Woodbridge's foodie scene has gone from strength to strength this year, with the town welcoming a selection of new restaurants, cafés and delis.

Here are seven new places to eat and drink in the town in 2022.

Bistro @47a

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Located in the Thoroughfare, Bistro @47a has replaced what was a vegan restaurant and café.

Chef Simon Edwards and wife Anita say they were inundated with bookings after opening the restaurant at the end of the summer.

The Woodyard

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Pizza joint The Woodyard, on the banks of the River Deben, has proved popular in Woodbridge since it opened in the spring.

It is the newest venture from Charles and Eilir Rogers, who also run the award-winning Grundisburgh Dog pub and Grundisburgh Dog Deli in the nearby village.


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Another new restaurant in the Thoroughfare, JJ's took the place of the much-loved Spice Bar in July.

There’s space for up to 50 guests at a time, including dining on picky bits at the bar, with a menu largely based around European-style tapas.


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This new restaurant and wine bar was opened by Clare Swann in a unit in Gobbitts Yard at the end of April.

The wine list has been put together by Flunder Wines, which is based near Woodbridge, with a drinks recommendation for every single dish on the menu.

Two Magpies Bakery

One of the first new places to eat in Woodbridge in 2022, Suffolk bakery chain Two Magpies opened its latest store in town centre back in January.

Two Magpies said the move to Woodbridge had been accelerated through public support among the community.

Deli at the Boathouse

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One of the more recent additions to Woodbridge, Deli at the Boathouse was opened by Emma Cole overlooking the Tide Mill in November.

The deli sits in what was the Happiness at Home store, whose owner decided to move the business online during the summer.

Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard

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Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, which is believed to be the 12th oldest pub in England, might not be a new name in Woodbridge – but it was taken over by brothers Matt and Dan Smith earlier this year.

The brothers say they have fulfilled a family dream by taking over the New Street pub and given it a fresh spin.