Suffolk is blessed when it comes to lovely picturesque villages - with some of them sometimes overlooked - but here are reasons why this village is well worth a visit. 

Bromeswell, near Woodbridge, is a great place to visit for the day or a long weekend. 

Here are five reasons why you should check the village out.

Award-winning pub

The Unruly Pig has received numerous accolades over the years and was most recently named the best gastropub in the country by Estrella Damm.  

East Anglian Daily Times: The Unruly Pig in BromeswellThe Unruly Pig in Bromeswell (Image: Newsquest)

Brendan Padfield opened the venue in 2015, having left his career as a former solicitor to pursue his dream of running a pub in the Suffolk countryside. 

During those eight years the pub has been named the best in the country on more than one occasion. 

Nature Reserve

The village is home Bromeswell Green Nature Reserve which attracts people from far and wide. 

Known for its wet meadows, saltmarsh and woodland the nature reserve is home to a number of animals including the common lizard which can been basking on warm, sunny days. 

Great walks

There are a number of great walks around the village. 

People are able to take in the views as they traverse along the River Deben.

There are also a number of other walks around the village ranging from one hour to three hours in length.


Bromeswell is just a short drive away from Woodbridge Golf Club. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Out on the course atWoodbridge Golf ClubOut on the course atWoodbridge Golf Club (Image: Newsquest)

The golf club boasts both an 18-hole and 9-hole course. 

Inside the clubhouse you will find a bar and restaurant, which serves a range of dishes. 

Sutton Hoo

The village is only about 10 minutes away from the World Heritage Site of Sutton Hoo, believed to be the burial site of the Anglo-Saxon king Raedwald.

The attraction was recently named among the top archaeology sites, events and family activity days in the country by the Guardian

The site's rich history was highlighted by the national newspaper, which referenced the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in 1939.