at Fire and Feast
Relax and recharge on our secluded campsite in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.
If you love good food, woodfires and getting away from it all then Fire and Feast is the place for you. With big Suffolk skies above and a backdrop of birdsong and meadow flowers rustling in the breeze, our family farm is just the place for a long lazy weekend or a family holiday making memories around the campfire. The secluded campsite is intentionally small to provide you with all the space you need to relax and the large meadow pitches are cut into long grass to create further privacy. If you fancy stretching your legs, our network of re-wilded tracks and fields across the farm link to local footpaths, providing country walks for little legs or keen hikers, and miles of rural lanes are perfect for cycling.
Things To Do
Take your fire and food adventure further by signing up for an adult or family cooking workshop, with options to suit both new and experienced fire cooks and for shared family cooking; or avoid the washing up and dine in the Fire and Feast Tipi with rustic suppers on Saturday nights and a Sunday Café offering brunch, fresh brewed coffee and home baked cakes.
For days out, you are spoilt for choice. The Suffolk Coast, with its quaint seaside towns and unspoilt beaches, is less than thirty minutes away; Framlingham and Orford Castles are both good to explore; shopping in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds and a multitude of small market towns with quirky independent shops offer wide retail choice; Easton Farm Park and Africa Alive for family days out and Snape Maltings, outdoor theatre and a multitude of music festivals offer something for art lovers.
Important to know
Fire and Feast is a small campsite in a very rural location, the tranquillity and night skies are part of its charm, because of this we have a strict quiet site policy from 10.30pm, this means the site is not suitable for large groups, partying or loud music.
Our site is for tents only and is car free, but there is ample parking next to the site and barrows to help you move your kit. We do understand that there can be exceptional reasons when a family group may wish to include someone who needs to stay in a small camper van. If you want to discuss this please contact us.
We love dogs, and Bob our dog is an important part of our family, but because our farm is home to Bob and our free range poultry our campsite is dog free - we cannot accept visiting dogs or other pets on the camping meadow, although dogs on a lead accompanied by their walkers are welcome to drop by for a coffee in the Fire and Feast garden.
Site and Facilities
Camping Pitches: 8 tent pitches, generously sized and well spaced, each equipped with a fire bowl, grill, and tripod (cooking pots available) and a picnic table/bench.
Pre pitched tents: pre pitched South African Safari Tents, designed to withstand the heat and heavy rains of South Africa, with a roomy bedroom with tub groundsheet and sleep in dark canvas, sleeping 4 adults in comfort; a central enclosed living area that can accommodate an additional air bed; and a covered awning area. Tents are equipped with air mattresses, lighting, storage space, basic cooking equipment; a fire bowl, grill, tripod and cooking pot (complimentary first basket of logs included) and a picnic table/bench. Guests need to bring own crockery and cutlery and sleeping bags / towels.
Campers Facilities: Located in the campers barn are four flush toilets and three showers, fridge, freezer, charging points , information for campers and a large under cover area with space to sit and read / play games or just dry out if the weather is damp. An outdoor campers kitchen next to the barn provides washing up facilities.
The Fire and Feast Gardens: Our Herb Garden with outdoor seating is open for campers to enjoy - and snip fresh herbs to enhance your own fire cooking creations; and the onsite Kitchen Garden provides fresh produce for sale in our small onsite local produce shop.
The Fire and Feast Tipi: offers an onsite dining option with Saturday night suppers and a Sunday brunch café. See our website for details.
Fire Cookery Workshops and Special Events: are offered regularly throughout the camping season, with Saturday morning workshops for family campfire baking and full day adult workshops on weekdays. Look out for our special Yoga and Brunch package on summer Sundays. Nearer your arrival time we will keep you advised of events happening during your stay.
Favourite Food Places
As we love food soo much we thought we would share a few of our favourite local foodie haunts:
The Royal Oak, Laxfield - traditional local serving good quality and value pub grub in the next village
The King's Head, Laxfield (known locally at the "Low House") - a quaint 16th century thatched pub - beer is served straight from the casks in the Tap Room, with small drinking rooms, high backed settles, a warm open fire in winter and a large pub garden for summer.
The Dennington Queen, Dennington - country pub with dining, a cosy atmosphere, real ales and home cooked food. A 16th Century
Fox and Goose, Fressingfield - A fine restaurant and country pub situated 3 miles away, serving a very high standard of traditional and modern European cooking. Awarded AA 2 Rosettes and featured in the Michelin and Harden's food guides.
Focus Organic, Halesworth - Deli and Cafe, stocking cured meats, cheeses, olives, antipasti and many fresh sweet and savoury foods available to eat in or take away, also a large selection of organic world foods.
Framlingham Market (Saturdays): a great range of local produce and food stalls including fish from Lowestoft, two green grocers, fresh bread, the Pie Man and local cakes and sweet treats.