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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh fish & chips

Aldeburgh is a beautiful seaside town on Suffolk’s heritage coast, with an eclectic mix of great beaches, family fun, music and drama, fine eating and drinking, sailing and shopping

There really is something for everyone in the friendliest atmosphere

Superb pubs, tea shops, clothes boutiques, restaurants and the most amazing fish & chip shop! There’s actually a few really good chippys but the Aldeburgh fish & chip shop is the one that people queue and queue and queue for!

Aldeburgh is real favourite with visitors to Suffolk and definitely one that our guests flock to

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The Jolly Sailor in Orford

Jolly Sailor Orford

The Jolly Sailor is a centuries old pub near the quay in picturesque Orford

It was built sometime between the late 16th and middle of the 17th century allegedly from wrecked ship’s timbers. The pub once had a reputation as a smuggler’s haunt and is now brimming with nautical memorabilia. They have fantastic log burning fires for those cold winter days and in the summer an extensive patio and garden area. They are both child and dog friendly. Ask the barman for a dog biscuit!

The current owners took over the Jolly Sailor in September 2013 having had many years experience between them

They have put in place an exciting new menu using as many fresh and local ingredients as possible. The menu changes daily, however firm favourites like the fresh beer battered line caught fish and chips and juicy rib-eye steaks are always available as are home-made soups and vegetarian options

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The Anchor in Walberswick

Anchor Walberswick

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!

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The Bell Inn in Walberswick

Walberswick Bell Inn

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

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The Victoria in Earl Soham

Victoria

A great old real ale pub that time seems to have forgotten!

It clearly hasn’t been decorated for years, which actually really works! It’s a very quaint ‘real’ pub with wooden floors, roaring double-sided open fire in the winter and the unmistakeable aroma of a log fire all year round

They have their own brewery producing Victoria and (you’ve guessed it) Albert ales. It’s right on the A1120, on the right hand side heading away from the Stonham Aspal end; set back from road behind a small green

Freshly cooked pub food. Great value for money

Simple wood furnishings, bare floorboards and open fire provide an effective back-drop to the excellent beer brewed a few yards away in the village

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The Four Horseshoes – Thornham

Four Horseshoes

Great proper old Suffolk Pub/ Restaurant serving freshly cooked food and a great selection of beers and wines

The Four Horseshoes is a beautiful 12th Century pub, set in the pretty Suffolk village of Thornham Magna, with lots of original features and a roaring log fire

It’s a family run place and they provide an array of refreshments from early morning breakfast for both guests and visitors to light lunches or a la carte specialities in the Shire Restaurant

The inn boasts a large bar with inglenook fireplaces and an extensive wine range from across the world as well as the traditional cask conditioned ales and lagers offers the visitor a selection of perfect refreshments

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The Kings Head (The Low House)

Kings Head taproom

Such a good pub they gave it two names! A proper old dog-friendly Suffolk Country Pub with fabulous garden

The Low House is one of the very few pubs left in Britain that has no bar-counter. You go in the tap room at the back. Beer drinkers survey the array of barrels and request whatever takes the fancy, drawn straight from the barrel! How good is that?

Before you reach the barrels, you pass through a room dominated by an ancient fireplace. Old settles, polished in parts by the backs and bottoms of the long dead, positioned in a U-shape, with a table in the middle. Another room, also called the tap room, likewise has one large table and bench seats around

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The Dennington Queen

Dennington Queen

Superb restaurant/ pub

One of my favourite local places; formerly The Queens Head it is now very much more a restaurant than a pub. It’s only 20 minutes from our holiday cottages so is a popular stop-off for many of our guests. A large timber framed building set back from road and close to church. Spacious dining areas and a small retained drinking area. Parts date from the early 16th century, others from the early 17th

Landlord Peter Mills says their ghost (nicknamed Albert) can be heard pacing around above the bar. There have also been instances where the stereo has been turned off by a ghostly hand and the vacuum cleaner switched on! Apparently. I’m saying nothing!

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The Bildeston Crown

Bildeston Crown dining room

Fine country dining in  a stunning historic restaurant

A real treat located in the heart of Suffolk’s picturesque countryside, close to the wool towns of Hadleigh and Lavenham and perfectly placed for visiting the Dedham Vale and Constable Country, Gainsborough’s birthplace Sudbury and historic Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, The Bildeston Crown is an original 15th century coaching inn, which was imaginatively renovated and refurbished in 2003

This restaurant and hotel is reputed to be haunted by several ghosts. There have been sightings of old people (not me!) sitting in bars, children that want to hold hands in one of the bedrooms and there’s a ghost of someone who hanged himself long ago in one of the rooms

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