Camping in the beautiful country of Suffolk, with a rustic dining experience like no other
The serene countryside of Suffolk is home to Fire and Feast; a small, secluded campsite and family farm. With such arable open country land at their doorstep, it’s no wonder the owners have enthusiastically created the perfect place to combine their two biggest passions — authentic rustic cooking and the tranquil outdoors. With a picture-perfect backdrop of the countryside, this is an ideal spot for campers to relax, unwind and create unforgettable meals and memories around the campfire.
Fire and Feast offers a variety of cooking demonstrations and hands-on workshops, so you can learn interesting new skills and experience the thrill and enjoyment of open-wood fire cooking. Sustainable farming and locally sourced food are the focus of Fire and Feast — the 100-acre farm is home to free-range poultry and the kitchen garden boasts seasonal produce and fresh herbs. Family, beginner and advanced workshops all emphasize learning the art of outdoor cookery, including using different techniques to build and control a fire, a necessity when cooking outdoors in the countryside. As the campfire wood crackles away, celebrate the best of Suffolk food alongside the other guests, as you are invited to enjoy an alfresco feast in the welcoming communal tipi.
Beautiful meadow pitches and pre-pitched safari tents are available for campers, which come equipped with cooking equipment, picnic tables and views of the countryside by day and Suffolk starry skies by night. Surround yourself with the tranquillity of the back-to-basics farm, set in a rural location but offering an abundant array of places to discover nearby. It’s a place of simple pleasures, a relaxed and comfortable base from which to explore the northeast of Suffolk.
Start with the Suffolk Coast, with its quaint seaside towns and sandy beaches. Adventure into the countryside to find coastal heathlands, meandering rivers and rolling fields — ideal for wildlife lovers, walkers, cyclists and those who like to splash around in the water. Attractions for fun family days out do not go missed — a few of interest and in close proximity include the Oasis Camel Park, Africa Alive and magical treehouses at Bewilderwood. There is history, art, music, shopping malls, quirky markets and, of course, local food and drink experiences.
With food and fun on-site and attractions so close by, come with a healthy appetite and lose yourself in the peaceful yet vibrant environment that Fire and Feast has to offer.
Cratfield, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Judith M.Joined in August 2021
5 Ratings · 2 reviews
July 12, 2022
My girlfriend and I had a lovely time staying at Fire and Feast. The location was beautiful, with great skies. The pitches were a good size and felt private in the field. The toilets and washing-up areas were all clean, modern and new, with a fridge and some fire cooking equipment provided.
There's a lot to do around the area - we kept busy for three days. The campsite is the start of a great concept to show off the farm. We can't wait to come back in a few years to see how it's developed.
July 10, 2022
Excellent all round campsite, with super clean and posh facilities, showers, toilets and on site food. Pitches were beautifully cut between wildflower meadow. Owners very friendly and helpful.
From the host
If you love good food, woodfires and getting away from it all then Fire and Feast is the place for you. With big Suffolk skies above and a backdrop of birdsong and meadow flowers rustling in the breeze, our family farm is just the place for a long lazy weekend or a family holiday making memories around the campfire. The secluded campsite is intentionally small to provide you with all the space you need to relax and the large meadow pitches are cut into long grass to create further privacy. If you fancy stretching your legs, our network of re-wilded tracks and fields across the farm link to local footpaths, providing country walks for little legs or keen hikers, and miles of rural lanes are perfect for cycling. We love cooking on woodfires and want to give you every opportunity to experience the joy of outdoor cooking too, so every pitch is equipped with a full fire cooking kit/ fire bowl and we are always on hand to share tips and recipe ideas. Local food is abundant, with the Fire and Feast Kitchen Garden providing fresh herbs and seasonal produce every day, a great opportunity for your littles ones to discover the joy of munching on fresh garden peas or the wonderful taste of corn-on-the-cob picked from the garden. Our small onsite stop showcases local food from the area.Take your fire and food adventure further by signing up for an adult or family cooking workshop, with options to suit both new and experienced fire cooks and for shared family cooking; or avoid the washing up and dine in the Fire and Feast Tipi with rustic suppers on Saturday nights and a Sunday Café offering brunch, fresh brewed coffee and home baked cakes. For days out, you are spoilt for choice. The Suffolk Coast, with its quaint seaside towns and unspoilt beaches, is less than thirty minutes away; Framlingham and Orford Castles are both good to explore; shopping in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds and a multitude of small market towns with quirky independent shops offer wide retail choice; Easton Farm Park and Kessingland Wildlife Park for family days out and Snape Maltings, Summer Theatres in Aldeburgh and Southwold and a multitude of music festivals offer something for art lovers.
The Suffolk Coast is less than 30 minutes away. There is a quirky pier in Southwold, or you can try your hand at crab fishing in Walberswick, both approximately 35 minutes away.
If you’re interested in the area’s local history, visit iconic medieval castles — Framlingham Castle (0728 724922) is approx. 20 minutes away and Orford Castle (0370 3331181) is approx. 40 minutes away. Sutton Hoo (01394 389700, about 40 minutes away) offers a glimpse into Saxon heritage. Stately homes at Somerleyton (0871 2224244) and Helmingham (01473 890799) have beautiful gardens and parkland, both between 30–50 minutes away.
Summer theatres in Aldeburgh and Southwold and a multitude of musical festivals offer experiences for art and music lovers. Snape Maltings (01728 688303) has concerts throughout the season. Christchurch Mansion (01473 433554), one of Suffolk’s most treasured buildings, has a collection of famous local artists, such as Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. All are between 30–50 minutes away.
Food and drink
Pubs both under 10 minutes drive include The Royal Oak (01986 798666), which has traditional good quality and value pub grub, and The King’s Head (0121 277 4130), which is a gorgeous 16th century thatched pub with a large pub garden for summer and cosy open fire in the winter. Fox and Goose (01379 586 247) is a fine restaurant and country pub, serving traditional and modern European dishes. It has been awarded AA 2 Rosettes and features in the Michelin food guides.
If you’re happy to travel slightly further, these places are between 20-30 minutes away by car — Focus Organic is a deli and café, providing cured meats, cheeses, olives, antipasti and lots of fresh sweet and savoury organic foods (01986 872899). The Adnams Brewery and Distillery tours are popular with an award-winning selection of beers, wines and handcrafted spirits (01502 727200). Framlingham Market on Saturdays (07815 981963), offers a great range of produce and food stalls, including the Pie Man, fresh bread, local cakes and sweet treats.