Somerleyton Hall is renowned as one of the finest Victorian Stately homes in the country, the Jacobean Manor house is now encased in John Thomas – Prince Albert’s star sculptor who worked extensively on the houses of Parliament reinterpretation in the Italianate style with two towers dominating the skyline.
The long borders to the east and west of the garden offer a fine selection of flowering shrubs and trees while the walled garden and chapel piece Pergola await restoration but still boast two wonderful herbaceous borders, giant barrel yew hedges and importantly the Tea Room and shop! The 'ridge and furrow' glasshouses are attributed to Joseph Paxton who worked for the Crossleys in Halifax and the unique peach cases are akin to the wonderful Paxton ones at Chatsworth House.
Part of the Somerleyton estate, The Duke’s Head gastro-pub restaurant is well renowned for a flavoursome, fresh and seasonal menu, created by our experienced and creative kitchen team. You’ll find a number of Suffolk real ales on tap, plus a great selection of world beers and comprehensive wine list.
As the hub of Fritton Lake resort, The Fritton Arms is a comfortable lake-side gastropub (and boutique hotel) serving a creative menu of locally sourced food. The bar keeps a fine and changing collection of local ales, so there’ll always be something new to try - either indoors or in the newly redeveloped extensive pub garden.