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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Mendham, Waveney Valley

KLN

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£366 - £596
per week
From £284 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A cottage made for two! For cosy, welcoming and single floor accommodation consider The Kiln. One dog also permitted.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1.2 miles

Stoke by Nayland, Constable Country

LOD1

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  • 5 Star
  • Experience a real touch of luxury with this 1 bedroom lodge. With beautiful views over the golf courses and surrounding countryside, it is a real gem.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Debenham, Heart of Suffolk

27GBL

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£396 - £651
per week
From £306 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Flint Cottage has been lovingly restored by the owner and offers boutique style interiors with plenty of quirky features throughout. Located in the heart of Debenham, a popular Suffolk countryside village, it is the perfect retreat for any couple.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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Debenham, Heart of Suffolk

COO

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£421 - £711
per week
From £325 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast Minute Summer Break. 25% off booking between 30th of Aug and 30th of Sept
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.02 miles

Palgrave, Waveney Valley

EVFG

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  • 3 Star Gold
  • On the Norfolk/Suffolk border and within a secluded countryside location, The Granary is a charming converted barn full of warmth and homeliness for two and a pet.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 30 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles

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

Mallards

MAL

Wickhambrook, Bury and the Wool Towns

TOSH

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£526 - £886
per week
From £404 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The Old School House, nestled in the heart of the the Suffolk countryside and surrounded by the most stunning countryside views offers guests a real touch a luxury during your self catering getaway.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 2.5 miles

Shottisham, Woodbridge and Orford

SFSBS

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£496 - £756
per week
From £381 for a 3-night stay
  • Surrounded by acres of ancient heathland, woods and meadows, Sewell Barn is in the ideal spot for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle. This comfortable, charming barn conversion offers guest an excellent stay.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Red Sails

SFRSB

Thrandeston, Waveney Valley

POPP

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£466 - £706
per week
From £359 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Poppy's Cottage is a single storey barn conversion which is ideal for a self-catering couples break away from everyday life, located on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 2 miles

Woodbridge, Woodbridge and Orford

4KM

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£381 - £671
per week
From £295 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The perfect couples bolt hole located right in the heart of Woodbridge.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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