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Girl reading at The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds

SUFFOLK'S MOST ROMANTIC DINING EXPERIENCES

When it comes to romantic dining experiences, Suffolk is more than spoilt for choice; from cosy pubs on the coast to luxurious old hotels, there’s an opportunity for a romantic meal almost everywhere you go. But for those who don’t want to leave romance to chance, here are five gastronomic experiences that won’t fail to set your heart a-beating.
The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds (c) Karen RoeThe Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds is full of romantic rooms and four poster beds
Photo (c) Karen Roe

BREAKFAST IN BED AT THE ANGEL HOTEL, BURY ST EDMUNDS

Waking up in one of the spectacular rooms at The Angel Hotel is romantic enough, especially when you draw aside the curtains and look out through the ivy-shrouded window onto the beautiful Abbey Gate. Order breakfast in bed for two and you’ll never want to leave.
View from The Crown and Castle in Orford SuffolkLunch at The Crown & Castle in Orford comes with a view

LUNCH AT THE CROWN & CASTLE, ORFORD

Cosy, charming, and surrounded by the coastal beauty of Orford, the Crown and Castle is the kind of pub that allows you to totally forget the rest of the world. The menu is full of warming little dishes, fresh seafood and smart twists on traditional pub food, so choose something to please you both and settle down in a corner all your own.
Kesgrave HallKesgrave Hall offers the perfect setting for afternoon tea
Photo (c) Kesgrave Hall

AFTERNOON TEA ON THE TERRACE AT KESGRAVE HALL, NEAR IPSWICH

This boutique hotel in the south Suffolk countryside has a 100-seater restaurant with an open kitchen where you can watch your food being prepared, but if it’s romantic dining you’re after, we recommend taking their exquisite afternoon tea on the terrace, overlooking the stunning garden.
Romantic dining at The Swan in LavenhamEnjoy a romantic dinner in Tudor surroundings at The Swan in Lavenham
Photo (c) The Swan at Lavenham

DINNER AT THE SWAN HOTEL, LAVENHAM

It came as little surprise when Visit England chose The Swan in Lavenham as their ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ in 2013. This magical Tudor hotel has romance up to its rafters – book a table in the magnificent dining room and savour the exquisite food and atmosphere.
Paddocks House in NewmarketPaddocks House is a rural retreat in Newmarket, the Home of Horseracing
Photo (c) Paddocks House

COCKTAILS AT PADDOCKS HOUSE, NEWMARKET

When you want to sport your evening best, you should pay a visit to the atmospheric Brigadier Bar at Paddocks House, one of Newmarket’s most sumptuous hotels. We recommend trying one of the expertly mixed cocktails, which come in both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties.

DINNER FOR TWO?

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