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Lavenham

Lavenham

One of the most beautiful, historic villages in England, let alone Suffolk!

Jam-packed with quirky, wonky timber-framed buildings, antique shops, craft shops, art galleries, tea rooms and pubs, it’s a really popular tourist destination for all visitors to Suffolk and still a regular for us locals too!

Owning a wonky old timber-framed Suffolk house, you think I’d tire of the sight but I don’t! I stare at the Crooked House every time I go past it

There are lots of places in Lavenham covered on here so have a good root around

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The Crown in Nayland

Crown Inn Nayland

Privately owned village inn, in a lovely old Suffolk building

The menu changes every five weeks and they embrace seasonally available produce. They have a bar, restaurant and terrace, all of which are very comfy. Extensive wine list and cask ales, including the traditional Suffolk favourite Adnams

The food is superb at the Crown and they are open for breakfast, lunch and supper

Well worth a visit. A firm fave with our guests at Woodfarm

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The Butt & Oyster in Pin Mill

Butt & Oyster

One of the best known pubs in Suffolk and a firm favourite with Woodfarm guests

Famed for great Adnams beers, fabulous home cooked food and the most stunning location right on the river Orwell

A proper old riverside pub with bare oak floorboards, pints pulled straight from the keg and the smells wafting from the kitchen. This place is popular with locals and visitors alike and in the summer is heaving outside giving it a great atmosphere

A great place to visit when in Suffolk and just a stones throw from the Suffolk Food Hall (see our separate post)

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The Angel in Nayland

Angel in Nayland

The Angel Inn is a beautiful, timbered 16th century building that has been an inn since the 17th century

To this day The Angel Inn remains a traditional oak beamed ‘coaching house’, in the heart of this idyllic Suffolk village, offering all the comfort of modern life, in an historic setting

It has a superb reputation in the area and is well known for fabulous food and drink

 

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The Angel in Lavenham

Angel Lavenham

Believed to be the oldest inn in Lavenham, the historic market town in Suffolk

Although much altered over the centuries, The Angel still retains much of its Tudor character. Around 1500, the gable ends were added and brick chimneys installed. Renovated and refurbished in recent years the Angel Hotel has a reputation for excellent foodand is one of the most stylish of all Suffolk Inns

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Anchor in Stoke by Nayland

Anchor Stoke by Nayland

A traditional country inn and restaurant nestled in the beautiful Stour Valley

Nayland is a picturesque little village perched on the banks of the River Stour. It enjoys stunning views across the river and the beautiful countryside that is fondly known as ‘Constable Country’ thanks to the work of painter, John Constable

I’ve arrived at the Anchor on more than one occasion in my Kayak as it’s very easy to pull up at the bank and wander in for a pint or lunch

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Sorrel Horse in Barham

Sorrell Horse

Homely dog-friendly pub with huge garden – great for kids

A family run freehouse for the last 25 years; it’s a traditional old listed building, just a short drive from Woodfarm in the village of Barham. They are dog-friendly and family friendly

They serve traditional English pub food and have a large garden as I said, with a large childrens play area. Full a la carte menu with a home made specials board, which changes daily

A stones throw from the A14 too

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Southwold

Southwold Pier

Southwold is arguably the jewel in the crown of Suffolk’s heritage coast as far as visitors to our great county are concerned

Home of the Adnams brewery, famous lighthouse and beach huts. Splendid art galleries, fine shops and pubs and the Blackshore harbourside for extremely fresh fish and the ferry across the River Blyth to Walberswick (see our separate post on Walberswick)

Jam packed with great pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, shops and a fabulous beach and pier, with some quirky old things to see and do!

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Walberswick

Walberswick

Walberswick lies on the south bank of the River Blyth, a short ferry ride across from Southwold

It is tucked away amidst a thousand acres of coast, heath and marshland listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The ferry, which transports people across the Blyth in the summer months, is rowed by the fifth generation of the same family. There is also a foot and cycle path where the old railway ran across the Bailey bridge – but the only way by car to Southwold is back up to the A12 and through Blythburgh, making a trip of some seven miles

You’ll find some great pubs around here. See our separate posts on The Anchor and The Bell. There are great little coffee and gift shops too, and rolling sand dunes for a good walk, with or without dogs