Eating In

Suffolk has a fast growing reputation as one of the leading producers of high quality food and drinks. More and more people are putting greater emphasis on the quality of the food they eat and where it comes from, and we have taken that knowledge on board when developing The Suffolk Escape. As a result, we provide you with very large kitchens, with lot of worktop space and full of high quality equipment. We have also included some cook books to help you make the most of your stay. We also offer Wine Tasting courses.

Farmers Markets

Lavenham, a 25minute drive from The Suffolk Escape, has an excellent farmers market every Sunday with a wide range of produce.

For a complete list of places & dates, and for more information about Suffolk food & drink outlets, click here.


Elmsett Village Store (Elmsett – 5minute drive) The village store sells all the basics including newspapers and also features a post office counter.

Adnams Store (Hadleigh – 10minute drive – Explore Adnams Store and enjoy high quality and unique wines personally selected by their expert team of wine buyers. Adnams wine selection is complemented by an irresistible range of kitchenware.

Andrew’s Butchers (Hadleigh – 10min. drive – Family-run Andrew’s Butchers specialises in locating the best meats in East Anglia and works with a small and dedicated group of suppliers. Not only will you find quality fresh meat but a deli with a wide range of fresh, mouth-watering products.

Hollow Trees Farm Shop (Semer – 12minute drive – The farm shop stocks a wide range of fresh farm food and everything produced on their farm is sold through the shop; the vegetables they grow and the livestock they rear. Food miles are non-existent on many of their lines! They site also includes a plant centre, coffee shop and farm trail.

Jimmy’s Farm (outskirts of Ipswich – 15minute drive – TV personality Jimmy Doherty’s farm as seen on the television programme “Jimmy’s Farm”. The farm has a shop selling meat and other produce, café, restaurant and nature trails.

Suffolk Food Hall (outskirts of Ipswich – 20minute drive – The Food Hall is an excellent market place for local quality Suffolk produce. It features a market hall, butcher, greengrocer, delicatessen, artisan baker, fishmonger and restaurant.

Supermarkets: Morrisons is closest, only approx. 5 minutes drive from the cabins. Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda all are within 10-15minute drive of the cabins. There is a new Waitrose next to John Lewis approx. 20mins from The Suffolk Escape. Most supermarkets will deliver directly to the cabins and barn, contact us for further information.

Suffolk Food Tour

We would be delighted to suggest a full itinerary, taking in the best places to source local food and drink produce as well as recommendations on places to eat and drink en route.

Destinations could include:

Pinneys of Orford
Jimmy’s Farm
Suffolk Food Hall
Adnams Brewery
Suffolk Cheeses
Pump Street Bakery

Our friendly fisherman in Southwold who can sell you his free catch of that morning.

Personal Chef

If you would like to take things a little bit easier or celebrate a special occasion our professional chef will come and prepare a full fine dining experience for you using the very best local produce. More information about Marcus and how to book his private chef services can be found on the Private Chef page.


There are a number in Hadleigh including Chinese, Indian, Pizza and fish and chips. Full information is available in the cabins.