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Best of Sudbury Guide

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Sudbury is a historic market town in Suffolk, one of the largest counties of England in East Anglia. Sudbury itself is worth exploring on foot, a small family friendly town with a shopping area (mostly full of chain shops but with a few great local shops), and a few good bars and restaurants. Fans of art history will be pleased to discover the house of Thomas Gainsborough on the appropriately named Gainsborough Street at the bottom of Market Hill, and book lovers may be amused by the plaque at St Peter's Church which acknowledges the fact that the town was referenced in Dodie Smith's classic 101 Dalmations.

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Gainsborough's House
Gainsborough's House
Owner description: Gainsborough’s House explores the life and art of Thomas Gainsborough. One of the greatest artists of his age, he is renowned throughout the world for his portrait and landscape... more Owner description: Gainsborough’s House explores the life and art of Thomas Gainsborough. One of the greatest artists of his age, he is renowned throughout the world for his portrait and landscape paintings. The house, ‘a most excellent Brickt Mansion,’ was bought by John Gainsborough, the artist’s father, in May 1722. Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and was baptized there at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727. He lived here until around 1740 when, as a young teenager, he was sent to London to pursue a career as an artist. He returned to Sudbury in the spring of 1749 until 1752 when he painted his celebrated Mr and Mrs Andrews. He never lost the influence of his native town and county. ‘Nature was his teacher, and the woods of Suffolk his academy,’ noted an obituary after his death in 1788. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Sudbury Tourist Information Centre
Sudbury Tourist Information Centre
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Sudbury Library
Sudbury Library
Attraction type: Libraries
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The Wildlife Art Gallery
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Shillingfords at the Quay
Shillingfords at the Quay
Ranked #1 of 93 Restaurants in Sudbury
Price: $13 - $42
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
The Codfather
The Codfather
Ranked #2 of 93 Restaurants in Sudbury
Cuisines: Seafood, British
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Henny Swan
Henny Swan
Ranked #3 of 93 Restaurants in Sudbury
Price: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
Ranked #4 of 93 Restaurants in Sudbury
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
The Loft
The Loft
Ranked #5 of 93 Restaurants in Sudbury
Cuisines: Polish, European, Eastern European
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Bay Horse
3.0 of 5
The Bay Horse
$42 - $64
Ranked #8 of 16 Sudbury B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Case Restaurant with Rooms
4.0 of 5
The Case Restaurant with Rooms
$95 - $130 (£73 - £100)
Ranked #1 of 16 Sudbury B&B and Inns
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The Mill Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Mill Hotel
$84 - $224 (£65 - £172)
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sudbury
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Clay Hall House
3.0 of 5
Clay Hall House
$80 - $110
Ranked #2 of 16 Sudbury B&B and Inns
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The Old Rectory Country House
5.0 of 5
The Old Rectory Country House
$112 - $206
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