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Summer at Seaham

This year, we’re celebrating summer, Seaham-style. Bubbles on ice and the best locally-sourced seafood we could get our hands on, chilled sunset sessions with our live DJ, classic cinema nights with champagne, posh dogs and popcorn - and that’s just the beginning.

Simply pick a date, book your table, and start preparing for what’s set to be an unforgettable summer at Seaham Hall.


Available all day, every day

Champagne & Seafood pop-up bar

Join us under our heated pergola, Milbanke & Co., for al fresco feasting and plenty of fizz. We’ll be serving a selection of locally-sourced seafood from our 1972 vintage Citroen H Van, including Lindisfarne oysters, North Shields mackerel and hand-dived Isle of Mull scallops. Plus, we’ll have Taittinger Champagne by the glass and cosy blankets to keep you warm come sundown. 

(Seafood not available on Mondays or Tuesdays)

4th July, 25th July, and 22nd August

Live music Sundays under the pergola

Performance artists have been hit hard by the pandemic, so we’re giving local artists the chance to do what they do best: perform to live crowds right here on the terrace. Join us for afternoon tea and listen to acoustic vocalist, Glen Roughead, and resident saxophonist, Wayne on Sax, on selected Sundays throughout the summer.

Glen Roughhead

Sunday 25th July, 2pm-5pm

Wayne on Sax

Sunday 4th July & Sunday 22nd August, 2pm-5pm

Enquire to find out more

Al fresco dining by the pond

Join us by our beautifully restored pond for al fresco dining. Perfect for the ultimate date night, or those simply in search of a little more privacy, it's a wonderful way to wine and dine on a balmy afternoon or starry night. (Subject to weather and availability)

Get in touch with our events team to find out more.

Selected dates throughout the summer

Movie nights on the terrace

Between July and September, we’ll be screening classic movies under the stars. Curl up in front of the big screen and indulge in a selection of snacks, from popcorn and fizz to posh hot dogs, and watch all your favourite films alfresco.

  • Thursday 15th July - The Greatest Showman
  • Tuesday 3rd August - Forrest Gump
  • Thursday 19th August - Mamma Mia
  • Tuesday 7th September - Rocketman

Tickets: £25 per person (includes a posh dog, popcorn and a glass of fizz)

Get in touch with our events team to book.

Every Wednesday, 5pm-8pm

Seaham Sunset Sessions with DJ Matt Bailey

Throughout the summer, our outdoor terrace will play host to the Seaham Sunset Sessions. Join us every Wednesday from 5pm-8pm as we get ready for the golden hour with live music from DJ Matt Bailey. Think crisp, ice-cold rosé, fresh seafood from our pop-up van, and chilled Café del Mar vibes.

(Not available 21st or 28th July)

Available all day, every day

Picnics in the grounds

Our afternoon tea menu is also available as a picnic, complete with cosy blanket to sit on. Pick a spot by the pond, next to our wildflower meadows, or on one of the lawns  and tuck into our summer-inspired selections of sweet and savoury treats.

Get in touch with our events team to find out more.

Let's go alfresco

Join us this summer

Book a table and join us under the pergola, on our outdoor terrace, or by the pond and start celebrating the great British summer.