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Snape Maltings

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Address: Snape Bridge | Near Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh IP17 1SR, England
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+44 1728 688303
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Snape Maltings is a much loved destination on the Suffolk Coast. Situated...

Snape Maltings is a much loved destination on the Suffolk Coast. Situated alongside the River Alde and the collection of 7 acres of Victorian listed buildings are filled with an array of independent shops, galleries, eateries and home to the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall. There are river walks to Iken and Aldeburgh and river trips which sail on the tide to Iken from May to September. Enjoy walking along the boardwalks through the reeds and view the stunning sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.Farmers markets take place on the first Saturday of each month. Snape Maltings has been a family owned and operated business for over 45 years.

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Nice shops, quite expensive but lots of interesting things. Good walk around the area. Went for coffee near the gallery and would have had lunch but coffee was bitter and just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chrisgale
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Sheffield
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devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A super place for a wander, went with my sister and we spent a wonderful couple of hours pottering, the shops are lovely, art exhibition wonderful, thoroughly recommend

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice shops, quite expensive but lots of interesting things. Good walk around the area. Went for coffee near the gallery and would have had lunch but coffee was bitter and just about drinkable so went to Aldeburgh for lunch instead

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Thank Chrisgale
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The selection of shops are beautiful, the homeware shop has some amazing furniture and knick knacks, lots to look at. But the major drawback is that most things seem very expensive, worth it for something special but not for everyday bits and pieces.

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Thank Sarah H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely converted warehouse with a theatre is well worth a visit especially on a rainy day. There are several shops with something for everybody including homeware clothes antiques and somewhere to eat. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Mike M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maltings is a collection of beautiful buildings & the setting is lovely. We wondered through most of the shops & though there were some lovely things to buy, we felt the majority were hugely overpriced. Many things in the food hall we had just seen in a farm shop nearby for half the price. What a shame that the... More 

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Thank Liz A
Soham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snape maltings is a lovely place to spend a few hours .The shops are original and sell some lovely things .The big barn is an amazing place ,lots of home and garden accessories, a great place to browse .We have eaten in all the cafes there and they are all exceptional ,serving good home cooked food . The whole place... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent shops and a visit to the concert hall is a must. The food hall has many excellent things hard to find elsewhere. If you're anywhere in the vicinity and don't go to Snape then you;re doing yourself a disservice!

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Thank David B
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Newson Garrett built it in the mid-19th century, the 832-seat Concert Hall began life as a malthouse. Officially opened in 1967 by HM Queen Elizabeth II. Surrounded by art and antique outlets including a pub for meals it can be a good day out.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I came expecting a great music place and it was BUT I also found fascinating very unusual collection of shops : clothes, old things, craft things, kitchen stuff all in large volume and professionally there in the scattered renovated industrial buildings. An extraordinary place. Well done. Lots of eating places but we did not need to use them.

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Thank Golflodge199csr
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I really like visiting the food hall and the antiques centre. Parking is usually ok and unless there is a vintage or special event on - its not too crowded.

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