Nestling in the picturesque village of Monks Eleigh, in-between Hadleigh and Lavenham, Bridge Farm Barns is a collection of unique, independent retail businesses and a tea room, each offering the visitor an unparalleled selection of distinctive products and good Suffolk service.
This delightful family run gift shop offers one of the area’s most extensive ranges of unusual cards and gifts. Situated in a restored granary, the shop is an “Aladdin’s Cave” of distinctive products including jewellery, ceramics, stationery, scarves, handbags, preserves, candles, corn dollies and so much more! Their selection of cards is second to none with friendly staff who are very happy to help visitors with their gift purchases. A new “lifestyle & home” department has opened in Summer 2016 featuring many stunning items that would add a little extra style to any home.
This homely, family friendly tea room welcomes visitors for breakfast, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas. Everything is freshly prepared on the premises and the menu is extensive and varied with children’s options available. Open since 1990, this lovely tea room is well supported by locals and visitors alike.
Opening hours are 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.
This tranquil gallery showcases the work of local Suffolk artists and crafts people. Opened in Summer 2015 by Win Gage, who established the Corn craft Gift Shop & Tea room, the gallery is full of gorgeous individual pieces.
This is a truly unique gallery and a real gem of a place to find.
Lavenham Falconry takes pride in offering a friendly and hands on Falconry Experience which get you closer to majestic birds of prey in a way that is truly exciting. Visit us whist you are in Suffolk for an experience you wont forget; we offer guests the opportunity to fly a number of different birds of prey including hawks, owls, falcons and eagles. We also offer educational visits, school displays and corporate events. All of our Experience Days can be purchased as gift vouchers online, a maximum of six participants and six non-participating guests.
07960 879 600
Quilting enthusiasts need look no further than Oliven. It’s the perfect place for those who love patchwork, felting and other kinds of textile craft to come for their supplies, inspiration, advice and help. Run by couple
Vendulka and Olivier Battais, Oliven also offers crafty workshops all year round that range from beginners patchwork to surface design, painting on fabrics and more. The business recently moved to Suffolk from the Isle of Wight, and now have a spacious workroom with full disabled access. A wide range of fabrics, patterns and kits are also available here and from their online shop.
Sarah’s Attic has been trading for around two and a half years, and is the collaboration between two couples, Sarah and Ian Kemp & Sarah and Tobias Ambrose. These four individuals come together at Sarah’s Attic to enjoy their shared passions of antiques, vintage and collectables. Here you’ll find everything from 1980s Scalextric to an exquisite Victorian chest of drawers, or from a two foot lobster crafted from old tools, nuts and bolts to beautiful French glassware. Well worth a visit - it’s quite the place to find something you didn’t know you were looking for!