The Suffolk Coast
  • It's BBQ Time!

It's BBQ Time!

When it comes to local food producers, we are spoilt for choice here on The Suffolk Coast. So, as summer gets into full swing, don your apron, fire up the coals and make your barbecue one your friends and family will talk about for weeks to come.

No barbecue is complete without a sizzling sausage and juicy burger, and you would be hard pressed to find meat as delicious than that from Kenton Hall's Farm Shop. Their herd produces 100% Longhorn Beef; known for it's marbled quality without excess external fat, it's tender and fantastic in flavour!

Their Oxford and Sandy Black sausage flavours include Lincolnshire, chipolatas, and pork and apple - the perfect banger for your hot coals!

Kenton Hall - Longhorn Beef

Make your burger extra special and top it with bacon from Emmett's Stores, the pork comes from nearby Blythburgh Free Range Pork and it's dry cured using natural sea salt and spices. Whilst at the shop in Peasenhall, you can also grab a few extras including olives, cheese, breads and their world-famous ham.

For your burger and hot dog buns, a visit to The Cake Shop Bakery in Woodbridge is a must! Winners at the 'World Bread awards' their delicious baked goods include rolls, sourdough loaves, ciabattas and baguettes.

Barbecues don’t have to just be a meat feast. Why not treat your guests to some delicious smoked fish and oysters from Pinneys of Orford. Growing their own oysters at Butley Creek since the 1950s, Pinney's store also sells a wide range of freshly caught fish, plus crab cakes, potted crabs and angels on horseback, plus a range of pickles, chutneys, oils and jellies to accompany your meal.

Top your quarter pounder with a slice or finish your meal with a mouth-watering cheese-board, courtesy of Lawson's Delicatessen in Aldeburgh. You will be spoilt for choice at the cheese counter and whilst there you can pick up a basketful of crackers, honeys, figs and nuts. 

And don't forget your salad! Stop by the Farm Cafe and Shop in Marlesford or Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers in Bungay for locally grown fruit and veg, and treat yourselves to a dessert or tub of ice cream from Suffolk Food Hall in Wherstead!


Things to see and do


Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant

Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant

Ipswich

Suffolk Food Hall has everything you’d expect from a large farm shop and more. It is the 10 year Champion of Champions for Local Food (Countryside Alliance rural oscars) and it’s also an ideal location to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a restaurant (booking advisable) which has been judged to be the Best On Farm Restaurant in Britain and separate café with a children’s playarea.


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WHERE TO EAT


Emmett's Stores

Emmett's Stores

Emmett's is the oldest artisan ham and bacon producer in the UK.

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The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

Aldeburgh

Inspired by a modern desire to return to simple, 'back to basics' food and impeccable service, offering freshly prepared dishes in contemporary surroundings. 

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The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

Woodbridge

A small cafe and bar serving delicious coffee, cocktails, snacks and rather impressively roasting their own coffee!

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The Ship Inn, Levington

The Ship Inn, Levington

Ipswich

Idyllic country pub situated on the banks of the River Orwell, with a delicious local menu and an excellent range of Adnams beers, wines and spirits. 

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The Food Hub Cookery School

The Food Hub Cookery School

Framlingham

Whether you are an amateur cook or a food enthusiast let these courses inspire you.

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Lawson's Delicatessen

Lawson's Delicatessen

Lawson's Delicatessen is a much-loved shop on the High Street in Aldeburgh selling carefully sourced food including cheese, charcuterie, olives and bread. Also serving Monmouth Coffee to take away.

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farm cafe + shop

farm cafe + shop

The farm cafe + shop, Marlesford is an oasis on the A12 a few miles from Woodbridge.

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Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Bungay

Purveyors of high quality Fruit and Vegetables

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Pinney's of Orford

Pinney's of Orford

Established in 1959, Pinney's of Orford are a 3rd generation family run business that specialise in producing fine quality smoked products due to the experience and understanding that they have gained over the years in both fishing and smoking.

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The Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

The Adnams Crown Hotel is situated in The High Street, in the heart of Southwold. The atmosphere is always buzzing with a lively informality.

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Eat at Snape Maltings

Eat at Snape Maltings

Snape

There's an excellent selection of places to eat at Snape Maltings, from freshly prepared local food and cream teas to cafés overlooking the Alde estuary, providing guests with one of the best views of reeds, water and sky in the UK.

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