One of Suffolk's most-loved hotels has been named one of the UK's best by a national newspaper.

The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds is an iconic Suffolk landmark, with its ivy-covered facade and, with views out over St Edmundsbury Abbey, the hotel is a popular destination for those visiting the town for a weekend. 

Now, the hotel has been named one of the UK's best for a winter getaway. 

The 30 hotels on the list were rated out of four criteria that experts deemed central to a cosy winter retreat: roaring fires, hearty food, bracing walks and nooks and snugs.

The Angel scored full marks for its range of nooks and snugs, four out of five for the roaring fires and hearty food, and three out of five for the local bracing walks. 

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"Christmas makes us think of Charles Dickens, who was a regular at the Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, which is pretty cosy as towns go," reads the article. 

"The town has plenty of good food to enjoy, including at the Angel itself, and many of the hotel's rooms have big, deep bathtubs that are perfect for a long soak.

"Some of them overlook the ruins of Bury's ancient abbey.

"The bar is nice for a cocktail, while the lobby lounge has lots of comfy corners if the weather turns frightful."