Warm Up with Suffolk’s Hot Chocolate Hotspots

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they have to admit that they might just be too old to be drinking hot chocolate. There then comes another point in everyone’s life when they have to admit that caring about what others think of them is completely pointless and they should just enjoy all of the hot chocolate they want to. As connoisseurs of the best hot chocolates – and where to find them in Suffolk – we’ve put together a short guide that’s sure to keep you warm and refreshed this winter when staying at our Barns and Barges to rent.   

Hotel Chocolat, Bury St Edmunds

Picture the scene: you’re wandering the historic streets of Bury St Edmunds, you’ve found the perfect Christmas gifts for the family, and you’ve enjoyed the Christmas lights adorning the town walls. There’s just one problem, though; you’re slightly thirsty. Thankfully, this is a very straightforward problem to solve when out and about in Bury. In addition to the various historic pubs and speciality bars, there’s a range of charming cafes serving up hot drinks to keep visitors warm and refreshed. Amongst the many exciting places to pop in for a hot chocolate is Hotel Chocolat, a premium chocolate shop that has earned an impressive reputation for pouring some of the finest hot chocolates in Suffolk.

Pump Street Bakery, Woodbridge

Let’s picture another scene: this time you’re sitting in your private hot tub at one of our Barns for rent in Suffolk. You’ve no definite plans for the day as you’ve come away with the express intention of giving up any kind of planning. Instead, you’re making things up as you go along and doing whatever it is that takes your fancy. Today, your fancy is very much for a hot chocolate before a long walk through the countryside. To that end, you won’t put a foot wrong by visiting the Pump Street Bakery in Woodbridge. If Google reviewers are anything to go by – and they are often very honest with their words – you can expect to find “the best hot chocolate” in this Woodbridge bakery.

Nutshells By-the-Sea, Felixstowe

Indulge us by imagining one final scenario: you’ve decided to take a brisk stroll down the beach at Felixstowe to enliven your senses whilst away on holiday. After enjoying a spot of fish and chips for lunch and a brisk pint a few hours later, you’re now in mind for something a little warmer before returning to your Barn or Barge for rent. Enter Nutshells By-the-Sea, a beautiful little spot which serves, in addition to homemade cakes and scones, some of the most delicious hot chocolate to be found in Suffolk. When it comes to days at the seaside in winter, it doesn’t get much better than this.

To discover all of these great cups and more, be sure to take a look at the availability of our Barns and Barges to rent in Suffolk today.

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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