Location Thorington

Postcode IP17 3QP

Telephone 07733 262797


Why we love it...

Creative and sustainable supper club with rooms

The Place

In Italy this would be accurately described as an agriturismo. It’s the centrepiece of a working farm run by Katy Taylor and Joey O’Hare with serious dedication to their environment and to cooking. Joey is a professional chef who has appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals and both have wine qualifications.

At their popular weekend supper parties they host around a dozen, both locals and overnight guests, house party style at a long, carved oak table. Monday to Thursday they are at work on the farm, producing sustainably grown fruit, vegetables and other crops. Their food is very good indeed: inventive, fresh home cooking of the highest quality. Our reporter’s main course was a cabbage leaf stuffed with pheasant, all the ingredients home grown.

The rooms are comfortable, home like, individual and thoughtfully equipped. Ours, £260 including breakfast as we went to press, amounted to a suite, with a separate living area. No TV.

The location is in unspoiled, but not outstanding countryside, close to several east Suffolk places to visit including Minsmere bird reserve and Aldeburgh.

Husk is just what we look for: a cross-over between private home, guesthouse and B & B. It’s not a hotel, but it has the comfort and convenience of a good one.

The name is the collective noun for a group of hares – the countryside here is full of them – and Joey’s surname is O’Hare.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 4; Jack, Jill, Hart and Hind
Food Breakfast, supper club
Facilities Natural swimming pool, eco-sauna, supper club, The Pantry, cooking classes
Children Welcome - no cot on site, but sofa can be made up for one or two children in Jack
Accessibility Ground floor rooms
Pets Welcome (one dog per room)

To Book

Contact Katy Taylor and Joey O'Hare
Call 07733 262797

Good To Know

Address Walnut Tree Farm, Thorington, Halesworth IP17 3QP

The Location

Find this place: Down a long drive at the centre of Walnut Tree Farm, in the small village of Thorington

What's nearby: Thorington Theatre, Halesworth, within driving distance of Suffolk's seaside towns such as Southwold and Walberswick

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