Local Eateries

Suffolk is fast gaining a reputation for artisan food and drink .  We are well served by local pubs and restaurants and there’s lots of information once you arrive.  Below is just a selection of local eateries.

 Local Take Aways (Halesworth) include Fish & Chips/Chinese/Thai/Indian/Turkish/Italian but do note: no home deliveries hereabouts and some ask payment by cash only!  

Although there’s lots of eateries around and about, Halesworth punches above its weight in terms of  variety, catering for every need from fine dining to casual snacking.

Also note that links to all these and more are live on our 'Welcome App', available to confirmed guests.

    • www.boardinghousehalesworth.com, Halesworth (2 miles)  – Proper chef-run restaurant -using local produce.  Attracts excellent reviews and very popular with our guests.
    • Cleones at The Angel. Halesworth. User-friendly Italian Restaurant.  (2 miles). Casual dining, reliable food,  always buzzy and fun.
    • The closest PUB, within walking distance (18 mins), is The Racehorse in Westhall village. Whilst not a gastropub, it does good unpretentious fairly-priced food (and it's dog friendly). This is now a Community pub staffed by volunteers and we do all we can to support it.
    • The Star Inn at Wenhaston (4 miles)  is achieving a ‘starry’ reputation for food and atmosphere and CAMRA approved beer!
    • The White Horse, Sibton. Deservedly popular for consistent Award Winning  food. (6 – 7 miles)
    • Suffolk Stonehouse, Bungay – (6 miles). Reputedly the best pizzas in East Anglia!
    • The Castle Inn, Bungay – (6 miles). They had a 4* review by AA Gill no less!
    • The Queen’s Head, Bramfield. A past Award Winning pub that has now changed hands so feedback awaited.  (5 miles).
    • The Queen’s Head, Blyford – more eating place than pub especially for vegetarians and vegans but consistently excellent reports. Pretty place / large beer garden.  (3 miles).  
    • Waveney House Hotel, Beccles – (9 miles). Charmingly situate by the River Waveney this is a lovely spot for a drink or a meal. Good enjoyable food.
    • The Anchor, Walberswick. Popular & fashionable cheffy pub dining although popularity can perhaps lead to inconsistency.   (7 miles)
    • The Crown, Southwold.  London crowd/good food. Good for lunches in the bar (our favourite) or proper restaurant  (7 miles).
    • The Sail Loft – an informal eating place on Harbour Lane, Southwold. On trend decor and modern menu. (7 miles)
    • The Harbour Inn Southwold is a lovely place to eat at any time of the year.  Large grassed area with picnic tables out at the back; lots of quirky rooms inside.
    • The Eel’s Foot at Eastbridge is a good local pub if you are visiting RSPB Minsmere – good walks from there (into Minsmere and across to the beach and heath at Dunwich).  
    •  Dingle Hill Tea Rooms and nursery at Dunwich.  Lots of outdoor seating,  child-friendly and a beautiful spot to start or finish a walk around Dingle Marshes and Dunwich.  
    • The Ship at Dunwich has good locally sourced seasonal produce in a great ‘pub’ interior – lovely open fire in autumn and a terraced garden.
    • Upstairs at Baileys, Beccles. Fine dining Spanish style on Friday & Saturday nights only so booking essential.  (8 miles)
    • ‘A taste of Italy’ at The Olive Tree, Ellingham. (9 miles)
    • Elegant quality dining at The Randolph Hotel, Reydon
    • There’s plenty of excellent places further afield such as in Aldeburgh (try The Lighthouse or  Regatta) and Fressingfield (Fox & Goose).  Lots more information in the  properties including info on Take-Aways in nearby Bungay & Halesworth.
    • Note: a good place to stop on the A12 is the Farmcafe at Marlesford

A handy link to Suffolk Pubs is here

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