6 great places to eat in Suffolk
PUBLISHED: 18:56 19 August 2019 | UPDATED: 18:56 19 August 2019
Suffolk is brimming with brilliant restaurants, dining pubs and eateries, all offering something a little different to the next. Here are 6 you should consider when next looking to book a table
Low Road, Hasketon, Woodbridge, IP13 6HR | 01394 610 343
The Turk's Head is an award-winning proper country pub who are very proud to have just been awarded the award for Outstanding Customer Service at the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards.
They serve perfectly kept local real ales and are also well-known for their extensive gin selection and wine list, from the wonderful house Merlot to a fragrant Chablis, with many available by the glass.
They also have a fabulous restaurant and use the finest local ingredients to create menus offering beautifully executed seasonal dishes.
They are extremely proud of their team and pub. They have been named 'Best Pub in Suffolk ' for the last two years and we have been in the finals of the Great British Pub Awards every year since reopening in 2015.
Halesworth Road, Sibton, Suffolk, IP17 2JJ | 01728 660337
Neil and Gill Mason have been at the helm of their achingly pretty village pub since 2005.
Described as a cosy country gastro-boozer, there is a natural pubby feel and an immediate feeling of warmth and conviviality. There are low hefty ship beams, impressive inglenooks, wonky walls and outside a most impressive alfresco area.
Despite all that it's the food that takes centre stage. Honestly fresh, seasonal and as local can be, chefs pick daily from the kitchen garden. From daily baked bread to sublime ice cream, everything is created by the kitchen team's own fare hands. Clearly the food is a cut above the norm, as evidenced by its two AA Rosettes.
Supporting their ever evolving menu is a good choice of local ale and a rather interesting wine list with no fewer than seventeen available by the glass. Rounding all this off, the inn was recognised by the The Good Pub Guide as 'Suffolk Dining Pub of 2018' and it received that same accolade for 2019.
Orford Rd, Bromeswell, Woodbridge IP12 2PU | 01394 460310
Pop over to The Unruly Pig for award-winning seasonal menus. They specialise in British food with an Italian influence, showcasing locally sourced produce cooked with passion and flair.
The menu comes under the watchful eye of head chef Dave Wall who most recently won The Craft Guild of Chefs' 'Britain's Best Pub Restaurant Chef' award to add to the numerous Unruly accolades.
Enjoy an abundance of delicious flavour: unfussy, informal food for family and friends with an extensive 'free-from' menu. Fresh pasta, seafood, meat, an array of fresh produce and of course the ever-popular Unruly Burger. Save yourself for the puddings with signature favourites including Panna Cotta, Pump Street Chocolate Mousse, Gooseberry Bakewell Tart and more.
Experience the renowned set menu with two courses for only £16.50. Weekends at the Unruly Pig start with brunch featuring everything from Orford Oysters to The Full Piggy and sweet homemade waffles. Rounding off the weekend, you'll be hard pushed to find a better Sunday roast with all the trimmings.
High Street, Bildeston, Suffolk, IP7 7EB | 01449 740510
This rural Suffolk inn has 12 ensuite bedrooms, an 80 seater restaurant, two private dining rooms, a shady central courtyard for al fresco eating and a very private "Secret Garden" perfect for private barbecues for up to 16 guests.
The eclectic menus showcase the creativity and talents of Chef/patron Chris Lee. The "Classics" features regular favourites such as Lobster Caesar salad, Red Poll burger and the popular Crown curry.
The "Select" menu is changed regularly and features local game in season, the freshest fish from the coast and imaginative vegetarian options. "Retro Nibbles" such as a sausage roll & Oxford sauce can be enjoyed with a pint or if bubbles are your preference, the "Fish & Fizz Fridays" is a fantastic option.
For a celebration, try the seven-course Tasting Menu or for a midweek lunch on a budget, there is the Set Lunch of two courses for just £16.
3 Old Street, Haughley, IP14 3NT | 01449 257120
In the pretty Suffolk village of Haughley, The Kings Arms is a 14th Century building now housing a popular food and drink venue focusing on local produce and a seasonal menu.
Dine in the recently refurbished restaurant area or pop by for a drink in the bar after a walk with the dog. There is also a sunny terrace to enjoy the food and drink on the warmer days with a large beer garden.
There is a lunch time menu including a set menu with two courses for £16 and three courses for £20 with an a la carte menu in the evening. A traditional roast dinner is served on Sundays from 12pm to 3pm - bookings highly recommended!
All menus are created and cooked by owner and Head Chef Grant Newland who has recently been nominated for Chef of the Year at the 2019 Suffolk Food and Drink awards.
43-45 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RG | 01284 762119
Ben's is an award-winning 'Field to Fork' restaurant located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. With local produce on every plate and even some home reared meat, including Ben's Bangers, you can expect 'a taste of Suffolk' when dining here.
The ethos is a simple one: each dish is comprised of local, seasonal and fresh ingredients using components from as many Suffolk producers as possible. The list goes on but you'll find meat and game from local farms as well as cheese, bread, beer and ice cream from independent Suffolk makers.
Ben's home reared pork is rare breed and free range while he also rears Jacob sheep for winter lamb dishes and keeps chickens and ducks for fresh eggs.
The current menu hosts some British favourites with European influence, with summer specials such as Norfolk lobster and Cromer crab. Ben's also offers homemade afternoon tea on Saturdays and a traditional roast on Sundays.