Editor’s Picks in East Anglia

(All of which are in our new Travel Guide…)

1. The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown is a 12th-century coaching inn on the Suffolk Heritage coast. Situated within the picturesque village of Westleton, this pub has been serving the locals for over 800 years. There is a traditional bar area but also a large and bright dining room to the rear which opens up onto a courtyard garden.

2. The Kings Head

The Kings Head in Letheringsett is nestled just outside of the bustling Norfolk town of Holt. Housed within a handsome Georgian Manor from 1808 that has no less than three fires to create the bona fide country pub atmosphere.

3. The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms is a unique pub located within a historic 1,000 acre deer park dating back to the 18th century. Art dealer, Ivor Braka bought the pub in 2009 and spent 2 years renovating which included selecting appropriate pieces from his art collection with works by Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst now hung on the walls.

5. The Brisley Bell Inn

The Brisley Bell Inn is a 17th century pub which has been tastefully and sympathetically renovated to become a stunning destination pub. In addition to the bar area, there is a quiet dining room and a cosy snug kitted out with books and an open fire.

4. The Sail Loft

Head out of the small coastal town of Southwold, past the market, past the cannons and you will stumble across The Sail Loft. This informal eatery is ‘the culmination of experiences, resources and knowledge of five individuals who have created a laid-back, informal dining experience.

6. The Leaping Hare

The Leaping Hare is a restaurant and café housed in a converted 14th century barn within the 7 acre Wyken vineyard. Once occupied by Romans and recorded in Domesday, the ancient estate of Wyken provides a quintessential Suffolk experience.

7. Long Melford Swan

The Swan is a two AA rosette restaurant in the heart of Long Melford, a delightful Suffolk village less than two hours from London. The menu is modern English cuisine with dishes including dry aged beef wellington, skate wing with cockles and steak & kidney pudding.

8. Bread & Meat

Bread & Meat serve gourmet roast meat sandwiches using the finest artisan sourdough ciabatta bread. Ingredients are kept simple, honest and of top quality. These principles combined with the clear passion of the owner Simon Cheney and you have something rather special.

9. Market Bistro

The Market Bistro is a charming and intimate restaurant specialising in seasonal British delicacies. Located in the historic town of Kings Lynn set amongst the Hanseatic warehouses and market squares of this Norfolk seaport and market town.

10. The Kitchen @ Thorpeness

The Kitchen is a laid-back, popular café serving home cooked, feel good comfort food at the heart of the quirky village of Thorpeness. Dishes are hearty, seasonal, good value and derived from quality British ingredients as much as possible.

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