The Six Bells
“Restored Suffolk pub with great local produce” - AA Inspector
PRESTON ST MARY, SUFFOLK
This restored, charming Grade II listed pub is just outside Lavenham in a pretty village and is open from Wednesdays to Sundays. The huge garden is a bonus in the summer, and a good choice of ale is offered in the bar. In the dining room you’ll find a daily-changing lunch and dinner menu, using strictly local and seasonal ingredients. Expect starters like beetroot, autumn vegetable and goats’ curd salad, or pheasant terrine, with mains taking in Blythburgh pork belly and faggot with chicory and apple; or Adnams ale-battered haddock with hand-cut chips and mushy peas.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
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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