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Snape Maltings

Snape Bridge | Snape, Aldeburgh IP17 1SR, England
+44 1728 688303
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Worst Harry Potter themed day out ever!!!!

OMG! Like this is soooo boring They had shops and stuff. But not normal shops. Rubbish shops that... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Alan M
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London, United Kingdom
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fascinating location

I found it surprising how what was mainly industrial buildings have been the basis for such a... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
paulm1002016
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St Neots, 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 good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“concert hall” (110 reviews)
“food hall” (26 reviews)
“art galleries” (17 reviews)
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Snape Bridge | Snape, Aldeburgh IP17 1SR, England
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

OMG! Like this is soooo boring They had shops and stuff. But not normal shops. Rubbish shops that parents like. With candles and stuff There was a walk but if you whinge hard enough you do not need to go on it There are loads...More

Thank Alan M
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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

It's a shame that you didn't enjoy your visit here. Our Webpage has a section "Family - Events for Children". Harry Potter is not a particular theme of anything on our site. Many of our activities for children are free, as is parking. There are...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I found it surprising how what was mainly industrial buildings have been the basis for such a cultural and retail location and the result is brilliant. We looked at various shops but they seemed to stock similar items to the larger garden centres so we...More

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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your appreciation of our conversion and use of the former Maltings. On a less fine day, when it might be less appealing to wander around outside, there are also some interesting galleries and exhibitions to enjoy. Updates and details of the many...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting in Suffolk reedbeds. Antiques, homeware, galleries, retail, food. Very cosy and welcoming place with free parking.

Thank Nigel B
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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your review and glad that you discovered so much from the variety of things to enjoy here. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great good quality shopping, Decent places to eat and drink. very well run with friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Alfieconnspurs
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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review and we're delighted you found so much to enjoy at Snape Maltings. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were lucky, during a recent trip to Snape Maltings, to catch the Food Festival. We hadn't visited this venue for many years and it was a terrific return visit. The lovely character of the site remains true. I recommend,wholeheartedly, that a visit is a...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

What a fascinating place! Having taken a vast group of redundant brick built buildings, this mixed use reinvention must be hugely commended! Not only a fine emporium of retail therapy, food, clothing, home wares and furniture, this amazing place, located at the edge of the...More

Thank maplesteve
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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your five star review of all there is to enjoy and appreciate here. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a beautiful conversion and some interesting gift type shops inside. More appealing to the female than male!

Thank JanSpe
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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your visit here.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Visited while staying in Southwold. Had coffee and sandwich outside as a beautiful day. Plenty to see here. Had brought bikes as we thought we would cycle some of the tracks. Could do with more signs of where to start and routes. Ended up cycling...More

Thank Tom O
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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review and positive comments. Our Visitor Centre has cycle maps available and would be very happy to help you. I will pass on your comments about signage, however we are limited by our own boundary area in this respect. We hope...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at the cafe, surprisingly good menu with something for most people to enjoy. The fish food platter was exceptional, as was the pan fried hake. Very clean tasting and fresh, definitely recommend.

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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are delighted to receive your 5-star review of our Cafe 1885 and have passed on your comments to the Staff.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee in the restaurant above the concert hall. Fabulous service, friendly and welcoming. Fantastic views across the river and marshes and a Barbara Hepworth sculpture thrown in for good measure.

Thank riverswimmer
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SnapeMaltings, Retail Administrator at Snape Maltings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are delighted to receive your 5-star review of our Concert Hall Restaurant. The views are indeed exceptional, and glad you found the service and refreshments so good too.

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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
21 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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