by John | Nov 26, 2015 |

Suffolk’s Finest: Foods That Are Worth The Travel


There are so many reasons why a visit to Suffolk is a must; beautiful countryside, gorgeous coastal towns and rich history to name a few. If that isn’t welcoming enough, Suffolk is also blessed with amazing local food and drink. A trip to Suffolk, even if it’s just for a day, will be a treat for any self confessed foodie.

With so many wonderful eateries you may be wondering where to start, so we’ve created a guide to the best local producers and retailers that Suffolk has to offer. You’ll be able to plan your foodie holiday to Suffolk knowing the best places to sample the finest seafood to sourdough and cakes to cheeses.

Suffolk’s Finest: Seafood

There is nowhere to enjoy fresh seafood quite like Suffolk. There are many wonderful seafood spots making daily catches just off the coast. To get a taste of some of Suffolk’s freshest seafood we recommend...

Pinney’s of Orford: Nestled in the heart of Orford is Pinney’s, a seafood gem producing food of exceptionally high quality. With smoked, fresh and frozen produce on the menu you’ll be spoilt for choice. Smoked products, such as delicious smoked salmon pate and roll mop herrings, are prepared in Pinney’s smokehouses down by Butley Creek. Fresh seasonal fish are caught daily from the local fishing boats. The frozen counter invites you to stock up on home produced cooking such as crab cakes, potted crabs or angels on horseback.  

The Fish Huts on Aldeburgh beach: Dotted along the beach are a wonderful selection of Huts where you can buy seafood, freshly caught from the fisherman’s morning catch. You can’t get more fresh than that!

Suffolk’s Finest: Meat

Whilst Suffolk is famous for its seafood, it also boasts a great number of fantastic ethically sourced meat producers.

Sutton Hoo Chicken: Peckish for chicken? Sutton Hoo Free Range Chicken are chickens for you. Set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside next to the Anglo-Saxon National Trust, Sutton Hoo chickens are truly free range with 40 acres to explore, with no artificial lighting, no vaccines and on a GM additive-free feed. The wonderful taste is a reminder of the quality, ethical rearing.  

Artisan Smokehouse: The Artisan Smokehouse is a small multi award winning smokehouse set on the beautiful Suffolk coast producing a scrumptious range of smoked foods and beautiful hampers using quality, ethically sourced ingredients. All the smoked meats (and fish) are traditionally dry cured using no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives giving each product a delicate flavour.

Kenton Hall Estate Longhorn Beef: Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, Kenton Hall Estate rear the finest quality Longhorn Beef from their herd of English Longhorn cattle. Longhorn meat is praised for its quality as it doesn’t have excess external fat cover, which ensures tenderness, succulence and fantastic flavour.

Salter & King Butchers: Established for over 25 years, gaining a glowing reputation across Suffolk, Salter & King cover all aspects of butchered meat including beef, pork, lamb, poultry, game, sausages, bacon and gammon. Expect the best quality meat with full traceability. Salter & King is well worth a trip to Aldeburgh! If you do visit why not call ahead and they’ll even ensure your order will be ready for you to collect in a coolbox.

Suffolk’s Finest: Savouries

If you are in the mood for some flavoursome, good and simple local produce...

Newbourne Farm Shop: This family run farm shop sells home grown fruit and vegetables and locally sourced, organic, fair trade, Suffolk food. A wonderful one stop shop for local goodies.

Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses: A family run business producing fine hand made cheeses using the milk from the herd of pedigree Guernseys. Suffolk Blue and Suffolk Gold are their two specialities, both creamy and full of flavour.

Suffolk’s Finest: Sweet Treats

For those who love their sweet treats, Suffolk will definitely not disappoint. Treat yourself to a visit to these mouth watering bakeries.

Pump Street Bakery: A trip to Suffolk wouldn’t be complete without trying some tasty treats from the legendary Pump Street Bakery. The award winning bakery specialises in freshly baked sourdough breads but these aren’t the only baked good that they’ve perfected. The Pump Street Bakery proudly bakes Oscar-worthy doughnuts, with director Mat Kirkby crediting the Pump Street Bakery’s delicious rhubarb doughnuts in his acceptance speech for Best Live Action Short at the 2015 LA ceremony. They also serve simple meals centred around the bread and local produce in their café.

Two Magpies Bakery: A small and unique Artisan bakers in the heart of the beautiful seaside town of Southwold. Baking stunning breads, cakes and even sourdough pizzas. The perfect place to indulge in the best of Suffolk baking in a relaxed and cool environment that will make you feel straight at home.

Cake Shop Bakery: There’s a reason why this wonderful bakery appeared on Britain’s Best Bakery on ITV! This family run, Woodbridge business is passionate about creating tasty delights; bread, cakes and sandwiches. If you do visit Woodbridge, you’ll be able to spot the shop easily - it’s the one with the long queue! But it will be well worth the wait.

We hope we’ve got your tummies rumbling for a visit to Suffolk, the home to some truly extraordinary foodie spots. If you do feel inspired to treat yourself to a trip to Suffolk, explore lots of accommodation possibilities with Suffolk Cottage Holidays.

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