• Michael Lambert

The Drinkstone story continues.........at last

After a busy but enjoyable summer with once again many friends returning to spend time here and lovely new guests who we hope will come and visit again. We don’t feel that we do anything special here just be ourselves. We offer clean and comfortable accommodation and a good locally sourced home cooked breakfast. Our main aim is for our guests to feel relaxed in a happy atmosphere, as if they are visiting friends.

It is really heart warming to see so many who stay with us on business and pleasure, for often just one night at a time, coming back after the summer when they may not have been able to stay due to 'no room at the B & B'.

We do of course have our usual Winter Special Break running for anyone considering a short break of three nights or more from now until end of March the details are;

Spend a few days in the Heart of Suffolk. Wake up to the peace and tranquillity of the gardens at Drinkstone Park. Enjoy complimentary Tea and Scones by the wood burner in the lounge on arrival. To complete your day a small decanter of port will be in your room for your enjoyment and relaxation.

Please send a contact message through our website www.drinkstonepark.co.uk/contact or you can check availability and book online from the same page. If not there is always the phone 01359 272513 - yes we still like to speak even in these days of technology!

The gardens have been good this year, our visitor's have enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the gardens while opening for the National Garden Scheme has raised £2,500 for the charity. We have enjoyed the new Victorian greenhouse with an excellent crop of tomato, cucumber, aubergine, peppers and even some early crops of potato grown in large pots.

There are some changes for 2018 involving the vegetable garden and the 'natural' areas at the top by the Hobbit House. This involves the addition of several new trees both ornamental and fruit. Needless to say we hope the fruit will add to the fresh and local offerings at breakfast. My thanks to Lena and Keith, Keith has spent some time instructing me on the correct way and time to prune. I did manage to prune our lovely Victoria plum at the wrong time, thereby opening it to silverleaf which of course killed it! Live and learn.

Another offering planned for 2018 will be the Hobbit House Barbecue for people taking a short break.

Joshua's Cellar has been of far more interest than we ever imagined, with its history of the Joshua Grigsby's, its use during the war by the American tank regiment and of course as a prisoner of war camp. We actually had a visitor from Germany who's grandfather was a resident! It seems he did not have too hard a time as he played for the village football team and worked on a local farm.

Tegan and George are a constant source of interest to our visitors, Tegan thinks all visitors have come to admire her, how can there be any other reason? I have lost count of the number of people who want to take her home! George who had a bit of a rough start in life has come into his own this year after two years with us. He no longer runs away and hides when people call he will in fact bark although he is always looking over his shoulder to ensure Tegan is there.

We have now had the extension over the lounge for a year, this gives us our own space which although it is not something we craved for is really nice with the views out over the gardens and fields beyond to wake up to. Only slight downside is we don't always see people arrive and meet them on the car park, often the first we know is when the doorbell rings!

So this is life at Drinkstone Park Bed and Breakfast at the moment, well not quite Christine and I are taking a couple of days off and doing not a lot apart from take Tegan and George for walkies in the woods, we may even do the beach later! Certainly we will be out at one of our lovely local pubs for Sunday lunch tomorrow. Happy days.


Due to the effect of coronavirus we are not reopening to the general public

We can thoroughly recommend Joanna Meyer 07738936496 or https://www.theoldstablebandb.co.uk/


Jo Stark 01449 736184 a nice self contained and self catering annexe in Drinkstone

Drinkstone Park | Park Road | Drinkstone | Bury St Edmunds | Suffolk | IP30 9ST | 01359 272513

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