Welcome to Essential Suffolk where we pride ourselves on bringing you the best our glorious county has to offer. Whether you're looking for the best places to eat and drink, a comprehensive guide to events and what's on in Suffolk or wanting to keep up with who is really making a difference to local lives you will find it here.

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read our review of
Richard III

If you like Shakespeare you’ll love this interpretation however if you don’t think Shakespeare’s for you I urge you to visit The Avenue Theatre and enjoy this pacey, playful production - it will have you hooked.

have you tried our
latest walk?

This month we visit the beautiful coast at Thorpeness and visit the fabulous dog friendly Thorpeness Dolphin.


Looking for a new home?

Visit our Properties of the Month pages, or browse pages of the best homes in the county in our online magazine. 


Beautiful recipes. Simple to prepare... Chilled buttermilk and cucumber soup with hot smoked salmon and herb oil

looking for culinary inspiration?

At Essential Suffolk we love our food, both eating out and cooking at home. Each month we speak to a leading local chef and get them to recommend a recipe that our readers will be able to prepare and cook in their own kitchens. We hope you enjoy them.

Looking for somewhere to eat?

See our dining reviews


Do you fancy a Suffolk country walk ending in a pub where you dog is always welcome? We have over 50 routes for you to try in our Pub Walks with Darcy series.


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What's on in Suffolk

Essential Suffolk brings you a comprehensive guide to what's on in Suffolk in the coming months with free listings for Suffolk events