Nestled in the elbow of the beautiful River Waveney, Bungay is a bustling historic market town with a wealth of great independent shops, restaurants, fine architecture and it’s own theatre. The town is surrounded by stunning water meadows, rich in wildlife which are overlooked by the ruins of Bungay Castle, once the seat of the rogue Baron Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk and our cheese’s namesake.
Great things to do around Bungay
Pack a picnic full of tasty things from Earsham Street Deli and spend a dreamy hour or two floating down the stunning River Waveney in a canadian canoe or kayak, hired from Outney Meadow Caravan Park. You can haul in your canoes and share your picnic with some of our cows who graze along the river there. Insider tip: they don’t like pastrami sandwiches!
While you’re on the river, do not miss the opportunity to go wild swimming. The willow-shaded waters of the River Waveney have been voted amongst the top 10 wild swimming spots in the UK!
Walk the Bigod Way, an easy to moderate 10 mile circular walk following the river valley, then winding through the historic Bath Hills, past romantic Mettingham Castle and over Constitution Hill, with stunning panoramic views over Bungay, the Waveney River Valley and our own grazing land. You’ll blow the cobwebs away and also get a birds-eye view of our farm!
Explore the ruins of Bungay Castle, the one-time home of the infamous Baron Hugh Bigod, renegade Earl of Norfolk and our cheese’s namesake. Then re-fuel at Jester’s Cafe with one of their famous hot chocolates.
Complete your foodie experience with a trip to one (or several!) of our very fine local vineyards or breweries, such as:
or the fabulous Green Dragon Inn, who brew their own real ale.
The famous Adnams Brewery is just 30 mins away in the gorgeous coastal town of Southwold.
Take a boat out for a day or a week on the beautiful Norfolk Broads.
Sample the local fayre in some of the areas best restaurants:
The Suffolk Stonehouse, Bungay.
Earsham Street Cafe, Bungay.
The Boarding House Dining Rooms, Halesworth.
The Farmers Kitchen, Homersfield.
Darsham Nurseries, Darsham