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Eating and shopping at Sutton Hoo

Woman with takeaway cup at Winkworth Arboretum
Make time for a refreshment stop | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Sutton Hoo is all about unearthed treasure, so whether you're looking for a sweet treat at one of the cafés or a celebratory gift or keepsake from the shop, there's something to hit the spot.

Eating at Sutton Hoo

If you fancy a bite to eat head into King's River Café, next to the ship sculpture in the courtyard, where you'll find a selection of food and drink on offer, including vegetarian and gluten- and dairy-free options.

From 12 February, King's River Café is open every day from 10am-4pm, with lunch served until 2.30pm.

Allergen information

Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.

If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.

Always check when you visit

Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Remember your reusable cup

Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at one of our cafés, tea rooms or kiosks*, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used.

*Discount not guaranteed at food outlets operated by third parties.

Bringing a picnic

Sunny days and bank holidays can be busy, however you’re always welcome to bring a picnic. There are two picnic spots at Sutton Hoo – one near the car park and the other on the river view walk, with spectacular views over the River Deben.

Thank you

Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.

A person in a National Trust shop reaching out and picking up a jar of jam from a shelf of similar looking jars
Shopping for National Trust jams and condiments | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Shopping at Sutton Hoo

Discover your own piece of buried treasure in the shop. From sweet treats to celebratory gifts or your own special keepsake, there's something for everyone. Did you know that every penny you spend in the shop goes back into the conservation of Sutton Hoo?

Opening times:
11 February - 24 March: Daily, 10am - 4pm
25 March - 29 October: Daily, 10am - 5pm
Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ
For more information please contact 01394 389709

Take a piece of history home with you

The team at Sutton Hoo have partnered with local artisans who are bringing its local heritage and landscape to life through a bespoke range of crafts created especially for the shop. Inspired by the exquisite Anglo-Saxon treasures found in the Royal Burial Ground and the natural landscape that surrounds it, you can find your own treasure infused with the tale of this incredible place.
You can read some of their stories below. What better way to take the story of Sutton Hoo away with you?

Art prints inspired by Sutton Hoo
Art prints by Cyndi Speer inspired by Sutton Hoo | © National Trust/Phil Morley

Cyndi Speer Art

Cyndi is a fine artist from Suffolk whose work has been greatly influenced by the ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site here at Sutton Hoo. The craftmanship and mystery of the artefacts discovered along with the beauty of the natural landscape, whose earth they were extracted from are unparalleled. Cyndi has produced inspired original oils and mixed media paintings exclusive to Sutton Hoo along with a range of framed limited-edition prints. All are available for you to invest in and enjoy in your own home.

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Second-hand bookshop

With a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction, you'll be sure to find your next read on the shelves of the second-hand bookshop. Our second-hand bookshop relies on your donations, we accept donations of books daily.

Second-hand bookshop at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Find the perfect pre-loved book | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe

Thank you

It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.

Sunset over the burial mounds, shrouded by mist, at Sutton Hoo

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