The Suffolk Coast
  • Sunrise over Ness Point in Lowestoft

Top Ways to Celebrate the New Year on The Suffolk Coast

As the UK's most easterly coast and the first place to see the sunrise you are well placed to see in the new year on The Suffolk Coast We've picked our top spots and events for your celebrations as you say goodbye to 2015 and a big 'hello' to 2016.Lowestoft Nesspoint 395x2731. See the Sunrise at Ness Point, LowestoftAs the UK's most easterly point, Ness Point in Lowestoft is the first place to see the sunrise. Whilst the point itself simply features a marker on the floor, the nearby award-winning beach is the perfect place to see the sun come up and enjoy an early morning walk along the seashore. Directions to Ness Point, Lowestoft2. Black Tie Ball at The White Lion, AldeburghIndulge with fine wine, sea views and a seven-course banquet at The White Lion in Aldeburgh. The evening starts off with a champagne welcome, followed by a sumptuous feast and dancing with a piper at midnight. A sophisticated and stylish way to celebrate the new year! For more information go to www.whitelion.co.uk3. Party like it's 1975 at The Crown at WoodbridgeFine wine, good food and a funk-tastic time is on offer at The Crown at Woodbridge this 31st December. Fancy dress is optional but prizes will be awarded for the best outfit, and the ultimate 70s disco will help you party the night away. For more information go to www.thecrownatwoodbridge.co.ukThe Ship Inn at Dunwich Log Fire4. Cosy comforts at The Ship at DunwichIf a quiet night spent in front of a roaring fire is more your thing, The Ship at Dunwich invites you to stay and enjoy drinks in the bar before a delicious meal made from local produce. You will then take a lantern-lit walk down to the beach before heading back to the historic pub for Auld Lang Syne and a night cap before turning in for the night and staying in one of their boutique rooms. For more information go to www.shipatdunwich.co.uk5. Pub Crawl through SouthwoldHome to Adnams Ales, the pretty town of Southwold is ideal for an evening soaking up the Suffolk atmosphere in the many pubs and hotels. Whatever your style, there's a Southwold pub to suit! After a few beverages head to the seafront to watch the sunrise over the horizon before heading home or staying in one of the town's hotels, bed and breakfasts or self-catering cottages.

Things to see and do


Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness

Thorpeness Golf Club is a coastal heathland course designed by famous Scottish architect James Braid and opened in 1922. It winds its way through silver birch, pine trees, gorse and purple heather. The course is 6,421 yards long and plays to a par of 70.

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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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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 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 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 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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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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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


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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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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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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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 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 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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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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