A pot of Tuddenham Mill's home made preserves to take home.
Restored Suffolk watermill with sleek and chic interiors.
Set beside sleepy meadows and a mill pond, Tuddenham Mill is a picture of rural Suffolk tranquillity. But behind those 200-year-old timbered walls, this rustic looking boutique hotel oozes metropolitan chic.
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Hit the spot
Minutes from the Suffolk racing town of Newmarket.
Come here for...
• Suffolk serenity and 15-acre meadows. • Glamorous Starck bathrooms. • Talked-about cooking – head chef Paul Foster is a rising culinary star.
There's a chic, beamed restaurant overlooking the lake, plus a ground floor bar with terrace, boules pitch and DVD/CD library.
Good to know
For the serenest slumbers, choose a Water Meadow room or a Loft suite in the grounds. Rooms in the Mill House may have a little traffic noise.
15 rooms, including 4 loft suites
All rooms have walk-in showers, indulgent baths, six-foot beds, Italian furnishings and Bose sound systems. Extra touches include Egyptian cotton bed linen, Jo Malone toiletries and Missoni towelling robes.
Splash out on a lavish Loft suite for the biggest treat – a vast balconied room with a shell-shaped stone bathtub for two by the bed, plus a working fire.
Eat & Drink
Head chef Paul Foster is passionate about cooking – and it shows. Tuddenham Mill has been showered in culinary awards, and is the only restaurant in Suffolk to be awarded three coveted AA Rosettes.
Guests enjoy contemporary British fare using seasonal produce that ranges from ravioli of rare breed Suffolk pig cheek to an assiette of lamb with a mini Shepherd’s pie, char grilled cutlet, slow-cooked shank and roast canon with Adnams beer and marjoram gravy. Finish off (though it may finish you!) with the chocolate box of desserts.
Seven-course taster menus – bookable in advance – can be tailored to your tastes.
Breakfast is served until 10.30 weekdays and 11.00 at weekends. If you don’t have room for the Full Mill (complete with Stornoway black pudding and egg fried bread), kick-start the day with a delicious fresh smoothie or try the smoked haddock kedgeree, scrambled duck eggs or baked calzone.
Usually available all day.
See & Do
Nearby Newmarket is the home of horse racing, so get into the stirrups with a day at the races, a visit the National Stud or the National Horseracing Museum. It’s also possible to visit training yards, gallops and bloodstock sales to watch Britain’s most expensive hooves go under the hammer.
Bury St Edmunds has its famous abbey, and is also home to both the Greene King brewery and to the Nutshell – Britain’s smallest pub. See the historic colleges and go punting or picnicking on the river in Cambridge. Ely has its stunning cathedral.
There are great walks across Tuddenham Heath to nearby villages –see details in your room. There is also a boules court in the grounds.
Tuddenham Mill has teamed up with a spa in Bury St Edmunds, where you can book a side-by-side massage and other treats.
Bury St Edmunds’ annual spring festival kicks off with theatre, comedy and an eclectic mix of music.
June – August
Combine a day’s racing with great music at Newmarket Nights – a series of concerts on race days featuring top bands.
Head for the Arts Picturehouse to catch some releases at the Cambridge Film Festival.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
GBP 185 - 395Check In
12:00Minimum Night Stay
Two nights at weekends, and three over bank holiday weekends.Open/Closed
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Welcome. There is a special children’s menu, and extra beds or cots can be supplied.Pets
Welcome in The loft suites, water meadow or Mill Stream for GBP15 per nightWedding License?
Yes. Tuddenham Mill is perfectly suited to a stylish and intimate wedding, and dinners for up to 60 guests can be catered for in the restaurant. The Loft suites also make a great First Night getaway.
High Street, Tuddenham, Suffolk IP28 6SQParking
There is free guest parking.Trains
Newmarket station – 4 miles; or Bury St Edmunds – 5 miles. Both are served by regular rail services from London.Taxis
GBP 20 from either station.Airport
London Stansted – 44 miles; or Norwich – 45 miles. There is a helipad on site.