by Hannah | Dec 7, 2015 |

Suffolk’s Finest: Top Places to Eat Out this Christmas

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. There's a chill in the air, twinkling lights are appearing, excitement is growing and, most importantly, Christmas food has arrived!  This year Suffolk’s finest eateries have prepared some totally delicious Christmas menus. Read on for our pick of the top places to eat out out this Christmas.



Dining in Southwold

The White Hart Inn, Blythburgh

A wonderfully homely pub in the heart of Blythburgh, a charming village close to the coastal town of Southwold. Enjoy a truly classic Christmas menu from The White Hart Inn which is available from now until Wednesday 23rd December. After your meal why not take a stroll around the village of Blythburgh as it has some wonderful country walks to be enjoyed.

Menu Highlight: Eggnog crème brûlée with a raisin and cinnamon shortbread.


To see the full menu click here. To book call: 01502 478217.


Dining in Lavenham

The Great House Restaurant, Lavenham

A welcoming restaurant that has been praised by The Sunday Telegraph. Indulge in their Christmas menu from now until Wednesday 23rd December. In addition to all the festive favourites, The Great House have included some original recipes that sound too good not to try!

Menu Highlight: Grilled Gressingham duck breast, sautéed baby red beetroot, Granny Smith marmalade, five spice and cider sauce.

To see the full menu click here. To book email: info@greathouse.co.uk or call: 01787 247431.


Dining in Snape

The Plough and Sail, Snape Maltings

The Plough and Sail sits right alongside Snape Maltings so is the perfect spot for your Christmas meal after a day exploring the treasures dotted around the Maltings. Enjoy a wonderfully traditional menu in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

Menu Highlight: Whipped goats’ cheese with marinated beetroot carpaccio and sugared walnut crumble (V)

To see the full menu click here. To book call 01728 688413.


Dining in North Suffolk

The Fox & Goose, Fressingfield

A fine restaurant and country pub situated in the heart of North Suffolk. The restaurant specialises in serving splendid modern and traditional food, made from carefully sourced, quality ingredients and their Christmas menu is no exception. Enjoy the Christmas deliciousness on Tuesdays - Fridays from now until  Wednesday 23rd December.

Menu Highlight: Dark chocolate mousse with spiced ginger bread parfait, orange carpaccio and pistachio snow.

To see the full menu click here. To book call:  01379 586247 or book online here.


Dining in Woodbridge

The Cherry Tree, Woodbridge

The Cherry Tree Inn is a warm and welcoming 17th Century Inn near the town centre of Woodbridge. It’s the perfect place to warm yourself up by the open fire and enjoy a delicious Christmas meal. They’re offering their festive menu from now until Christmas eve.

Menu Highlight: Pan roasted salmon supreme with a parmesan herb crust, creamy white wine sauce, new potatoes and wilted kale

To see the full menu click here. To book call: 01394 384627 or email: info@thecherrytreepub with your completed booking form


Dining in Constable Country

The Butt & Oyster, Pin Mill

For a cracker of a Christmas menu check out The Butt & Oyster. The Butt & Oyster is one of the best known public houses in Suffolk renowned for its good beer, good food and great views, situated in the hamlet of Pin Mill on the River Orwell. A splendid place for a Christmas meal if you ask us.

Menu Highlight:
A real classic; Local free range turkey with a prune and walnut stuffing, roast potatoes and festive vegetables

For a full menu click here. To book call: 01473 780764 or book online click here.


Dining in Framlingham

The Shepherd & Dog, Stowmarket

The Shepherd & Dog, surrounded by wheat fields, is a beautiful location for a Christmas meal with loved ones. With such a mouth watering Christmas menu, full of passion and flavour, you’ll really be spoilt for choice. If you visit mid week (Tuesday-Thursday) you can even receive a 10% discount.

Menu Highlight: Game terrine with Spice roasted pear and date puree.

To see the full menu click here. To book call 01449 711685.


Dining in Bury St Edmunds

The One Bull, Bury St Edmunds

If you’re looking to enjoy your Christmas meal in a child friendly pub with a stylish, rustic-chic interior The One Bull is the place for you. The mixture of their relaxed environment and delicious food makes for the perfect place for a Christmas meal with family and friends.

Menu Highlight: Apple & cinnamon crème brûlée

To see the full menu click here. To book call: 01284 848220 or email: info@theonebull.co.uk with your order form.


Dining in Aldeburgh

The Wentworth Hotel and Restaurant, Aldeburgh

The Wentworth Hotel & Restaurant has stunning views overlooking the beach and offers the best in locally produced food and drink. Perfectly located for a beach walk after enjoying your Christmas meal. Who could resist?

Menu Highlight: Seared sea bream fillet with buttered potatoes and seasonal greens and salsa verde

To see the full menu click here. To book call: 01728 452312.


Dining in Orford

The Crown and Castle, Orford

Leave the stresses of the kitchen at home and enjoy a wonderfully festive menu on Christmas Day at The Crown and Castle. Set in the heart of Orford, there’s plenty to explore after your meal. Sounds like the perfect Christmas Day to us.

Menu Highlight: Orford-smoked salmon with blini, sour cream & oscietre caviar

To see the full menu click here. To book call 01394 450205.


With so many delicious Christmas menus we wouldn’t blame you if you treated yourself to more than one! If you do dine out in Suffolk this Christmas we’d love to hear from you! Tweet us @visitsuffolk.

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