Restaurant in Suffolk

If you're looking for a fantastic restaurant in Suffolk, The Great Barn is the place to be. At the heart of our countryside retreat, this charming spot offers a delightful mix of chic country charm and delicious food that’s perfect for both locals and visitors alike.

Dine in a relaxed atmosphere

The moment you walk into The Great Barn, you'll feel right at home. The warm, inviting atmosphere, complete with exposed wooden beams and comfy seating, makes it one of the best restaurants in Suffolk for any occasion. Whether you're planning a romantic dinner, a family gathering, or a casual meal with friends, the cosy setting adds a special touch to your dining experience. If you’re looking for a restaurant in Suffolk, we are easily accessible from Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds & Colchester with onsite parking & direct trains to Ipswich.

Child-friendly dining in Suffolk

Our restaurant is also perfect for family celebrations as The Great Barn is child-friendly (along with the rest of our retreat) so you can get everyone together to enjoy a delicious locally sourced meal. Our chefs have put together a tasty children’s menu with crowd pleasers like lasagne and sausages. Just ask our team for a children’s menu when you join us to dine and they will be happy to help. 

Private dining for special celebrations 

If you need a venue to host a special celebration like a baby shower, wedding anniversary or birthday then our private dining options are the perfect choice. The Potting Shed and The Rose Room are available for private dining bookings. We can serve afternoon tea or our usual menu, give us a call to find out more.

Picnics in Suffolk

Why not embrace the countryside and book an afternoon tea picnic at Retreat East, available upon request. You can indulge in our delicious afternoon tea menu whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings at Retreat East. The perfect option for an afternoon date or catch up with friends. Get in touch with our team to find out more.

Dog-friendly restaurant in Suffolk

When dining with us, your pup doesn’t need to stay at home or miss out on the fun! We are a dog-friendly restaurant and welcome well behaved pooches to join us in The Great Barn, we also have dog treats on offer to keep them occupied whilst you enjoy your meal. 

A menu filled with decadent dishes

The Great Barn takes pride in serving up the best of Suffolk’s local produce, transforming fresh, seasonal ingredients into mouth watering dishes. The menu features a variety of options, from hearty meat dishes and fresh seafood to tasty vegetarian and vegan creations. There's something to satisfy every palate at our restaurant. Choose from our grazing platters, brunch menu, all day dining menu or join us for dinner or Sunday lunch. With a huge variety of local produce used to create our dishes, along with produce grown in our very own kitchen garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

A great range of wines, spirits and soft drinks

To accompany our selection of great local produce we offer an impressive selection of wines and spirits to complement your meal. Whether you’re in the mood for a crisp white, a robust red, or a glass of bubbly, you’ll find something to add a little extra to your dining experience. Don’t forget to try our signature cocktails for a refreshing pre-dinner drink. For those looking for something non-alcoholic we have a great selection of refreshing options and our bar team can always shake up a mocktail should you wish to enjoy a classic alcohol free. 

Service with a smile from our friendly team

Our friendly team is always on hand to help you choose the perfect wine, accommodate any dietary needs, and make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable meal. Their dedication to excellent service ensures you’ll have a great time from start to finish!

For a memorable dining experience in Suffolk, The Great Barn is an excellent choice. With its cosy atmosphere, delicious food, and outstanding service, it’s a restaurant in Suffolk you’ll want to visit again and again! Book your table online