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Get out and about in East Anglia this Summer! From festivals and carnivals, to family fun and summertime walks -all within easy reach of our pubs, inns and restaurants.


The county that is home to the majority of our pubs is also home to some great Summer activities this year, including festivals celebrating music, food and our faithful four-legged friends.

  • Suffolk Dog Day - Saturday 31st July, Helmingham Hall. It's all about our furry friends - enjoy demos, an agility course, entertainment, stalls... oh and we'll be there with our doggy bar. See you then!

  • Inn to Inn Walking Route - Pull on those walking boots and take a sunshine hike through woodland, marshland and beach, from Westleton to Dunwich and back again.

  • Taste of Sudbury - Hosted by Melford Hall, this event is a foodie favourite! Catch The Northgate's Head Chef, Greig Young, on stage on the 18th June.

  • Newmarket Nights - Racing and music. This years line up include Paloma Faith and The Script.

  • Latitude- This year's family friendly festival takes place between the 21st and 24th July.

  • Southwold Maize Maze - Packed with fun and adventure, from go karts, to play parks, to two mazes... Oh and the views are pretty good too. Open July - September.

  • Go Ape - Hours of activity for kids, big and small, climbing through tree tops or exploring the forest. This is a great day out for all.



A Summer destination through and through, Cambridgeshire has lots of events taking place throughout the warmer months. From music festivals to country parks, there's much to be seen and experienced around this stunning county.

CHESTNUT PUBS IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE - The Rupert Brooke, The Carpenters Arms, The Three Blackbirds

  • Cambridge Club Festival - Dance, disco and discover! Another family friendly festival with a great musical line that includes Diana Ross, TLC and Corrine Bailey Rae. Away from the main stage is The Imagination Station with children's comedy duo Dick and Dom and over in the orchard is the Auditorium of Intrigue - comedy, talks and live podcasts. 10th - 12th June.

  • Wellington Boot Wander - This is our newest pub walk, a circular route starting at The Carpenters Arms and finishing there too, for refreshing pint and bite to eat.

  • Cambridge Hire - Exploring the city of Cambridge is best done on two wheels (or an e-scooter if you like.) From colleges to the bustling market - get on your bike.

  • Wandlebury Country Park - Miles of woodland and wildflower meadows, a den building area and plenty of space for picnics and meeting the resident Highland cows - the perfect spot for a family day out in the sunshine.

  • Jesus Green Lido - The largest pool in Cambridge and the longest in the country. The lido is a popular, family friendly activity throughout the summer.



If you're in Essex or planning a visit over the next few months, there's lots going on in the region for families, couples, friends or those taking a day out for themselves. These are some of our top picks...

CHESTNUT PUBS IN ESSEX - The Crown Inn (actually in Suffolk, on the border of Essex), The Cricketers, The Eight Bells

  • Heritage Live - This Summer, Audley End is playing host to a series of concerts, from Simple Minds to The Bootleg Beatles. The natural amphitheatre and historic backdrop will make for a memorable night.

  • EA Festival - 11th & 12th June 2022, Hedingham Castle. A showcase of poetry, visual arts, books, media and more, click the title link for more info.

  • Saffron Grange Vineyard - A hugely popular attraction, the tours at Saffron Grange are the perfect activity on a warm Summer's day for wine lovers.

  • Aubrey Buxon Nature Reserve - Visit a beautifully wild nature reserve with its woodlands, ponds and species rich grasslands, filled with local wildlife.

  • Strawberry Picking - Needing some fresh strawberries for your Pimms or to top the pavlova? Head over to Boxted near Colchester and pick your own - delicious and fun!

  • Saffron Walden Spy Mission Trail - On the hunt for a family-friendly adventure? Take the kids to this and they will be entertained for hours as you walk around Saffron Walden's beautiful townscape.



A British Summer conjures up so many memories, with most having the experience of a day at the seaside as a nostalgic, firm favourite. With three properties in this county, we love Norfolk and its scenic coastline, delicious fresh produce and family activities - why not plan a visit as we move into this year's sunny season?

CHESTNUT PUBS IN NORFOLK - The Globe Inn, The Feathers, The Lawns

  • Wells Carnival - A traditional Summer carnival for residents and visitors, including a Carnival Day procession and lots of fun, traditional seaside activities for the family.

  • Holt Festival - A week of entertainment in the North Norfolk town of Holt - be ready to see an array of musicians, poets, dancers and comedians showing of their skills and artistry! Then why not pop to see our team at The Feathers for some refreshments.

  • Hill Top Adventure Days - Located in Sheringham, there are lots of things to do at Hilltop Adventure Centre, including archery, climbing walls and zip wires.

  • Priory Maze and Gardens - With free parking and accessibility for all, the mazes provide a great day out and warmly welcome your furry, four-legged friends too!

  • Sea View Saunter - If you're planning on paying The Globe a visit this Summer, you can always take a walk around this scenic coastal walk as this gorgeous route starts and ends at our front door...

  • Cromer Lighthouse Circular - With breath-taking views, this walk is perfect for those long, Summer days. To find out more, click on the link to see an illustrated guide.

To read more about things to do around each of our pubs, choose your destination by clicking here to visit their website and their Explore page.


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