April's Hidden Gem
Published: Wednesday 17th Apr 2019
Written by: Aimee Anderson
The Suffolk countryside is vast and varied and there are still a few gems that remain relatively untouched and unknown.
Luckily, the Suffolk Cottage Holidays team know the Suffolk countryside like the back of their hand. This month one of our lovely members of the Homeowner Liaison Team, Amy Roberts, is going to divulge her Suffolk Hidden Gem with you. A cosy country pub tucked away in West Suffolk offering delicious food and local beer.
Amy Says "My ‘Hidden Gem’ is a fabulous little country pub I used to frequent with my husband when we were in desperate need of a good meal and a cheeky ‘half’. We discovered it when we were living in Glemsford and would take the scenic route to Bury St Edmunds through a couple of little villages.
The pub is part of a small local brewery group called Brewshed, based in Bury St Edmunds, which produces some fabulous ales and has a small number of pubs in the area. However, this is only one element of why this pub is so fantastic;
Whether you are looking for a cosy spot for a coffee, an individual booth for a quiet chat or an atmospheric restaurant meal, this place has it all. It boasts a roaring fire in the bar where it serves lovely coffee, the brewery’s own ales and a fantastic wine list together with a unique and irresistible menu. Outside is a vast open lawned area with outside seating and wooden play area.
It’s The Crown at Hartest, about 6 miles north of Long Melford and about 8 miles south of Bury St Edmunds. The village itself is gorgeous; a row of bright coloured house line a central green and it just makes you feel warm and cosy inside. Its only drawback? You have to drive there! Taxi, anyone?"
What's your hidden gem? We will be sharing a Suffolk Hidden Gem with you each month - why not sure share yours too?