What's to do and see
...more than you will have time for
We're always happy to help with information and advice on tourist attractions in the area but meanwhile, here are a few links shown in red and to places to visit:
The Fynn Valley Golf Club has a restaurant and is situated on the B1077 to the South of Witnesham Village.
Witnesham has its own pub the 'Barley Mow' which serves bar meals.
"The Moon and Mushroom Inn, Swilland is an award-winning 16th century pub in Suffolk, renowned for its range of cask ales served direct from the barrel; for its homemade dishes using ingredients sourced from local suppliers, farmers, growers and game keepers; for its beautiful flower filled patios and rose garden; for its blazing fire in winter and most of all for its warmth and friendliness. "I look forward to welcoming you very soon to The Moon and Mushroom". Nikki Gavin"
Westerfield has two pubs, The Swan - The Swan is suitable for all ages, especially on fine days when outside 'comes into play'. Opening Times: Mon to Sat 11-3 & 5.30-11pm Sun 12-4 & 6.30-10pm Food Order Times: Mon - Sat 12-2 & 5.30-9pm Sunday 12-2 & 6.30-9pm and The Railway, both on the B1077 see here.
There is a restaurant in Tuddenham St Martin, 'The Fountain', where Giles was to be often found.
There are many places to eat out either in the local villages, Woodbridge or Ipswich
The Fynn Valley Golf Club is situated on the B1077 to the south of Witnesham Village. There is access to the Fynn Valley Walk nearby, which links up with the Suffolk Coastal Walk. "Fynn Valley Golf Club is set in the rolling countryside of rural Suffolk in Witnesham, and is a friendly, family run Club where members and visitors enjoy the extensive golfing facilities as well as the thriving social side of the game. Please see here for green The Fynn Valley Golf Club fee prices".
Newton Hall was established as a riding school over 50 years ago and is, according to their site "now one of East Anglia's leading Equitation Centres. Our riding lessons are all taught by qualified instructors on well mannered horses and ponies in a safe and supportive environment. The centre always has between 50 and 60 horses and ponies available, which enables great flexibility, and allows large groups to be catered for".
Woodbridge is situated on the river Deben, 5 miles to the East of Witnesham and can be accessed via the East Suffolk rail line. The station is situated on the waterfront with easy access to the Tide Mill and the 'Thoroughfare' with it's unique shopping facilities. There are a variety of Public houses and restaurants within the town.
Sutton Hoo is a very short drive away. " Sutton Hoo is a group of Anglo-Saxon burial mounds overlooking the River Deben in south-east Suffolk, England. The Sutton Hoo Society does not own or operate the visitor centre at Sutton Hoo.
For opening hours and other visitor information please refer to the National Trust site here".
Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road
The Suffolk Show is held annually at the Showground off the A1156 to Felixstowe. There are several other events here throughout the year.
Foxhall Stadium is within easy reach, where Stock Car racing and Speedway events are regularly held. For information and tickets Tel. 01473 254697. "Spedeworth Motorsports are the UK's biggest Short Oval racing promotion, racing at an impressive group of purpose built stadiums around England. Our current raceways can be found at Aldershot, Wimbledon and Eastbourne in the South, and Ipswich and Great Yarmouth in East Anglia. Spedeworth also promotes alongside its sister company Incarace at the super fast Hednesford Hills banked oval, Northampton International Raceway and Birmingham Wheels"... or see their Website
Otley College offers many one day courses and evening classes which run alongside their full time courses.
The Mid-Suffolk Showground and Stonham Barns off the A1120 has various events throughout the year. Stonham Barns are open most days with access to the Birds of Prey Sanctuary.
"It is so easy to be ensconced in Snape Maltings; sitting in its tranquil spot on the River Alde, so close to the sea and with wonderful wildife and walks and the unique collection of shops and galleries which create this very special place. For over 40 years our family has carefully and considerately evolved the shops at the Maltings to ensure that our products fulfill a function but also have a definite style and beauty, which constantly provides inspiration". We are open every day from 10am. FREE carparking. Our telephone number it is 01728 688 303.
"Southwold is a charming north Suffolk seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Almost an island, being bounded by the North Sea to the East, by the River Blyth and Southwold harbour to the South-West and by Buss Creek to the North, there is just the one road in to and out of Southwold, approached through neighbouring Reydon".
"As Suffolk farmers, we were frustrated that our friends often had limited access to much of the fantastic food produced locally. Spurred into action by this opportunity, the concept of a showcase for quality local food with provenance took shape and the Suffolk Food Hall collaboration was born. Since opening in May 2007, the Suffolk Food Hall has quickly established itself as a centre of excellence for local food. We've brought together the best possible food and drink specialists under one roof: our own full-service (whole carcass to customer) traditional butcher's shop; Crystal Waters (the family fishmonger from Lowestoft); Hamish Johnson (the 'big cheese' from Framlingham); along with others including the Cookhouse restaurant and the Bourne Garden Centre."
Museums and galleries
This fascinating and unique museum gives you the opportunity to meet the famous woolly mammoth, the elegant towering giraffe and other wonderful curiosities from the natural world.
Trip Advisor's take on local galleries - and museums
8,000 species of plant, narrow guage steam train. "What better way to explore the beautiful gardens and woodlands of Bressingham than by climbing aboard a magnificent steam engine! With over five miles of narrow-gauge steam lines and four journeys to choose from, it's the perfect way to relax and enjoy the scenery!" ...there really is lots to see and do in the area
Disclaimer: Where things are shown in quotes we have taken text from the respective web sites and cannot be held responsible for their veracity or otherwise.
The Ground Floor Room accommodation comprises a comfortable king size bed with en-suite shower room.
The first floor Studio Room, which boasts a king size bed and an en-suite shower room and was formerly the studio of the famous cartoonist Giles.
Spoil yourself with a whole 'house'.The Granary boasts two bedrooms and a spacious lounge/diner
About Hillbrow Farm
The Farm has not been worked for some years, but when Carl Giles, the Daily Express cartoonist, lived here he owned and worked 80 acres. Much of the land was sold off after his death in 1995 and only 12 acres remain with the house. The original farm house was built in the 17th century with another dwelling added to the north side at a later date. This was subsequently made into one house. A family of ten were living here in the 1800's. The house is made of red brick, but it has been painted black and white in more recent years. In the interest of all of our guests - we operate a strict no smoking policy, and unfortunately cannot accommodate dogs.
We offer bed & breakfast in our large and light first floor Studio Room, which boasts a king size bed and an en-suite shower room and was formerly the studio of the famous cartoonist Giles. More details ....
The accommodation comprises a comfortable king size bed with en-suite shower room. More details ....
Spoil yourself with a whole 'house'. The Granary boasts two bedrooms and a spacious lounge/diner More details ....