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Bridge House B&B
Ranked #1 of 1 Earl Soham B&B and Inns
Basel, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We immediately felt at home in Bridge House. Not only were the owners, Jennie and David welcoming, but there was something very special about this house built in 1534. We instantly got a connection to something very calming and even our young dog took to the owners and his new territory, as if we had always lived there.
We arrived half an hour earlier than planned and were welcomed with good cups of coffee and Danish pastries. The dog got the run of the walled garden and then we headed off to find the close by public foot path for a good walk. This set the the scene for the following 7 days.

Bridge House is located in the middle of Earl Soham, and becaue it is behind a wall and set back from the main road, which takes you to Framlingham, Ipswich, Norwich and Cambridge, the traffic was not audible, making it an excellent base. We all slept soundly in a double room with twin beds and ensuite shower/WC (The Amber Suite) overlooking the main road and free parking area in front of the house. If we had not set the alarm, we would have missed breakfast.
Although the room had a TV we never used it, however, it was great to have our own tea/coffee making equipment. We know why Bridge House has the Visit Britain Four Star Silver Award, which in theory should be a Gold one, even if the rooms are slightly smaller than required.

And now for the food! Every morning we were greeted by a buffet full of juices, cereals, and fresh fruit and Jennie who came to take our breakfast orders and have a chat. We always opted for the traditional English breakfast of egg, bacon, sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes which came with a basket of white and brown toast, mini coissants and on Sunday some sweet pastries, all beautifully prepared and presented. On our last day we were even treated to Jennie‘s custard tarts which were heavenly. We also know why they have the Enjoy England Breakfast Award!

A plus for us was that we were welcomed with our young dog and he was allowed to stay with us, except at meal times, when he was in his own garden but could see us through the French windows. Every morning he would head downstairs to greet the owners before going into the garden, cheekily invading their private part of the house. This was all accepted with good humour.

We had our own lounge area but never found the time to sit and take in the interesting collection of ornaments and books. Our bedroom was also full of books and strategily placed magasines but they will have to wait until our next visit. This would be a perfect place for a retreat, for individuals or couples wanting to get away from it all.
With a heavy heart we all said our farewells-it was such a different experience from staying in a conventional hotel and I highly reccomend this accomdation to anyone planning to visit the area.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

What a great find. Anyone wanting a charming place to stay in the Framlingham area should try here first. Bridge House seems to be run by an incredibly friendly and likeable lady called Jenny and it's jsut superb in every way. There is hardly anywhere to stay in Framlingham anyway so looking for accommodation there is pretty hopeless. The guest house lounge was an additional bonus and breakfast was marvellous.. We didn't want for anything and whilst in Norfolk and Suffolk this was the best place to stay overall (we stayed in six different places). Well done and hope to see you again. Many thanks.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were a party of 7 - 5 adults and 2 children who booked this guest house overnight for the occasion of our son's wedding. The proprietors were extremely helpful in allowing us to take up our rooms well before the time advertised, for which we were very grateful. It is within easy distance of Framlingham Castle, Woodbridge,etc. The very pretty Guest House had free parking, always a bonus as so often parking is payable or not available on site. We had 3 rooms - all en suite -a double, a double with a small single bed added and a twin room. We could have spent hours looking at all the knick knacks in the guest lounge/dining room. Our grandchildren asked questions about some photos and paintings and Jennifer, the proprietor, was extremely approachable and was able to give a full and interesting account of the history of whatever we enquired about. The house was built in the 1500s and had a walled garden and a gazebo. The rooms had TV and tea/coffee making facilities and toiletries in the bathrooms. The breakfast was something else! A great choice of cooked breakfasts and fruit, cereals, croissants and pastries, as well as fruit juice, tea and coffee. Beautifully cooked good quality food. We wished we had been able to stay longer but really hope that we will find a reason to visit there again. Probably one of the best guest houses we have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: We had three rooms between us - no complaints with any of them.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Staying for 5 nights in May. Very welcoming and friendly place overall. I enjoyed a very quiet stay.

Bridge House is a quaint and charming building, and a refreshing change from the more standardised/chain establishments I have experienced before.

Fantastic breakfasts with plenty of choice, and a full English breakfast with local produce.

Delicious evening meals which were delightful and home-cooked.

David and Jenny were helpful and accommodating throughout the stay.

Would highly reccomend.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Wales, Wisconsin
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Having stayed at Bridge house, I then used their catering services for my daughter's wedding.
Jennifer baker Catering provided wonderful food and excellent services. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

Kirkbybill.Stayed at Bridge House August 26 for the second time en route for Gatwick. Again David and Jennifer made me feel thoroughly at home. Comfort, decor, catering all of the highest order. Bridge House will certainly be on the Macfarlane family's itinerary when they next visit the UK. Highly commended.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 25, 2010

Beautiful 16th century house in a pretty village , our hosts were so accommodating gave us a warm welcome , lovely breakfast and we had evening meals which were super.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Bridge House B&B
Address: The Street | Nr Framlingham Suffolk, Earl Soham IP13 7RT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Earl Soham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Earl Soham
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bridge House is located in the centre of Earl Soham, a pretty village situated on the A1120, between Stowmarket on the A14 and Yoxford on the A12. It is a delightful period property originating in the 16th Century with some 18th Century 'modernisation' and 21st Century facilities. It provides an excellent base from which to explore Suffolk. The village, a large part of which is a designated conservation area, has a medieval church, the 'Victoria' pub which brews its own beers, a shop and many old houses and cottages, all set in delightful surroundings. Bridge House is three miles from the small town of Framlingham with its historic castle, church and market square and is within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and its many attractions. Jennifer Baker offers bed-and-breakfast accommodation, and are the proud recipients of the VisitBitain Four Star Silver Award. We have also received the coveted enjoyEngland Breakfast Award. Our aim is to give you a comfortable and memorable stay and if you require an evening meal, this can usually be arranged. For your special event in the area, we also provide catering services to suit a wide range of budgets. ... more   less 

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