The town’s backbone, is the high street, with just the right eclectic mix of shops, services, restaurants, cafés and pubs. Known for their individuality, quality and care, within a naturally contemporary environment.

All nestling among countryside to take your breath away. Unassuming, yet often spectacular scenes that inspired 18th century painters, Constable and Gainsborough.

Twentieth century artist Cedric Morris spent forty years in Hadleigh. A post impressionist and pioneering gardener, he founded a school with painter and sculptor Arthur Lett-Haines, whose students included Lucian Freud and locally raised Maggi Hambling.

While local hero Oswald Gayford a fearless long-distance flyer, held the world record in 1927, 1933 and 1938.

Sitting on the River Brett, established as a market town in 1252, there is a gentle and yet lively bustle with its population of approximately 9000.

Looking restfully idyllic, the homely atmosphere is testimony to the many families and individuals remaining residents through several generations.

Hadleigh is central to; Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Colchester and Sudbury – and noteworthy villages such as; Clare, Dedham, Kersey, Lavenham and Long Melford.

Social and cultural activities keep this community celebrating their collective wealth.

Expect a friendly welcome and relaxed hospitality wherever you go.





PHOTOS OF HADLEIGH 2017: Hadleigh_2017_photos.PDF


Events for week of 18/06/2018

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Get Back on Your Bike

June 20 @ 19:15 - 20:15
Thu 21st

Suffolk Day

June 21
Fri 22nd

Wellbeing Walks

June 22 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Film Night – Murder On The Orient Express

June 22 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Sat 23rd

Fete d’Ete

June 23 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Town Tour Past and Present

June 23 @ 11:00 - 12:30

Summer Solstice Ball

June 23 @ 20:00 - 23:30
Sun 24th

Fete d’Ete

June 24 @ 10:00 - 17:00


June 24 @ 11:00 - 17:00






Three major concerts have been announced as part of the All Hadleigh Music Festival 2018.


Sally Ironmonger performs at the Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Club Night.

On Friday 6 July at the Ansell Centre at 8pm, £5 on the door.

If you can relate to the playful words of Jake Thakray, working class roots of Billy Bragg and rangy vocals of Kirsty McColl you’re going to adore Sally Ironmonger …teasing, thought-provoking, foot-tapping, belly-laughing, ale-swigging, murdering, tear-inducing wordsmith. Also appearing: singer and guitarist

Paul Riley who sings and plays folk/near-folk/non-folk and blues.





Hadleigh Community Choir Present Rhythm of Life.

On Saturday 7 July at the United Reformed Church at 730pm, £8 on the door or from John Turnbull 01473 823791 or Stella Scanlon 01473 823477

An exciting mix of popular summer music for all ages and tastes.

After the concert Refreshments in the Ansell Centre (included in ticket price).








Summer Swing and Jazz with the Three Chordettes.

On Sunday 8 July at the Old School Bridge Street at 3pm, £10 tickets in advance from the Idler bookshop or email

Vintage Swing and Jazz from 3 singers based in Suffolk and Essex. Over two acts they will present a programme of popular hits with a repertoire ranging from ragtime to the modern day, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, to All About That Bass.

Ticket includes interval refreshment.



In addition buskers are invited to perform alongside Hadleigh’s Friday market on the morning of 6 July, Felix Simpson will play at 11am, and, the Marketplace will again be the location on Saturday 7th at 1pm enjoy the dancing of the newly formed Boudicca Border Morris.  Please come along to show your support.

Thank you to the Hadleigh Thrift Shop for a generous donation towards Festival expenses.





What book are you reading?
Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard

First record you bought?
Nevermind – Nirvana

Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?

What’s top of your bucket list?
Visit the vineyards of the Loire Valley

The last film you saw?
Imitation Game

Where do you like to go on holiday?
“Camping with my boys”


Jack is General Manager at the Marquis in Layham

01473 377 977





Top photograph by Peter Cutts