The Beast from the East 2 brought mixed blessings. For many of us waiting for our Covid jabs it represented…
COVID – February 2021
A new Covid community testing centre opens from March 4th in Bungay. It will be at the Honeypot Centre in Upper Olland Street. NR35 1BH. This is designed to catch all of those who may be infected but who don’t have symptoms. You have to book: call 0333 772 6144 or you sign up to book online:
Mon 7am to 11am
Tue 7am to 11am
Wed 7am to 11am
Thu 3pm to 7pm
Fri 7am to 11am
Parking on site
More information here.
The library is open again!
Earsham Street Cafe
A selection of meals, desserts, cakes & scones available to collect or have delivered. Menu: https://www.earshamstreetcafe.co.uk/pages/menus.php?mid=99
The Three Cooks
Aldeby House Cellar, No.1 Market Place, NR35 1AP
Restaurant closed but providing a takeaway service Thursday to Sunday 6pm – 9pm. Call 07789 455 774 or 01986 89 68 80 after 5pm to order
Menu on website the3cooks.co.uk
Tel: 01986 896880 See their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/the3cooks.co.uk
10 Castle Orchard, Bungay, NR35 1DD
The cafe will be offering takeaways (7am-6pm) and dinner delivery Fridays to Sundays from (6pm to 9pm).
Keep an eye on their Facebook page for menus (which will also be on display at the cafe itself): https://www.facebook.com/bigodskitchen
Tel: 07789 789767
Giddens & Thompson Greengrocer
36b Earsham Street, Bungay NR35 1AQ
Keep up to date with their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/giddensandthompson
Or order directly from their website at www.giddensandthompson.co.uk
Earsham Street Deli
From March 1st the shop will be closed on Mondays. The shop operates a one-in/one-out policy and all customers must wear a mask and use the hand sanitisers provided.
Hours: 9am – 5.30pm Tues – Sat. Facebook page
Maisebrook Farm Shop
Maisebrooke Farm, Shipmeadow NR34 8HJ between Bungay & Beccles
The shop will be remaining open.Opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. But, if you are shielding and need a delivery or would like to call and collect, do contact Jo or David at:
Ma Belle Bakery
Market Place, Bungay
A Sweet For You
George will be again offering a delivery service during the lockdown with lots of advent calendar’s, sweets and toys.
Tel: 01986 469139
Jim’s Mobile Grocery Store
Bungay Country Market
This is closed until further notice.
Fen Farm Dairy
Flixton Road, NR35 1PD Bungay
The milk shed will continue to be open for self-service 24/7
Or you can get a DOORSTEP DELIVERY of milk, cheese and yoghurt if you live in most areas of Suffolk and South Norfolk, via Foulgers Dairy. Visit Foulgersdairy.co.uk
For more info on Fen Farm see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FenFarmDairy
The Honeypot Kitchen
Stowe Fen Brewery
Three Willows Garden Centre
Flixton Road (just before you get to Fen Farm)
Trinity Street, Bungay
This small independent wine shop remains open during lockdown but is also offering contactless collection and a delivery service which is free locally and at cost further afield.
Russell & Newnes
18 Broad Street, Bungay NR35 1EE
Sun – Wed: CLOSED, Thurs – Sat: 11am – 5pm
Bells of Suffolk
Muse – Ladies Fashion
To get us through the cold nights of lockdown local performance poet, the wonderful Luke Wright will be doing the occasional live gig on Twitter:
0300 365 2995
Welcome to Bungay, Suffolk
A Fine Old Town
Bungay is a beautiful historic market town, in the heart of the Waveney Valley, with roots that can be traced back to Roman times.
Nestling within a wide meander of the river Waveney, which forms the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, Bungay was, and is, in an excellent position then, to ward off invaders, now to explore the delights of both Norfolk and Suffolk.
Standing proudly in the centre of Market Place is the Buttercross, built in the 17th century with the statue of Justice on top of the dome, erected some 60 years later. The Buttercross was paired with a Corn Cross, long since demolished, and marked Bungay’s importance as a vibrant market town. Indeed, a weekly market still takes place around the Buttercross each Thursday.
From here it is just a few steps to first visit the old Benedictine priory ruins which lie behind the majestic St. Mary’s church and, over the road and through the passageway opposite the Buttercross the castle can be found. Also in picturesque ruins the castle can be accessed through the café that sits beside it.
Bungay is known for its many independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes but step away from the centre and you will find yourself, whether you go north or east, by the river where you can explore the delights of Falcon Meadow or Outney Common.
Welcome to Bungay!