We're very proud to be based in Aldeburgh because we absolutely love it here. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is a beautiful place and if you haven't been up this way before then we wholeheartedly recommend it. As well as the traditional seaside town of Aldeburgh with its fishing huts, fish and chips and summer carnival, there are numerous other magnets for visitors. These include the magnificent walks on Dunwich Heath, the pretty seaside village of Walberswick and its better known neighbour Southwold, Orford, Thorpeness, the RSPB bird reserve at Minsmere and the wide range of music concerts at Snape Maltings. Of course when you're here, don't forget to pop in to O&C Butcher!
We'd also like to mention some of our local friends who you might find useful if you're planning a holiday in Aldeburgh:
Best of Suffolk - outstanding, chic self-catering cottages throughout Suffolk.
The Brudenell Hotel - don't miss the great food at The Bru Restaurant, cocktails on the terrace and the best sea views to wake up to.
The White Lion Hotel - having recently undergone a complete refurbishment this seafront hotel boasts a new bar & brasserie with fantastic fresh, local produce.
The Wentworth Hotel - like us, The Wentworth is a bit of an institution in Aldeburgh, a truly wonderful independent hotel popular with many of our customers.
If you have a passion for music and the arts you may want to take a look at the events listings at The Red House, in the summer months the Southwold Summer Theatre visits Aldeburgh with a full programme of classic productions. Catch up on an exhibition at Thompson's Galleries or take in the latest film releases at Aldeburgh Cinema, which was built in the 19th century but offers the latest in screen and sound technology.
Why not meet the crew at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station and take a tour.
Feeling active then Thorpness Golf Club offers a pay and play round of golf as does Aldeburgh with a 9 hole course with stunning views across the estuary. Or try your hand at tennis on Aldeburgh’s pay and play courts.
If you’re bringing children to Aldeburgh our favourite spot is the boating pond where the kids can sail their boats and scoot along the sea front. You’ll find Lombardi’s coffee hut next to the boating pond which does excellent coffee and ice cream – very reasonably priced children’s ice creams too!
There’s Miniature Golf at the Thorpeness Golf Club which is in a lovely setting down by the edge of the Meare. And of course no family holiday is complete without a trip out in boats on Thorpeness Meare.
There’s even a drop in baby music session at The Red House on every other Friday morning.
Sample Aldeburgh's famous fish and chips from the Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop and it's sister shop the Golden Galleon where you can either eat upstairs in their restaurant or get a take out to eat them on the seafront.
Consider booking a table at the Regatta, their gourmet evenings are certainly worth a mention as well.
Try the Lighthouse Restaurant with fabulous local produce and combines perfectly with a trip to Aldeburgh Cinema.
For light bites, brunches and coffee you’ll find Munchies just down the High Street from us where bacon baps and crayfish sandwiches come highly recommended. Or how about a delicious afternoon tea at Cragg Sisters – they have a great selection of teas and also bake the most wonderful cakes.
Our list could of course go on and on but you get the idea, there’s lots of lovely places here and we’re very lucky to be in the heart of it.