Pakefield is an unspoilt village on the Suffolk coast, popular for its stunning beach, and charming countryside. But what about the food and drink scene in Pakefield? In this blog post, we will explore some of the best places to eat and drink during your stay in one of our holiday cottages.
The Jolly Sailors
The Jolly Sailor’s, Pakefield’s iconic pub perched on the edge of the cliff offering great views over the beach and bay. Alongside the view, there is top-notch food and drink to go with it! With a wide selection of beers and wines, a bar, and a restaurant serving quality food. There is lots of outside seating overlooking the beach. Dogs are welcome outside and in the bar area. The Jolly’s also hosts regular live music events, making it a great spot for a night out.
The Oddfellows is a cosy traditional pub set back from the cliff with a beer garden overlooking the beach. Serving a good selection of local ales and traditional home-cooked fayre. Food is served in the bar and in the small restaurant – booking is advisable. Food is also served outside in good weather. Dogs are welcome outside and in the bar area.
The Ship Inn is a large traditional old coaching inn with a warm welcome and a great atmosphere. Recently under new ownership, The Ship serves great quality food, including a fab Sunday roast, and a good selection of beers and wines. Dogs are welcome outside and in the bar area. Set slightly inland but worth a visit.
Sunrise at Zak's
Sunrise at Zak’s a popular family-run cafe on the beach, with a beautiful sea view set on the lower prom to the north of Pakefield. Serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks, ice cream, and fresh donughts! Open all year round. A popular stop-off for dog walkers.
The Thatch Restaurant and Coffee House is a popular choice for breakfast a 20 min stroll along the prom north of Pakefield. The Thatch is open all year round from 8 am to 4 pm serving food all day with plenty of seating inside and out.
Deans Beans set on the cliff at the end of Grand Avenue (south Pakefield) is a coffee hut serving good quality coffee and hot drinks. A popular pit stop for dog walkers and swimmers looking to warm up after a dip!
The Hotel Victoria
The Hotel Victoria is a historic hotel just north of Pakefield overlooking the beach. Coast, the hotel’s restaurant serves up delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. The menu features contemporary British cuisine, such as pan-fried sea bass and confit duck leg.
The Hotel Hatfield
The Hotel Hatfield is another great place to eat and drink just a bit further along the Prom from Pakefield. The LT1 restaurant is named after a Lowestoft fishing trawler. A good range of dishes from classic pub food to more contemporary options. The hotel also has a bar that offers a great selection of beers, wines, and spirits with a large terrace with views over Lowestoft South beach.
Pakefield offers a good selection of dining and drinking options that cater to various tastes and preferences.
For dog owners, the local pubs welcome dogs in the bars plus there are several refreshment stops along the popular beachfront walk.