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

 

RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere is a fabulous popular destination for twitchers and non-twitchers alike There’s tons to see (and hear) with stunning coastal scenes accompanied by rare...

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New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich Suffolk

New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich

A 400-seater theatre in the heart of Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town The New Wolsey Theatre was established in 2000, building on the foundations of the...

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Fern Teather rehearsing at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds

Beautiful old Grade 1 listed Regency Theatre Owned by the National Trust it’s one of the last surviving Regency playhouses. I’ve been to countless panto’s...

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The Crown Southwold Suffolk

The Crown in Southwold

Another Adnams eaterie on Southwold’s High Street in Suffolk The Crown is just a hop , skip and jump from the seaside. They have a...

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Angel Debenham

The Angel in Debenham

Little pub in the heart of quaint Debenham in the Suffolk countryside More of a drinkers pub than a destination or restaurant but a friendly...

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Pop Up Restaurant at Woodfarm

Pop Up Restaurant at Woodfarm House

The original Suffolk Pop Up Restaurant right here at Woodfarm Having hosted the first ever Pop Up Restaurants in Suffolk, we are now making it...

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Stonham Barns Stonham Aspal Suffolk

Stonham Barns

A collection of independent businesses in little barns just around the corner from Woodfarm There’s all sorts, from a ‘village shop’, garden centre, gift and...

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Shepherd and Dog Suffolk

Shepherd & Dog

A fine gastro pub in mid Suffolk serving some excellent food Taken over and re-furbed in 2013, it now has a really nice interior with...

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Artisan Smokehouse Suffolk

Artisan Smokehouse

A small family-run and owned smokehouse set on the beautiful Suffolk Coast Tim & Gill bring you a fabulous range of smoked produce, foodie gifts...

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Cretingham Bell Suffolk

Cretingham Bell

Great country pub serving fresh home cooked food Run by Paul and Clare, it’s a traditional Free House with open fires, local ales and home made...

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Thorpeness Emporium Suffolk

Thorpeness Emporium

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...

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Highwayman Suffolk

The Highwayman

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...

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Shoulder of Mutton Assington Suffolk

Shoulder of Mutton

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...

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Scutchers Bistro Long Melford Suffolk

Scutchers Bistro in Long Melford

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...

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River Stour Suffolk

River Stour

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...

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Richardsons Smokehouse Orford Suffolk

Richardsons Smokehouse

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...

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Regatta in Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The Regatta Restaurant in Aldeburgh

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...

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Red Lion Veggie Pub in Suffolk

Red Lion Veggie Pub

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...

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Ramsholt Arms - Suffolk

Ramsholt Arms

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...

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Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds

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...

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Melford Hall

Melford Hall

An impressive 16th century stately home in the village of Long Melford in Suffolk Historically it’s the ancestral seat of the Parker Baronets. All I know is, we go there...

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Otley Hall

Otley Hall

A beautiful 16th century moated, Grade 1 listed Hall in the heart of Suffolk. It’s still a family home and is set in 10 acres...

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Museum of East Anglian Life

Museum of East Anglian Life

A social enterprise sharing the history of life in East Anglia through historic buildings, collections and landscape This is largely done through active participation and...

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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...

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Farm Cafe Marlesford

Marlesford Farm Cafe’

Excellent farm shop and cafe’ right on the A12 so easy to get to for anyone visiting Suffolk’s Heritage Coast The owner sources the best ingredients...

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Aldeburgh Lighthouse

The Lighthouse in Aldeburgh

Superb restaurant right by the beach in beautiful Aldeburgh A firm favourite with visitors to Suffolk for over 15 years, including our guests at Woodfarm....

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Lawsons Deli

Lawson’s Deli

An award winning deli in historic Aldeburgh on the beautiful Suffolk coast. It’s a deli, it’s won a bucket load of awards. it’s in Aldeburgh....

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Lavenham Farmers Market

Lavenham Farmers Market

Brilliant Farmers Market in historic Lavenham. A must visit during every trip to Suffolk Winner of the Food & Drink Awards 2012 – Best Market in...

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Jimmys Farm

Jimmy’s Farm

You know what this is surely? It’s been all over the telly for years now. However, if you’ve never been you are in for a...

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Ickworth House

Ickworth House & Gardens

Ickworth is a National Trust property; an amazing house set in 1800 acres of stunning woodland The origins date back to 1253 with a timber...

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Hollow Trees

Hollow Trees Farm Shop & Trail

Fabulous Farm Shop, Farm Trail and Plant Centre in Mid Suffolk I use to live round the corner and remember this place as a big...

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Helmingham Hall

Helmingham Hall

A stunning country estate in the heart of Suffolk Grade 1 listed moated hall with beautiful gardens, open from the beginning of May to the...

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Hall Farm

Hall Farm

Brilliant Farm Shop on the Essex/ Suffolk border If you are visiting any of our recommended places around Dedham Vale, the heart of Constable Country,...

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Go Ape Segway

Go Ape

Adventure playground par excellence set in Thetford Forest, just half an hour from Woodfarm Winner of Suffolk Tourism Awards – Best Tourism Experience 2011 With...

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Giffords Hall Vineyard

Giffords Hall Vineyard

Award winning family run vineyard near Bury St Edmunds If you’re visiting Suffolk and having a day out around the Bury area then why not...

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Crown Inn Nayland

The Crown in 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...

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Crockery Barn

The Crockery Barn

As the name suggests, a crockery shop. Well it is Suffolk! The Crockery Barn is all online so visit their website HERE They specialise in...

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Crabtrees

Crabtrees Cafe Bar in Hadleigh

Great little cafe bar on Hadleigh High Street Situated in a gorgeous old building with lots of exposed timbers and wonky walls, they serve great...

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Butt & Oyster

The Butt & Oyster in Pin Mill

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...

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Bridge Farm Barns

Bridge Farm Barns

A great collection of independent businesses focussing on arts, crafts, gifts and a lovely little cafe Having spent a number of years in the past...

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Black Lion Drawing Room

The Black Lion in Long Melford

A fabulous old restaurant on the village green in a beautiful historic village. Perfect for a long lunch or dinner, they also serve teas and...

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Angel in Nayland

The 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...

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Angel Lavenham

The Angel in 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...

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Anchor Stoke by Nayland

Anchor in 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...

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Suffolk Food Hall

Suffolk Food Hall

Probably the most ambitious retail and restaurant project that any farm in the UK has undertaken! That’s what the National Farm Shop Association said in...

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Sorrell Horse

Sorrel Horse in Barham

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,...

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Southwold Pier

Southwold

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...

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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...

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Aldeburgh fish & chips

Aldeburgh

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...

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Jolly Sailor Orford

The Jolly Sailor in 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...

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Anchor Walberswick

The Anchor in Walberswick

A fabulous pub & restaurant right on the beach at Walberswick, a stunning little seaside village on the heritage coast Sophie & Mark Dorber have...

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Walberswick Bell Inn

The Bell Inn in Walberswick

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...

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Abbey Gardens bury st edmunds

Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds

The extensive remains of one of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England, shrine of St Edmund It’s a beautiful park in Bury...

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Victoria

The Victoria in Earl Soham

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...

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Yoxford Antique Centre

Yoxford Antiques 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...

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Thornham Coach House

Thornham Coach House

Fabulous family restaurant in the middle of the woods What a great find! It’s off the beaten track yet still only a mile or so...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Moon & Mushroom

The Moon & Mushroom – Swilland

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...

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Four Horseshoes

The Four Horseshoes – Thornham

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...

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Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill

Beautiful river walk with Tea Rooms & Museum – Dedham to Flatford or vice versa. In the heart of Constable Country Ok, just about dipping...

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DJ Wines

D J Wines

Wine Tasting with DJ Wines – A Suffolk Winery DJ Wines is a small, intimate winery set in an idyllic rural location overlooking the historic...

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Deli @ the Chilli Farm

The 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...

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Chilli Company

The 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...

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Alder Carr Farm Shop & Deli

Alder Carr Farm

Great Farm Shop, Deli & Cafe’ with a bunch of gift, arts & craft shops and nature walks A family run business, established for over...

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Number Ten

Number Ten in Lavenham

Cute little wine bar in a lovely historic House in the beautiful Medieval Village of Lavenham It’s full of gnarly old oak beams and a...

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Kings Head taproom

The Kings Head (The Low House)

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...

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Dennington Queen

The 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...

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Chinese Chequers

Chinese Chequers

Great Chinese restaurant and take away We have been to Chinese Chequers a number of times now and they are extremely consistent. The service is...

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Bildeston Crown dining room

The Bildeston Crown

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...

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Auberge

The Auberge

A fabulous, small family owned and run Restaurant in Yaxley, near Eye. It was once a rural public house providing simple food and drink for...

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Coddenham Food Store

Coddenham Food Store

Suffolk Deli/ Village Stores/ Post Office A great little deli also serving teas and coffees, Coddenham Food Store was re-opened in 2010 by Julia and...

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745pm Wine Cellar

745pm Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar at 745pm Restaurant Calling all wine lovers! My favourite place to eat in the area (possibly anywhere!) has now opened the doors to...

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745pm Restaurant

745pm

‘Farmhouse Fine Dining’ One man’s hobby that went a bit out of control! 5 course set menu served on Friday and Saturday nights at 7.45pm...

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Eating at the Doberman

The Doberman

Great country pub serving fresh local food Rustic charm, lots of exposed timbers. Open fire for the colder weather

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