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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Following a further assessment of Woodbridge Tide Mill the Suffolk Carbon Charter panel has decided to renew its Gold level award of the Suffolk Carbon Charter.  

have you tried our
latest walk?

This month we once again head to Ramsholt. This is a destination that, from a previous visit, last month made it into Darcy’s ten walks (celebrating her 10th birthday)

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. 


Cromer crab is so iconic and this simple to make ‘custard’ is a creative way to serve a restaurant quality dish at home. Paul Buck Head Chef at The Randolph in Reydon shows you how

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