Eating at Sutton Hoo

Treats in the cafe at Sutton Hoo

Read 1930s newspaper articles and tuck into flavours that hark back to Anglo-Saxon times. You’ll get a taste of history in our three eateries, whether you’re grabbing a quick bite mid-adventure or looking to linger longer.

King’s River Cafe

Located in a bright, modern building as you enter Sutton Hoo, history won’t be far away with the ghostly shape of our ship sculpture visible through many of its glass walls.

On warmer days, take a seat on the beautiful outdoor verandah as you enjoy the views across this evocative landscape.
The King’s River Cafe offers a wide range of brunch and lunch options as well as an array of tempting cakes and savoury snacks, freshly made by our talented team of chefs and bakers. 

Our lunch menu is available 12 noon - 2.30pm each day. Making an occasion of it? Why not enjoy our selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beers, ales, bubbly and gin from Adnams of Southwold - including the aptly named Ghost Ship.

Visitors enjoying the outside seating area of the cafe at Sutton Hoo
Visitors enjoying the outside seating area of the cafe at Sutton Hoo
Visitors enjoying the outside seating area of the cafe at Sutton Hoo

Keepers’ Café 

Conveniently located near Tranmer House and the starting point for our site tours, Keepers’ Café is the perfect place for a quick stop to fuel your Sutton Hoo adventure. 

Grab a take away drink from our barista machine or select from a range of snacks and ice cream in this cosy space designed to transport you back in time. Inside, you'll find photos and replica newspapers that celebrate four ordinary men who found themselves with the extraordinary job of protecting Sutton Hoo’s treasure in 1939 before it was transported to London.

With outdoor seating, picnic rugs and panoramic views down the valley to the River Deben, this is the perfect spot for a bit of peaceful reflection.

Shepherd’s Hut

Head to the children’s play area from early afternoon and you’ll spot our converted shepherd’s hut offering tea and filter coffee, Wall’s Ice cream and sweet and savoury treats to keep the kids (and grown ups!) happy until home time.  Open high days and holidays. 

A taste of history

To bring history to life, we’re working on a special range of snacks and meals that incorporate ingredients available during Anglo Saxon times.  Imagine herb-filled sausage rolls, lamb curries and sweet treats featuring flavours including mead and honey

Kids meals

The whole family can enjoy lunch at Sutton Hoo, with pick and mix kids lunchboxes and a range of hot meals for little people.

Something for everyone

We offer a selection of meals and snacks for vegetarians and gluten and dairy free options, so there’s something for everyone.