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Snape Maltings

Snape Bridge | Snape, Aldeburgh IP17 1SR, England
+44 1728 688303
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A good rambling stop off.

This place is much bigger than at first imagined. On the riverside, with attractive red sailed... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
LindylooCleveland
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Cleveland
It's a gem

We visited Snape Maltings while on holiday in Suffolk. Art, design, shopping, and good food. What... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
hertslady313
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and one of the world’s leading centres of music, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. Visit this remarkable collection of redeveloped Victorian industrial buildings for world-class concerts and events, distinctive independent shops, cafes, galleries, walks and abundant wildlife, all set against a breathtaking expanse of reeds, water and sky.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“concert hall” (102 reviews)
“art galleries” (15 reviews)
“food hall” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Snape Bridge | Snape, Aldeburgh IP17 1SR, England
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+44 1728 688303

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This place is much bigger than at first imagined. On the riverside, with attractive red sailed boats moored alongside, there are many things to explore. A cafe, bar, music venue (magnificent), antique shop, crafts, kitchenalia, speciality foods, furnishings. All sorts to browse round.

Thank LindylooCleveland
SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Snape Maltings while on holiday in Suffolk. Art, design, shopping, and good food. What more could you ask for? We went for a walk by the river, great to be outdoors in attractive surroundings in the sunshine. People were friendly; visitors like us,...More

Thank hertslady313
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Called in here on the way home from Aldeburgh. It's been well refurbished and is in a lovely setting. Only real issue is that, if you're not here for a concert' it really is just a shopping opportunity. A very nice one, with a range...More

Thank TMOH8
SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review. In addition to the music and retail opportunities we do also aim to offer visitors the chance to enjoy art galleries/installations, river walks and a range of places to eat. Please see our website https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/ for information on our regular...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you are passing this way then a diversion to the Snape Maltings for a little retail therapy is a blissful way to spend a few hours - longer, possibly if no other half is attached as then I won't be stopped from buying beautiful...More

Thank Millko
SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We appreciate your lovely comments and look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, nice mix of retail and art buildings to browse in and the staff are super helpful. Favourite building houses the antiques and I could easily lose hours in there! Went in the visitor centre a bit picking up leaflets and getting advice on...More

Thank thehippieinme
SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your enthusiastic review and appreciation of the exterior art installations as well as the other aspects of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Snape Maltings.

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Apart from the tea rooms charging me £4.40 for two scones to take away (and they sliced them when I had asked them not to)and the sad decline of the Plough & Sail since our last visit, there is plenty to interest the visitor particularly...More

Thank photochromatman
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. Several art galleries a theatre and nature reserve. There is a huge housewares store here that has an abundance of quality quirky products albeit on the more expensive side. I sat for quite some time on one of...More

Thank Darren B
SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your visit. We look foward to welcoming you back here.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

A good tour of the concert hall and some free time in the galleries and shops. The concert hall cafe ran out of cakes at 3 - not good. Some interesting sculpture and a walk along the river would be nice but it poured with...More

Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My wife, son and sister-in-law went on a lovely walk from Snape Maltings to Iken church. Initially, it was touch and go whether, or not we would take the walk as it had been thunder and lightning all morning. However, we prevailed and what a...More

Thank Martin B
SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your appreciative review. We are indeed fortunate to enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings here as well as the many and varied opportunities on site. We hope you will enjoy a return visit. The Sailors Path on the other side of the...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Been past this place a few times and this time decided to stop. Something for everyone. I especially liked the interior design shop, so would liked to have planned this part of my day better. Still came away with a neat new shopping bag and...More

Thank Jayne T
SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Colin V
22 October 2015|
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Response from SnapeMaltings | Property representative |
Dear Colin Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on site but not in the shops nor Cafe 1885 and the Granary Tea Shop (except assistance dogs). The Granary Tea Shop has outside seating so if you wish to stop for... More
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Elizabeth E
22 January 2015|
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Response from SnapeMaltings | Property representative |
Dear Elizabeth Thank you for your query. Around our shops there is a paved tegular path however the carpark is fine shingle. All our shops on the ground floor are accessible, in House & Garden our Café 1885 is located... More
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