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New cruise store opens in Woodbridge

A new travel agency that specialises in ocean and river cruises has opened at 2 New Street, Woodbridge. Cruise Ready opened its doors on the 11th June and is seen as an innovation within the travel industry as a store that solely focuses on the growing popularity of cruising. Owner Lee Hunt, who also runs […]

Unearth the secrets of Woodbridge this Suffolk Day

Suffolk Day is on the horizon (21st of June) – celebrating everything that is exceptional about our beautiful county. Here James Lightfoot, chairman of Choose Woodbridge, explores some of the historical secrets that make Woodbridge particularly special. Fabulous foods In medieval times bread was the main staple food of people both rich and poor. But […]

Woodbridge photographer to feature in #ibelong exhibition

The work of Woodbridge photographer Chris Mapey is part of an Ipswich Waterfront exhibition after he was selected as a winner in a festival’s Instagram campaign. The theme of this year’s PhotoEast festival is ‘belonging’, and a social media appeal asked photographers to capture what this meant to them attracting almost 3,000 entries. Using the […]

Unruly Pig scoops prestigious award

The Unruly Pig has scooped the title of Best Restaurant at the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2018. This was the third year in a row that Brendan Padfield – owner of the Bromeswell gastropub – faced scrutiny from judges and he was up against The Bildeston Crown, Tuddenham Mill and 1921. Brendan said: “I […]

River cleaning warriors clean up the Deben

A team of river cleaning warriors spent a sweltering Sunday afternoon fishing rubbish out of the River Deben in Woodbridge. The group of intrepid 5th Woodbridge sea scouts joined forces with volunteers from Deben Rowing Club and the sea scouts’ families to clear the riverbank and litter-pick the surrounding areas of the boating pond, Kingston Fields, the Community Hall […]

Recognition for Tide Mill volunteer

The vice chairman of the Woodbridge Tide Mill trustees has stepped down after five years in the role. Bob Spillett took up the volunteer position after the Mill’s extensive restoration with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). He has been an intrinsic part of the effort to make the Mill commercially capable of economic […]

A new film and food festival set to come to Woodbridge

A new festival is coming to Woodbridge this autumn courtesy of The Riverside Theatre and Restaurant. Film Feast Suffolk will take place from the 5th to the 7th October 2018 as a fringe event of the highly celebrated, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival. The festival will showcase feature films, documentaries and short films from around […]

Kids in Woodbridge to get behind the wheel

A driver training course which allows 10-year olds to get behind the wheel has announced it is launching in Woodbridge. The scheme offers driving lessons to 10-17 year olds and will take over the airfield at Bentwaters Park on June 2. Participants will be in real cars with real instructors and have the option to […]

Celebrated author set to come to Woodbridge

It’s #WoodbridgeWednesday and we wanted to shout from the rooftops about a very exciting event coming to town thanks to the Woodbridge Emporium. The biggest-selling female historian in the UK is coming to Woodbridge. Alison Weir who has published 23 titles and sold more than 2.7 million books – a million in the UK and […]

Woodbridge dons wedding hats for royal celebration

A tea party with a royal twist is being held in Woodbridge to celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry. Town shoppers are being asked to don their wedding hats for a bake sale to raise money for charity. Cakes are being made by Christine’s Patisserie and tearoom, The Cake Shop, Honey and […]