Saxmundham is an historic Market Town on the old Coaching Route from London, and retains a Georgian and Victorian appearance. You can walk the Town Trail to learn about Saxmundham’s past and see glimpses of a bygone era such as the pretty Grade II Listed houses in Angel Yard and the old water pump in the Market Place.


Today, Saxmundham is a friendly little town welcoming visitors. In and around the High Street there is a range of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants plus two supermarkets - Tesco and Waitrose. The town also has two Art galleries and a local history Museum

Saxmundham has its own railway station, giving easy access to popular towns to the north and south of the region for relaxing car-free days out in Suffolk. If you’re planning to travel to Saxmundham by train, there are connections to major routes such as London and The Midlands from Ipswich. For train-times and tickets go to:

In the Town you’ll find... a Post Office, Bank and two ATM Cashpoint machines; a Pharmacy, pet shop and a Vet. Maps, guide books and postcards of Suffolk can be bought from Crisps the well-stocked Stationers, and logs from the hardware shop - Fishers.  For bicycle accessories or repairs Sax Velo are very knowledgeable and helpful. The Angling Centre also sells bait, and can give advice on where best to fish at different times of year. The town's traditional butchers sells locally-reared meat plus delicious pies and sausages made on the premises. If your trip is to celebrate a special occasion, the very talented and efficient ladies at Bethany Rose the florists can make up a beautiful bouquet for you (and will deliver to the Cottages too). 


The Bakery van and fresh fish stall are in Fromus Square once a week. Our Street Market is on Wednesdays, and we have a Farm Shop just 1 mile out of town. 

Our Recommendations:

The Bell at Sax

Modern-British Restaurant in the High Street. Open for Lunch and Dinner every day with the Chefs serving freshly-prepared dishes using seasonal ingredients and local produce. Menu changes regularly. Booking recommended.

01728 602331


The Trawler’s Catch

Traditional High Street Fish & Chips takeaway serving freshly-caught local cod and haddock, plus other popular favourites such as pies and battered sausages. Good quality. Very popular.

01728 605741


Trinity’s Café

Friendly, relaxed, and well-run little café on the corner of the Market Place. Open from 7.30am until around 3pm serving cooked to order breakfasts, light lunches and sandwiches, plus good coffee and homemade cakes.

07707 105097

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Vela Gallery Café/Bar

A Continental-style Café/Bar combined with an Art Gallery. Opens Thursday to Sunday from 10am until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Serves coffee & cakes, beer & wine, and hot & cold snacks.

07713 397038

Places to Eat & Drink in the town:

. The Railway Tavern - Albion Street (local pub)

. The Bell at Sax - High Street/Market Place (Modern British Restaurant)

. Trinity’s Café - Market Place (eat in café plus takeaway service)

. The Trawler’s Catch - High Street (takeaway fish ‘n’ chips)

. Vela Gallery Café/Bar - High Street (Art Gallery & Café/Bar)

. Zorba’s - Market Place (takeaway kebabs, pizza and burgers)

. Mandarin House - High Street (Chinese takeaway)

. The Prince of Bengal - High Street (award-winning Indian restaurant and takeaway)

. Golden Fish Bar - High Street (fish & chips and Chinese takeaway)