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Food lovers in Suffolk
As dedicated food lovers, we’re obsessed with indulging our gastronomic passions. Here are some of our favourite people and places in Suffolk.
Aldeburgh is simply one of the most beautiful Suffolk coastal towns. It’s has a phenomenal beauty about it in a very simplistic manner.
It’s a great location with the best fish and chips shop in the world! The Aldeburgh Fish and Chips Shop is the first place that comes to mind where I like to go for my indulging “chefs” meal after a long hard week. The very long queue is the best indication that the fish is super fresh and there is defiantly no stale and cold chips hanging about! The best treat is to collect my fish and chips walk to the seafront, sitting on a bench nibbling and staring into the beautiful grey dark skies hanging over the East Coast most of the time. The light is perfect for photography; there is something magical and inspiring about this experience. I go back to the British Larder Suffolk inspired, refreshed and with a belly full of delicious fish ready for another week.
Aldeburgh Food and Drinks Festival
Snape Maltings is the home and the venue for the Aldeburgh Food and Drinks Festival that takes place every year during the month of September. The festival is a must visit for any die-hart foodie out there. We love it, as it is the stage for Suffolk farmers and producers to show off their wares. Every year we find something new, interesting and amazing to satisfy our foodie knowledge and needs.
Food Safari run events and workshops that take you behind the scenes of some of Suffolk's best food and drink producers in many cases combining farm walks and tours with hands-on butchery classes and cookery courses Suffolk. Each day culminates in a feast, usually featuring the fruits of your day whether that's game, wild food or seafood.
With Rendelsham forest a stone throw away we are spoilt for choice for long walks in the forest. The forest is packed with amazing fauna and flora along with plenty of wild life to compete. During the autumn months the wild fungi is everywhere to be found along with chestnuts and other wild berries and foods. Our recommendation is not to pick, harvest or eat anything from the forest however to use it as an educational day out learning about the wild foods and forest life.
Snape Maltings is a unique collection of Victorian buildings nestled beside the River Alde a few miles form Aldeburgh, it boasts a unique collection of shops, galleries, places to eat and a beautiful Concert Hall that hosts a year round program of events.
Food lovers should not miss the monthly farmers market featuring the very best of locally produced food and drink. The farmers market is the first Saturday of each month from 9.30am.
The River Alde at the Maltings is a haven for birdlife with its expansive estuary. Being tidal it's a place of glistening mud and shallow open water, filled twice a day by the incoming tide and rich in wildlife during migrating months. Enjoy walks along the Alde Estuary following the choice of footpaths on both riverbanks from the Maltings.
The RSPB information Centre is located on the quay. Their opening times are 10 am – 4pm Thursday to Tuesdays.
Suffolk Wild Life Trust
British Larder Suffolk is situated next to one of the Suffolk Wild Life Trust reserves; Bromeswell Green. The wet meadow is mainly used as a grazing field for Hebridean sheep during the summer months, which we purchase and serve on our menus at the restaurant.
Woodbridge has two flourmills in walking distance from one another. The Woodbridge Tide Mill and Buttrum’s Windmill. The Woodbridge tide mill is the last working tide mill in the country.
The Tide Mill is open to visitors from May until September and Buttrum’s mill is open on the first Sunday afternoon of the month from May to September.
Orford Smoke Houses
Orford is one of the pretties’ villages on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. We fell in love with Orford for many reasons but the most relevant is the two smokehouses situated so close to each other. One is Pinneys of Orford and the other is Richardson’s Smokehouse. We visit regularly and wrote few inspiring recipes and stories about our visits and encounters over the years. ( Warm Treacle Cider Ham Hock Spring Barley Salad with Rumpy Rolls and Richards Smoke House Smoked Mackerel Spring Salad with Ham Cakes adn Dill Creme Fraiche )
Today at the British larder Suffolk we use a selection of Smoked products form Pinneys along with their world famous oysters from Butley.