Tag: Places to eat in Suffolk

Lunch, Out of London

The Courtyard, Elveden

Are you aware of the gentle rise of the farm shop and the spread of the garden centre cafe? We noticed it on a regular long car journey from London to Lowestoft. The easiest pit stop is Starbucks of course, and they have their place. If however you want a proper cup of coffee and …

Dinner, Out of London

Upstairs at Baileys, Beccles

Beccles is a lovely place for a weekend get away, or longer if you can manage it. We had another marvellous Airbnb stay, this time at the former Butler’s rooms in a large Georgian Palladian mansion. It was an island of tranquility,  surrounded by rolling hills and woodland, and just a 15 minutes stroll from …

Dinner, Out of London

Blue Boar, Oulton

Lowestoft is a town dominated by carveries and not the natural home of the Gastro Pub, so the Blue Boar in Oulton is an oddity (technically not actually Lowestoft, but no letters please). Our weekend for meeting family was coming to an end. We had enjoyed pies at Ropeworks and a dinner at the Harvester and …

Dinner, Out of London

The Ropeworks, Lowestoft

Not being able to put off meeting the family any longer we bravely left the bubble and headed East to meet mothers… …and to Lowestoft, a town past its prime by a considerable margin. Showing A around its eateries filled me with dread, meeting my mother seemed to be the least of my problems. One …

Lunch, Out of London

The Compasses, Holbrook

I was really looking forward to this meal, and perhaps this was tempting fate. We were in Suffolk on an epic ‘Meet the Mothers’ weekend and A. was first up to run the gauntlet. I offered the choice of venue to Mum, and she plumped for The Compasses in the village of Holbrook where she’d …