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Eating Out in Suffolk
Here are some websites that you may find of interest or that might assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday at Orwell View Barns Holiday Cottages near Ipswich in Suffolk.
- Jimmy's Farm
Visit Jimmy's Farm as seen on TV, home of the rare breed Essex Pig. The working farm is open for visitors 7 days a week. There's loads to do at the farm for a great family day out. There is a Nature Trail, Woodland Walk, Beautiful Garden's, Farm Shop, Adventure Play Area and Field Kitchen. You can buy home reared free range pig produce, beef and lamb in the butchers as well as an abundance of herbs and veggies from their garden. If you can't make it to the farm you can buy their meat from the lovely online shop.
- Kesgrave Hall
The bistro restaurant at Kesgrave Hall has everything you would expect, inventive food alongside classics such as the delightful fish and chips, a buzzing but relaxed atmosphere and wonderful service from a friendly and professional team. Although you cannot book at Kesgrave Hall it is open all day! so you can arrive when you choose.
- Mariners Restaurant
Just minutes away from Ipswich town centre, Mariners Restaurant (Formerly Il Punto) is a renowned French Brasserie afloat, moored alongside Neptune Quay at Ipswich Marina.
- Suffolk Food Hall
The national award winning Suffolk Food Hall is a farm shop, restaurant, garden centre and much more providing enjoyment for all, just south of Ipswich. For those who are interested in food; where it comes from, how it's been handled and what to do with it. Award winning services including the Best On Farm Butcher in Britain, are now available on-line.
- The Bistro on the Quay
The Bistro is situated on the historic waterfront of Ipswich, Suffolk. The restaurant is housed in a former salt warehouse overlooking the new marina and is easily accessible by foot, car or sail. Bistro on the Quay is ideally placed in the heart of the Ipswich Waterfront Regeneration area which includes galleries, cafes, shops, hotels and the new East of England Dance Studio as well as the prestigious University Campus Suffolk.
- The Bristol Arms, Shotley Gate
The Bristol Arms, Shotley Gate, is situated on the stunning Shotley peninsula overlooking the beautiful river Stour. Enjoy the wonderful views across to Harwich and Parkeston Quay and Felixstowe port with a beer, or just relax with a soft drink. Dog friendly pub
- The Butt and Oyster Pub, Pin Mill
The Butt & Oyster is one of the best known public houses in Suffolk renowned for its good beer, good food and great views, situated in the hamlet of Pin Mill on the River Orwell. Let the sounds of the Orwell seduce you. Watch the changing tides on traditional timeless shores. Understand an artists inspiration with Thames barges, swans and the river, enjoying the finest Suffolk ales whilst being tempted by the wonderful aromas which welcome you. Pin Mill, once a smugglers haven offers beautiful walks and amazing scenery.
- The Compasses Inn, Holbrook
The Compasses has now for decades enjoyed an unsurpassed reputation for quality 'home cooked' food. They are not a 'Gastro Pub' with fancy words, inflated prices and limited choice. They just love to cater for the majority! From fresh fish, pub favourites, daily specials and Roast dinners all served seven days and six nights a week.
- The Last Anchor, Ipswich
The Last Anchor Bar & Restaurant is situated on the historic waterfront of Ipswich, Suffolk. The restaurant is set in the heart of Ipswich marina and is easily accessible by foot, car or sail. With its great location and impressive waterside views, The Last Anchor is the perfect venue to catch up with friends, talk business or to celebrate a special occasion
- The Mistley Thorn
The Mistley Thorn is located in the centre of the historic coastal village of Mistley and is two minutes walk from Mistley station which has direct services to Colchester, Harwich and London Liverpool Street. Built as a coaching inn circa 1723, The Mistley Thorn offers award-winning dining and accommodation in tastefully designed surroundings opposite the River Stour. American born executive chef Sherri Singleton has developed a menu using the best of the areas seasonal produce
- The Pier Restaurant, Harwich
The Pier restaurant, Harwich sits opposite the marina at Shotley Gate and can be reached via the Shotley foot ferry (weather permitting and check the timetable) and is perfect for lunch or dinner. The views from the restaurant take in the Stour and Orwell estuaries and the harbour below. A speciality is seafood much of which is landed in the harbour opposite and head Chef Chris Oakley who has been at The Pier since it opened in 1978 makes full use of the fresh produce available.
- Visit Suffolk - Things To Do
Visit Suffolk is the official tourism website for the area. It provides an excellent guide covering arts and culture, visitor attractions, museums and theatres, events, food and drink, and shopping.