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Bredfield is a small but active village, situated off the A12 about two miles north of Woodbridge, comprising some 140 dwellings and about 350 people. In common with many other rural settlements, we have lost our Post Office and School in recent years, but we are served by a busy community shop, staffed by volunteers, with a range of local products and a village hall with playing field, tennis courts and a bowls club.
The centre of the village is still dominated by St. Andrew's Church, dating from the 13th century.
There are two working farms located in the parish and the premises adjacent to the Forge still provides some small local businesses with a home. The tourist industry is now well established, with a touring caravan park, Yurt holidays (regular winners of the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award) and a wide range of self-catering accommodation all being available.
Although our public house, The Castle, has closed its doors, a popular pub evening is held in the village hall every month.
The Jubilee Meadow project, to establish an environmental area and community orchard has attracted much praise (and awards). Bredfield is now a Wildlife Friendly Village with its own website
The village has a good community spirit, which is evident in the variety of activities to be found, from art classes to Scottish country dancing, yoga, and the lawn bowls club, which all meet regularly.
This character was recognised in 2022 when the village was awarded the Small Village of the Year trophy by Suffolk Community Awards
If you want to add something to the site or have any comments, please contact Anne Henderson
Please enjoy this website - these pages will bring you up to date with all these activities and more in the village.
Chairman, Bredfield Parish Council