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Click the map for tourism ideas Suffolk is a county with generally flat, low-lying terrain where agriculture is the primary economic activity. During the Middle Ages, Suffolk was a prosperous wool-manufacturing centre whose wealth generated grand medieval churches. The beauty of the countryside inspired John Constable, the great landscape artist who was born here, and many local scenes are still recognisable as the settings for some of his best-known works.
Angel Hotel


Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QZ. Tel: 01787 247 388
Angel Inn
Polstead Street, Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk CO6 4SA. Tel: 01206 263245
Delightful 16th century inn serving outstanding food in low beamed homely surroundings. Cask ales and a good wine list are also served and a separate 16th Century hall with its lofty rafters offers an alternative eating area along with a 52-ft well.
Beehive Inn
, Horringer, Suffolk IP29 5SN. Tel: 01284 735260
Small 19th-century thatched and flintstone cottage pub with no inn sign but with a large beehive at the front. Ancient settles, low beams, flagstones, a woodburning stove and stripped-back brickwork give the Beehive a real old English feel. Excellent food and cask ales are served.
Bell Hotel
Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk CO10 8NN. Tel: 01787 277741
Butt & Oyster
Pinmill, Chelmondiston, Suffolk IP9 1JW. Tel: 01473 780764
Lovely 17th century inn with a nautical atmosphere, which sits right on the banks of the river Orwell. A haven for sailing enthusiasts and fishing folk, but the prime attraction is the homemade bar food, especially the fresh seafood.
Castle Inn

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35 Earsham Street, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1AF. Tel: 01986 892283
Cornwallis Arms
Brome, Eye, Suffolk IP23 8AJ. Tel: 01379 870326
Elizabethan dower house with Tudor interior serving it's own ale and traditional English food.
Crown Inn
Bridge Road, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SL. Tel: 01728 688324
15th century Inn sporting many food awards. Cask ales are served and the menu is chalked on boards amongst timbered surroundings. Children under 14 are not allowed.
Dobermann Inn
The Street, Framsden, Suffolk IP14 6HG. Tel: 01600 890461
Lovely 16th Century thatched inn approximately 10 miles from Stowmarket. Good reputation for fine food and ales.
Duke Of Marlborough


Main Road, Somersham, Suffolk IP8 4QA. Tel: 01473 831283
Community owned pub with good home cooked food & great real ales.
Duke'S Head


Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 5QR. Tel: 01502 730281
Eels Foot Inn
Eastbridge, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4SN. Tel: 01728 830154
Froize Inn
The Street, Chillesford, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3PU. Tel: 01508 450282
Built on the site of Chillesford Friary, the Froize Inn is a characterful 15th Century inn serving superb food and excellent cask ales.
Kings Head

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Gorams Mill Lane, Laxfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 8DW. Tel: 01834 798395
Known by the locals as 'The Low House' the King's Head is a fine example of English thatched inn serving excellent food. The ales are served from casks in the tap room as there is no bar. Well worth a visit.
Queens Head Inn
Southwold Road, Blyford, Suffolk IP19 9JY. Tel: 01344 478404
15th Century thatched inn with a smuggling history. Located 7 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coastline.
Red Lion
The Street, Icklingham, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6PS. Tel: 01638 711698
16th Century thatched inn on the A11 between Newmarket and Thetford with good food and excellent traditional ales.
Rose & Crown
Bury Road, Stanton, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2BZ. Tel: 01728 250236
14th Century former farmhouse located on the A143 between Diss and Bury St. Edmunds.
Ship At Dunwich

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St James Street, Dunwich, Suffolk IP17 3DT. Tel: 01728 648219
Ship Inn

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Church Lane, Levington, Ipswich, Suffolk IP10 0LQ. Tel: 01326 659573
14th Century thatched inn located between Ipswich and Felixstowe in a wonderful setting on the River Orwell.
Star Inn
The Street, Lidgate, Suffolk CB8 9LU. Tel: 01638 500275
16th Century typically English inn with a tiny restaurant. Cask ales are served along with Catalan food and a good wine list. Close to the Cambridgeshire border the Star Inn has a Bar billiards table and a Petanque pitch.
The Nutshell

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17 The Traverse, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 8PT. Tel: 01905 764867
15ft x 7ft 6in. The smallest Pub in Britain serving good ale. No food as there's no room to eat it!
The Plough
Rede, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 4BE. Tel: 01283 789208
Part thatched 16th Century village inn with a real homely welcoming atmosphere and a good reputation for food.
Three Horseshoes
Stow'S Hill, Cockfield, Suffolk IP30 0JB. Tel: 01400 828177
Delightful 14th Century thatched inn in beautiful Suffolk countryside. Located on the A1141 between Hadleigh and Bury St. Edmunds and serving good home cooked food.
Trowel & Hammer Inn
Mill Road, Cotton, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 4QL. Tel: 01256 781234
Part thatched 15th Century inn with a range of traditional ales and a good menu choice.
White Hart

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High Street, Nayland, Suffolk CO6 4JF. Tel: 01206 263382
15th Century village inn right on the Essex border, heavily beamed and glassed over to reveal a cellar full of empty bottles, boxes, tins and cases. English and French cuisine and you may even find delights such as Sussex Pond Pudding on the menu. Excellent wine list and great real ales.