An east Suffolk village has been named among the "great" hidden food destinations in the UK. 

Orford has been selected by experts at national newspaper The Guardian as one of top five hidden foodie gems in the country.

Writing in the guide, experts highlighted "lesser-known" hotspots that are proving to be popular. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The Crown and Castle was highlighted in the guideThe Crown and Castle was highlighted in the guide (Image: The Crown and Castle)

They pointed to the village's famous oysters, opting for the Butley Orford Oysterage as the best place to devour seafood.

For the sweet-lovers, they advise visitors to head to Pump Street Bakery in Pump Street, while selecting The Crown and Castle as a place to stay and enjoy a meal.

It comes after the restaurant was awarded two AA Rosettes in August last year.

Experts added: "Oozing classic Suffolk charm, Orford is increasingly as well known for its food scene as its 12th-century castle and endless skies above the shingle spit of Orford Ness.

"It’s also famous for its oysters and the best place to try them is the Butley Orford Oysterage, where the Pinney family serve up the seafood and smoked fish they have been producing since 1959."