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.
- Suffolk serenity and 15-acre meadows.
- Glamorous Starck bathrooms.
- Talked-about cooking – head chef Lee Bye is a rising culinary star.
Hit the spot
Minutes from the Suffolk racing town of Newmarket.
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.
Minimum StayTwo nights at weekends, three over bank holiday weekends
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportLondon Stansted – 44 miles; or Norwich – 45 miles. There is also a helipad on site.
TrainNewmarket station – 9 miles; or Bury St Edmunds – 11 miles.
PetsWelcome in certain rooms for GBP 15 per night
ChildrenWelcome. There is a special children’s menu, and extra beds or cots can be supplied.
LocationHigh Street, Tuddenham, Newmarket, Suffolk, IP28 6SQ, United Kingdom
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 Lee Bye 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.
Lee loves working with the best local produce the region has to offer. Bursting with flavour, his contemporary British fare includes winners such as white onion and cider soup with Norfolk crab toast, black bream with blonde beer battered mussels, caponata and coastal herbs and Telmara duck breast, roasted chervil root, girolles and kale. De-lish desserts feature passion fruit posset with pistachio granola, and Lancashire baked apples with oats and mead ice cream.
Seven-course taster menus – bookable in advance – can be tailored to your tastes. Afternoon tea is served on Fridays and Saturdays only, with or without a glass of champers!
Breakfast is served until 10.30 daily. If you don’t have room for the Full Mill breakfast (complete with black pudding and Dingley Dell pork sausage), kick-start the day with a delicious fresh smoothie or try the hot smoked salmon and herbs with scrambled egg, Brioche french toast with caramelised banana or locally-smoked kippers.
Room service is available from the breakfast, dinner and light bites menus within the times that these are available in the restaurant. There is a supplement for this. Outside of these times sandwiches, nuts and olives are available.
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.