vintage and makers market

The team of Andy and Victoria at Deben Events are back for 2024 with their hugely successful Vintage and Makers Markets. We’ll be welcoming them and a large amount of awesome markets and stall holders to Suffolk Food Hall on four different dates in 2024.

Join us and them on:

Sunday 14th April
Sunday 30th June
Sunday 11th August
Sunday 13th October

The markets run from 10am until 4pm and the Food Hall, Café and Restaurant will be open as normal throughout.

At every market there are amazing gifts, crafts, antiques and vintage clothing and it’s always a popular day with plenty of FREE parking.


 quiz nights 2024

We have released our list of Quiz Nights for 2024!

After the popularity of 2023, they are back, and we have kept the price the same at £25 per person which includes quiz entry and a two course dinner (main and dessert).

Teams of 2-8, with limited numbers for each evening and three prizes to be won!

Join us on select Fridays through the year on:
Friday 7th June
Friday 19th July
Friday 6th September
Friday 18th October
Festive Quiz – Friday 6th December


taoist tai chi display

Taoist Tai Chi will be here displaying Taoist Tai Chi here at the Food Hall on Saturday 1st June, 11am – 12 noon. 

Everyone expriences stress, whether it is about work, relationships or our health. We are also constantly bombarded with disturbing news about the state of the world. 

How can we find relief from all this anxiety and struggle? 

Taoism teaches that worry is a type of holding on, a “hooking of the heart.” Through Taoist Tai Chi pracitce, as we discover how to let go, our hearts relax and gradually become lighter and softer. 

For more information please click here:


menopause mastery workshop

Held at Orwell Fitness (based here at the Food Hall) this course is an afternoon of talking all things menopause, including pelvic floor advice and some nutritious nibbles and a drink. 

The agenda of the course will cover: 

• Introduction & What is Menopause? 
• Healthy Nibbles and Chatting
• Pelvic Floor in Menopause


The afternoon will run from 1pm until 3pm on Saturday 1st of June and tickets are available by clicking the image. 

Orwell Fitness is on-site, based in the warehouse barn (just beyond our main car park) it is signposted and there is plenty of parking either next to the gym or in our main car park. 


willow weaving workshop

Liz is back for the second Willow Weaving Workshop of the year on Monday 17th June. Liz provides all the tuition and help you’ll need and the equipment and materials are included in the ticket price. The end goal is to create a beautiful willow structure to take home. The price also includes a coffee and pastry on the day too.
The workshops run from 10am until 1pm

steam bending workshops

Our second Steam Bending workshop of the year on Friday 21st June, as we host an unique workshop, Steam Bending. Priced at £80 per person, including all the tuition and equipment you’ll need, and you get to take home a beautiful shaped planter.

The course will run from 10am until 12:30pm.

This is a beginners course for adults wanting to get really hands on with woodwork and other crafts in a completely new way. No prior experience or knowledge of working with wood necessary. Attend on your own or with a friend or family member. Come away with an exciting creation and an experience you will be talking about for years to come.

What’s involved?
There is minimal demonstrating from us during this workshop. Our goal is to get you involved and steam bending within a very short time of arriving. The short course will be spent creating your own stylish wooden planter. You will have the creative freedom to make the piece you are working on unique to you through the numerous finishing options available on the day.

Who is running it?
Madeleine and Myles are multi award winning designers and who have been running a successful business specialising in steam bending since 2012. Madeleine is also a qualified teacher, and their combined skills make this workshop educational, engaging and fulfilling. They enjoy passing on their skills and passion through their workshops.

afternoon tea on the lawn

on two special Thursdays in August we will be serving Afternoon Tea outside on our garden area.

Join us on either Thursday 15th August or Thursday 22nd from 2.30pm until 4.30pm as we bask in the (hopefully) beautiful British sunshine enjoying afternoon tea with a view. We’ve kept the price the same as our traditional tea at £22.95 per person.

There are limited spaces on each day and this is a pre-booked and pre-paid event only.

We can cater for allergen requirements, please do state these in the notes section when ordering.

To book please click the image to the left.



classic and sports cars by the bridge

We’re hosting the Classic and Sports Cars by the Bridge event on Monday 26th August. Expect over 100 cars being displayed from classics to sports vehicles. 

Sponsored by the team at Bridge Classic Cars and in support and collaboration with Suffolk Cancer Support the event promises to be a fun day out. 

Adult tickets are priced at £5 on the day or £4 advanced (click the image to purchase). Under 16’s go FREE. 

We’ll be releasing more details as we move closer to the event. 

fun for the kids

Our Free to use bouncy pillow is always a hit with the children, under 12’s only and with adult supervision, they can enjoy a bounce on the inflatable pillow. Not only that, but we have plenty of space to run around, kick a football or just enjoy the views in our paddock areas.

We have child friendly options for food and drink in the Food Hall, Café and Restaurant, and our partners run some fantastic events and clubs for kids too.

Ilia’s Kitchen run children’s and teenager cookery workshops during the school holidays.

FieldFit offer obstacle course classes for children and often have pay and play days too.

Orwell Fitness have launched their ‘Crossfit Kids’ programme, fitness classes for children.


relax and unwind

Relax and unwind with the help of our on-site partners. The site has expanded over the past couple of years to include a Hair Salon and Beauty Salon.

Salon by the Bridge, our resident hair salon is a creative yet relaxing salon, they offer a wide range of services including hair cuts, colouring, Brazilian blow dry, Yuko permanent hair straightening and other services. With a wealth of experience, their relaxing yet modern salon has been popular ever since its inception.

Bodylines Beauty Salon is based upstairs in our Cook House building, they offer an extensive range of facial and body treatments to take great care of your body. They also provide manicures and pedicures and the full range of treatments are available on their website.

Feet at the Bridge is a specialist foot clinic, both Louisa and Samantha have extensive experience both in the NHS and private sectors. They offer a range of treatments and diagnostics, all of which can be found on their website. 



Being the Suffolk Food Hall we had to talk about food options:

The Food Hall has a full carcass butchery, artisan scratch bakery and fresh delicatessen counter, add on top of that a greengrocer, grocery and alcohol department too. Our home and garden section offer gifts for both home and outside, plus our hamper department provide ready-made hampers or a bespoke creation service.

In terms of dining in the Food Hall, we have a Café open seven-days-a-week, providing light bites, toasties, sweet treats and all your favourite hot drinks, with seating both inside and a new covered area outside to take in the views of the Orwell Estuary.

The Restaurant @ Suffolk Food Hall is based in our Cook House building, a more substantial dining experience than that of the Café, The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and pre-booked afternoon tea, also offering a selection of sandwiches and platters. The view is enhanced by our huge panoramic windows and at the end of January will be going through a complete refurbishment. 


Quick  Links


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Farm map

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB unit has produced a downloadable walking guide around our farm

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Cookery School

At Ilia’s Kitchen Cookery School there is something for everyone. We offer a wide range of day courses, from essential beginners to advanced skill classes.

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Penny Jones Pilates

No matter how old you are, how fit you are or how able you are, the Pilates Studio has a class for you.  All ages and abilities are welcome.

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Salon by the bridge

This boutique Hair Salon is located in the Cook House. It’s cool, relaxing and informal whilst offering you the very latest styles and treatments.

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bodylines beauty salon

Bodylines recently moved into the Cook House,  the stunning setting and expert services unite to create a unique ambience for the treatment rooms.

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Feet at the Bridge

Feet at the Bridge formally known as East Anglian Foot Services is run by Miss Luisa Edwardes BSc (Hons), MSc and Mrs Samantha Brabin (BSc) Hons.

Orwell Fitness is a unique community driven gym established by Kirsty Turner and Darren Hotten with one goal in mind – to provide the most effective, enjoyable fitness experience in Ipswich.

Ultimately, Field Fit embraces a way of getting fit and having loads of fun at the same time, making the most of the great outdoors and training in a way that will motivate you every time because it’s so varied.

Thistle & Fern in the garden barn at Suffolk Food Hall, with a fresh flower stand every Friday and Saturday! They also run a range of workshops and cater for private and special occasions!