“Chocolate box villages, magnificent medieval churches, Tudor mansions and unspoilt countryside for as far as the eye can see...
A short drive from the Rose & Crown (or approximately one hour's walk along a designated footpath), Lavenham is one of England's best-preserved medieval villages and a wonderful place to spend the day, owing to its mix of picture-postcard Tudor properties, excellent tearooms and restaurants, boutiques, shops and galleries. The magnificent church of St Peter and St Paul - built at the height of Lavenham's prosperity as a medieval wool town - is a must see, as is the National Trust owned Guildhall of Corpus Christi
Kentwell Hall, a magnificent Tudor mansion famed for its historic re-creations, is within walking distance of the Rose and Crown, en route to Long Melford is the National Trust owned Melford Hall. The chocolate box village of Lavenham is just three miles
This bustling university city can be reached on the A14 from Bury St Edmunds or try the scenic route via Cavendish and Clare - both journey times amount to approximately 50 minutes by car. A wonderful location for shopping and cultural pursuits - spend a day exploring the historic colleges, pop into the magnificent Fitzwilliam Museum (free entry), take a stroll along the River Cam and enjoy the many shops, boutiques and eateries that this cosmopolitan destination has to offer. One of our favourite places to have coffee and cake is Michaelhouse Cafe, located in the heart of the city in the beautiful re-development of St Michael’s Church.