THE FRESHEST SEAFOOD SPOTS ON THE SUFFOLK COAST
Living up to its reputation as the foodie county, Suffolk has some of the best fresh seafood in the country, caught daily just off the Suffolk coast. In other words, when it comes to seafood in the foodie county, it’s not so much food miles as food metres. To help you decide where to start your seafood adventure, here are our recommendations of the freshest seafood spots on The Suffolk Coast:
Pick up a lobster or two from the fresh fish huts on Aldeburgh beach
Photo (c) Visit England
Photo (c) Visit England
THE FISH HUTS ON ALDEBURGH BEACH
This is the closest you can get to fresh fish without getting your feet wet. Every day the fishermen are by their huts on the beach with the morning’s catch glistening in front of them, allowing you to pick the very best for your table.
THE WHITE LION, ALDEBURGH
If you don’t fancy cooking your own seafood then why not head to The White Lion? It’s a friendly place that expertly cooks the fish that has been caught just metres away and serves it up in generous and delicious portions.
THE LORD NELSON, SOUTHWOLD
Further along the coast in Southwold is the Lord Nelson, a great place to eat fresh fish. The expert chefs take advantage of their coastal position to get their seafood from the most local of sources, and their menus change seasonally, so it’s unlikely you’ll have the same choice twice.
PINNEYS OF ORFORD
If it’s fresh fish you want, you must visit Pinney’s of Orford. Their oyster beds and smokehouse have been operating since 1959, and the restaurant and shop were founded shortly after. Alongside oysters they catch, cook, and sell sole, bass, skate, cod, lobsters, salmon, even eels. And if you can’t get to Orford for your fresh fish fix, you can place an order online and have it delivered next day.
Enjoy a three-day seafood feast at the annual Woodbridge Shuck
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THE WOODBRIDGE SHUCK
This three-day festival of shellfish and seafood is held on the banks of the river Deben every autumn in the lovely Suffolk market town of Woodbridge. People from far and wide come to celebrate their love of seafood and to try the local delicacies. Make it a date in your diary and join in the feast.
THE SUFFOLK FOOD HALL, IPSWICH
Of course, fresh fish can be bought at markets across the county. One of the largest is at Suffolk Food Hall in Wherstead, Ipswich, which has a 7 metre fish counter with a vast range of fresh seafood caught that day. It’s open seven days a week, and is a great place to get your fish, as well as some top cooking advice from the fishmongers.