Your Holiday - Things to do
Restaurants & Pubs
There are three excellent restaurants. They tend to busy most weekends so we recommend you ring in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment. All three tend to be similarly priced at the medium end of the market.
(STD code for Aldeburgh 01728)
Please also note that you can order excellent home cooked ready made meals from Lawsons (454052) in the High Street. You can order in advance and collect each day. (Guest comment “The food was brilliant, good choice and seemed all to be handmade there”)
The Lighthouse (453377): has the best reputation
Regatta (452011): is in our opinion equally good and has a better wine selection
L'Escargot sur mer: Opened in July 2020 - highly recommend
Prezzos (454452) Italian - we recommend
Aldeburgh Fish & Chips (452250): Nationally renowned.
The Brudenell (452071): Nice views and good food – recommended.
The Wentworth: (452312) Sunday lunches are very good – bit staid.
The White Lion: Recently refurbished with new ‘Sea Spice’ Indian cuisine.
Chinese takeaway (453396) will take telephone bookings if you don’t like waiting.
The White Hart is the favourite of the locals and is more of a 'drinking pub' (our favourite and known as 'the potty bar'). There is a small rear garden but children are not allowed in the bar area.
Ye Olde Cross Keys is popular and serves good food. It can get busy.
The Mill (opposite the Moot Hall) does good pub grub.
The surrounding villages have good pubs e.g.. Friston,Snape, Aldringham (Parrot & Punchbowl), Westleton and Dunwich. Thorpeness has a basic restaurant opposite the meare and another in the meare tea shop. The Dolphin Pub is good but can be busy and is not cheap. Further afield there is the Roundhouse at Thorington and the Crown and Castle at Orford – both are excellent. The Eels Foot at Eastbridge near to Minsmere is worth a visit.
All the hotels all provide food and morning coffee etc.
Tip: We recommend you book before your stay to avoid disappointment at the top three restaurants at busy periods.
Nearby and the Suffolk Coast
Walks, cycles and other activities
Maps and recommended walks in dresser draw. Please keep at house.
We recommend a number of walks:
Thorpeness via the caravan park and along the old railway (refreshment in Dolphin)
Snape via Sailors Path across golf course (refreshment in Plough & Sail, Snape.)
Aldringham via golf course and mast (Parrot & Punchbowl, Aldringham) back via North Warren.
Aldeburgh - river wall.
When swimming in the sea please be aware of side currents. The water can become quite deep very quickly. There is a risk of stings from jellyfish in warm conditions. We advise that shoes are worn on the beach to reduce risk of cut feet.
There are four hard courts next to the park (near to the water tower). Just turn up and play using coins in the honesty box (£2.50 per hour + £4 per hour for lights). Avoid club times Sun 10-12, Tues & Thurs 5-7pm. Coaching available: Matthewlast6@gmail.com 07561 454563