From a number of new cafés to great pubs, Long Melford has become a real hotspot for foodies. 

Here is four reasons why the village is establishing itself as one of Suffolk's best food and drink destinations. 

1. Independent cafés and tearoom

Long Melford is home to a number of great and new independent cafés. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Ivy and Bond tearoom in Long MelfordIvy and Bond tearoom in Long Melford (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Since the start of the year a number of cafeé have opened up along the village high street, including Ivy and Bond, Hygge and Long Melford Tearoom. 

Janet Warne fulfilled her childhood dream of opening up her own café in the village in February.

2. Nethergate Brewery 

On the outskirts of the village is Nethergate Brewery.

East Anglian Daily Times: Nethergate BreweryNethergate Brewery (Image: Google Maps)The brewery also recently hosted a very successful beer festival which saw hundreds of people from accross the county attend and enjoy a variety of beers, street food and live music. 

3. Taste of Sudbury festival 

Long Melford will be packed full of people getting a taste of the best local produce when it hosts the Taste of Sudbury festival later this year. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Taste of Sudbury festival in Long MelfordTaste of Sudbury festival in Long Melford (Image: Newsquest)

One of the region's biggest food and drink festivals will be held at Kentwell Hall on June 17

The event, which was previously held in Sudbury, took place at Melford Hall last year but after the venue was closed for outdoor events last year, the festival was moved to Kentwell Hall. 

4. A village bustling with independent butchers and bakeries 

Long Melford is home to a number of great independent butcher and bakery businesses.

Tanswell's Cakes has a variety of sweet treats on offer and Clark and Son Butchers is one of the most popular in the village.