A12, Junction Friday Street; 7 mins
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
On the banks the River Alde, this vast complex of old Victorian maltings looks out over a breath-taking expanse of swaying reed beds. It’s well worth a visit to see the world-famous concert hall founded by Benjamin Britten and to enjoy the independent shops, cafés and galleries. If you want to stock up on Suffolk produce, the Food Hall and Fresh Food Pantry will provide everything you need, and if you’re passing on the first Saturday of the month make the most of the Farmers’ Market too.
For sit-down meals, you’re spoiled for choice. Lunch with a panoramic view can be enjoyed at the Concert Hall Café – birdwatchers, don’t forget your binoculars. Café 1885 is great for coffee and cake, as well as a seasonal menu inspired by the Farmers’ Market. For a more traditional tea room, The Granary Tea Shop offers the best sandwiches, baked potatoes, cakes and scones.
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The Extra Mile: Delicious Alternatives to Motorway Services is your essential glovebox guide to good food on the move. The guidebook is a great gift for motorists and foodies who prefer to avoid motorway services and boring, big-brand food. Find independent cafes, pubs, local coffee and tea shops and lovely farm shops near motorway junctions and main roads. To improve your journey, support small businesses and discover real local flavours, order your copy today (edition 4 published March 2023 and available now).