What to do in Woodbridge, Suffolk

Friday, 26 October 2018
Days Out

James Lightfoot, chairman of Choose Woodbridge, shares his love of this bustling market town near the Suffolk coast

Woodbridge depicted by local artist Michael Coulter


The table, owned by the charismatic Vernon Blackmore, combines brilliant food with a lovely atmosphere. I also enjoy Honey+Harvey, which offers coffee, cake and sandwiches throughout the day.

bridge.co.uk; honeyandharvey.co.uk


My current favourite is The Angel. It is one of the oldest pubs in Suffolk, dating back to 1153. These days it serves over 200 varieties of gin.



For food, the family run Woodbridge Deli sells a wonderful range of cheeses and other products. I also like Chenevix Jewellery, run by Susannah Chenevix-Trench – 
a qualified gemologist and designer.

01394 386620; chenevixjewellery.co.uk


The Tide Mill, one of the first in the country, has a host of interactive activities. You can even see the huge waterwheel turn.



The Crown, a boutique hotel with 10 bedrooms, oozes style and warmth. It also has a bustling bar and a terrace, as well as a good restaurant.