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, 25min. 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 – 5min. drive) The village store sells all the basics including newspapers and also features a post office counter.

Adnams Cellar & Kitchen (Hadleigh – 10min. drive – Explore Adnams Cellar & Kitchen 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.

The Jolly Meat Company (Hadleigh – 10min. drive – Jolly Meat Company source local meat, dealing directly with the producers, which enables them to sell at a reasonable price. Their priority when selecting animals for the shop is to use only those from farms with very high standards of welfare as well as being free range. Here at the farm we use the Jolly Meat Company to butcher much of our meat. Exclusive offer for our guests: 10% discount on purchases of their own goods.

Hollow Trees Farm Shop (Semer – 12min. 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 Shop (outskirts of Ipswich – 15min. 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 – 20min. 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 10-15min. drive of the cabins. There is a new Waitrose next to John Lewis approx. 20mins from the Suffolk Escape. Most supermarketswill 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:

Pinney smoke-house in 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 occasionour professional chef will come and prepare a full fine dining experience for you using the very best local produce. Contact us for further information and ideas on menu content. Why not enhance your experience with a classical musician? Visit 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.