Your retreat in the heart of rural Suffolk.

Whether your stay is business or pleasure we guarantee a warm welcome awaits you

Welcome to

       Drinkstone Park Bed & Breakfast

and Gardens

Drinkstone Park is situated in the heart of Suffolk in a quiet and secluded countryside setting guaranteeing you peace and quiet. We are also conveniently situated for for easy access to the A14 corridor giving easy access to the whole of East Anglia and its many attractions. On this page we will try to list places we have found interesting and that may be of interest to you.

Historic Lavenham : I know Lavenham well, as a child I delivered Sunday newspapers in Lavenham and the surrounding villages, in those days we did not worry about rain or snow just kept going. I recall visiting my paternal grandfather George, a native of Lavenham and apparently the last official town crier. I can certainly remember his cloak, tricorn hat and bell. He lived in Prentice Street and had a family of fourteen children. As a child I remember my Mother and I walking from Sudbury to Lavenham......barefoot!

Take the time to stroll around Lavenham and view the amazing architecture of this historic place.

Moving on from Lavenham we come to Long Melford : I was actually born here and have fond memories of early childhood. The lorry collecting workers and us children for a days work pea picking or spud bashing as it was known. My maternal grandfather was the local butcher, he closed down during the rationing period saying that if the meat available was all he could supply he would rather not. Places of interest will be Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall and a stroll down the main street and over Melford Green is most worthwhile.

Kentwell Hall

The area has many places of interest and is one of natural beauty (but then I am biased).

Melford Hall Cathedral Theatre Royal Ickworth House West Stow Country Park Bradfield Woods Lavenham History

Lets look now at areas which are easily accessable from your base at Drinkstone.

Many of our guests will take a day to go across Suffolk's countryside to the East coast calling in at Framlingham to see the castle then on to Aldeburgh on the coast. From there having perhaps sampled the best fish and chips you may decide to visit Snape Maltings before heading North to Walberswick and Southwold.

An excellent well recommended day out.

Framlingham Castle Aldeburgh Snape Maltings Southwold