Our History

The Suffolk is an elegant restaurant with rooms in the heart of Aldeburgh. Only a stone’s throw away from the pebble beach and next to all of the wonderful independent retailers on a bustling high street. We offer a tranquil resting place to escape the hustle bustle of every day life.

A home away from home serving excellent food, wines and cocktails.
We have restored the old coaching inn that dates back to 1668 to its former glory. Major works were last carried out in 1913 by the Cobbolds when it became known as The East Suffolk Hotel. Our hotel has been designed by architect Charles Curry-Hyde, with interiors by Kate Fulford, to preserve as much of the historic building as possible.

We will become a part of the landscape, capturing a sense of place, taking guests on a journey of escapism and true relaxation.

Aldeburgh is located close to some of Suffolks finest producers and in the restaurant we do our best to celebrate these brilliant ingredients.

The menu will always be seasonal and changes regularly throughout the year.

Our Head Chef Tom Payne creates daily specials inspired by the best produce he can source. He is often found in the early morning chatting to Dean Fryer at his fish shed on the beach checking his daily catch.

We are very fortunate to work with a number of fantastic fish suppliers who help bring us the finest local catch and other extraordinary delicacies from around the British Coast.

Wightman are based in Lowestoft and have three wonderful boats (Boy Alexander, Georgie Girl and Emma Claire) that go out daily skippered by local legend Steve.

You can’t talk of legends and not mention Mike Warner who runs the brilliant A Passion for Seafood, a fishmongers on Grange Farm near Woodbridge. He champions the best of British species and thrives on finding us the freshest fish.

Our Producers
& Suppliers:

Oysters & Seafood

Wightman of Lowestoft 23 miles

Pinney’s of Orford 11 miles

A Passion for Seafood 18 miles

Meat & Dairy

Sutton Hoo Chicken 15 miles

Gressingham Duck 19 miles

Salter & King  200 yards

Dingley Dell 10 miles

Fenn Farm 7.5 miles

Fruit & Veg

Great Glemham Farms 9 miles

Maple Farm 7 miles

Thorpeness Leaves  1 mile

Foskett Farms 14 miles

A Sense
of Place