Food and Drink: See Suffolk, Taste Suffolk

Suffolk is now firmly on the food and drink map, being the home of some nationally well-known brands. Producers such as Aspall, Adnams and Criterion Ice Cream are all here. Suffolk produce is widely available up and down the country in some of the finest restaurants and arts venues.

There are many lesser known producers too, producing mouthwatering offerings on a smaller scale. Visitors to Suffolk itself will find there are plenty to choose from. Farmers markets, delicatessens and restaurants are scattered around our beautiful countryside and coast. Fine products originating from smokehouses, orchards, fields and even chocolate factories, can be found at any time of year. Seasonal specialities include Asparagus, Strawberries and Apples. Nearer the coast, sea-food is as fresh as it comes.

Where to Taste the Best Food

Luckily we also have some great cafes and dining venues which value locally sourced delights. The Dog at nearby Norton is a classic English pub where the food is earning rave reviews. Their ‘foodie evenings’ are popular so book in advance. One of Suffolk’s most praised restaurants is Stanton’s Leaping Hare, also having their own ‘Wyken Vineyard’ down the road. However, visitors to Upthorpe Lodges may also like to be more resourceful for a special night in. Each lodge has a well-equipped kitchen which will enable guests to make the most of fresh local produce.

You don’t have to travel far from here to find some of Suffolk’s best. In Stanton we have Hillcrest Farm Shop whilst there’s Rolfe’s Butchers at Walsham le Willows. At Bardwell Mill, Woosters Bakery has artisan breads and yummy cakes. For the curious minded, Greene King conduct tours of their Bury St Edmunds brewery, whilst at Bardwell you can also view Woosters windmill.

So, don’t forget to satisfy your taste buds when you next visit Suffolk, and take some of Suffolk home with you too.

Find out more

Here are links to some of those mentioned above;

www.wykenvineyards.co.uk

www.rolfesbutchers.co.uk

www.woostersbakery.co.uk

www.thenortondog.com