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Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Britten in 1948, is now part of the year-round programme at Aldeburgh Music. Find out about all our events and our pioneering artist development and education programmes:

Where to Eat

Fish and Chips in Aldeburgh

The Suffolk Coast boasts a wide range of excellent pubs, cafés and restaurants.

At Aldeburgh Music

Food and drink is available at Snape Maltings Concert Hall from the Oyster Bar and Restaurant. For events at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the informal Oyster Bar is open two hours before the start of each concert. There is no need to book but arrive early for the best chance of a window seat.

The Concert Hall Restaurant is open for selected performances. Please contact the Aldeburgh Music Box Office on 01728 687 110 to check availability and book. Reservations for the traditional, table-service restaurant must be made in advance, by 1pm on the day of the performance.

There is also a fully stocked bar for events in the Hoffmann Building (Britten Studio and Jerwood Kiln Studio), open one hour before performances.

Elsewhere within Snape Maltings

A range of eateries can be found at Snape Maltings, with Café 1885 in the House and Garden shop, the Granary tea shop, and the Plough and Sail pub. For more details, visit the Snape Maltings website.

Other local cafes, restaurants and pubs

Plough & Sail, Snape Maltings. Under new management. Only 100 yards from the concert hall and serving the finest in local produce, you can trust our experienced team to get you to the concert on time. Pre- and Post-concert dining available all year. Tel: 01728 688413

The Golden Key Beautiful historic pub with low beams and plenty of character located in Snape village. We offer real ale, a large selection of wine by the glass and homecooked food using seasonal & local ingredients. Pre-concert dining bookings taken from 5.30pm. Post also available. Tel: 01728 688510



152 Restaurant
01728 454594

The Brudenell Hotel
01728 452071

The Lighthouse Restaurant
01728 453377

01728 454452

The Regatta Restaurant
01728 452011

The Wentworth Hotel
01728 452312

The White Lion Hotel
01728 452720


Cross Keys Inn
01728 452637

DP’s bar
01728 453530

White Hart pub
01728 453205


Aldeburgh Fish & Chips

Golden Galleon Fish & Chips
01728 454685

Munchies café
01728 454566


Aldeburgh Market
01728 452520

Ives Ice Cream
01728 452264

Lawson’s Delicatessen
01728 454052

Shingle & Sherbert
01728 454308

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant. Cruises from Orford, morning brunch, a la carte lunch and dinner. Colour leaflet. Tel: 07831 698298

The King's Head historic 13C cosy pub and B&B, woodburner, great real ales, classic lunch and dinner favourites using local ingredients. Tel: 01394 450271

White Horse, Rendham, freehouse, from A12 take B1119 towards Framlingham. A traditional village pub serving real ales and real food. Evening meals from 6.30pm. Tel: 01728 663497