• The Suffolk - Rooms - Credit Rebecca Dickson
  • The Suffolk Rooms - credit Rebecca Dickson
  • The Suffolk Sur-Mer - credit Rebecca Dickson

The Suffolk

"Like having a restorative cuddle at a friend's house" The Times, December 2022

Following the hugely successful pop up L’Escargot Sur-Mer, George Pell and the team opened The Suffolk in August 2022 following a dramatic yet sensitive refurbishment of the historic building located in the heart of Aldeburgh. 

The Suffolk is home to a 60-cover restaurant, rooftop terrace complete with sea views, wine bar, a 24-seater private dining room and six elegantly appointed bedrooms. Suffolk born and raised Head Chef, Tom Payne, cooks a menu celebrating the abundant produce from the surrounding unspoilt East Coast while shining a spotlight on its world class producers. 

Suffolk based architect Charles Curry-Hyde, whose 30 years’ expertise lies in designing changes to precious and listed buildings, has led on the restoration of this former inn, which dates back to the 17th century. Interior designer Kate Fulford, also from Suffolk, has created a sophisticated but relaxed setting and has been influenced by the building’s historic details. Original features discovered during the renovation, such as the terracotta floor tiles, have been restored and retained.

The six bedrooms, all with super king beds topped with Lansdowne Cashmere mattresses, take inspiration from the surrounding area with names including ‘Orford Ness’; ‘Iken’; ‘The Butley’; and ‘Abraham’s Bosom’. Each room pays homage to the Suffolk landscape from a green and purple palette inspired by the colours of the Elephant Hawksmoor Moth found nearby, to the Schumacher’s Tree River pattern design which mimics the Bonsai-like trees, also seen in the county.

Bedroom furniture has been sourced directly from local antique dealers and all come equipped with Roberts Radios. Guests will find a shared pantry on the first floor stocked with pre-mixed cocktails and nibbles (included within the room rate).

Free wifi Dog friendly
Accommodation name:
The Suffolk
£180-£220 B&B