Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Woodbridge: High street is named as one of the best in the country

PUBLISHED: 17:19 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:31 28 January 2013

Pics of Woodbridge from Choose Woodbridge

Pics of Woodbridge from Choose Woodbridge

Archant

WITH its impressive riverside views, strong maritime heritage and variety of renowned retailers the charms of Woodbridge have long been known to locals and visitors alike.

But the historic market town has now received national recognition after its high street was named as one of the best in the country.

The Sunday Times rates Woodbridge as among the UK’s elite, in a top ten list that also includes the likes of Whitstable in Kent.

It says: “A low-key version of Southwold, its posh coastal neighbour, the yachtie enclave of Woodbridge is just as lovely, with meandering river walks and a tidal mill.

“The Thoroughfare, the quiet main drag, is a mix of Georgian and Tudor architecture, and a ‘shop local’ mecca, with artisanal coffee shops, smart kitchen stores, a greengrocer selling local produce, the Crown gastropub and the Cake Shop bakery, where speciality loaves include Adnams sourdough.”

Chris Harrold, chairman of Choose Woodbridge, said they were delighted to receive such recognition.

“We have a good balance of national chains along with independent retailers and individual boutiques,” he continued. “Its an ideal mix to ensure we maintain a thriving high street.

“It’s a nice surprise to be recognised and very much appreciated. It shows that all our hard work is paying off and that we are moving in the right direction.

“You hear a lot of negative stories about the situation nationally but I think this proves that the high street isn’t dead.”

Mark Halls, from the town’s Fine and Country estate agents, said Woodbridge is a highly regarded market town with plenty to see and do and very convenient for London.

“Woodbridge is steeped in history with a fine selection of shops and restaurants,” he said. “It has its own theatres, swimming pool, doctors, dentists and railway station on the Ipswich-Lowestoft east Suffolk line.”

N For a special eight page focus on Woodbridge see Wednesday’s East Anglian Daily Times.

1 comment

  • Yes, Woodbridge does have a nice highstreet but it's a shame vehicles are allowed to drive down it.

    Report this comment

    justmyopinion

    Monday, January 28, 2013

Could you open your home to one of these cats and dogs all looking for new homes?

A special two-day exhibition held earlier this month celebrated more than a century of Rushmere Heath’s history.

A runner dressed as “zombie” Elvis Presley plans to complete 17 laps of a Suffolk housing estate today in the “world’s dullest marathon”.

Motorists travelling in Suffolk and Essex during the coming week are being advised of a number of planned roadworks, which may cause disruption to journeys.

If you take a walk around Suffolk’s county town you cannot fail to notice some of the public artwork on display.

The founder of an award-winning project will be undertaking an epic 235-mile trek from Ipswich to Dorset with her family this summer to raise cash and awareness for the cause.

A new display window on Ipswich Waterfront has been created to tell the story of the growth of Cliff Quay and the modern Ipswich port.

Having been a top TV producer in London, Rachel Aldridge knows better than most what it takes to run a successful shoot. Jason Noble caught up with her to find out how the film industry can thrive in Suffolk

A motorcyclist has died following a serious collision with a car north of Ipswich this afternoon.

A student from Chelmondiston who was born to a British mother but has struggled to acquire British citizenship has described the overwhelmingly positive reaction to her plight.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24