• Top 10 Places to Slurp an Ice Cream on The Suffolk Coast

Top 10 Places to Slurp an Ice Cream on The Suffolk Coast

With the sun still shining now’s the best time to give you our Top 10 places to slurp a Suffolk Coast ice cream…

1. Claremont Pier

TTDA - Claremont Pier - Ice cream

Situated right next to the promenade and the wide sandy, award-winning beach at Lowestoft, the kiosk in front of Claremont Pier sells the normal range of branded lollies, plus delicious Mr Whippy cones, topped with a flake and hundreds and thousands. Stroll along the beach, paddle a while but make sure you do it with ice cream in hand!

2. The Little Ice Cream Company

Located near Felixstowe's Seafront Gardens, The Little Ice Cream Company make their own ice cream using locally sourced ingredients including fresh milk from Felixstowe’s dairy herd at Adam’s Farm. Favourites include candy store, complete with hundreds and thousands and pick and mix, and honey monster with chunks of honeycomb swirled in!

3. Southwold Boating Lake and Tea Room

TTDA - Southwold Boating Lake

A quirky 1940s tea room in the pretty seaside town of Southwold; at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom you can sit amongst the reeds and have a few moments soaking up the sun as you enjoy your ice cream overlooking the boating lake, surrounded by wildlife and enjoying the views.

Afterwards, children will love a ride on the pedalos and a round of crazy golf!

4. The Riverside Theatre & Restaurant

Woodbridge has a fab ice cream kiosk, located at the Riverside Restaurant & Theatre. Grab one before enjoying a film or show and sit outside on one of the brightly coloured deck chairs whilst you soak up the September sun.

5. Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

A fine example of a Victorian pier including many period attractions, the Beach Cafe at Southwold Pier sells a range of ice creams, plus sandwiches, cakes, teas and coffees and fish & chips. Once you've picked your flavour, stroll past Southwold’s famous beach huts as you savour your 99.

6. Thorpeness Tea Room

Located on Thorpeness' famous meare, Thorpeness Tea Room is the place to head for ice cream after a morning of messing in boats on the water. Serving a range of flavours alongside Mr Whippy 99s. The Tea Room also serves a range of meals, sandwiches, drinks and snacks. 

7. View Point Café

Felixstowe-Ice-Cream

Overlooking the busy Port of Felixstowe, the View Point Cafe is the ideal spot to slurp an ice cream while watching huge ships enter and leave the port. The cafe also serves a range of breakfasts, lunches and butties if you fancy filling your boots before a day of exploring.

8. Harris & James

With stores in both Aldeburgh and Southwold, you've no excuse not to sample the locally made gelato from Harris & James. There's an impressive selection of flavours including pistachio rose, sweet almond, Jaffa Cake and pistachio fruit biscotti plus classics such as strawberry, chocolate and mint choc chip - so you'll have trouble choosing just two scoops!

Alongside the ice cream, Harris & James also make their own chocolate, cakes and patisseries and coffee.

9. Suffolk Food Hall

TTDA - Suffolk Food Hall - Ice cream

Located at Wherstead, near Ipswich, Suffolk Food Hall is renowned for its large array of locally produced food and produce. When you’ve stocked up on supplies relax with an Italian-style ice cream from The Beach Hut. 

Choose from a mouthwatering selection of locally made Harris & James gelato, with flavours including Jaffa Cake, salted caramel, strawberry and chocolate brownie plus delicious dairy free options too.

10. The Tea Hut

F&D - The Tea Hut - View of hut and lake

Sitting on the banks of the River Deben in WoodbridgeThe Tea Hut is a relaxing spot to sit and watch the world go by, whilst tucking into a delicious ice lolly! Children will enjoy sailing their boats on the model boat pond and dogs are welcome too, it's for you to decide whether they're allowed a lick!




Things to see and do

Beaches

Beaches

Whether you’re in search of a great family day out, a birdwatching haven, or trip back in time, the beaches along the Suffolk Coast will provide you with a memorable day out whatever the time of year.

In the winter, Suffolk's beaches take on a whole new persona; with windswept dunes, crashing waves, and bracing winds, they are the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs, stroll hand in hand with your loved one, or enjoy a solitary dog walk.


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Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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WHERE TO EAT

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge  & The Terrace

Felixstowe Spa - The Lounge & The Terrace

Two fabulous sea view 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.


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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 40 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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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Cookhouse Restaurant at Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich

The Cookhouse Restaurant is a unique place to eat and drink whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Orwell Estuary. 

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

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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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

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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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

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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Free wifi Dog friendly

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