• Snape Maltings - Snape Maltings Quay
  • Snape Maltings - Snape Maltings Concert Hall
  • Snape Maltings - Snape Maltings Concert Hall
  • Snape Maltings - River Trips at Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is a world-renowned landmark on the Suffolk Coast

Snape Maltings sits on the bank of the River Alde, surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just five miles from Aldeburgh.

This beautiful heritage site, with its converted Victorian buildings, is home to independent shops and galleries, wonderful places to eat, and several performance venues – including the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall. It is also one of two historic visitor destinations cared for by the pioneering music, arts and heritage charity, Britten Pears Arts.

The other destination cared for by Britten Pears Arts is Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears' home in Aldeburgh, find out more about visiting The Red House here: https://brittenpearsarts.org/events/visit-the-red-house

You can shop to your heart's content within the retail complex at Snape Maltings, with hand-picked homeware, beauty products, food and drink, and much more on offer. The bright and spacious House & Garden store is filled with a lovingly-curated range of furniture, textiles and accessories, as well as gifts, clothing, and traditional children's toys.

The Food Hall is the perfect showcase for the very best of Suffolk's food and drink producers.  The Shed contains all the essentials you didn’t know you needed for your boot room and garden, as well as accessories for your much-loved pets. The Craft Shop was the first shop to open at Snape Maltings and is nestled on the Quay. It offers handmade collections from around the UK, as well as Fairtrade products from artisan makers slightly further afield.

You’ll also find Asteria Wellbeing, Earsham Street Deli, The Early Music Shop and Snape Antiques Centre on site at Snape Maltings.

If it’s the fresh Suffolk air you’re looking for, the beautiful landscape around Snape Maltings can be explored on foot, by bike, and even by boat – with River Trips running from the quayside throughout the year. Popular walking routes include the loop through Snape Warren and the riverside walk to Iken Church – and for birdwatchers and nature lovers, the tidal River Alde and surrounding marshes are a haven for hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife, including the occasional seal!

Sit and admire the incredible views while enjoying a delicious lunch in the  River View Café and Bar or head to MALT Café & Takeaway for delicious light bites. You can find out more about eating at Snape Maltings here: https://brittenpearsarts.org/visit-us/snape-maltings/food-and-drink

For music lovers of all kinds, there are regular concerts, ranging from full-scale orchestral performances and operas, to folk, jazz and family events. Head to the What’s On page for a full schedule of events. https://brittenpearsarts.org/whats-on

The renowned Aldeburgh Festival, founded by composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, the singer, Peter Pears, also takes place in June each year. The Aldeburgh Festival 2023 takes place from 9 – 25 June. Alongside the performance programme, Britten Pears Arts runs community and outreach programmes in Suffolk and beyond, provides artist development opportunities for musicians at all career stages, and is a leader in national conversations around music, health and wellbeing.

You couldn't possibly see everything in one day! Make Snape Maltings your base from which to explore the stunning Suffolk Coast, with shops, places to eat and nature right on your doorstep. Find out more about booking a stay in one of the beautifully appointed self-catering holiday properties within the Maltings here: https://brittenpearsarts.org/stay
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Attraction name:
Snape Maltings
Opening Hours:
From 10am every day