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.


We have provided the rates for all room types for low season and high season. You can book now using our online booking system.

Low Season Tariff
Low Season
1st September – 30th April
(excluding 24th-31st December)
Room and breakfast
per room, per night
Room, breakfast and dinner
per room, per night
Classic Single Room £80 £105
Seaview Single Room £100 £120
Classic Double/Twin Room £150 £200
Side Seaview Double/Twin Room £175 £225
Seaview Double/Twin Room £190 £240
Downlands Suite £220 £270
Southdowns Suite £220 £270
High Season Tariff
High Season
1st May – 31st August
Room and breakfast
per room, per night
Room, breakfast and dinner
per room, per night
Classic Single Room £95 £120
Seaview Single Room £115 £140
Classic Double/Twin Room £180 £230
Side Seaview Double/Twin Room £205 £255
Seaview Double/Twin Room £220 £270
Downlands Suite £250 £300
Southdowns Suite £250 £300

Room and breakfast rates are charged per room, per night inclusive of full English breakfast, WiFi and VAT at 20%.

Room, breakfast and dinner rates are charged per room, per night inclusive of full English breakfast, three course table d’hôte dinner, WiFi and VAT at 20%.

Children when sharing parent’s room:

  • Children 3 years and under stay and dine free
  • Children 4 years to 11 years receive complimentary bed and breakfast, all other meals will be charged at 50% of an adult price or as priced on children’s menu
  • Children 12 years of age and up to 18 years will be charged a £15 bed and breakfast supplement when occupying a bed in the room with their parents and will be charged for all other meals as taken

A non-refundable deposit of £50 per room is required.

Cancellations and Insurance
Cancellations less than 3 days’ notice will be subject to 100% of the total reservation value if we are unable to re-let the accommodation. If we are able to re-let the accommodation no charge will be made, other than loss of deposit.

The advance purchase bed and breakfast rate now includes free cancellation, but please note this must be made at least 7 days in advance of arrival date. Please telephone us to cancel and have your payment card refunded.  The Hotel strongly recommends guests take out suitable travel insurance.

Arrivals and Departures
The Hydro Hotel will always try to accommodate guests who arrive early but are unable to guarantee that your room will be available before 3.30pm on the day of arrival. Please be advised that check-out time is 10.30am.

Please note that all the bedrooms and suites are non-smoking. Should you smoke in the rooms a charge of £50 will be added to your account.

Dress Code
The Hydro Hotel offers a traditional ambience with the majority of guests opting to dress for dinner and gentlemen usually wearing a jacket. The hotel understands that not everyone will wear a tie, so therefore we do request smart casual dress at dinner.

The Crystal Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Conservatory is open daily from 9am to 9pm serving a range of light menu items. Light refreshments are available 24 hours from the room service menu.

Medical Conditions and Disability
Please advise reception of any disability or medical condition, including food allergies, you may have that could affect your health or safety during your stay at the Hydro.

Special Requests
All special requests must be made in writing and confirmed by the hotel prior to arrival.

Small well behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management, for a charge of £10 daily (please note food is not provided). Dogs are not allowed in food service areas.

A safe is available for use in your hotel bedroom. The Hydro is unable to accept liability for items left in hotel bedrooms or areas left unattended. Items can be deposited in reception and a receipt obtained from the porter’s room.

Free car parking for over 40 cars is available in the hotel grounds and unrestricted street parking surrounds the hotel.


Special breaks and offers

Why not take advantage of some of the special offers the Hydro has to offer? The Hydro aims to cater for all your personal needs with the greatest service. With a variety of bedrooms, we offer many room types to suit all tastes. Simply call the reservations team on 01323 720643 who will be happy to assist you with your enquiries and bookings.

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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