The Suffolk Coast
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Mothers Day Treats!

The 26th March is fast approaching, these Mothers Day present ideas are the perfect way to treat Mum...

1. A Day of Baking

Budding Mary Berry's will love this Classic British Baking workshop at The Food Hub at Kenton Hall. The 4-hour course will give you tips and advice on how to bake the perfect Victoria Sponge, Lemon Drizzle and chocolate brownies. 

The workshop is £65 per person, which includes all equipment, ingredients and recipes. If you fancy joining Mum, then take advantage of the 'buy one get one half price' offer by using the checkout code 'mothersday2017' when booking on the website!

For more information and to book, visit www.kentonhallestate.co.uk/the-food-hub-suffolk/courses/

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2. Travel in Style

Explore the beautiful Suffolk Coast and Countryside in a vintage motor with Open Top Touring. With a range of cars on offer including an MBG GT, Morgan 4/4 and Triumph Convertible, you can choose to surprise mum with a trip or buy a gift voucher experience. 

For more information and to book, go to www.open-top-touring.co.uk

And whilst out and about, book a table at one of The Suffolk Coast's restaurants!

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3. A crafty treat

Selling a range of fabrics, yarns and haberdashery, you're sure to find the perfect gift for a crafty Mum at Fiona's Fabrics in Woodbridge. As well as a wide selection of fabrics, ribbons, buttons, threads and craft supplied, the shop also runs a range of sewing, knitting, dress-making and crochet workshops to suit all ages and abilities. 

For more information on workshops, go to www.facebook.com/fionasfabrics 

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4. Indulge in a spot of Afternoon Tea

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to places to take Mum for afternoon tea on The Suffolk Coast! 

Head to the Cookhouse Restaurant and you will be treated to panoramic views of the River Orwell whilst you sip Earl Grey, enjoy the refined surroundings of The Swan Hotel in Southwold, for contemporary stylings check out the Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich, and for a family treat book a table at The Alex Cafe Bar & Brasserie in Felixstowe.

For more places to enjoy Afternoon Tea, visit www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk/food-drink-suffolk-coast/afternoon-tea

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5. Book a stay

And of course, if you want Mum to really put her feet up this Mothers Day, then book a stay in a hotel or bed and breakfast. 

For those that enjoy a spot of shopping, the towns of Beccles, Woodbridge and Ipswich are ideal. Head to Halesworth, Bungay, Framlingham and Saxmundham to discover Suffolk's history; for a seaside stay, look no further than the picturesque seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, and if the whole family wants to come along, head to Lowestoft or Felixstowe

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Things to see and do


Deben Boat Trips

Deben Boat Trips

Join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip. Departing from The Quay, Waldringfield.

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Fiona's Fabrics

Fiona's Fabrics

Woodbridge

Fabulous selection of fabrics, yarns and haberdashery - based in the market town of Woodbridge

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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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Adnams Shops

Adnams Shops

Adnams shops are a top class tasting experience and a showcase of their innovative range of  quality beer, wonderful wines, handcrafted spirits and gifty bits.

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Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Fancy doing something a little bit different? Situated in the heart of Southwold is the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery and Copper House Distillery, where Adnams have been brewing since 1872.  

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Classic British Baking

Classic British Baking

| Sat 25th Mar 2017

The Food Hub Cookery School, Kenton Hall offers another course to help you master the skills of classic British cake baking.

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Afternoon Tea Cruise

Afternoon Tea Cruise

Ipswich | Fri 05th May 2017

A leisurely three hour cruise from Ipswich to the mouth of the river and back.

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WHERE TO EAT


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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Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich

The Cookhouse Restaurant is a unique place to eat or have a drink whilst enjoying stunning views down the river.

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The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut cafe/restaurant sits on the banks of the beautiful River Deben in Woodbridge. 

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The Sweffling White Horse

The Sweffling White Horse

A traditional pub in the village of Sweffling near Saxmundham and East Anglia Pub of the Year 2015

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The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle is renowned for a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy their surroundings and feel free to take their time.

Winner of *Sawday's British Hotel Award 2017 for Fabulous Food*

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View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe

View Point Cafe is a warm and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating serving all day breakfasts, snacks, fish and chips, 'dish of the day', cakes, ice cream, teas and coffees.

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Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold Pier - The Boardwalk, Beach Cafe and Clockhouse

Southwold

Southwold Pier has a fabulous choice of restaurants and cafes to fill the gap from breakfast, through to morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!

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The Ufford Crown

The Ufford Crown

Woodbridge

The Ufford Crown is a Michelin recommended, family run pub and restaurant in the village of Ufford, near Woodbridge, run by Polly and Max Durrant and Head Chef Will Hardiman.

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The Ramsholt Arms

The Ramsholt Arms

Woodbridge

The Ramsholt Arms is a popular riverside pub and dining room, situated on the banks of the river Deben. The pub is recommended in the Michelin guide and in July 2015 was voted one of the top 20 places to dine alfresco in the UK by the Sunday Times.

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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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Café Bencotto

Café Bencotto

Offering Mediterranean style fayre, Café Bencotto's sophisticated yet informal interior complements the food freshly prepared in the open plan kitchen.

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Ufford Park Woodbridge

Ufford Park Woodbridge

At Ufford Park, the experienced, well-trained chefs place great emphasis on quality local ingredients, always insisting on organically grown fruit and vegetables, beef, lamb, chicken, pork and game. 

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The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

The Alex Café Bar & Brasserie

Offering panoramic sea views, The Alex has a fabulous seafront setting just across from the promenade in Felixstowe where you can watch the world go by whilst enjoying great food and drink!

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The Ship at Dunwich

The Ship at Dunwich

Dunwich

There's plenty to enjoy on The Ship's menu from: pie of the day, slow-cooked pork belly, or roast red onion tart through to traditional English puddings like sticky toffee, pear and blackberry crumble and much more, accompanied by good wines at sensible prices, or proper beers and ales - including Adnams and a range of guest ales.

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Salthouse Eaterie 

Salthouse Eaterie

The popularity of the waterside Eaterie makes it a destination for many Suffolk locals. The dishes are modern & always surprise with a curious twist of something deliciously different.

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Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel - Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant offers a more traditional dining experience with fresh local produce complimenting the daily changing menu.

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The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel

Executive Chef Rory Whelan and the team have a great relationship with local farmers and fishermen to ensure the menus are fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced. 

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The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Dunwich

Head Chef at The Westleton Crown restaurant, James Finch, and his highly skilled team pride themselves on their imaginative and varied menus which have earned us an AA 2 Rosette restaurant award, as well as a considerable reputation.

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Brudenell Seafood & Grill 

Brudenell Seafood & Grill

Aldeburgh

The Seafood & Grill restaurant has panoramic sea views from every table with a décor that is inspired by the vibrant colours that can be found on the Suffolk coast throughout the year.

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Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 16 people comfortably, with far more seating available outside. Families and friends can also hire the venue for birthday parties, anniversaries, mother and toddler groups, small wedding parties, wakes and coach parties.

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The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Situated at the top of the bustling Thoroughfare, in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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Cleone's Italian Restaurant

Cleone's Italian Restaurant

Cleone's Italian Restaurant - named after the original Maitre D' - was established at The Angel in Halesworth in the Spring of 1995. From the outset, the aim has been to offer seasonal menus featuring classic dishes from Italy's extremely varied culinary regions - but most importantly, to prepare every dish in the typical 'home style' Italian way.

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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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Sea Spice

Sea Spice

Taking lead from the ancient Spice Route and Aldeburgh’s historic role as a valued Tudor port, Sea Spice unites local Suffolk produce with classic Indian flavours originating over 4,000 miles away. 

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The Anchor

The Anchor

The Anchor is a traditional quayside pub run by a tight knit team more like a small family. They produce all meals freshly on the premises, sourcing as many ingredients as locally as possible.

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The Table

The Table

The Table is a relaxed brasserie style restaurant in a lovely setting ideal for hosting light lunches, family gatherings, romantic dinners, street food events, coffee and cake, special celebrations and more.

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The Cake Shop Bakery

The Cake Shop Bakery

Woodbridge

Award-winning family run bakery set in the historical town of Woodbridge baking fresh bread and creating beautiful cakes using the best ingredients available and designing cakes that are visually stunning and taste delicious.

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The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre

The Riverside Restaurant & Theatre

The Riverside Restaurant in Woodbridge is a privately owned restaurant (since 1985) with an independent cinema. Renowned for the fashionable trendy style and daily written menus, as quoted by The Financial Times "The right side of casual". Whether you choose to dine or combine a cinema ticket, you will enjoy your experience!

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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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where to stay


The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel

Southwold

This heritage hotel is situated on the beautiful Southwold marketplace, and has been welcoming guests for over 350 years. 

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Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf, Spa

Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf, Spa

Woodbridge

Spreading out from Ufford Park's 90 bedroom hotel are 120 acres of historic parkland, including their 18-hole championship golf course.

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Woodhall Manor 

Woodhall Manor

Woodhall Manor is the most romantic and exclusive setting for a truly memorable stay. The charming Elizabethan Manor House, dating back to 1566, sits within nine acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, near the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast. 

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Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club 

Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club

Situated on the sunny Suffolk Heritage Coast within walking distance to the sea, Thorpeness 3 star Hotel offers modern accommodation with picturesque views of the golf course. 

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Dunan House

Dunan House

A secluded seaside Bed and Breakfast set in peaceful gardens just a short walk to Aldeburgh town for those little breaks that refresh the soul.

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The Angel

The Angel

Set in the heart of the historic town of Halesworth, The Angel offers comfortable traditional facilities in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Ensuite bedrooms, Italian Restaurant and full bar menu options mean your enjoyment is assured.

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The Wentworth Hotel

The Wentworth Hotel

Owned by the same family for nearly 100 years, the Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh effortlessly combines traditional hospitality with contemporary comfort and style. 

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Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Ipswich

Kesgrave Hall has 23 bedrooms, all individual in size, décor and style ranging from standard through to super de-luxe (think bathtubs in rooms and huge walk in showers).

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Oak Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Oak Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Yoxford

Oak Tree farm is set in six acres just outside Yoxford, surrounded by beautiful countryside and within a few miles of many of the attractions and lovely places in the area including Southwold, Aldeburgh and Framlingham.

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Dog friendly


Saltgate House B&B

Saltgate House B&B

Beccles

Saltgate House B&B is an elegant Georgian Townhouse built onto a former Tudor Merchants House situated in the heart of the beautiful market town of Beccles, just paces away from the centre of town and moments from the meandering River Waveney.

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Salthouse Harbour Hotel 

Salthouse Harbour Hotel

The Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich is one of Suffolk's most iconic hotels. It offers a 4-star luxury experience and award-winning cuisine in one of the counties most beautiful settings.


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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Grade 2 listed Georgian home offering five star, gold accommodation on the Suffolk Coast.

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Chiltern House Bed and Breakfast

Chiltern House Bed and Breakfast

Chiltern House is a stylish bed & breakfast in a Victorian terraced property just a two minute walk from the blue flag awarded Lowestoft beach and independent shops and restaurants. Ideally located to explore the Suffolk coast, countryside and historic market towns.

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The Anchor

The Anchor

Walberswick

Plenty of alfresco seating on the 3 beautiful terraces in the summer and a roaring log fire for the winter!

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The Brudenell

The Brudenell

Aldeburgh

The Brudenell epitomises the perfect seaside hotel; beach chic, friendly and informal service, award-winning food and the tranquil beachfront setting all blend effortlessly with indulgence and relaxation.

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The Crown Hotel Southwold

The Crown Hotel Southwold

Southwold

An exciting and intimate combination of small hotel, bar, pub and restaurant, The Crown is always buzzing with a lively informality.

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The White Lion

The White Lion

Aldeburgh

Hygge is the latest buzzword for cosiness – it’s what the Danes do in great style when winter drives them indoors. You’ll find ‘hygge’ in spades at the White Lion Hotel on the beachfront in Aldeburgh, a great spot if you’re in need of peace and relaxation in stylish and cosseting surroundings, where the bedrooms are inviting and welcoming retreats, some with sea views as far as the eye can see. 

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The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle

Orford

The Crown and Castle is renowned for a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy their surroundings and feel free to take their time.

Winner *Sawday's British Hotel Award 2017 for Fabulous Food*

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Dog friendly


The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Westleton

The Westleton Crown combines the character and charm of its coaching inn heritage with the comforts of contemporary living: smouldering log fires, 34 stylish bedrooms, award winning AA 2 rosette restaurant, sophisticated wine list and delightful terraced gardens.

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The Ship At Dunwich

The Ship At Dunwich

Dunwich

Whether you want to use The Ship at Dunwich as a base to explore this wild and wonderful coastline, enjoy some of the best fish and chips on the Suffolk Coast or simply indulge in a pint or two of Adnams, you’re guaranteed the warmest of welcomes.

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The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge offers all that is great about escaping to the country, with all that is good about staying in a wonderful market town. 

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Ivy House Country Hotel

Ivy House Country Hotel

The Ivy House Country Hotel is a "Hidden Gem" nestled on the banks of Oulton Broad, among 21 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, marshes and thatched beautiful barns all with direct access onto the broads.

Guests can enjoy relaxing walks in the grounds or venture out onto the Broads pathways or further still, to the nearby coast.

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The Clyffe Hotel

The Clyffe Hotel

The Clyffe Hotel is a large Victorian building, dating back to 1876.

Recently fully refurbished to a very high standard, it is located opposite the Claremont Pier and Blue Flag beach in the Kirkley area of Lowestoft, with stunning views out to sea.

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