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Summer may be drawing to a close but it is still warm enough for a trip to the Suffolk coast - and you can’t visit the seaside without indulging in an ice cream treat.

Chilford Hall Vineyard in Cambridgeshire has won a total of seven medals in the English and Welsh Wine of the Year 2014 competition

Ever wanted to visit a vineyard? Suffolk has several and the best time to visit an English Vineyard is in September when everything is in full bloom, with full bunches of grapes and beautifully pruned foliage.

A study by Healthwatch Essex shows why making healthy food choices an be difficult for some families

As campaigners complain about junk food marketing by sponsors of the Rio Olympics, a new study reveals what influences the food-buying habits of mothers from a deprived area of our region. Sheena Grant looks at the powerful forces that affect our choices to find out why we can find it hard to eat more healthily

Crowds gather to watch the demonstrations at the Ourburystedmunds annual Food & Drink Festival.

Bury St Edmunds has well and truly earned its place on the “foodie map” after a record crowd of more than 40,000 attended a two-day festival in the town.

Stokes Sauces

Described as ‘the Oscars’ of the food world, the Great Taste Awards are highly anticipated each year. They are organised by the Guild of Fine Food and each year artisan and speciality food products from around the country are judged and awarded one, two or three stars.

Salthouse Eaterie

There’s plenty to see and do along Suffolk’s coastline – especially when it comes to tasting the best food the county has to offer. Take a look at our top 10 gastronomic delights and perhaps you’ll find a new favourite place to eat or shop.

Marc Titford and Greg Cooper at the first pop-up bar at Colours Continental Cafe in Ipswich.

Beer and Co will host the Saints Beer Festival in Ipswich this August

Tasty food at Cafe Como in  Brent Eleigh.

Amy Gallivan finds a new spot for cyclists, Cafe Como, in Brent Eleigh

Stallholders and shoppers at the relaunch of Woodbridge Farmers' Market.

Amy Gallivan speaks to organiser of the revived Woodbridge Farmers’ Market

Taste of Sudbury food and drink festival. More than 60 local food and drink producers are expected to show off their wares this Sunday as a  popular festival returns to a west Suffolk market town.

Make your own sausages, watch chefs attempt a world record challenge or sample the offerings from Sudbury’s top restaurants at this weekend’s celebration of food and drink.

RHS Chelsea 2016 Potato display gold medal for amateur growers, with display sponsored by Thompson & Morgan

Photos: Jonatham Webb/Thompson & Morgan

Ipswich connection for Chelsea Gold Medal potato collection

Dan unveiling Badingham sign

An official event next week will mark the evolution of a weekly tea club in a Suffolk village – which has now become a community shop and café that is open five days a week.

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmys Farm sprung to life. I spoke to farmer and TV star Jimmy Doherty about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat. Photo: Lucy Taylor

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmy’s Farm sprung to life. Wayne Savage talks to the farmer and TV star about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat.

Bethany Foster will be on the Cookery Theatre stage at this year's Suffolk Show.

The names of a host of top chefs from across East Anglia who will be staging live cookery demonstrations to Suffolk Show-goers this year have been revealed.


Ben's Bangers. Ben Stiff with his street food truck.

Entrepreneur Ben Stiff has launched a gourmet Suffolk sausage business

Abby Hunter-lain and Sandy Ruddock of Scarlet & Mustard

Food and drink retailers have celebrated the region’s growing reputation for top-quality products as they highlighted the importance of the Suffolk Show.

Inside the Adnams Food Hall - a centrepiece of the Suffolk Show

Food and drink are a massive part of the Suffolk Show with the Adnams Food Hall showcasing the very best sausages, beers, wines and cheeses produced here in the ‘bread basket of England’.

Businesswoman Kimberley Williams who has formed a small company to make gluten-free foods because as a coeliac she found there was little choice on the market or just unappetising food.

A sufferer from coeliac disease has launched a new range of gluten-free food – because she felt options on the market were not tasty enough.

12 top international restaurants in Suffolk. Cafe Kottani, Bury St Edmunds

It’s international dining week. And what better way to celebrate than by recognising some of the best eateries in the county offering flavours from all four corners of the globe?

Review: The Crown at Woodbridge

Monday, December 7, 2015
Review: The Crown Woodbridge, carrot cake

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews food and drink at The Crown, Woodbridge


Food review: The Tuddenham Fountain

Friday, September 9, 2016
Review: The Tuddenham Fountain. Signature chocolate fondant.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews The Tuddenham Fountain near Ipswich

Review: The Pier, Harwich

Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Pier, Harwich, tandoori hake.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys a luxurious seafood supper at The Pier, Harwich.

Find tasty vegetarian food in Suffolk.

The veggie lifestyle – or semi-veggie lifestyle – is one that seems to be appealing to more and more people, and in Suffolk we have a number of fantastic restaurants and cafes dedicated to serving tasty vegetarian food.

The Case is Altered in Bentley

The Case is Altered in Bentley is a welcoming village pub, in every sense of the word.

Easton White Horse.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis speaks to the new team at the Easton White Horse

Review: The Cookhouse, Wherstead

Saturday, July 2, 2016
The lunchtime crowd fill the Cookhouse restaurant at the Suffolk Food Hall.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis samples food from the Synergy grill at the Cookhouse, Wherstead

The Waveney Inn, Beccles. Beef burger.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis and friends enjoy supper at The Waveney Inn near Beccles

The White Horse, Felixstowe.

Nicola Warren samples homecooked cuisine at The White Horse in Felixstowe

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