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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Lavenham, Bury and the Wool Towns

LDY

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£436 - £726
per week
From £336 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A lovely traditional Suffolk cottage located in the medieval town of Lavenham, Lady Cottage makes the perfect romantic break away for two.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Wickham Market, Heart of Suffolk

CTL

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£366 - £486
per week
From £284 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Right in the heart of Wickham Market, Cherry Tree Lodge provides single level accommodation and is ideal for all ages.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 13 miles
  • Pub 0.9 miles
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Sudbourne, Woodbridge and Orford

TGS

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£511 - £816
per week
From £392 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Standing proud on the grounds of a former outbuilding, The Green Shed is a newly constructed modern one bedroomed brick and timber lodge. Beautifully furnished this will make the perfect base for your next Suffolk escape.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1.1 miles

Stoke by Nayland , Constable Country

LOD5

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£716 - £1026
per week
From £546 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • This beautiful penthouse lodge is the ideal base for any couple looking to unwind and relax. The lodge offers guests a real touch of luxury being surrounded by beautiful countryside views and having access to onsite facilities.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

BUA2

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£686 - £1001
per week
From £524 for a 3-night stay
  • A thoughtfully designed 1 bedroom apartment with beautiful views over Butley River, Woodbridge at Butley Mill is the ultimate couples retreat.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles

Ilketshall St Margaret, Waveney Valley

THP2

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£316 - £581
per week
From £246 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Tree Tops is an apartment for two offering modern furnishings and a quiet base for a romantic retreat.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 4 miles
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Melton, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

ARTM

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£406 - £616
per week
From £314 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A truly captivating space, situated next door to the beautiful village church, The Coach House is a wonderful retreat for two looking to rest and re-charge in the delightful county of Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles

All Saints South Elmham, Waveney Valley

OBPH

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£446 - £761
per week
From £344 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Pheasant is set in the rural countryside in All Saints South Elmham.This barn offers ground floor accommodation which has been finished to a high standard.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile

Long Melford, Bury and the Wool Towns

PKC

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£461 - £806
per week
From £355 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A picture perfect holiday cottage nestled in the heart of Long Melford, Pink Cottage is a beautiful example of a romantic retreat for couples in the Suffolk countryside.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Wickham Market, Heart of Suffolk

WLC

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£316 - £496
per week
From £246 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Willow Cabin is a charming self catering wooden cabin located just a short walk from the centre of Wickham Market.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Sewell Barn, Sutton

SFSBS

Snape, Woodbridge and Orford

SFVIN

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£411 - £666
per week
From £317 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A first floor studio apartment, Vincent Studio offers views over fields towards Snape Maltings and the River Alde. Comfortable, with fresh, modern furnishings - this property lies near the coast and is perfect for two.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub 0.8 miles
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