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The Orchard Suffolk – Covid-19 Update

Dear Guests

In this unprecedented time, we are doing our best to continue to offer a great experience during your stay, while implementing some additional precautions such as enhanced cleaning measures.  Our three lodges all have there own private entrances, outside space and hot tub, and as such facilitate social distancing .

We have acquired the “Good To Go” Industry Standard mark, this means our business follows government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Our cleaning procedures , include the use of appropriate cleaning sanitiser on all surfaces and high touch points. We use an antiviral disinfectant fogger between changeovers, which is effective against a range of pathogenic viruses including Coronavirus and SARS-CoV-2. It uses a non bleach formula which cleans and disinfects the area which the mist touches.

We would kindly ask guests to assist, by stripping beds prior to departure and leaving the linen in the bags provided.

We will temporarily be removing some non essential tactile items to reduce the spread of any viral infection and to streamline our cleaning procedure. This includes surplus crockery, cookware,  glasses and some soft furnishings. We will also be unable to leave out the same range of blankets, games and DVDS provided previously. There will be adequate provisions for your stay, and if you do find you are missing something – please just message us and we can ensure a sanitised set is dropped down to you.  If guests could kindly load the dishwasher and set it off, just prior to departure, it will assist us, when ensuring all kitchen equipment is cleaned and loaded back into cupboards  by our cleaning team who will be using appropriate PPE.

 You will be given access to our online booking management system prior to your stay. This replaces our instruction packs and assists with non contact check in. You will find instructions for the lodge appliances, hot tub etc, along with a list of kitchen inventory. Information on the local area including restaurants and things to do is listed here. You will also receive details on non contact check in procedures.

The hot tub area will be thoroughly sanitised between changeovers.

A contactless arrival and departure process will be in place, for your stay, with keys left in the lodge the morning of your arrival

We hope the steps above, are acceptable to our guests and provide re-assurance that appropriate measures are in place for a safe and enjoyable stay at the Orchard.

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Jimmy’s Spring Fayre: Hosting an Easter egg hunt, carousel rides, chick holding and lambing as well as 100+ craft and food stalls.

The East of England Food Home and Craft Fair: Held at Newmarket racecourse, this is a celebration of all that is good to eat and drink and a lot more besides

The East Anglian Game and Country Fair: Country fair and food festival near Thetford

Framlingham Country show: Attractions include a food and drinks area and a festival of cars.


The South Suffolk Show: A traditional agricultural show celebrating country life with a food and vintage fair.

The Suffolk Walking Festival May: Offering walkers the chance to join 120 guided walks across the county.

The Hadleigh Show Ringside entertainment includes the sheep show, vintage tractors, young Farmers tug-o-war and the dog and duck show!

Spring Plant and Artesian Market : Held at Helmingham Hall Gardens, the Plant Fair and Artisan Market has something for everyone with entertainment and children’s activities.

The Suffolk Show : A unique celebrations of everything that makes the county great. Showcasing the best of Suffolk food farming and agricultural heritage


Red Rooster:A weekend of great music, great food and great times. Bringing the finest rhythm and blues to Suffolk

PHOTOEAAST: Artists work will be exhibited in gallery spaces, shipping containers, cafes and outdoor billboards along Ipswich waterfront.

Aldeburgh Festival: Founded by Suffolk born composer Benjamin Britton, this 17 day festival is going from strength to strength, presenting classical music in increasingly innovative ways.


The Moet and Chandon Festival Newmarket: One of Newmarket’s most prestigious and thrilling sporting events. Watch the world’s greatest jockeys and racehorses thunder round the July course.

Taste of Sudbury Food and Drinks Festival: As well as an array of food stalls, taste of Sudbury also offers a selection of events and demonstrations

Maverick Festival: Easton Farm Park brings the American music scene to Suffolk. It’s hailed as one of the friendliest, sincere festivals in England

Latitude Festival: Features an eclectic mix of literature, comedy, theatre and some of the world’s greatest musicians, all at a beautiful lakeside setting.


Snape Proms:  30 summer night’s 30 concerts in the world class Snape Maltings. The Snape Proms feature musicians from all over the world playing a spectacular mix of genres and styles. With a little bit of poetry and comedy thrown in.

Folk east: A unique combination of folk music, food and crafts. A festival with a very English village fete vibe. 

Walberswick Beer and Oyster Festival: Enjoy over 20 real ales, live music and a barbeque at the Anchor pub, Walberswick. While there have a go at crabbing !. The pub boasts three large terraces, dogs are welcome and it’s also free entry.

Bury St Edmunds Food and Drinks Festival: The chance to taste and purchase food and drink from over 100 stalls as well as live demonstrations, a man made beach, fairground rides and a mini farm.


Art on the Prom: Felixstowe annual art on the Prom festival takes place on the town’s seafront, where over 100 artists display and sell their original art work

Aldeburgh Food and Drinks Festival: A celebration of Suffolk’s thriving food and drinks scene. Not only is there an amazing array of produce but there are two cookery stages, children’s entertainment and hands on cooking workshops.

The Woodbridge Shuck:  The annual fish and shellfish festival at Whisstocks Quayside, with freshly cooked seafood, a variety of stalls, music and children’s entertainment.


The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival: Sausage makers take over the town. Not only do you get to taste lots of sausages, there is a host of stalls to browse, family entertainment and workshops. Don’t forget to visit the Castle on the Hill while you’re there.

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