Suffolk is home to a number of great villages and towns - with some of them often overlooked - but here are some reasons this location is well worth a visit. 

Troston, a small village about five miles north of Bury St Edmunds, is full of characteristic buildings and home to an award-winning pub. 

A number of the village's buildings date back to the 1800s and St Mary's Church is a Grade I listed building, containing medieval wall paintings that were conserved in 2009.

Visitors will often see military aircraft travel overhead arriving and departing from RAF Honington.

The Bull Freehouse is a real pull for the village. In January a new kitchen team was announced with Sam Sturman, who Suffolk foodies may know from his time at The Brewers in Rattlesden, heading up the team. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The bar area at The Bull Freehouse in TrostonThe bar area at The Bull Freehouse in Troston (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Other kitchen staff come from restaurants around the country, including The Swan at Lavenham and MJP at the Shepherds in Fen Ditton.

The country pub also boasts a double AA Rosette for culinary excellence.

In the summer of 2023, The Bull Freehouse announced the opening of The Pear Tree Inn, a bespoke guest house a few doors down from The Bull. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Troston church dates back to the 1800sTroston church dates back to the 1800s (Image: Newsquest)

It very quickly rose in popularity and had scored a perfect five AA gold stars - only one of two in Suffolk with such a high score.

Since the guest house opened visitors have travelled from as far as Yorkshire to stay in the luxury rooms. 

There are also a number of great walks you can try around the village ranging from one and a half hours to two and a half hours. 

One of the walks takes you around the old ways of Troston and is four and a half miles. There is even a café pit stop if you want to take a break.

A short drive away is a half an hour walk at Great Livermere Lake, which is a great place to walk around and is the perfect place to see wildlife. 

The village is full of character and picturesque settings and is well worth a visit by anyone who is in the area or passing by.