Tuddenham Mill

Tuddenham, Suffolk

Otters frolic on the banks as guests frolic in an outdoor hot tub at this old mill by a stream. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Otters frolic on the banks as guests frolic in an outdoor hot tub at this old mill by a stream. A white-painted clapboard and brick structure, its chimney cutting ‘a striking silhouette’, it is run as a hotel by chef/patron Lee Bye. There are three bedrooms in the main mill, others in ‘good-looking buildings’ across the car park or along a path by the stream, as well as loft suites and chalet-style ‘meadow nooks’. All are ‘impressive’, with maybe a double-ended stone bath, a real-flame fire, a terrace. ‘Modern and minimalist’ bathrooms (some too minimalist for the bashful – ask when booking) have ESPA toiletries but little shelving for soaps or washbag. ‘An enormous bed, velvet easy chairs, a mini-fridge with milk and freshly squeezed orange juice’ were appreciated. In the bar, ‘the waterwheel is a dramatic feature’. In the ‘characterful’ dining room, ‘fetching views over the millstream’, and Mr Bye’s ‘inspired combinations of ingredients’. Perhaps Sika deer ‘Argyle’, spelt, green sauce, roots, honey porter; for vegans, roasted artichoke, Clem’s carrot, wild honey, coastal herbs. Breakfast brings home-made jam, smoothies, Dingley Dell sausages. ‘A wholly enjoyable experience.’

Hotel details


High Street
IP28 6SQ


01638 713552


21. 18 in 2 separate buildings, 12 on ground floor, 6 in ‘Meadow Nooks’ in meadow, 2 with hot tub, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


bar/snug, restaurant, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, treatment room, 12-acre meadow.

Background music

in bar, reception and restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in some bedrooms 
(£15 a night), and in bar.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


per room B&B £150–£415. 
À la carte £47, early dining (Sun–Fri 6.30–7.30 pm) £23, tasting menu £70. 2-night min. stay at weekends.

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