Food, Glorious Suffolk Food
Are you a food lover? Or perhaps you just enjoy good traditional English grub? Either way, Suffolk and our local villages and towns make happy hunting grounds for tasty treats. There’s something about traditional country pubs which make them especially warm and inviting and we’re lucky to have some gems in the neighbourhood where great food is an everyday experience. Locally we have The Norton Dog, Redgrave Cross Keys, The Bell at Rickinghall, and nearest of all, The Blue Boar at Walsham le Willows. All source much of their food locally, and all have received recommendations from our guests. It’s not just traditional dishes being served up either; vegetarian options are particularly good at The Bell and The Dog.
Top of the Food Tables
Those seeking something really special (for a birthday or anniversary celebration perhaps?) won’t be disappointed either. Suffolk has recently held its own Food and Drink Awards and some of the winners are close by to Upthorpe Lodges. In Bury you’ll find it hard to beat the unpretentious Maison Bleue for French quisine, as they feature in the Michelin Guide. Now they have just been awarded Suffolk’s Restaurant of the Year. Another consistent award winner, Wyken’s Leaping Hare, can be found in our own village; a delightful barn setting with high vaulted ceilings and frequently changing art and craft works on display. Both these top restaurants feature in SquareMeal’s top 100 outside London.
Street Food and Artisans
Of course good Suffolk food isn’t only to be found in its restaurants and cafes. There are many specialist producers tucked away in the Suffolk landscape beavering away at what they do best, and popping up at local markets on regular days. Bury St Edmunds has two market days a week; Wednesday and Saturday. As well as the stalls you might usually expect, there are popular street food sellers offering a range of delicious lunches, but you’ll also find the likes of Woosters Bakery of Bardwell. We’ve never been disappointed with their range of breads, pastries and cakes. When visiting Suffolk, be sure to taste it too!