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.


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September 22 @ 09:00 - 14:00

“Hollywood in Hadleigh” – LA LA LAND

September 22 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Sun 24th

Yard Sale

September 24 @ 09:00 - 16:00

Annual Civic Service

September 24 @ 15:00 - 16:30






In discussing The Idler with Bryan and Jane the owners, a customer chips in saying, “I could spend all day here”. Bryan quips back, “I do”. And how I wanted to linger. The collection is compelling, immediately spotting desirable books. Stay away if you love books and already think you have too many … More (PDF)



What book are you reading?

The Hand of Mary Constable by Paul Gallico

First record you bought?

Selection from Oklahoma

Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?


What’s top of your bucket list?

Bucket’s empty but got an armchair in the shop

The last film you saw?

Can’t remember the film but saw theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof at Chichester Festival

Where do you like to go on holiday?








Simon Morrison is The Cheese & Pie Man with five teams out each week, working 35 event spaces. Says he absolutely loves taking his turn and running the stall on Hadleigh’s Friday Market. Pie secrets? “Must be lard and always ‘free range’.”



What book are you reading?

A Winston Churchill biography

First record you bought?

A New World Record – ELO

Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?


What’s top of your bucket list?

Ballooning over the Alps

The last film you saw?


Where do you like to go on holiday?