It’s that time of year when flowers are sent, anonymous cards posted from a secret (or not so secret) admirer and love is in the air.
If you’re planning on a romantic outing for you and the loved one, then you won’t need to travel far. There are plenty of things you can do, right here in and around Sudbury
1. Valentine’s Meal at The Secret Garden Wine Bar & Restaurant.
Situated in the wonderfully historic Buzzard’s Hall, the former home of Thomas Gainsborough’s uncle, The Secret Garden has a delightfully special evening planned for Valentines. A stunning menu, along with Wine pairing with each course. You must book and it’s extremely popular.
2. The Gainsborough Pub, Kings Street, Sudbury
The very popular Gainsborough pub, famed for its grills, burgers and Mojitos, has a special menu for Valentine’s Day. Their Valentine Menu includes Pan Roasted Halibut and the classic French Chateaubriand. Click here for the full menu. Booking is strongly recommended
3. The Fleece, Boxford
If you fancy spending the evening in a cosy pub, The Fleece in Boxford is your perfect choice. With really friendly staff, a wood burner fire and a cracking selection of real ales, you’re pretty much guaranteed a great night. You can take a look at their menu here. And again, it’s advisable to book to avoid disappointment.
4. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
If you’re looking for a romantic night away, then look no further than Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa. Whether it’s a spa day with your other half, a romantic night away with dinner and breakfast or enjoying a meal in their Lakes Restaurant, where you’ll be catered by award-winning chef, Alan Paton. Take a look at their offers here
5. The Beauty Gallery, Lavenham
Looking to beautified before your night out? Vicki at award-winning The Beauty Gallery is running a special February offer; buy one treatment and your friend gets a treatment for free. Click here for more details
Maybe you’d rather celebrate Valentines Day with your special person over a delicious afternoon tea? Then look no further than our thebestof Business of The Year Finalists, Florabelle’s on North Street. Florence and Belinda have a bit of a reputation when it comes to afternoon tea. You just need to read their customer’s reviews here and you’ll see why! You’ll need to pre-book, get in touch with them here. They have two very special offers for Valentine's Day; Cream Tea and an Afternoon tea. Take a look here for more details
Valentine's Day doesn’t need to be all about food and drink though. Are you looking for a unique present? Pop into Mandy’s Jewellery on Station Road. She has some lovely unique jewellery and offers jewellery making classes. Have a read here
8. LeeStock Music Festival, Long Melford
Shakespeare said, if music be the food of love, play on. If Shakespeare was a. still alive and b. from Sudbury, he’d be encouraging everyone to get their tickets to LeeStock 2018. With a cracking line-up, including Feeder and Republica, there’s also plenty of beers to chose from, a comedy tent and lots more. So, plan a romantic day at Melford Hall, whilst supporting a great event that has raised loads of the Willow Foundation
Have you and your other half always fancied a bit of foraging? Suffolk Market Events and Forager Feast are hosting a Foragers Day on 18th March. There are still some tickets left if you fancy a day foraging together finishing with a food demonstration by forager and chef Carl Shillingford. Click here for more details
10. Peake Fitness at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa
They say, how can you learn to love another until you love yourself… well, take a bit of time out for yourself and your partner and get yourself a Personal Trainer at Peake Fitness. Training with someone else is proven to be more effective and what better way of strengthening your core muscles and your relationship, than encouraging each other to get fit. Learn more here
11. The Crown, Hartest
The Crown at Hartest, isn’t doing a special Valentine’s meal, but they do the best pairing of all – pie and a pint. A gorgeous pub, right in the centre of the pretty West Suffolk village of Hartest, it has fabulous food, their own sister brewery, super service and lovely staff. Click here for more info
Whatever you do, whether you’re spending time with your spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, other half, best friend, sibling or family, may you have a special evening out with the people you love the most.
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