Out & About

Explore the local area

We are less than 3 miles from the pretty market town of Halesworth, and a short drive away from the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Nearby visitor attractions include Minsmere Bird Reserve, Oasis Camel Park, Earsham Wetland Center and many more. Find out more below.



A rural Suffolk village nestled near the old market town of Halesworth and conveniently situated a short drive to the coastal town of Southwold and Walberswick.

We have several public footpaths and bridleways meandering across our village offering a number of walks and adventures. 

Visit https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk for information about the local area and walks. 

Willow Lake Trout Fishery - 1 mile

Willow Lake Trout Fishery

The trout fishery consists of two well sheltered lakes of 1½ and 2 acres. The lakes are stocked with rainbow trout and a small quantity of browns. As there is deep water close to the banks, long casting is unnecessary. 

Tel: 01986 785250

Oasis Camel Park, Linstead - 2.4 miles


The only park in the UK where you can touch the camels! It is perfect for a family day out, with herds of camels and lots of other animals for the children to see.

Tel: 0783 6734748   

Halesworth - 2.9 miles


Halesworth is a beautiful and quaint old market town with a small Wednesday market. It also has a good range of shops including a Co-op, a Spar, a bakery, a deli, a health food shop, an internet cafe, coffee shops, a library, an ironmongers, Barclays Bank, charity shops, a wine shop and Boots the Chemist, along with many others.

Fancy a night off from cooking? Happy House Chinese takeaway will deliver to Mill House for a small charge (Tel: 01986 872165). There is also a fish and chip shop, an Indian, a Thai and an Italian restaurant.


The Cut (Arts Venue), Halesworth - 2.9 miles

The Cut

A centre for arts in the community which offers music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema and workshops. The Cut also houses regular art exhibitions and has a popular café and licensed bar - the perfect place for a relaxing coffee during the day or a pre-performance evening drink.

Tel: 01986 973285  

Halesworth Golf Club - 3 miles

Halesworth Golf Club
Halesworth Golf Club is set in 190 acres of beautiful countryside. The club has a contemporary lounge, bar and restaurant with stunning views over the course.

The facilities include:
  • an 18-hole championship course
  • a 9-hole pay-and-play course
  • a 10 bay floodlit driving range
  • a practice chipping and putting green

Tel: 01986 875567  

Minsmere Bird Reserve - 10 miles

Minsmere Bird Reserve RSPB

RSPB Minsmere is more than just a nature reserve, it's a great day out for young and old alike. With wildlife hides and even a tree house where you can sit and relax as you watch the wide variety of wildlife. Highly Recommend.  

Tel: 01728 648281

Earsham Wetland Center - 10 miles

Earsham Wetland Center

Over 26 acres of land for children to play and explore, including a picnic area that is home to chickens, turkeys, the popular Hooper Swans and other water fowl.

Tel: 01986 893470

Framlingham Castle - 12 miles

Framlingham Castle

Over 800 hundred years old, this was where Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. Walk the ramparts of the castle to enjoy stunning views or taste some Tudor inspired delights in the new café.

Tel: 03703 331181

Adnams Brewery and Distillery (tours) - 12 miles

Adnams Brewery and Distillery

Behind the walls of an imposing Victorian building lies one of the most modern breweries in the UK. Discover how Adnams create their award-winning beers and spirits. You can even get creative and make your very own gin!

Tel: 01502 727225

Coastal Voyager - 12 miles

Coastal Voyager

Regular boat trips take visitors out from Southwold Harbour to watch grey and common seals relaxing on the sand bank. It's not unusual for the more inquisitive seals to swim right up to the boats!

Tel:07887 525082


Snape Maltings and Concert Hall - 14 miles  

Snape Maltings and Concert Hall

There are concerts to enjoy all year at Snape Maltings Concert Hall plus boutique shops, art galleries, cafes, walks and wildlife.

Tel: 01728 688303

Africa Alive (wild life park) - 17 miles

Africa Alive

A walking safari set in 100 acres and home to more than 80 species of animals from around Africa! Cheetahs, zebras, lions and more.

Tel: 01502 740291

Banham Zoo - 19 miles

Banham Zoo

Get closer to the wild at Banham Zoo! Set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens, there are more than 2000 animals to see at this award winning family attraction.

Tel: 01953 887771

Sutton Hoo - 26 miles

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge is one of the most significant historical sites in the UK. Excavation in 1939 revealed an Anglo-Saxon ship burial of a great king with all his incredible treasures.

Visitors can explore a reconstruction of the burial chamber and view some of the treasures, together with handcrafted replicas.

Enjoy lunch in the cafe, browse for souvenirs in the gift shop, spend time in the second-hand book shop or explore the 250 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside.


Rumburgh Buck (real ale pub ) - 2.7 miles

Rumburgh Buck
A 16th Century pub with at least 4 Ales on constantly including Adnams, Southwold Bitter and various guest ales. www.rumburghbuck.co.uk
Tel: 01986 785257 

The Boarding House Dining Rooms- 2.9 miles

The Boarding House Dining Rooms

A family run restaurant championing local producers and favouring sustainable agricultural practices. The menu changes weekly, based on the availability of seasonal and local produce.

Tel: 01986 948306 

The Angel Hotel (Town Pub) - 3 miles

The Angel Hotel

A traditional 16th Century coaching inn offering a choice of bars, a light and airy courtyard and a popular Italian restaurant.

Tel: 01986 873365 

The Huntsman and Hounds, Spexhall - 5 miles

The Huntsman and Hounds

A Grade 2 listed Tudor coaching inn dating back to 1496 and set in grounds of 3/4 acre. Traditional home cooked food served, including Sunday roast.

Tel: 01986 781341

The Fox and Goose, Fressingfield- 7.4 miles

The Fox and Goose

A restaurant and country pub offering traditional and modern cooking with attention to the quality and selection of ingredients. Awarded AA 2 Rosettes and featured in the Michelin and Harden's food guides. Great food!

Tel: 01379 586247

The Queens Head, Blyford - 6 miles

The Queens Head

A traditional, thatched, 15th Century pub with many original features. It also has a large beer garden - perfect for sunny summer days. In the winter, cosy up in front of a real log fire.

Tel: 01502 478404


A charming North Suffolk seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, there is plenty of interest for all at Southwold, including the famous pier and lighthouse. It's a wonderful destination at any time of year, with strong links to the sea – and Mrs T's fish and chips down by the harbour is a must!




A pretty coastal town on the River Alde, famous as the home of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears and the controversial monument The Scallop by Maggi Hambling sited on the beach. A real seaside treat worth visiting.

Dunwich Heath  and Beach

Dunwich Heath and Beach


Dunwich Heath (National Trust) and beach is in a sleepy coastal village on the Suffolk coast, once a bustling city and sea port. There are beautiful views and walks with a great museum and village pub, along with the ruins of the old priory.


Call 07760 263 618

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