Festive season

You are invited to celebrate

The Hydro can offer you a range of pre-Christmas festivities to suit all numbers. From a pre-Christmas lunch for 2 to an office Christmas party for 160, there are various options available to choose from.

Regardless of what you are planning, the Hydro is the perfect choice.

We offer a number of function rooms to cater for your occasion. Simply make an appointment with the sales team by calling 01323 746105 to view the facilities in order to decide the best suitable option for you. Alternatively, contact the sales office via email sales.office@hydrohotel.com

A warm festive welcome

Originally opened in 1895, the Hydro Hotel has been taking care of guests for over 120 years. The hotel has built up a long-standing reputation for fine cuisine, an unforgettable dining experience and personal service. There is no better place to celebrate the festive season where tradition combined with fine food, excellent wines and wonderfully relaxed surrounds create a truly unique atmosphere.

Festive party nights

Whether you are organising your company’s party or looking to join a night with a group of friends, our festive parties are an evening to remember. Start the evening by greeting your guests in one of our festive lounges. Enjoy a sumptuous three course meal with coffee and mince pies, then you and your guests are invited to celebrate and dance the night away until midnight with our resident DJ. This event is not suitable for under 18s.

Pricing and package inclusions:

  • Three course pre-ordered festive meal with coffee and mince pies
  • After dinner disco with DJ until midnight
  • Festive décor and novelties
  • 10% discount on pre-booked wine

Tuesday to Thursday – £34 inclusive of disco, festive novelties and three course dinner with coffee and mince pies.
Friday and Saturday – £38 inclusive of disco, festive novelties and three course dinner with coffee and mince pies.

Christmas Day lunch – Monday 25th December

Join us on Christmas Day and enjoy a real treat for all the family. Arrive for a glass of Kir Royale in our Garden suite before a traditional four course Christmas day luncheon is served with all the trimmings. £75 per person, £40 per child (aged 4 to 14 years).

Christmas Day luncheon menu

Grilled fillet of mackerel, a la grecque vegetables, spiced tomato sauce
Duck liver and port parfait, toasted brioche and a warm bacon and red onion ragout
Assiette of melon in a Midori sauce (v)
Sweet potato and coconut veloute (v)
Raspberry and crème de framboise sorbet
Traditional roast turkey with a peach, chestnut and thyme stuffing, bacon wrapped chipolata, glazed sprouts, carrots and château potatoes, red wine jus
Grilled fillet of sea bass, celeriac purée, slow braised celery, parmentier potatoes, glazed swede and truffle jus
Carrot and cashew nut roast, marinated pimento’s, roasted potatoes and a cherry tomato fondue sauce (v)
Steamed plum pudding with a spiced plum compote and Amaretto sauce
Light vanilla mousse, blackberry ice cream and honey tuille
Chocolate and hazelnut tart, peanut butter ice cream, cardamom anglaise
Selection of continental cheeses served with homemade chutney and walnut bread
Freshly brewed coffee and mince pies

New Year’s Day lunch – Monday 1st January 2018

Please note our New Year’s Day lunch menu will feature dishes from our popular Sunday lunch menus throughout the year, below is a sample menu. £35 per person, £20 per child (aged 4 to 14 years).

New Year’s Day lunch menu

New Year’s Day lunch menu
Sliced smoked duck breast, orange and cranberry compote
Traditional prawn cocktail, Marie Rose sauce and iceberg lettuce
Homemade cream of broccoli and Stilton soup (v)
Red onion and goats cheese tart, cherry tomato salsa (v)
Fanned honeydew melon with peach and raisin chutney (v)
Roast sirloin of beef served with horseradish sauce and Yorkshire pudding
Steamed loin of cod on stir fried vegetables, parsley cream sauce
Honey roasted Sussex ham, apricot and fig chutney, Madeira sauce
Tian of roasted marinated vegetables, walnut crumble, paprika oil (v)
Warm stem ginger baked sponge served with cream, sauce Anglaise or ice cream
Toffee and banana filo basket, vanilla coulis
Strawberry and Grand Marnier mousse torte
Red cherry sundae, coconut ice cream
Freshly brewed coffee and mints

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3 and 4 night Christmas package

Christmas Eve – Sunday 24th December 2017

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Festive private dining

Throughout December celebrate the festivities with friends, family, colleagues or clients. Our package includes a private drinks reception area, canapés on arrival, a three course festive menu, crackers, Christmas novelties and the hire of a private room (subject to availability). Dinner £30 per person or include a glass of Champagne on arrival for £35 per person. *Minimum and maximum numbers apply, pre-booking is required.

Festive meetings

Book your meeting room with us and celebrate in the evening with a three course party night dinner, overnight accommodation and full traditional breakfast, on selected midweek dates in December from £115 per delegate. Depending on number of delegates your party may be able to join one of our festive party nights. Minimum numbers apply.

January dining and party nights

For those that are too busy to fit in celebrations during December, why not check out our January private dining availability? January party nights are available on selected dates in 2018 from £30 per person.


Delegate packages

Delegate packages are available for breakfast meetings, half day, full day and 24 hour stays.  All packages include WiFi.

A minimum of 10 delegates are required and our prices are inclusive of VAT.

  • Meeting room hire (8 hours)
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen and LCD projector
  • Arrival tea and coffee
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Two course sandwich buffet lunch with orange juice
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake
  • WiFi

£37.50 per delegate

  • Meeting room hire
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen and LCD projector
  • Two course sandwich lunch
  • 1 serving of tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • WiFi

£27.50 per delegate (4 hours )

  • Meeting room hire (6:30 to 10:30am)
  • Arrival tea, coffee and orange juice
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen
  • Full English and continental breakfast
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • WiFi

£25 per delegate

LCD projector £45
Audio and staging
PA and microphone £40
Teleconferencing £POA
Staging £POA

Morning pastries on arrival £4.25
Two course hot fork buffet/restaurant lunch £15.00
Teatime cakes and pastries £5.50
Fudge/Carrot/Victoria sponge cake £4.95
Platter of fresh fruit based on 10 delegates £30.00
Homemade scones, clotted cream and jam £5.00
End of day drink reception (house wine, draft beer and soft drink – 1 per person) with nuts and crisps £6.00

Contact us

The Hydro Hotel

Mount Road, Eastbourne,
East Sussex, England
BN20 7HZ

Telephone: 01323 720643

General enquiries and reservations:

Conference, banqueting and wedding enquiries:

Wedding Team 01323 746105


  • From M25 follow the M23 southbound until you join the A23 towards Brighton.
  • Continue on the A23 turning left onto the A27 towards Lewes.
  • Follow the A27, past Lewes until joining the A22 into Eastbourne.
  • Follow until joining the A259, Upperton road. At the roundabout by the railway station turn into Grove Road.
  • At the end of Grove road bear right onto Meads road and follow until you join St Johns road.
  • Turn left and follow until you reach Mount road on the right.
  • The Hydro Hotel is on the right.

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Meetings and events

Surrounded by inspiration

The Hydro is the ideal conference and meetings venue in Eastbourne. Conduct your meetings with a sea view while your delegates enjoy chef’s choice buffet.

The hotel features four fully equipped meeting rooms as well as a private dining room. Free uncapped WiFi and unrestricted parking in and around the hotel is available.

We are also able to offer corporate rates for all meetings hosted in the rooms at the Hydro Hotel.

Meeting rooms

The Hydro features meeting rooms that cater between 10 to 120 guests. The rooms are versatile and can be used for smaller meetings or training events, to much larger company gatherings, award ceremonies or annual functions. The Orangery, a bright and airy atrium located off the restaurant that can be used for private breakfast, lunches or dinners. The two largest of the main function rooms, The Wedgwood and The Garden suite, these both feature sea views and patio or balcony access for you and your delegates.

For your more private meetings, the Meads room and Hornsby suite are ideal to host up to 16 people.

Meads Room

The Meads Room is situated on the ground floor and is ideal for a boardroom meeting or private dinner. It adjoins the Drawing Room, providing an additional space for a break out area or pre-dinner drinks.

Hornsby Suite

The Hornsby Suite is situated on the third floor and has lift access directly opposite. The Hornsby features its own separate reception area and has historically been a popular choice with clients in the financial and legal sectors.

Wedgwood Room

The Wedgwood Room is situated on the first floor, decorated in the Wedgwood blue theme featuring a large balcony with sea views. It is an ideal venue for meetings up to 100 delegates theatre style and can also be configured to a cabaret style. The room is flexible with seating arrangements tailored for your needs.

 Garden Suite

The largest function venue at the Hydro, this newly renovated, air conditioned suite, situated on the ground floor, enjoys sea views and a large patio leading out onto picturesque gardens.  There is also a private bar and reception area. The Garden Suite accommodates from 40 up to 120 guests. Be it theatre style, cabaret style or a celebration function this room caters for all.

The Orangery

The Orangery is a bright and airy atrium complete with views over the private gardens and out to sea. It is a versatile space and is ideal for private breakfast, lunches or dinners.


The Hydro welcomes group bookings and has special group rates available. We can also offer special arrangements for groups such as porterage, a welcome drinks reception, a meeting room for presentations and packed lunches can be arranged for day trips out.

For group enquiries simply events@hydrohotel.com or call 01323 720643.

Traditional afternoon tea

The ultimate treat

Ideal for Hen celebrations or baby showers! Enjoy a selection of cucumber, cheddar cheese, Sussex ham and smoked salmon sandwiches, a homemade scone with clotted cream and jam, plus a selection of cakes and sweet pastries with your choice of tea or coffee. £18.50 per person. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in a private room or in our spacious lounges.

Celebrations and private dining

With our stunning sea views and award winning gardens enjoy a summer barbeque for up to 100 guests or relax with friends and family on our Wedgwood balcony for afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks. We can host a variety of celebrations and parties throughout the year and would be delighted to help you with your enquiry.

Add a glass of chilled Prosecco to your afternoon for a total of only £26.50 per person. Advanced reservations are recommended; please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.