Spend a day at Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Snape Maltings is a world-renowned landmark on the Suffolk Coast, with great shopping and eating and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Newson Garrett started malting at Snape in 1854 and the site grew to become Suffolk’s largest maltings complex. The striking complex of brick and slate buildings that he established is now Grade II listed and one of the few remaining Maltings complexes in Britain which has retained all of his buildings, spanning some 7 acres.

In the 1960’s Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears fell in love with the Maltings and its magnificent settings. From the largest Malthouse they created one the finest concert halls in the world. Music, dance and the arts is celebrated at this cultural hub throughout the year from Britten’s great classics to the fun and festivity of the August Proms.

Over the last forty-five years the Gooderham Family have converted the buildings into shops and galleries and the most recent edition of a House & Garden emporium. This stunning conversion of these Victorian buildings with their high roofs and timber frames, houses an artisan delicatessen, a bountiful food hall, and a stunning furniture and homes department which items are hand chosen from across Europe.

Shopping here is far removed from any high street. Locals and visitors enjoy wandering through the wonderful selection of truly British independent with their unique style. There is something for everyone, from food and homewares, to fashion and books, childhood delights, galleries and an antiques and collectors shop. 

Snape Maltings has become a food hub on the Coast with its monthly farmers market, food festival, a Tea Shop serving homemade cakes and light lunches and the relaxed, contemporary style of Cafe 1885 with its team of Chefs utilising fresh local ingredients.

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