Some of our shops are open and cafés are open, with safety measures in place and slightly shorter opening hours. Our concert venues and other shops, cafes and galleries remain closed (more info). Please consider supporting the charitable work of Britten Pears Arts with a donation

Eating at Snape Maltings

Our priority is the well-being of our staff and customers. We have made a few changes to the catering offer here at Snape Maltings in order to keep everyone safe.

Our current catering offer


Snape Maltings Café

(Located in the Concert Hall Café)

Open: Mon-Sat 10am–5pm / Sun 10am-4pm

We have put together a small menu of some of our favourite dishes from The Granary Teashop and Café 1885, supporting some superb local suppliers and produce from on our doorstep. The menu will evolve over the next few weeks as we learn how best to adapt to the new way of working here at Snape Maltings.

Sample Menu available here


Snape Maltings Takeaway Hut

(Located on the Hepworth Lawn)

Opening Hours
Subject to weather

Serving a selection of Hot and Cold Drinks, Snacks and Suffolk Ice-Cream.

Please note, you will be asked to provide contact details if you visit the Snape Maltings Café. We will store this information securely (for up to 21 days) and only use it in order to contact you about public health issues, in line with UK Government guidelines.

Breakfast, Lunch & Light Bites

Toast at Café 1885

Café 1885

(Currently closed)

Relaxed bistro food, in an upbeat and inviting restaurant overlooking House & Garden.

Granary Tea Shop

Granary Tea Shop

(Currently closed)

The perfect spot for a coffee and cake, with an array of baked treats and light lunches.


The Food Hall

Open daily 10am-4pm

A range of delicious food and drink sourced locally and from further afield, as well as fresh bread, pastries and hot drinks to take away.

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Concert Dining

Concert Hall Café

Concert Hall Café

(Currently not operating as usual)

Quick and informal dining on the first floor of the Concert Hall building, with views over the River Alde.

Concert Hall Restaurant

Concert Hall Restaurant

(Currently closed)

Open for fine dining before many evening performances in the Concert Hall. Tables should be booked in advance.

Other places to eat on site

Plough and Sail pub

The Plough & Sail

(For more information, visit The Plough & Sail’s website)

Pub and restaurant only 100 yards from the Concert Hall. Pre- and post-concert dining available all year.

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Food Events

Farmers' Market

Farmers' Markets

First Saturday of most months, 9.30am–1pm

One of Suffolk’s finest food markets, offering an exciting array of fresh and local produce all under one roof.

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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Annual Event in September

A celebration of Suffolk’s thriving food and drink scene.

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