Gardens & Animals

We are lucky to have a fantastic kitchen garden! This means that you will be eating loads of our fresh, home grown produce when dining with us.

We also have our own beehives in the wildflower meadow and snail paddocks in each bed. Our pond is home to Suffolk’s only native duck – Appleyards,  and  you will be sure to spot the lovely roaming chickens that supply us with our own Boot Eggs.

One of the questions we get asked most frequently is, 'what kind of dog is Ralph?'

Ralph is a briard, which is an ancient breed of large herding dog from France. They were originally bred to both herd and guard sheep.

We have three sheep - an Icelandic ram and two Hebridean ewes. You'll find them grazing in the wedding paddock - that's up at the top of the hill, just past the pétanque piste.