The Suffolk Coast

September Suffolk Shellfish

Here on The Suffolk Coast, shellfish and seafood are in abundance and we are home to some of the UK's top producers; Oysters from Pinneys of Orford and Mussels from Simpers of Suffolk feature on menus across the country, including The Crown at Woodbridge, The Ramsholt Arms and The Brudenell.


But if you fancy giving them a try yourself in the comfort of your own home, both Simper's and Pinneys shellfish are stocked by many of our local farm shops and food halls.

This recipe comes to you courtesy of Simpers of Suffolk, so you can enjoy a taste of The Suffolk Coast, wherever you are!


Oyster Artichoke Soup

Prep 10 mins

Cook 50 mins 

(Serves 10 people)


Ingredients:

225g butter

2 large chopped onions

250ml chicken stock

2 to 3 tins or fresh artichoke hearts drained and quartered

20 Deben medium oysters or 10 Deben Giants shucked and chopped.

750ml double cream

250ml single cream


Method:

Melt butter in a large pan over a medium heat and cook onions until tender.

Pour in the chicken stock, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.

Add the artichokes and Oysters and cook for another 10 minutes.

Add the cream and cook until heated through then serve.

This soup can also be made without the artichokes and with some Guinness add about half a pint before the cream with the stock.

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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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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Free wifi Dog friendly


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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Wheelchair Accessible

events


Wine and food pairing evening at The Westleton Crown

Wine and food pairing evening at The Westleton Crown

Southwold | Fri 07th Oct 2016

Come along to The Westleton Crown and try wines from all over the world which will be paired with an inspired 3 course menu. 

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Munchy Seeds Factory Tour

Munchy Seeds Factory Tour

Leiston | Thu 29th Sep 2016

Head to Leiston, Suffolk and observe how these delicious seeds are made.

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A Feast of Local Food: The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival

A Feast of Local Food: The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival

Woodbridge | Fri 30th Sep - Sun 02nd Oct 2016

The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival is back for a fifth year, from 30th September to 2nd October. 

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Lane Farm Meats and Suffolk Salami

Lane Farm Meats and Suffolk Salami

Woodbridge | Tue 27th Sep 2016

Sample the county’s best pork products and learn how to use them in your own dishes.

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Wildwood Supper and Feast of St Gobnait

Wildwood Supper and Feast of St Gobnait

Saxmundham |

Three course candle-lit suppers celebrating wildfood and seasonal produce (6th Oct) and St Gobnait, the patroness of bee-keepers and bees (13th Oct)

Prepared by chef Peter Harrison and served at farm house refectory tables.

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WHERE TO EAT


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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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible


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 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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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


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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Free wifi


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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Free wifi Dog friendly


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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Free wifi Dog friendly


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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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


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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Dog friendly


Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers

Bungay

Purveyors of high quality Fruit and Vegetables

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Free wifi


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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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


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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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


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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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible


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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Free wifi


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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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


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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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible


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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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


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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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible


The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

Woodbridge

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

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Free wifi