This charming country inn offers a range of beautifully presented bedrooms and sleek modern…
“Stylish inn showcasing produce from the estate”
Located on the Elveden Estate, home to a direct descendent of the Guinness family, this village inn has a relaxed and contemporary bar, several dining areas, and six luxury bedrooms. Expect a family-friendly atmosphere, blazing log fires in winter, a range of guest ales on tap, and a modern pub menu that brims with produce sourced from the estate farm and surrounding area. Whether eating inside, or outside on the large patio area, a meal could kick off with warm pigeon breast, silverskin onion, lardon and endive salad with red wine syrup; or caramelised onion and mature cheddar croquettes with red pepper relish. Then confit rabbit leg, sage and onion dauphinoise potato, roasted carrot and Dijon mustard sauce; wild mushroom, vegetarian parmesan and chive risotto; slow-roasted Suffolk pork belly, colcannon, sautéed greens and Aspall cider cream sauce. Finish with espresso crème brûlée; or sticky Guinness pudding with clotted cream and cinder toffee. Children can choose from their own selection of ‘fawn-size’ portions.
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Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.
Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.
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