Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Woodbridge: High street is named as one of the best in the country

17:19 28 January 2013

Pics of Woodbridge from Choose Woodbridge

Pics of Woodbridge from Choose Woodbridge

Archant

WITH its impressive riverside views, strong maritime heritage and variety of renowned retailers the charms of Woodbridge have long been known to locals and visitors alike.

But the historic market town has now received national recognition after its high street was named as one of the best in the country.

The Sunday Times rates Woodbridge as among the UK’s elite, in a top ten list that also includes the likes of Whitstable in Kent.

It says: “A low-key version of Southwold, its posh coastal neighbour, the yachtie enclave of Woodbridge is just as lovely, with meandering river walks and a tidal mill.

“The Thoroughfare, the quiet main drag, is a mix of Georgian and Tudor architecture, and a ‘shop local’ mecca, with artisanal coffee shops, smart kitchen stores, a greengrocer selling local produce, the Crown gastropub and the Cake Shop bakery, where speciality loaves include Adnams sourdough.”

Chris Harrold, chairman of Choose Woodbridge, said they were delighted to receive such recognition.

“We have a good balance of national chains along with independent retailers and individual boutiques,” he continued. “Its an ideal mix to ensure we maintain a thriving high street.

“It’s a nice surprise to be recognised and very much appreciated. It shows that all our hard work is paying off and that we are moving in the right direction.

“You hear a lot of negative stories about the situation nationally but I think this proves that the high street isn’t dead.”

Mark Halls, from the town’s Fine and Country estate agents, said Woodbridge is a highly regarded market town with plenty to see and do and very convenient for London.

“Woodbridge is steeped in history with a fine selection of shops and restaurants,” he said. “It has its own theatres, swimming pool, doctors, dentists and railway station on the Ipswich-Lowestoft east Suffolk line.”

N For a special eight page focus on Woodbridge see Wednesday’s East Anglian Daily Times.

1 comment

  • Yes, Woodbridge does have a nice highstreet but it's a shame vehicles are allowed to drive down it.

    Report this comment

    justmyopinion

    Monday, January 28, 2013

John Williams has decided to carve a tree stump on Eastgate Street in Bury St Edmunds.

Not many people would give up 200 hours of their life and ten weeks of work free of charge, but that is exactly what one retired Suffolk teacher is doing after coming across an “ugly” tree stump near his house.

The Suffolk Show 2015 - 
The grand parade.

The Suffolk Show has been a regular fixture on the calendars of generations of families and as this year’s event approaches, we thought we would test your knowledge of shows past and present.

Witham

People are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries in Witham and Braintree this week.

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock image.

Emergency services were called to a head-on crash in Ixworth Thorpe earlier this afternoon.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Mainline train services running through Manningtree experienced delays of up to 25 minutes this evening.

Holywells Park won a Civic Voice award

Holywells Park in Ipswich was one of just 11 renovation projects to scoop a national award today.

Images taken from drone footage of the River Alde, by David McArthur

Drone pilot David McArthur was “in the right place at the right time” when he shot these scenes over the River Alde last summer.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24