Proud of using local produce and producers, Main’s of Yoxford is a family run restaurant with a great range of dishes for a relaxed weekend dinner. With a menu that changes each day to move with the seasons and availability, everything is cooked on the premises. Meat comes from local butchers who know the farms it’s sourced from, fish has been caught off the Suffolk Heritage Coast and fruit and vegetables are all
from nearby farm shops.
There’s a relaxed and unpretentious feeling about this beautiful 15th century venue with wet boots and dogs actively encouraged in the bar. After a long walk in the country, try one of their Artisan sandwiches and a pint of real ale or cider, both of which are championed here in this free house pub. Portions are plentiful, children are welcome, there’s a choice of three roast meats for Sunday lunch and the village bowl’s green is part of the pub grounds.
A genuine piece of Tudor history, The White Horse is a traditional pub that welcomes those wishing to dine or just enjoy a quiet drink in the 16th century surroundings. This is relaxed informal country dining where locals and visitors
mix easily. The White Horse has built a reputation as a foodie destination and freshness is at the heart of the menus.
Local fish, meat and even seasonal game from the shoot in Sibton are complimented by vegetables, herbs and fruit picked from their own pub garden.
Treat yourself to a leisurely breakfast or Sunday brunch at the Darsham Nurseries Café. There’s a Middle Eastern flavour to the lunchtime sharing dishes but Pump Street bakery bread, Aspall Cider and St Peter’s Brewery Beer on the menu keep it local. Afternoon tea is also on offer and you can contact them to make reservations for dinner too. Parties of up to 10 people can hire The Summerhouse privately with superb views of the Suffolk countryside and the Nursery’s ornamental kitchen garden.
This perfect ‘chocolate box’ English 17th century pub boasts some of the finest cuisine in Suffolk, whether it’s for lunch, dinner, Sunday roast or just a sandwich
or snack at the bar with a pint.
With a frequently changing menu and daily specials on offer that alter with seasons, the food is fresh, local and expertly cooked and presented. There are three dining areas, four open fires and the original beams and flint stone walls creating a cosy old world Suffolk welcome with the best of current contemporary dining.
Whether it’s lunch, dinner or their renowned Sunday roast, The Dennington Queen puts the customer first with their philosophy that when you are dining out you want to be treated well. This friendly pub welcomes children and even dogs in the bar area making it a real family affair. Their menu reads like a who’s who of Suffolk’s top food producers with Blythburgh ham, Earl Soham ale, Dingley Dell pork and Ketley’s 21 all-day hung ribeye steak featuring on a regular basis.
Head chef and co owner Louise makes everything from scratch including all the little added extras like soda bread and oatcakes for the cheese board. Local ingredients are given a Scottish flavour as a nod to her roots, so you’ll find Suffolk meats and cheeses sitting happily next to Cullen Skink and Scottish Gin Cured Salmon on the menu. Continuing the Scottish theme there’s a fine selection of malt whiskeys behind the bar and local beer features too from Adnams and Earl Soham breweries.
With a cosy bar area, where dogs are welcome, a light and airy restaurant and outside seating for warm afternoons and balmy evenings, this is the perfect resting place after a walk around Snape Maltings. Owned by local twin brothers Alex and Oliver Burnside, who are the front of house manager and head chef respectively, they have a passion for great flavours, excellent customer service and local, seasonal food. Lunch and dinner are served daily with Sunday roasts a real treat.
No frills just fresh fish and seafood is the trademark of Butley Oysterage.
It doesn’t get any fresher than catching it yourself, which is exactly what they do with their two fishing boats. Cod, sprats, mackerel, lobsters, crabs, skate and herrings are all caught from sustainable sources in an environmentally friendly way and brought straight from the sea to the table daily. It’s their famous home grown oysters that are the star and makean ideal starter or indulgent light lunch.
There’s a warm welcome for walkers here, especially those with dogs and the website even includes walking routes suitable for long muddy ramblers with the family and your pet. Relax after your walk with anything from a bar snack, lunch or dinner by the log fire. In summer months eat outside and soak up the Suffolk sunshine in the beautiful pub gardens with its garden Jenga and other games. There’s a big choice of dishes using local meat and fish, a kid’s menu and everything is homemade.
Traditional beams and roaring log fires await you in this traditional 16th century pub and kitchen recently voted ‘Best Pub in Suffolk’. The Unruly Pig is all about relaxation and simple yet exquisite food. The fish and meat from the surrounding area are the influence behind the daily specials and if you have special dietary requirements then gluten, dairy free and vegetarian menus are always available. It’s all about the little, special details here with cocktails for drivers and homemade cordials and specially selected wines of the month.
Co-owned by the Watsons, renowned independent hoteliers, this restaurant with rooms offers a great level of service and a well-thought-out wine list. The authentic British and Italian-inspired menus feature locally sourced produce such as Sutton Hoo chicken, Dingley Dell pork, Pump Street bakery’s artisan sourdough and Orford-landed fish. They don’t accommodate parties larger than 10 people and while there’s a small bar area this is certainly not a pub.
A secret garden awaits. What were once Victorian bothies (where the estate’s gardeners lived) have been transformed into eight king-size bedrooms with en suites featuring roll-top baths and powerful showers plus a vaulted ceiling central dining hall bookended by French limestone fireplaces.
from£ 1,628 / night
Based on 7 nights in low season
Set on a hill 15 minutes by car from the main estate, this Tudor farmhouse has been restored and extended to provide six bedrooms including its own boat house with in-room roll-top bath and hot tub perched over the moat.
from£ 955 / night
Based on 7 nights in low season
Formerly the estate’s stables, the Clockhouse, with its clock tower and Georgian proportions, provides light-filled living spaces all wrapped around a central private gated courtyard, perfect for BBQs and families with small children.
from£ 645 / night
Based on 7 nights in low season