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 (three of our favourites are The Lindsey Rose in Lindsey, Bildeston Crown in Bildeston and The Boathouse at Dedham):

HINTLESHAM HALL, HINTLESHAM, 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, HINTLESHAM, 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, perfect in warmer weather. It is only a short drive or a wonderful country walk through our farm to their club house.


THE BILDESTON CROWN, BILDESTON, 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.


A 15th century country pub with a fascinating and heart-warming 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 food. They offer a particularly good gluten free menu. Just a short drive away in a neighbouring village.


THE MARQUIS, LAYHAM, 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 LINDSEY 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.


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


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, Luke Bailey, is award-winning and passionate about using fresh and honest ingredients.


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.


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.


THE BROOK INN, WASHBROOK, IP8 3HR (4 miles, 11 mins – click here for route map)
A bustling community-run pub in the small village of Washbrook that serves a huge menu with an equally impressive gluten free menu.


TAKAYAMA, IPSWICH, IP4 1JU (7 miles, 17 mins – click here for route map)
Located in the centre of Ipswich town, this popular Japanese and Korean restaurant offers a wide selection of beautifully presented Japanese and Korean cuisine with a friendly service.