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The Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre, known as The Refuge, recently unveiled a new conservatory extension made possible by a £10,000 donation from award-winning East Anglian housebuilder Hopkins Homes.

have you tried our
latest walk?

This month we head to Westleton for a beautiful walk starting and ending at The Westleton Crown - walking via The Ship at Dunwich.


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. 


Jamie Emsden, head chef at The Maybush in Waldringfield, shares a recipe that is as delicious as it is quick to cook. Try it here

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