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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November 24 @ 09:00 - 14:00

“Hollywood in Hadleigh” – Viceroy’s House

November 24 @ 19:30 - 21:15
Sat 25th

Chelsworth Christmas Fair

November 25 @ 10:00 - 15:00

Christmas Lighting Up

November 25 @ 17:30 - 20:00

Charity Quiz Night

November 25 @ 19:00 - 23:00
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Quality is in the name, taking considerable heart and effort to achieve and maintain.
All begins very early in the morning and hours preparing cuts from full-carcases and producing products for the delicatessen.

By 8am everything is laid out in this gleaming shop like a piece of art. A proper artisan butchers without the blood and sawdust.
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What book are you reading?
Night School by Lee Child

First record you bought?
Unable to remember but my latest is Long Live the Angels by Emeli Sandé
Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?
Groton and Edwardston

What’s top of your bucket list?
Driving a Porsche 911 in the French alps
The last film you saw?
Italian Job (the original)
Where do you like to go on holiday?
North East Corfu






David began working with fish as a Saturday job for beer money, finally going full-time 12 years ago. He’s now at Friday’s Hadleigh Market and loves serving customers with as much local produce as possible, supplementing this by hand-picking the rest from Billingsgate. He explains some fish can be eaten too fresh and needs a day or so for taste but others, like Skate and Rock, should be sold and served as near to catching as possible. His favourite? “Halibut, do nothing with it, tin foil, 12-15 minutes,  job done”.

What book are you reading?
Never been a bookworm

First record you bought?
Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles

Favourite place to visit in Suffolk?

What’s top of your bucket list?

The last film you saw?
The Accident

Where do you like to go on holiday?
Anywhere on a cruise





Photographs by Peter Cutts