The Paddock

The Paddock is home to our Icelandic & Hebridean sheep, and is a large, beautifully grassed area surrounded by trees and backing onto the ancient Freston Woods, set behind the pub garden. We have a range of menus that can be adapted to suit your requirements – there is a Rocket Pizza Oven and an area where we can set up one (or more) or our famed & quirky cooking contraptions such as the chicken candelabro, charcoal hog roast, chinese hot box or winch asado.

With walkways through the fruit trees into the kitchen garden and overlooking the Orwell Bridge & river there’ll be plenty of opportunities for some cool pics and fantastic times.

We’ve hooked up with the blummin’ wonderful Events Under Canvas, who are based just down the road in Capel St Mary, to arrange the hire of their beautiful Tipis. Give us a ring, we’ll go through some basic details such as dates & numbers and then pass you into their capable hands for the hiring arrangements. We will then begin chatting to you about the fun food & drinks decisions. The tipis will be set up in our Paddock, which happens to be a stone’s throw from the beautiful Freston Church (in case you need somewhere fab to have the ceremony, take look at some pics here).  A short walk through the woods (pick your dates right and you’ll have a carpet of bluebells to walk over) and you’ll head into the tipis, where you’ll have a view of the Orwell Bridge through old English fruit trees and our awesome kitchen garden. Which coincidentally can also double up as a canapes & champagne area!

For more information contact us at  or call on 01473 780722.