Our Great Outdoors
We have plenty of outdoor space for drinking, dining and partying whatever the weather. You can eat inside our giant ti-pi, sit under our sail blind or experience private dining in our hobbit-friendly Roundhouse.
We are lucky to have a fantastic kitchen garden. This means that you’ll be eating loads of our fresh, homegrown produce when dining with us. Fresh, homegrown food is a passion of ours. We’ve added an orchard between the main dining garden and the animal trail, which we hope will eventually supply us with our own apples, pears and cherries.
We also have our own beehives in the wildflower meadow and our pond is home to Suffolk’s only native duck – Appleyards.
The Duck Pond
The duck pond , which is always popular with our younger guests, who can get ‘up and close’ to some of the less shy birds
You’ll probably be able to hear our turkeys and our wonderful native Suffolk ducks.
Say hi to our chickens who, if you’re dining with us, might have helped to supplied you with your meal! We have a wedding paddock – that’s up at the top of the hill, just past the pétanque piste.
We are right on the edge of Freston Wood, a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) and one of the most spectacular Bluebell woods in Suffolk.
The woods are obviously at their best in mid-late spring, when not only bluebells but also thousands of wild garlic flowers are in bloom. Walking through in other seasons is nearly as enchanting, especially when you can finish at The Boot for a drink and a meal.
The Freston Boot is situated in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB) within the Shotley Peninsula.