Eating Out

Food lovers will be spoilt for choice by the numerous award winning, fine dining restaurants and traditional country pubs Suffolk has to offer. The list below offers something to suit all tastes (our three of our favourites are Bell Inn, Kersey, Bildeston Crown and The Boathouse at Dedham):

HINTLESHAM HALL, IP8 3NS (1.5 miles, 4 mins – click here for route map)
Only a stone’s throw from your log cabin, why not stroll across the fields to the Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan Manor house of Hintlesham Hall. This is elegant spot we can recommend for an afternoon tea.

HINTLESHAM GOLF CLUB, IP8 3NS (1.5 miles, 4 mins – click here for route map)
The Hintlesham Hall Golf Club offers a less formal place to dine, and has a pleasant veranda overlooking the golf course, perfet in warmer weather. It is only a short drive or a wonderful country walk through our farm, to their club house.

BELL INN, KERSEY, IP7 6DY (6 miles, 10 mins – click here for route map)
Located in the most picturesque village in Suffolk, the Bell is a rarity with the explosion of “gastro” pubs as it still serves home-cooked, traditional pub food with a really warm welcome and the locals still drink here!

THE BILDESTON CROWN, IP7 7EB (8 miles, 15 mins – click here for route map)
A food lovers heaven with a range of dining options including the full eight course Taster menu. Enjoy the beautiful setting of this 15th century Grade II listed timber framed Coaching Inn.

THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH, IP8 4QA (5.2 miles, 12 mins)
A 15th century country pub with a fascinating and heartwarming story that saw the pub brought back to life by the local community. You’ll receive a friendly welcome, a wide collection of quality beers, wines and spirits, specialising in gin and local breweries such as Adnams and Earl Soham, and delicious fod. They offer a particularly good gluten free menu. Just a short drive away in a neighbouring village.

MARQUIS, IP7 5JZ (6 miles, 12mins)
With spectacular views across the valley, a bold open kitchen and a seasonal British menu inspired by local ingredients, dining at the Marquis is a unique and memorable experience

THE RED ROSE, LINDSEY, IP7 6PP (8 miles, 15 mins – click here for route map)
A 15th Century Hall House and one of the county’s oldest pubs. The menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients, in particular the meat, which comes from the owners own Red Poll cattle and Suffolk sheep, just a few miles away.

AQUA EIGHT, IPSWICH, IP1 1DQ (7 miles, 15 mins – click here for route map)
A stylish modern restaurant with an innovative fusion of cuisine from across East Asia.

THE VEGGIE RED LION, GREAT BRICETT, IP7 7DD (7 miles, 15 mins – click here for route map)
East Anglia’s first and only exclusively vegetarian pub, The Veggie Red Lion has become a destination for vegetarians and vegans countrywide. Meat eaters are welcome too, with the restaurant’s aim to ‘surprise and delight them even more!’

THE SUFFOLK FOOD HALL, IPSWICH, IP9 2AB (9 miles, 18 mins – click here for route map)
The Cookhouse Restaurant at the Suffolk Food Hall is a new arrival on the food scene in Suffolk. Diners can enjoy stunning views down the River Orwell whilst enjoying traditional British cuisine with a contemporary twist, for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch.

THE GREAT HOUSE, LAVENHAM, CO10 9QZ (12 miles, 20 mins – click here for route map)
Set in the market place in the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham ‘The Great House’ offers French Cuisine at its finest. The reviews speak for themselves, including AA Gold Award & Inspectors’ choice Award 2016, 3 AA rosettes for food and “Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants’ Sunday Times 2015. Eat in the charming old world dining room or in warmer weather enjoy al fresco dining in the stone paved courtyard.

THE CROWN, STOKE BY NAYLAND, CO6 4SE (10 miles, 20 mins – click here for route map)
Located in the picturesque village of Stoke by Nayland, in the heart of constable country, the Crown offers a warm welcome and fantastic bistro style food.

SALTHOUSE HARBOUR HOTEL, IPSWICH, IP4 1AX (7 miles, 20 mins – click here for route map)
This popular waterside eatery produces dishes that are ‘modern, and always surprise with a curious twist of something deliciously different.’ Head chef Simon Baker is passionate about supporting Suffolk’s smallholders and independent producers.

MILSOMS, DEDHAM, CO7 6HW (14 miles, 20 mins – click here for route map)
A stylish and contemporary bar and brasserie with a no booking policy but all day dining. Enjoy ‘global’ cuisine in the relaxed surrounds of the two-tiered restaurant, or outside in the heated terrace area. The chefs take influences from all over the world, as well as offering daily specials which take advantage of the best local, seasonal produce.

BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT, DEDHAM, CO7 6DH (13 miles, 20 mins – click here for route map)
Set in tranquil surroundings on the River Stour, The Boathouse menu offers a fusion of style and flavourswhich changes every 6-8 weeks. In warmer weather the wonderful outdoor dining area overlooking the river takes some beating.

THE SHIP, LEVINGTON, IP10 0LQ (15 miles, 23 mins – click here for route map)
A historic 13th Century pub, close to the Orwell Estuary, which combines all the atmosphere of a traditional Suffolk pub with a modern, stylish, British cuisine. The philosophy of their food is to produce traditional classics, using local ingredients, with their own ‘Ship Inn Twist.’

BUTT & OYSTER, PINN MILL, IP9 1JW (13 miles, 25 mins – click here for route map)
Situated in the hamlet of Pin Mill on the shores of the River Orwell, The Butt & Oyster is renowned for is good food, fine Suffolk ales and beautiful views.



There are a two Indian and one Chinese restaurant where you can dine in situated in the nearby town of Hadleigh.