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We have written before about the mouthwatering food and drink available in Suffolk, but as what's on offer is always changing, with new food events always on the horizon, it's a subject which we are happy to write about again!

The county is fast becoming known as a destination for food lovers and with very good reason. There is a veritable buffet of world-class food and drink producers; award-winning restaurants, who pride themselves on using local and seasonal produce; and the county is abundant in foodie festivals and farmers' markets.

Suffolk produce © Rod Edwards
Suffolk produce © Rod Edwards

Eat your way around Suffolk

It is possible to make your way around the county and find culinary highlights at every turn. From sampling local beers in Britain's smallest pub in the west of the county, to feasting on locally grown oysters in the east.

In between are breweries, famous bakeries, smoke houses, cheese makers, wild-food chefs, sausage makers and more.

Farmers' Markets in Suffolk

Springing up throughout Suffolk are Farmers' markets and these take place regularly across the county. They are a great way to meet the producers, sample and stock up on delicious food in the knowledge that it is fresh and has only travelled a few miles.
Shoppers at Bury St Edmunds Farmers Market
Farmers' Market in Bury St Edmunds © Suffolk Market Events

Cream teas

Afternoon tea is a treat anytime of the year.  Throughout the county many of the hotels and restaurants offer teatime delights.  The Ickworth have themed teas, which have included Wind in the Willows and Peter Rabbit.

Take a step back in time at The Swan at Lavenham and relax in the comfy sofas for a delicious tea in the splendour of a medieval building.

©The Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa
Afternoon tea at The Swan at Lavenham

Wine and Food

Learn which foods go with which wines, at a wine and food pairing evening at the Westleton Crown near Southwold. 

A three course menu is offered, along with a guided wine tasting on 24th February, 17th March, 21st April and 12th May.

No need to worry about having a designated driver as you can opt to stay overnight at an all inclusive price. 

Make petite and sweet chocolates

Indulge your sweet tooth and join the Outrageous Cake Company at the Suffolk Food Hall near Ipswich throughout the year.

Improve your royal icing skills, pipe like a professional and create decorations to impress (it's every bit as fun as it sounds).

What foodie delights will you be indulging in?

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