A fabulous pub & restaurant right on the beach at Walberswick, a stunning little seaside village on the heritage coast
Sophie & Mark Dorber have created a village local that’s family friendly and a welcome retreat for all who enjoy good conversation, food and drink
We’ve been there several times and there is always a warm welcome, beautiful comfy surroundings and a fabulous range of wines and beers (Adnams of course) and a superb menu. It’s no surprise then that in January 2104 they gained the position of 36 in the Top 50 Gastro Awards!
A great pub on the heritage coast overlooking the sea, serving home cooked and locally sourced food, fine Adnams ales, wines and whiskies. What’s not to like?!
Walberswick is a beautiful little seaside village with a number of great pubs, adjacent to the rolling dunes and Harbour. Centuries old, it’s steeped in history and sat smack bang in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty
The Bell oozes Suffolk character with quirky snugs, beamed ceilings, hidden alcoves and worn flagstone floors. Well known for their friendly and welcoming atmosphere, The Bell is a perfect all year round destination
A great, old, real ale pub that time seems to have forgotten! It appears that it hasn’t been decorated for years, which actually really works! It’s a very quaint ‘real’ pub with wooden floors, plus a roaring double-sided open fire in the winter.
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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
The Coach House is a fabulous family restaurant situated in the middle of the Thornham Estate woodland. Serving freshly prepared food, that is as locally sourced as possible, their Sunday roasts and themed dinners are not to be missed!
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Wyken is a 1200-acre farm that was once occupied by Romans, with a 7-acre vineyard producing award-winning wines. On site they host weekly farmers markets, a shop, gardens, vineyard walks, and a restaurant and cafe.
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Henry Watson’s Potteries, now this is what I call a family business, now in its 7th successive generation! They have an excellent shop at the pottery, selling their very recognisable ‘Charlotte Watson’s Country Collection’ and the ‘Original Suffolk Collection’.
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Proper pub serving good, hearty, wholesome food. They’ve even won awards!
It’s a 16 Century free house, which means they have a great selection of local ales from breweries such as Woodfordes, Wolf, Nethergate and Buffys
Wandering in one cold evening to meet a mate for a beer I was greeted by a very nice barmaid who asked a question I haven’t heard for years; “Would you like a straight glass or a tankard”! So shocked was I that I went for a straight glass and when my mate arrived he opted for the tankard. As the other chap at the bar also had a tankard they ganged up on me and my beer was swiftly and cheerily decanted into a tankard. It’s tough out here in the country but that’s the sort of circles I move in and the decisions I have to make. Anyway, my pint of Dapper Dog was lovely
The Four Horseshoes is a traditional old Suffolk pub, serving freshly cooked food alongside a wide selection of beers and wines. They also have two pet friendly rooms, so the perfect place for our Woodfarm Barns guests to stop by for something to eat!
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Beautiful river walk with Tea Rooms & Museum – Dedham to Flatford or vice versa. In the heart of Constable Country
Ok, just about dipping our toes into Essex but it still feels like Suffolk and it’s only 20 minutes down the road from Woodfarm Barns and a real hit with many of our holiday cottage guests
Flatford Mill is accessible by road and has a car park. It’s owned by the National Trust so if you’re not a member, it’s about £3 to park. It’s also accessible by foot along the river from Dedham, which is a gorgeous 25 minute walk (pay & display)