mother’s day 

Celebrate Mother’s Day in our Restaurant, enjoy a three-course lunch alongside the spectacular view of the Orwell Estuary. Our three-course lunch is priced at £37.50 per adult and £17.50 per child. 

We are running three sittings: 

12 noon 
2.15pm 
4.30pm 

With limited spaces for each sitting. 

There is a menu to pre-order from available on the booking page, please note we do require pre-orders (a reminder email will be sent out) and also that payment is required when booking. 

 

steam bending workshop

Our first Steam Bending workshop of the year on is Friday 8th 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.

spring wreath floristry workshop

Thistle and Fern Flower Co. Our resident florists are running a calendar of workshops through the year, alongside producing bouquets, bunches and decorations weekly. They can also provide private events and flowers for weddings, parties and more!

Join Hannah at T&F on Friday 15th March for a Spring Wreath Floristry Workshop.

From 10am until 12 noon you’ll be provided with all the equipment and materials you’ll need, tuition and a sweet treat, alongside a glass of fizz (or soft drink).

Priced at £65 per person

The workshop has limited spaces available. 

For more on Thistle and Fern Flower Co please visit their Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Facebook – Thistle and Fern Flower Co.

Instagram – Thistle and Fern Flower Co

 

willow weaving workshop

We welcome back the hugely talented Liz from Lark Valley Willow who will be running some Willow Weaving Workshops once again in 2024. The ticket price includes everything you’ll need and includes a coffee and pastry too. The workshops have limited spaces and focus on a different topic each time. 
The workshops run from 10am until 1pm and Liz is on hand to guide attendees to create a beautiful piece to take home. The first date for our Willow Weaving Workshops in 2024 is Tuesday 2nd April. Click the image to book. 

 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 26th January
Friday 8th March
Friday 19th April
Friday 7th June
Friday 19th July
Friday 6th September
Friday 18th October
Festive Quiz – Friday 6th December 

 

vintage and markers 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. 

 

spring wreath floristry workshop

Thistle and Fern Flower Co. Our resident florists are running a calendar of workshops through the year, alongside producing bouquets, bunches and decorations weekly. They can also provide private events and flowers for weddings, parties and more!

Join Hannah at T&F on Saturday 11th May for a Flower Bowl Floristry Workshop. 

From 10am until 12 noon you’ll be provided with all the equipment and materials you’ll need, tuition and a sweet treat, alongside a glass of fizz (or soft drink).

Priced at £65 per person

The workshop has limited spaces available. 

For more on Thistle and Fern Flower Co please visit their Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Facebook – Thistle and Fern Flower Co.

Instagram – Thistle and Fern Flower Co

 

 an evening of motown

On Friday 17th May the Restaurant @ Suffolk Food Hall will be hosting our first evening of Motown, join us for a two course dinner and live Motown music!

£40 per person which includes the two course dinner.

Arrival from 6.30pm.

The bar will be open throughout the evening.

Limited tickets are available, please purchase these by clicking the picture.

 

suffolk mind walk of glass and fire

Do you dare to bare… your feet?

We are challenging you to bring your mind and body together with A Walk of Glass and Fire this May.

A Walk of Glass and Fire may feel a little familiar if you saw, heard, or took part in our ‘hottest’ challenge of the year in 2023 – A Walk of Ice and Fire. Now’s your chance to take part in the 2024 edition!

So, if you are one for ‘mind over matter’ then join us to walk across broken glass and/or hot coals to raise vital funds for Suffolk Mind.

You can choose one or both walks, and there should be time to try each walk more than once.

The café will be open serving their delicious hot and cold drinks and warm snacks, including their popular ‘firecracker’ sausage roll. If the weather is kind, then the gelato hut will be open too – yum! All available for you to purchase on the night.

For more information and to sign up please click the image. 

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.

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. 

 

dining

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. 

 

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Farm map

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

barbecue, BBQ, big on bbq, summer, burger, kebab, sausages,

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!