Within walking distance - across the fields if the weather allows - is our local. The Rushbrooke Arms www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/suffolk/rushbrooke-arms/. It’s a chain pub serving chain pub food - perfectly adequate and the Greene King beer is excellent. It’s good for your first night when you don’t want to venture too far.
To make your special weekend here at The Rectory complete there are three top quality restaurants to consider:
Around 7 miles away https://thebrewersrattlesden.co.uk. The Brewers at Rattlesden has an award winning chef and it’s a lovely drive through the Suffolk countryside. We like it a lot. Reservations essential
In Bury St Edmunds we enjoy dining at:
Maison Bleue www.maisonbleue.co.uk. A sublime dining experience. It’s very french, superb service and cooking. The cheese trolley is a sensory overload. Reservations essential
Pea Porridge https://peaporridge.co.uk. Won its first Michelin star this year. Small, intimate. We always enjoy dining here. Reservations essential
Moving down into the mid market in Bury:
The One Bull https://theonebull.co.uk modern gastropub with a great wine selection
Queens Bar and Grill https://www.queensbse.co.uk. Queens is an independent restaurant & bar in the heart of Bury St Edmunds with a strong focus on ‘farm to fork’ and smokehouse flavours.
There’s a range of chain restaurants - Nando’s, Pizza Express, Carluccios, Cafe Rouge, Wagamama and so on. Dough & Co is an independent pizza restaurant which is gaining a good reputation.
Bury is only two miles away so it’s easy to get a taxi there and back so everyone can have a drink or two.
Lavenham is about a 6 mile drive:
The Swan https://theswanatlavenham.co.uk housed in a medieval building offers a tasting menu which some of our guests have enjoyed.
Number 10 https://ten-lavenham.co.uk. Mid market restaurant we always enjoy
In every case it’s better to book as any of the restaurants can be busy - especially at weekends.
If you don’t want to go out why not arrange delivery to The Rectory and you can enjoy your meal here? We’ll set the table in the Orangery - after all, we hope you didn’t come away to dine in your room.