Food & Drink
Whether in search of fine dining or delicious local grub, there are some superb places to eat in Suffolk, all adding to its reputation as The Foodie County. Foodies are spoilt for fine dining restaurants in Suffolk; some, like Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds, are ranked among the best places to eat in Suffolk and the country as a whole. Critics love nearby Pea Porridge, and Tuddenham Mill, winner of Best Set Lunch in the Good Food Guide 2015. A universal favourite is the Great House in Lavenham, whose reputation for French cookery speaks for itself.
Afternoon tea in Suffolk can be taken in lovely locations across the county, such as Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, the glamorous Salthouse Harbour Hotel, the prestigious Jockey Club Rooms, or in the grounds of The Ickworth Hotel.
For local delicacies, one of the best places to eat in Suffolk is the Suffolk Food Hall, winner of Best Local Food Venue in the UK & Ireland thanks to its amazing farm shop market, and Cookhouse Restaurant. Other foodie favourites include award-winning bakeries, smokehouses, oysterages, delicatessens, and fishermen’s huts.
Food festivals showcase the best food and drink in Suffolk. Most famous is the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival; however, foodies in the know will visit the smaller festivals in Sudbury, Lavenham, Bury St Edmunds and the Waveney Valley.
No good meal comes without a delicious drink, so make sure to taste one of Suffolk’s local tipples while on holiday, such as Adnams ale, beer from St Peter’s Brewery, Aspalls cyder, or wine from Wyken Vineyards.