Woodbridge & Orford Truly Local Guide

For the Best Full English

If you are partial to a cooked breakfast then how about this for a place to tuck into one?  The Ferry Quay Cafe, locally known as ‘the caravan’ is set right on the quay at Woodbridge and knows how to serve a ‘proper’ plate of food, the perfect reward after a cycle ride or walk along the river.

Cake anyone?

There’s so many delicious treats in Woodbridge and Orford it’s hard to know where to start.  Well, according to Juliet, a member of our Suffolk Cottage Care team, the best place for cake is Christine’s Cake Shop and Tearoom, located on Thoroughfare, Woodbridge.  Whether buying cake to take away, or settling down for a pot of tea and a slice in the garden, there’s no better place.

Micro-mania at The Oyster, Butley

For over 400 years, The Oyster at Butley has been serving its local community and visitors.  On the road to Orford, close to Rendlesham Forest and serving fine ales and simple home-cooked food, the pub welcomes all, including dogs, and is ideally situated for cyclists, walkers and bird watchers.

Following a complete restoration in 2017, owners Jo and Carrie are now extending the offering of the Oyster to include some quirky additions - a micro-brewery, micro-cinema (perhaps the county’s smallest cinema with just 21 seats) and a village shop.  There’s also a regular programme of folk and jazz music and a monthly quiz night too.

Daisy’s walk, Rendlesham.

A favourite with our Property Recruiter Oli Mummery and his dog Rupert, this circular 2.75mile route in Rendlesham Forest is named after Daiy Miller, who starting working in the forest as a girl in the second World War and continued to work for the Forestry Commission  until her retirement in 1981.The walk takes in a variety of landscapes from oak forests to wetland, heathland and pines.  Whatever the time of year, this family friendly route is just heavenly.


Photo: Credit Pub is the Hub.