Foodie Holidays

FoodieThe way to a holidaymaker’s heart is through his or her stomach, we hear… so it’s no surprise that so many fall in love with Suffolk, our county chock-full of foodie delights!

Regular and specialist markets, produce shows, farm shops and deli counters prove the perfect ‘hunting ground’ for those who want to cook up a storm in their holiday cottage kitchen. If you’re not sure where to start, Suffolk Heritage Food Tours showcase the county’s produce, places and people. A menu of coastal and countryside tours – via small tour buses and private cars – offers some fantastic food and drink indulgences, or you could book a bespoke day out to suit your own tastes or dietary requirements.

Bag a bargain at a Suffolk Market Events monthly markets in one of three beautiful settings: Lavenham, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury. This organisation also collaborates with Foragers Feast – a joint venture between forager/chef Carl Shillingford and Matthew Rooney, an ecologist and mushroom grower – to run fantastic foraging days in some of rural Suffolk’s most stunning landscapes.

If you’d prefer to let someone else do the hunter-gathering, then our holiday extras can help … choose from luxury meat box or sponge cake deliveries, plan a vineyard tour, book a cookery workshop, a Prosecco party or even hire a private chef to get your holiday off to a great start. Tell us what sets your tastebuds tingling and we’ll do the rest! 

And, of course, for those who love to eat out, Suffolk is full of fantastic restaurants, while many of its pubs consider food just as important as the pints they pull.

Bromeswell gastropub The Unruly Pig scooped the title of Best Restaurant at the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2018, clinching victory over some very sharp competition including The Bildeston Crown, Tuddenham Mill and the elegant 1921 Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds. 

On the road out of Long Melford towards Cavendish, Scutchers Restaurant is another multi-award winner, open Thursday to Saturday only each week. If you can’t get a table, a selection of meals, sauces and wines are all available in the Scutchers Shop – perfect for a sofa supper in your holiday cottage! 

Local produce features in so many memorable meals, but that doesn’t mean Suffolk’s chefs are all inwardly-focused. Impeccable French cuisine is served both at Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds and on board floating restaurant Mariners in Ipswich, while just a short walk from the latter, Aqua Eight offers some of the best Pan-Asian cuisine for miles and in Woodbridge, The Galley is known for its delicious English-continental food, created by its Turkish patron.

Finally, if you’d like to do some sightseeing while you eat, book a meal aboard Lady Florence, an ex-Admiralty motor fishing vessel that is now a lovely venue for intimate brunch, lunch and dinner cruises along the Rivers Alde and Ore. Sister ship Allen Gardiner caters for up to 12 passengers along the River Orwell too – book an exclusive private charter, or share the fun with other passengers.



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Nayland, Constable Country

TOCA

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£421 - £661
per week
From £325 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • An incredible piece of Suffolk history cleverly converted into self-catering accommodation - The Old Chapel Annexe is a former congregational Chapel and truly unique.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Wickham Market, Heart of Suffolk

SAMP

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£391 - £676
per week
From £302 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • This beautiful converted windmill located in pretty village of Wickham Market provides the ultimate couples retreat ideal for those looking for something a little bit different in Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1 mile

Stoke by Nayland , Constable Country

LOD7

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£716 - £1026
per week
From £546 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This idyllic Penthouse Lodge nestled within the beautiful Suffolk countryside is the ideal base for any couple looking to kick back and relax during their self catering break.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Framlingham, Heart of Suffolk

BFCL

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£346 - £521
per week
From £269 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A lovely ground floor countryside retreat which is part of Boundary Farm, Cart Lodge provides easy open plan living for couples of all ages...SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Framlingham, Heart of Suffolk

SFMHF

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£396 - £611
per week
From £306 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A completely refurbished former village forge, this stunning ground floor holiday cottage sits on the edge of a field, with breathtaking views. Suitable for 2.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 18.3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Woodbridge, Woodbridge and Orford

10SL

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£406 - £681
per week
From £314 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • The perfect retreat for any couple looking to relax and enjoy the beautiful town of Woodbridge and beyond.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 10.4 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Sewell Barn, Sutton

SFSBS

No 1 Beccles

BECC

Flint Cottage

27GBL

The Coach House

ACH

Woodland Lodge

WLO

Tostock, Bury and the Wool Towns

SBC

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£356 - £661
per week
From £276 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A lovely appointed barn conversion in a quiet location ideal for a romantic getaway to the countryside.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.3 miles
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