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Yoxford Antiques Centre

Yoxford Antique Centre

Great big warehouse full of fabulous antiques

One of my favourite, if not the fave in the area. Lots of different dealers (over 70 of them) with tons of quirky bits and pieces, including home, craft, outdoor and garden stuff. Set in several acres of natural gardens, it offers a wide and interesting range of antiques and collectables in a light airy environment, with new stock arriving regularly

They have arts & crafts Beach Huts, which offer an extra dimension to the Centre, with stylish hand-crafted furniture, decorative pieces for home and garden, gifts, cards, plants and much more

The Flying Goose Cafe is open for drinks, cakes and light meals

The whole place is manned a really friendly team

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Wyken Vineyards

Wyken Vineyards

Vineyard, classy interiors shop, coffee shop, restaurant and Farmers Market!

Lovely garden as you can see from the gallery. The restaurant is superb, as is the interiors and country shop

Wyken is a 1200-acre farm which includes a flock of Shetland sheep, a small herd of Red Poll cattle and a 7-acre vineyard producing award-winning wines, including the English Wine of the Year. In 2009 their ‘Wyken Bacchus’ won the East Anglian Wine of the Year

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Henry Watson Potteries

Henry Watson Potteries

Henry Watson’s Potteries – Does what it says on the tin

Now this is what I call a family business. Now in its 6th successive generation! My business is in its 1st!

You’ll have seen their products all over the country (I know, because I have) but may not know that are all made here in sunny Suffolk. Still based in a small pottery on the A143 Bury to Diss road they typify traditional Suffolk kitchenware, as well as having evolved into more contemporary styles now too

They make everything you’ll need in kitchen ceramics and terracotta, such as crocks, jars, teapots, clocks and other storage containers, as well as a huge range of homeware decorative items & gifts. You’ll recognise them as soon as you see them

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Thornham Walks

Thornham Walks

A very well-laid out but unspoilt woodland walk just off the A140 in near Eye

Having held the leaflets here for our guests since we opened, I never managed to get there myself until 2012 and now I keep going back!

It’s 12 miles of waymarked footpaths on the Thornham Estate along the A140, just ten minutes from us in Stonham Aspal. It’s managed and funded by Mid Suffolk District Council and it’s a real triumph in developing an area of natural beauty without over-developing it, which often happens

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The Deli @ The Chilli Farm

Deli @ the Chilli Farm

Superb Suffolk Deli and cafe’ along the A140 – next to the Chilli Company

Your holidays in Suffolk is a time to be different. To treat yourselves. That’s why you take time out. So why not make sure your break here a little bit special?

The Deli at the Chilli Farm is a wonderful place to unwind, have a coffee and a delicious piece of home-made cake and think about what to take home with you

At Woodfarm Barns we’ve teamed up again to create a new selection designed especially for our guests. The team at The Deli have selected some of their most delicious products (many of which are made locally) and put together an all new range of baskets perfect for taking out on picnics with Daisy our tandem, dining al fresco in the private garden areas, or shutting the world out and cosying up in front of the fire when the sun’s not shining. What better way to enhance your stay here?!

Just ten minutes up the road from us, it’s a great place to chill out and unwind. Choose your hamper before you come and it’ll be waiting for you when you arrive!

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The Chilli Company

Chilli Company

The Chilli Company– It does what it says on the tin. A Chilli Farm selling everything hot!

Owned by Adrian and Denise Nutall, who turned their hobby; a passion for chillies, into a business, getting them onto Channel 5’s series “Build a new life in the country” in the process

They have built the farm from scratch and now produce a fabulous range of chilli products, selling them at their on-site shop, as well as an array of other chilli products, many of which are also locally produced. There is also a great deli and café on the site, which is now independently run so they can focus on chillies!

Not only do they sell their own range themselves but their products are now sold in farm shops and deli’s around the country, as well as Asda, Tesco and Fortnum & Mason!

I know from talking with Denise & Adrian that they are now seeking to really expand their smoking capabilities so watch this space

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Alder Carr Farm

Alder Carr Farm Shop & Deli

Great Farm Shop, Deli & Cafe’ with a bunch of gift, arts & craft shops and nature walks

A family run business, established for over 30 years

The farm shop stocks loads of local produce and ‘Pick your own’ fruit and vegetables

The Barn Cafe serves breakfasts and light lunches with tea and cakes served all day

The Craft Centre is based around a central courtyard and houses a range of small businesses from arts and craft studios to garden supplies
Farm Shop: 01449 720820
Barn Cafe: 01449 723359

Eat & Drink

From pubs to patisseries and delis to diners, Suffolk is chock-a-block with superb places to sample our great wares. We even have national brands such as Aspall, Adnams and The Chilli Company right on our doorstep