Welcome to Drinkstone Park Bed & Breakfast and Gardens your retreat in the heart of rural Suffolk.

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

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We are conveniently situated for various places of interest. Historic Bury St Edmunds with it's Cathedral and the famous Abbey Gardens to name but one.                                                   On this page we will try to list places we have found interesting and that may be of interest to you. 


Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds : Please see website for further details of whats on and when. This delightful theatre has given us and our families great pleasure particularly the childrens faces at pantomimes.


Ickworth House : Former home of the Hervey family and now a National Trust property


West Stow Country Park : The site has been occupied by a succession of peoples since the end of the last ice age. The site was used by stone age hunter-gatherer groups six or seven thousand years ago! We have found this a fascinating place to visit.


Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve : Come and visit a wood managed in a traditional way for the benefit of wildlife.                            is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year, steeped in history and brimming with wildlife. This place has a real feeling of peace and of history in our personal opinion.


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.

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The area has many places of interest and is one of natural beauty (but then I am biased). We will be adding more places as we carry on the never ending but enjoyable task of entertaining our guests and developing our website.


Michael and Christine

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