Fire and Feast Suffolk

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Southwold

  • Campfires allowed
  • Good walks nearby
Camping in the beautiful country of Suffolk, with a rustic dining experience like no other

The serene countryside of Suffolk is home to Fire and Feast; a small, secluded campsite and family farm. With such arable open country land at their doorstep, it’s no wonder the owners have enthusiastically created the perfect place to combine their two biggest passions — authentic rustic cooking and the tranquil outdoors. With a picture-perfect backdrop of the countryside, this is an ideal spot for campers to relax, unwind and create unforgettable meals and memories around the campfire.

Fire and Feast offers a variety of cooking demonstrations and hands-on workshops, so you can learn interesting new skills and experience the thrill and enjoyment of open-wood fire cooking. Sustainable farming and locally sourced food are the focus of Fire and Feast — the 100-acre farm is home to free-range poultry and the kitchen garden boasts seasonal produce and fresh herbs. Family, beginner and advanced workshops all emphasize learning the art of outdoor cookery, including using different techniques to build and control a fire, a necessity when cooking outdoors in the countryside. As the campfire wood crackles away, celebrate the best of Suffolk food alongside the other guests, as you are invited to enjoy an alfresco feast in the welcoming communal tipi.

Beautiful meadow pitches and pre-pitched safari tents are available for campers, which come equipped with cooking equipment, picnic tables and views of the countryside by day and Suffolk starry skies by night. Surround yourself with the tranquillity of the back-to-basics farm, set in a rural location but offering an abundant array of places to discover nearby. It’s a place of simple pleasures, a relaxed and comfortable base from which to explore the northeast of Suffolk.

Start with the Suffolk Coast, with its quaint seaside towns and sandy beaches. Adventure into the countryside to find coastal heathlands, meandering rivers and rolling fields — ideal for wildlife lovers, walkers, cyclists and those who like to splash around in the water. Attractions for fun family days out do not go missed — a few of interest and in close proximity include the Oasis Camel Park, Africa Alive and magical treehouses at Bewilderwood. There is history, art, music, shopping malls, quirky markets and, of course, local food and drink experiences.

With food and fun on-site and attractions so close by, come with a healthy appetite and lose yourself in the peaceful yet vibrant environment that Fire and Feast has to offer.

Details

Facilities

Each meadow pitch comes with a fire bowl, grill, tripod, and cooking pot. A complimentary basket of logs is included — any other baskets will be at a supplement. There is a picnic table, too.

There are two pre-pitched safari tents onsite, which consist of a spacious bedroom with a groundsheet and sleep in the dark canvas. Each safari tent sleeps four adults in comfort. The tents are equipped with air mattresses, lighting, storage space, basic cooking equipment (fire bowl, grill, tripod, and cooking pot) and a picnic table. There is a central enclosed living area and a covered awning area.

In the camper’s barn, there are three flush toilets and three showers. There’s a camper’s kitchen next to the barn which provides washing-up facilities, a fridge, charging points and information for campers. There is also a large undercover area where you can sit and relax, read your book, or play games.

Guests need to bring their own crockery, cutlery, sleeping bags and towels.

Suitable For

Families, couples and small adult groups — yes. Campervans, motorhomes and pets — no

Nearby

The Suffolk Coast is less than 30 minutes away. There is a quirky pier in Southwold, or you can try your hand at crab fishing in Walberswick, both approximately 35 minutes away.

If you’re interested in the area’s local history, visit iconic medieval castles — Framlingham Castle (0728 724922) is approx. 20 minutes away and Orford Castle (0370 3331181) is approx. 40 minutes away. Sutton Hoo (01394 389700, about 40 minutes away) offers a glimpse into Saxon heritage. Stately homes at Somerleyton (0871 2224244) and Helmingham (01473 890799) have beautiful gardens and parkland, both between 30–50 minutes away.

Summer theatres in Aldeburgh and Southwold and a multitude of musical festivals offer experiences for art and music lovers. Snape Maltings (01728 688303) has concerts throughout the season. Christchurch Mansion (01473 433554), one of Suffolk’s most treasured buildings, has a collection of famous local artists, such as Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. All are between 30–50 minutes away.

Food & Drink

Pubs both under 10 minutes drive include The Royal Oak (01986 798666), which has traditional good quality and value pub grub, and The King’s Head (0121 277 4130), which is a gorgeous 16th century thatched pub with a large pub garden for summer and cosy open fire in the winter. Fox and Goose (01379 586 247) is a fine restaurant and country pub, serving traditional and modern European dishes. It has been awarded AA 2 Rosettes and features in the Michelin food guides.

If you’re happy to travel slightly further, these places are between 20-30 minutes away by car — Focus Organic is a deli and café, providing cured meats, cheeses, olives, antipasti and lots of fresh sweet and savoury organic foods (01986 872899). The Adnams Brewery and Distillery tours are popular with an award-winning selection of beers, wines and handcrafted spirits (01502 727200). Framlingham Market on Saturdays (07815 981963), offers a great range of produce and food stalls, including the Pie Man, fresh bread, local cakes and sweet treats.

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The Owner Says

If you love good food, woodfires and getting away from it all then  Fire and Feast is the place for you.  With big Suffolk skies above and a backdrop of birdsong and meadow flowers rustling in the breeze, our family farm is just the place for a long lazy weekend or a family holiday making memories around the campfire.  The secluded campsite is intentionally small to provide you with all the space you need to relax and the large meadow pitches are cut into long grass to create further privacy. If you fancy stretching your legs, our network of re-wilded tracks and fields across the farm link to local footpaths, providing country walks for little legs or keen hikers, and miles of rural lanes are perfect for cycling.
We love cooking on woodfires and want to give you every opportunity to experience the joy of outdoor cooking too, so every pitch is equipped with a full fire cooking kit/ fire bowl and we are always on hand to share tips and recipe ideas.  Local food is abundant, with the Fire and Feast Kitchen Garden providing fresh herbs and seasonal produce every day, a great opportunity for your littles ones to discover the joy of munching on fresh garden peas or the wonderful taste of corn-on-the-cob picked from the garden. Our small onsite stop showcases local food from the area.
Take your fire and food adventure further by signing up for an adult or family cooking workshop, with options to suit both new and experienced fire cooks and for shared family cooking; or avoid the washing up and dine in the Fire and Feast Tipi with rustic suppers on Saturday nights and a Sunday Café offering brunch, fresh brewed coffee and  home baked cakes. 
For days out, you are spoilt for choice. The Suffolk Coast, with its quaint seaside towns and unspoilt beaches, is less than thirty minutes away; Framlingham and Orford Castles are both good to explore; shopping in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds and a multitude of small market towns with quirky independent shops offer wide retail choice; Easton Farm Park and Kessingland Wildlife Park for family days out and Snape Maltings, Summer Theatres in Aldeburgh and Southwold  and a multitude of music festivals offer something for art lovers.

Pitches

Eight camping pitches and two pre-pitched safari tents.

Classic, South African Safari Tent

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 6 2 Available
Tradtional style safari tent, sleeps up to 5 people. designed to withstand the heat and heavy rains of South Africa, with a roomy bedroom with tub groundsheet and sleep in dark canvas, sleeping 4 adults in comfort; an additional air bed can be placed inside too, there is a covered awning area. Mattresses, picnic bench and basic cooking facilities

Meadow pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 8 Available
Grass pitch, sleeps up to 6 people max. Each pitch has its own picnic bench, fire bowl with cooking accessories. Shared toilet and washing up facilities, with shared use of camping barn complete with seating, table tennis table and shop. Over wild flower meadows and farmland.

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Location

Contact Fire and Feast Suffolk, Whitehouse Farm, Swan Green Lane, Cratfield, Suffolk, IP19 0QF

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Getting There

Fire and Feast is the only site with its IP19 0QF postcode, so your SatNav should bring you directly to the site. Its three words reference is negotiators.mallets.dwelled.

From Framlingham, take the B1116 road out of Framlingham heading towards Dennington.  At the T-junction beside Dennington Church, turn right onto the A1120 and then immediately left to continue on the B1116, signed towards Stradbroke. After four miles. as the road bends round to the left, take the second right-hand turning on the bend signed Cake Street. Continue to the end of Cake Street, then turn left at the T-junction. After one mile turn right into Swan Green Lane and Fire and Feast is the first entrance on the right.

The nearest train stations are Halesworth, Diss and Campsea Ash (Wickham Market). The nearest bus services are Halesworth, Diss and Framlingham. Taxi Services are available in Framlingham, Diss and Halesworth.

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