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Woodbridge isn’t quite on the Suffolk coast, which is probably why it’s so often overlooked, but it’s right on the river Deben with fabulous boating opportunities, and a working tide mill. So the best places to stay in Woodbridge make ideal bases if you're looking for a holiday full of water based pursuits.
It also has a historic riverside market. And it’s very close to one of the UK’s most important Anglo-Saxon sites, the excavated burial mounds of the Sutton Hoo.
Many of the Sutton Hoo’s treasures are now housed in the British Museum, but the Woodbridge Museum is still home to some, and to some excellent replicas. There’s also a detailed exhibition about the 1939 find and its relevance.
Woodbridge’s other claim to fame is as a ship-building and rope-making centre, and Edward III and Sir Francis Drake both had vessels built here.
Woodbridge is just a small town, but it’s got some impressive Tudor, Georgian and Regency architecture.
Peaceful and charming, many of the best places to stay in Woodbridge offer a perfect Suffolk break opportunity, with great food and ale, in a great location.
For a gastropub
- The Crown at Woodbridge is a chic gastropub with ten rooms. The interiors are cool and luxurious and the restaurant is great - offering plenty of local produce, including Suffolk ales to wash it all down with. Romantic and foodie-friendly.
For a country house
- A bit out of town, Kesgrave Hall is a handsome Georgian house converted into a charming, 23 room hotel with a bustling bar and brasserie and a great terrace - when the weather is right. Commandeered as a American Air Force base during WW2, it’s also been a school. Today there a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere, lots of bold fabrics, art by local artists and great lighting.
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Best Hotels in Woodbridge
Kesgrave Hall 23 rooms from $163Ipswich, Suffolk and Essex
Good food, good service, and a good night's sleep in a handsome Georgian house. Bustling bar and brassiere, lovely sunny terrace & family-friendly relaxed atmosphere.Exclusive offer - Super SundayGreat walks - Good for walkers.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.
The Crown at Woodbridge 10 rooms from $163Woodbridge, Suffolk and Essex
Well known, chic Woodbridge gastropub with rooms, close to Sutton Hoo, in a charming Suffolk village of cafes and boutiques. Good food and local ales.Restaurant - Gastropub foodSights nearby - Sutton Hoo treasures are two miles awayRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays