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    Woodbridge is one of Best Places to Live in the UK 2019

    Choose Woodbridge members are celebrating after the town was named among the Best Places to Live in the UK 2019 by The Sunday Times. Woodbridge was one of 10 East of England locations to feature in the list which is compiled based on a range of factors including jobs, exams, culture, community spirit and education. […]

    Celebrity chef and Woodbridge baker launch campaign for new restaurant

    A family-run bakery has teamed up with a celebrity chef to launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund a brand-new BBQ-style restaurant in Woodbridge. Third generation baker David Wright, who owns Fire Station Café and Cake Shop Bakery, is aiming to raise £75,000 to bring the new venture to life. He has teamed up with Christian […]

    Woodbridge’s family businesses through the years

    Woodbridge is home to a wealth of family-run businesses – some have been a fabric of the town for more than 120 years. Notcutts Garden Centre has been in Woodbridge since it was founded by Roger Crompton Notcutt by 1897 and both the Cake Shop Bakery and Webb Brothers have been in each family for […]

    English Tourism Week 2019

    To mark English Tourism Week, we are celebrating all things Woodbridge. Throughout the week (March 30-April 7), we will be running polls, quizzes and showcasing the town’s family-run businesses. There is so much to see and do in our beautiful market town so let’s shout about it for all to hear. Visitors can dive into […]

    BBC Antiques Road Trip experts visit Woodbridge

    A popular antiques business in Woodbridge has been visited by a TV show for the fifth time. The BBC programme Antiques Road Trip filmed at Woodbridge Antiques Centre on Monday, March 18. Antiques experts James Braxton and Izzie Balmer began the day filming outside the Tide Mill and other historic sites around Woodbridge before James […]

    Celebrate Beowulf’s links with Woodbridge

    A host of events have been lined up to fundraise for a festival celebrating Suffolk’s link with the famous Beowulf poem. The Spirit of Beowulf Festival will return to Woodbridge in 2020 following the success of last year’s inaugural event. It was due to return this year but organisers, Clare Perkins and Jan Pulsford, have […]

    Woodbridge store beats Harrods to national award

    A family-run homeware store in Woodbridge has beaten Harrods to win an award for its window wonderland. The Woodbridge Kitchen Company on the Thoroughfare triumphed over the Knightsbridge giant for Britain’s Best Window Display in the prestigious Housewares Innovation Awards after impressing judges with biscuit chandeliers, rubbish bin snowmen, a cascade of teapots and an […]

    Woodbridge Town Survey

    The Economic Development Department of Suffolk Coastal Council (soon to be East Suffolk Council) and “People & Places” are arranging for a ‘Revitalising Suffolk Towns’ survey to be conducted in Woodbridge Town centre between 15th to 21st February 2019. This survey is designed to help to identify strategic priorities and initiatives for the East Suffolk towns collectively […]

    Woodbridge’s recent success

    Woodbridge is still on a high after triumphing at the Great British High Street Awards following a campaign by Choose Woodbridge. One of the reasons it received its highly commended badge of honour was for its range of independent shops. Among these is the Sandwich Shop on the Thoroughfare run by Tim Fincham who organised […]

    Woodbridge food producers compete for public votes

    Two Woodbridge food producers are set to go head-to-head to win a competition celebrating locally-sourced heroes. Choose Spice, run by Vernon Blackmore and Jamie Symons, are up against The Cake Shop in the Thoroughfare, as they battle to become the East of England Co-op’s Producer of the Year. They are two of six finalists from […]