An antiques and collectables ‘Emporium’ overlooking the beautiful Meare
In the heart of Thorpeness, they have loads of displays and rooms with outside areas offering a wide selection of
Bygones and collectables
Antique (and not so) furniture
Old jewellery etc
Warm and friendly pub/ restaurant in a 17th century timber framed Suffolk building
Right on the A140, the Highwayman is owned and run by David & Olga who have been there since 2004. They specialise in good, home-cooked food courtesy of chef Olga and friendly welcome and a good selection of well kept real ales courtesy of David
The main restaurant and galleries are abound with exposed oak timbers and the aroma of great food is always around you
Only a few miles from Woodfarm and a real hit with our guests
Proper old country pub in the Suffolk Countryside
They serve fresh seasonal grub, much of which is from local suppliers. It’s a free house and they hold a selection of local ales and ciders. Restaurant area and an open fire in the bar
The menu features the usual suspects of mixed grill, steaks, cajun chicken, scampi, fish n chips etc, all done well and served with chips or salad
An award winning restaurant in picturesque Long Melford in Suffolk
They’ve been awarded several Good Food Guide Awards as well as the Michelin Bib Gourmand so it’s a little bit special. Owned and run by Nick & Di Barratt, they open Thursday, Friday & Saturday for lunch and dinner with a mouth-watering a la carte menu
They also specialise in special events, private parties and business functions and also offer outside catering services, as well as offering a number of their dishes to take away
My favourite river in Suffolk
The Stour stretches all the way from Sudbury, out through the meandering Suffolk countryside of Bures, Wormingford, Nayland, Stratford St Mary, Dedham and then to Mistley and Manningtree where it heads out to the sea. Admittedly it’s now ventured across the border into Essex but it’s still beautiful. The river path is full of stunning landscapes and the river itself makes for some wonderful boating. This stretch is my favourite kayak route
Possibly the most breathtaking part of the journey and closest to Woodfarm is the bit between Dedham and Flatford, with beautiful scenery and old houses, culminating in the National Trust site at Flatford
Superb traditional smokehouse by the quayside in Orford
They smoke two types of cheese for six days; mature English Cheddar and Long Clauson’s blue Stilton
Garlic Bulbs, locally made sausages, including Pork and Venison, Pork and Garlic and a very hot Chorizo, three different type’s of Pate, Salmon, Kipper and Mackerel as well as Salmon Fish Cakes
My personal favourite is their smoked Hock of Ham, which is phenomenal. They marinate them in a mixture of Cider and Black Treacle, boil them for hours, cover them in Brown Sugar and flash roast in the oven until they are black and crispy! Wow!
Fabulous restaurant in the heart of historic Aldeburgh
Under the same ownership for 20 very successful years. Robert, the head chef and co-owner, trained at the Connaught Hotel and La Gavroche in London before peddling his wares back here in sunny Suffolk
They have a daily specials board and a varied menu. During the Spring and Summer the emphasis is on locally caught fish and seafood but they always have vegetarian, poultry and meat dishes and kids menu available all year round
Great country pub just outside Needham Market serving only Vegetarian food
Based in the little village of Great Bricett is East Anglia’s first and only exclusively vegetarian pub!
Vegetarians and Vegans come from far and wide to try their wares and as a meat eater myself I can vouch for the tasty menu!
A wide choice of homemade dishes using fresh and locally produced ingredients, proprietor Jan Wise aimed to realise her dream of providing top quality and varied meat free cuisine in a comfortable and relaxing surrounding. And she has done it!
Great riverside pub near Woodbridge, re-opened in 2013
It’s out on the Bawdsey peninsula, miles from anywhere but worth the trip!
The building was originally called Ferry House and dates back around 350 years. It has a large walled garden and the garden has great views of the River Deben and across the adjacent peninsula to Felixstowe
They are very dog-friendly and have a great menu with many fresh fish dishes and as well as offering the obligatory traditional Suffolk Adnams ales they regularly have guest ales too. Main dishes average around a tenner and they also have a good wine selection
Quirky, award winning restaurant in a residential area of Bury St Edmunds
Open since 2009 it is situated on what used to be a green called, Pea Porridge Green. Independently owned, it’s run by a couple passionate about food as you would hope! It’s got three rooms, lots of old timber and brickwork and a really imaginative lunch and dinner menu, with influences from all over the planet
They serve lunch and dinner and have a fab set menu with three courses around £17 at the time of posting this