Foodie Holidays - Eat, Drink and Have a Happy Holiday!

Centuries of traditional farming, fishing and brewing make Suffolk a true foodie’s delight, while an appetite for locally-produced, top-quality fare, are today fuelling the rise of a whole new generation of food producers. It’s all great news for those who want to indulge their taste for the finer things in life while holidaying here!

Regular and specialist markets, produce shows, farm shops and deli counters prove the perfect ‘hunting ground’ for those who want to cook up a storm in their holiday cottage kitchen. If you’re not sure where to start, Suffolk Heritage Food Tours showcase the county’s produce, places and people. Tickle your tastebuds on a coastal tour, or book a bespoke day out to suit your own tastes or dietary requirements. 

Close to our county town of Ipswich, Suffolk Food Hall offers a host of activities to ensure you enjoy quality, local food in family-friendly surroundings. Here you’ll find all you’d expect from an internationally-recognised farm shop, plus a traditional butchery, bakery and a fishmonger's counter, along with a delightful deli, wine and beer merchant, greengrocer, and chocolatier. There’s also a gift and garden shop for those searching for the perfect holiday souvenir. 

If all that hunter-gathering leaves you thirsty, fret not. Southwold is perhaps the whistle-wetting centre of the county, thanks to its links with the Adnams brewery. Book a tour of the brewery or distillery, have a go at making your own gin, or simply enjoy a pint at one of the town’s famous watering-holes… all serve great food too! And don’t forget that Aspall Hall near Debenham is where, in 1728, Clement Chevallier first established the Aspall cider business. Today his orchards are home and work for the eighth generation of the family. The journey from sea to plate is a short one in Suffolk, nowhere more so than at Pinney's of Orford where you’ll find a shop and restaurant full of freshly-caught and smoked seafood. In Southwold the Sole Bay Fish Company sells the day’s catch and serves up sumptuous meals from its Blackshore sites in the Harbour, or you can enjoy a town centre treat – including Champagne and oysters – at its Little Fish and Chip Shop on East Street. Similarly popular, Aldeburgh Fish & Chips is more than half a century old – look for the long queues and you’ll have found it! 

If you’d like to do some sightseeing while you eat, book a meal aboard Lady Florence, an ex-Admiralty motor fishing vessel that is now a lovely venue for intimate brunch, lunch and dinner cruises along the Rivers Alde and Ore. Sister ship Allen Gardiner caters for up to 12 passengers along the River Orwell too – book an exclusive private charter, or share the fun with other passengers.

Or, if you’d prefer to enjoy a meal in the comfort of your self-catering holiday cottage, our holiday extras can help … choose from luxury meat box or sponge cake deliveries, book a cookery workshop, plan a Prosecco party or even hire a private chef to get your holiday off to a great start. Tell us what sets your tastebuds tingling and we’ll do the rest! 



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Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA2

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£225 - £285
per week
From £179 for a 3-night stay
  • The Glory Hut, located north of Southwold Pier, is a lovely beach hut fully equipped with all the necessities needed for happy days by the sea.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA5

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£305 - £380
per week
From £239 for a 3-night stay
  • Two Fat Ladies beach Hut is the perfect place to spend fun days by the seaside with your loved ones!
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

HHOLE2

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£290 - £370
per week
From £228 for a 3-night stay
  • This perfectly located Beach Hut on Southwold's iconic promenade is available to rent with Holeystone Cottage or separately if not hired by the guests.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA4

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£305 - £375
per week
From £239 for a 3-night stay
  • Roaring Boys is a delightful pale blue beach hut located in prime position on Southwold seafront. Complement your Southwold holiday with a fabulous beach hut for lazy days enjoying the sunshine!
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA3

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£305 - £380
per week
From £239 for a 3-night stay
  • Fantastic example of a Southwold Beach Hut just moments away from the much loved Suzie's Cafe and of course The Pier!
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

MAYF

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£305 - £375
per week
From £239 for a 3-night stay
  • The Mayflower Beach Hut is a perfectly positioned colourful beach hut on Southwold promenade.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Pakefield, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

POPK

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£180
per week
From £109 for a 3-night stay
  • The perfect accessory to your coastal retreat, this beach hut is a treasure-trove of everything you could need to make fun days at the beach extra special and stress free.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA1

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£320 - £405
per week
From £250 for a 3-night stay
  • A British seaside classic - The Doll's House Beach Hut is situated in a superb position just below the Sailor's Reading Room in Southwold.
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • No Pets

Snape, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

G81

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£425 - £640
per week
From £329 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • This character barn conversion sleeps two persons in a lovely location
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

TBY

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£535 - £970
per week
From £411 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Stunning holiday home in the heart of Southwold, in a perfect location, so close to the beach, Pier and town. The Blyth is perfect for couples or a small family.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Laxfield, Heart of Suffolk

3CHV

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£375 - £645
per week
From £291 for a 3-night stay
  • Set in the heart of Laxfield, 3 Church Villas boasts striking views of the impressive church. With pubs and a shop on your doorstep you can truly relax and take in your beautiful Suffolk surroundings.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 13.7 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Sudbourne, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

MEB

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£495 - £835
per week
From £381 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A well presented holiday cottage, perfect for a couple looking to explore this beautiful part of Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 2 miles
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