Butley Mills self catering holiday apartments and houses near the suffolk coast

Shopping and Eating Out

Suffolk has a variety of villages, market towns and seaside towns where you can shop or eat out. There are of course the main cities of Ipswitch, but here is a selection of more local shopping for you to consider.

Towns and Places to Shop


Pubs and Restaurants

We cannot make individual recommendations, but here is a selection of pubs and restaurants that our guests have visited before:

Froize Inn Chillesford
Lunches (Tuesday to Sunday) and evening meals (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) booking advised.
Tel: 01394 450282

Butley Orford Oysterage, Orford
Tel: 01394 450277

Crown and Castle, Orford
Award winning Michelin AA etc. Tel: 01394 450205

The Cherry Tree, Bromeswell
All day, every day family friendly
Tel: 01394 460310

The Wilford Bridge, Melton
Tel: 01394 386141

Lady Florence, Orford
Caters for up to 12 while cruising on the river from Orford
Tel: 07831698298


The Ship, Blaxhall
Tel: 01728688316

The Jolly Sailor, Orford
Near the Quay


The King’s Head, Orford - www.thekingsheadorford.co.uk/

The Plough and Sail, Snape - www.snapemaltings.co.uk/plough-and-sail-pub

Tea rooms / Cafés

The Farm Café Marlesford
On the A12 east of Wickham Market. Local produce, family friendly, 7.00 am. - 3.00 pm. Also a farm shop. Tel: 01728 747717

Friday Street Tea Room and Shop
On the Aldeburgh road just off A12 family friendly.
Tel: 01728 602783

Merrin’s Café
On the quay Orford and family friendly.

Snape Maltings
Family friendly 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

There are numerous other places to eat in or take-away at Woodbridge, Snape, Saxmundham and Aldeburgh.

There is a well stocked general store and butchers at Orford if you fancy eating in.

Fish and Chips

Mobile Fish and Chips at Orford, by the castle, on Wednesday tea-time.


Quality In Tourism

Tel: 01394 459132
       01394 450994


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