Welcome to Suffolk, a county in the East Anglian region of East England that never ceases to enthral and inspire residents and visitors alike. It borders Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. To the east, meanwhile, is the North Sea.
Its county town is Ipswich, with other places of interest including Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Felixstowe. Each location, as well as many more, makes for a wonderful place to get an Afternoon Tea in Suffolk.
The history of the name “Suffolk”, as well as that of neighbouring Norfolk, is particularly fascinating. By the 5th century CE, the Angles (after whom East Anglia and England are named) had settled this area.
These Germanic people later became the “north folk” and the “south folk”, from which developed the names “Norfolk” and “Suffolk”. The region eventually became part of the kingdom of East England, which later merged with Mercia and then Wessex.
Nowadays, most know (and love) Suffolk for its low-lying landscape and visually striking coastline. Whether you’re here to walk through the countryside or to shop in one of its towns, be sure to spend time at an Afternoon Tea Suffolk establishment for lunch.