Valentine’s Day: restaurant and hotel deals and days out in Bournemouth from £5pp

Love is in the air and Bournemouth is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day. Whether you are looking for hotel deals, restaurant savings or a decadent afternoon tea, it is the ideal time to impress a loved one with a bit of pampering.

You don’t have to spend a fortune, either. At The Cottonwood, an Amorous Afternoon Tea for 2 costs just £14.95pp. That includes a glass of bubbly each to toast the afternoon together, a traditional afternoon tea served with sandwiches and cakes, plus chocolate covered strawberries and handmade chocolate truffles too. Available from 9th February to 17th February – call 01202 553183.

At The Green House Hotel, you can check in in style, like the Italians do, while enjoying a glass of prosecco. there will be 12 red roses awaiting you in your room with a gift card detailing your requested message. By night, dine on a 6-course gourmet sensation from the Chef’s Tasting menu, then enjoy a New Forest breakfast before you leave. Prices start from £100pp, from 7th February until the 18th February. Just coming for dinner? Check out chef Andy Hilton’s Valentines tasting menu here – from £40pp.

If roses and chocolates leave you cold, how about whisking your loved one onto Bournemouth Pier Theatre for a Valentine’s Day with a difference?  Cuddle up together with a decadent afternoon tea and watch a 2pm matinee screening of the multi-award winning film The Artist, entry costs just £5.

Then after sunset, dance the night away to a live 10-piece swing band playing Cole Porter’s Anything GoesThe Charleston and other Jazz Age favourites for just £10 per ticket. Dress up in Roaring Twenties’ flapper style to really get in the mood. Book tickets at or call 01202 451805.

Stay and Play break at the four-star Norfolk Royale Hotel includes a glass of pink Champagne and canapés, relax in a luxurious bath with Molton Brown products, and then dine in the restaurant or share a sensual sharing platter in your room. And for breakfast, enjoy smoked salmon and scrambled eggs in bed. If you propose to your loved one on 14 February in the hotel’s Echoes Restaurant, and you’ll be offered 25 per cent off your wedding at the hotel! Stay and Play packages start at £83 per person for the one night stay.

Historic Langtry Manor Hotel (the love-nest built by Edward VII for his mistress Lillie Langtry) has created a Lover’s Menu for every Friday in February, complete with aphrodisiacs, for £39 per person. Check in for a Valentine’s break for two nights from 14th-17th February and enjoy candlelit dinners, rose petals on the bed, and a complimentary bottle of wine and if you stay three nights there’ll be chilled Champagne and chocolates waiting for you both. Packages start at £180 for one night.

On a budget?  An overnight stay at the three-star Riviera Hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast plus bottle of sparkling wine costs £49.50 per person, available between 8th and 17th February. Featuring a large indoor pool, beauty treatments, sauna and spa bath, and easy access to Bournemouth’s seven mile sandy beach, it is an ideal getaway for locals or tourists.



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Editor in chief Suzi Dixon studied at Bournemouth university, went away for a while to work at The Daily Telegraph, then moved back to the sunny South coast for a quiet (er) life. Bournemouth News & Info is her website and she is assisted by the fabulous Fred From France in all things geeky and technical. Hire us to make your website, too, if you like.

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