different flavours, not to mention the all-important rounds of canapés to start and sweets and chocolates to finish.

The hotel will also have special guest - magician Jamie Seagrave performing and mixing with guests and amusing and amazing them with sleight of hand. 

£75 per person, add a matching wine flight for £30

For more information or to book, ring 01284 339604, email  or visit 

Ben’s Restaurant

Where: Ben's Restaurant, Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RG

When: 6pm - 11.30pm

If you are looking for a more relaxed evening, Ben’s Restaurant in Bury St Edmunds offers a tranquil way to see in the New Year with a delicious four-course meal preceded by a welcoming glass of prosecco. The menu consists of wild venison medallions, smoked bacon and white wine risotto, Pulled Blythburgh Pork Suet Pudding and much more (vegetarian menu also available on request).

£60 per person

For more information or to book, ring 01284 762119, email or visit 

New Year's Eve Celebration Buffet 

Where: Bury St Edmunds Farmers Club, Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1NQ

When: 7.30pm for 8.00pm

A great evening has been lined up at the Bury Farmers Club. With live music from the Arty Reed Trio, a sumptuous buffet and, of course, good company! With a buffet containing a range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes (special dietary requirements can be catered for but please advised when booking).

You can either book a group table or book as an individual or a couple and be added onto a table with other people whose company we hope you will enjoy!

£50 per person

For more information or to book, call 01284 750969, email or visit 

Ravenwood Hall

Where: Ravenwood Hall, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9JA

Ravenwood Hall has two new year's celebrations for you to choose from. You can either spend the evening in the intimate interior of the main house with tables available between 7pm and 9.30pm (£89.50 per person) or say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 in style at the Edwardian Pavilion for a black-tie event. Arrive from 7.30pm for canapes and champagne before the main meal at 8pm. This will be followed by fireworks at midnight and dancing until 2am (£110 per person). 

For more information or tickets for either event, ring 01359 270345, email or visit 

The Ickworth

Where: The Ickworth Hotel, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE

The Ickworth Hotel has created an indulgent and luxurious stay designed specifically for the whole family. Their New Year’s Eve stay packages include luxurious and fun-packed breaks with children and young ones in mind. 

Book a two or three-night stay and enjoy a stimulating and busy day full of indulgent feasting (after all, it’s still Christmas – right?), starting at 7.30am with buffet breakfast, music activities for young ones, board games, film screenings, high tea and children’s disco. 

Once the kids are in bed, take advantage of the complimentary house wine throughout the evening until it’s time to ring in the new year with a glass of fizz. 

Rates from £1050 for a two-night package based on two adults sharing a room and £1450 for a three-night package for a double room with a cot.

For room and package information, ring 01284 735350 or visit 

The Swan at Lavenham

Where: The Swan at Lavenham, High Street, Lavenham, CO10 9QA

The Swan at Lavenham is one of the finest hotels in Suffolk. Dating back to the 15th century, the hotel is steeped in history but perfectly combines a deep sense of heritage and occasion with contemporary sophistication. 

For New Years Eve, the Swan has a two night offer available which includes a special five-course Black Tie Gala Dinner with live swing vocalist, Suffolk cream tea, Champagne and canapés with piper and a full Suffolk breakfast the next day as well as a three-course dinner on the second evening.

For prices, more information or to book, ring 01787 247477, email or visit 

The Angel Hotel

Where: The Angel Hotel, 3 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LT

The Angel is set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds historic marketplace and has a choice of two party dinners to choose from this New Years Eve. 

The Pre-Party Dinner between 6pm - 7.15pm offers three courses, with coffee to follow for those who either need to get home for the babysitters or are heading on somewhere else for the rest of the evening (£38 per person), while the hotel’s main New Year's Eve Dinner from 8.30pm will see you served canapés and a glass of chilled Champagne ready for your arrival followed by a five-course set dinner menu & coffee (£88 per person).

For more information or to book, ring 01284 714000, email or visit 

New Years Eve at Flex 

Where: Flex Bar, Club & Lounge, St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SD

When: 10pm – 3am

Join Flex for one of the bigger New Year's Eve parties in Bury St Edmunds! Three rooms of music mean that you can decide how you want to start 2019 - party anthems downstairs, commercial & kisstory style upstairs & R’n’B in the lounge

Tickets are £5 - £9 per person (depending on how early you book) £1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Bury Town Pastors.

For more information or to book, ring 01284 764083 or visit  

The LP Retro Party

Where: The LP Restaurant, Bar and Nightclub, Woolhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LA

When: 10pm – 4am

The LP hosts the arrival of 2019 with the very best party and music from the ‘60s to the present day. Be welcomed with a free arrival drink and take advantage of 2 for 1 on classic cocktails. With goodie bags, free early morning munchies and other surprises, there can be few better ways to begin the new year for those who “love to boogie”. 

Tickets £12 per person. For more information or to book, ring 01284 719617 or visit 


Take a culinary tour of the Mediterranean and spend New Year's eve at CASA; you will your cruise of the Mediterranean in Spain with a welcome glass of CAVA, a sherry or a Spanish beer.

You will then tuck in to a range of special tapas dishes including Padron Peppers and Croquetas – crunchy deep fried balls of creamy savoury bechamel.

You will then head east to Greece for a delicious main meze including Lamb Kleftiko, Spanakopita, lemon potatoes and homemade tzatziki.

For dessert? It's to Italy of course where you are greeted with a mouthwatering Italy selection of desserts. Finally, stopping in France to indulge in a delicious selection of cheese with accompaniments.

After food, there's dancing and a glass of bubbly to see the NewYear in with and the bar stays open until 1am.

Tickets are £49.95 per person, "boarding" is from 7pm, dinner is served at 8pm prompt. 

For more information or to book, call 01284 701313 or email

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