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Foodie Breaks on The Suffolk Coast

The playwright George Bernard Shaw reckons ‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’…

If this is the case, then we’re certainly all loved up on The Suffolk Coast!

Weekenders and day trippers can look forward to indulging their appetites in some amazing eateries - cosy cafés, tearooms that tantalise the taste buds and fabulous fine dining restaurants…

Beccles

Take a trip to the pretty market town of Beccles which nestles the beautiful River Waveney – here you’ll find unique and rather quirky little shops and eateries to satisfy both shopaholics and foodies!

Tywfords Café is always a favourite haunt for shoppers to rest their weary feet and recharge with a steaming Latte and perhaps a cheeky cream cake!

Be sure you stop off at the highly acclaimed Baileys Deli in the town centre before spoiling yourselves with a dinner at the riverside location of The Waveney House Hotel, the popular Wine Vaults or gastronomic Graze restaurant.

Aldeburgh

Traditional fish and chips will always be a favourite dish of The Suffolk Coast – and that’s because we do it so well, especially in Aldeburgh!

If you spot a throng of people lining the High Street in this quaint seaside town, the chances are they are queuing up at Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop!

Not only is this takeaway renowned for being one of the best fish and chips shops on The Suffolk Coast, but in the whole of the UK too. For some reason, they always taste so much better when eaten in the sea air along the prom…

Seafood lovers will not be disappointed with the delights of the beachside located Seafood Bar & Grill at The Brudenell or a slap-up meal in Brasserie Bleue at The White Lion.

Brudenell Seafood and Grill

Southwold

Southwold is well known as the quintessentially English seaside town of The Suffolk Coast. Home to a close residential community, visitors and the odd celebrity or two – so it comes as no surprise that there are some rather exceptional eateries here too!

We challenge you to walk past the High Street based Two Magpies Bakery and Café without succumbing to the wafts of their award winning, freshly baked bread. But, make sure you leave space for a light lunch at Southwold Pier or The Crown gastro pub on the green before sneaking in afternoon tea at The Swan.

Woodbridge

A visit to Woodbridge simply wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Firestation Café Bar -  A small café and bar serving delicious coffee, cocktails, snacks and rather impressively roasting their own coffee! Miraculously, the cafe turns into a bar at the weekends with loads of fab entertainment on offer including DJ's, quizzes & vinyl nights.

Right next to the Firestation is  The Cake Shop Bakery which has been providing Woodbridge with award winning bread since 1946. Now in its third generation and after winning ITV’s “Britain’s Best Bakery” in 2014, it is a must-see if you are visiting The Suffolk Coast!

Recommended in the Michelin Guide, make sure you book a table at The Crown at Woodbridge. Start off the evening with a contemporary cocktail followed by a meal in stylish restaurant which focusses on using quality ingredients. Whether its local shellfish sourced from the River Deben or foraged herbs from surrounding hedgerows, head chef Luke Bailey and his team offer locals and visitors to the area a hearty taste of modern British cooking.

Crown Woodbridge

Sample The Suffolk Coast

Learn to cook and perfect your culinary skills at The Food Hub Cookery School and indulge in some seriously good local food shopping at Suffolk Food Hall and Snape Maltings, not to mention great cookware at Ruby & Scarlet in Felixstowe.

What are you waiting for? Pay us a visit and tuck into some great food here on The Suffolk Coast!

Check out all our wonderful foodie experiences below!

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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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and one of the world’s leading centres of music, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. 

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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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Orwell Lady River Cruises

Orwell Lady River Cruises

Ipswich

From April to October each year, Orwell Lady cruises up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell, offering passengers a choice of trips and experiences whilst taking in the beautiful wooded stretches of the river, local wildlife and points of local and historical interest.

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WHERE TO EAT


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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Beccles Station Cafe and Community Rooms

Beccles Station Cafe and Community Rooms

Beccles station cafe and community rooms are under the umbrella of the Beccles and District Regeneration Company which is a charity being run by volunteers for the community. The station buildings include a cafe, offices and community rooms to rent out.

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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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Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Orford

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering brunch and a la carte lunch or dinner cruises from Orford Quay, Orford, Suffolk.

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The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell Hotel

The Orwell Hotel currently has various dining options from formal to bar snacks or afternoon tea.


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Munchy Seeds

Munchy Seeds

Munchy Seeds is a family run business based in Suffolk and has been the highest profile brand in the UK's roasted, flavoured and coated seeds market for 16 years. 

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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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Froize

Froize

A rustic, rural restaurant close to the historic town of Woodbridge, Froize is David Grimwood's delightful freehouse restaurant.

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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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Pump Street Bakery & Cafe

Pump Street Bakery & Cafe

Pump Street Bakery is a small, family owned bakery and cafe in the village of Orford on Suffolk's Heritage Coast.

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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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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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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Ipswich

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering 2 hour Brunch and 3 hour A la Carte Lunch, Sunset Supper or Candlelit Dinner Cruises. Serving freshly prepared on board wholesome food and drinks.

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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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Slate

Slate

Slate is a specialist cheese retailer and delicatessen in Aldeburgh, and with a brand new shop in Southwold. 

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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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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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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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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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Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

Traditional family run fish and chip shop since 1967, offering Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Scampi and more with chips made from locally sourced potatoes. Located a short walk from the beach to enjoy fish and chips 'The Aldeburgh Way'.

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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

World-class food & drink: Guests and non-residents can enjoy world-class food and award winning beer, wine and spirits, with rising star Ross Bott as Head Chef (formerly at One Canada Square) serving dishes championing local produce, with coastal charm. 

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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 them 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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Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous seaview venues in one stunning location! The Lounge is a first floor carpeted space with panoramic views of the sea, Felixstowe Pier and the maritime traffic to Harwich & Felixstowe Ports.

At promenade level there is also The Terrace; a cosy beachside venue with plentiful outdoor seating and a Mediterranean ambience with the sea views framed by palm trees.

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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 Oyster Inn

The Oyster Inn

A traditional village pub serving real ale and home-style food, The Oyster Inn has been at the heart of Butley since at least the 17th Century. 

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Emmett's Stores

Emmett's Stores

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

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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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where to stay


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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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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