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Wyken Vineyards | Bury St. Edmunds

Wyken Vineyards is a great place to visit if you are anywhere near, it has a very good Farmers Market, a stylish Interiors shop, a wonderful Garden to visit and an outstanding restaurant, made all the better by serving its own excellent wines for its own vineyard.

Wyken Vineyard is a 1200-acre farm which includes a flock of Shetland sheep, a small herd of Red Poll cattle and a 7-acre vineyard producing award-winning wines, including the English Wine of the Year. In 2009 our ‘Wyken Bacchus’ won the East Anglian Wine of the Year.

For more information please call:

Restaurant: 01359 250287

Shop: 01359 250262


The vineyard restaurant, The Leaping Hare, is located in the 400-year-old barn. A Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide and now in its 15th year in The Good Food Guide, the restaurant serves meat and game.

Where possible we try to source our ingredients from a five-mile radius, so our beef and lamb are local (and when possible from the Wyken farm.) Wild game–venison, pheasant, partridge, rabbit and pigeon are from the estate and fruit, herbs and vegetables from the kitchen garden as well as from Phil of Langham Herbs who is in the Farmers’s Market every Saturday.

Wyken Shop

The Leaping Hare Country Store telephone number 01359 250262.

‘A model of what a shop should be.’ Country Living magazine.

Wool throws and blankets from Scotland, braided rugs from North Carolina, design-led crafts and pottery from England, French grape-picking baskets, seasonless clothes in linens and wool, Austrian jackets for men, Panama hats from Ecuador–The Leaping Hare Country Store is a mix of unpredictable treasures.

Farmers Market

The Wyken Farmers’ Market with local producers.

The Market is open from 9am to 1pm every Saturday.

Breakfast in the café from 9 a.m.

Lunch in the Vineyard Restaurant from 12 noon.


Wyken Hall Gardens

Formal gardens crammed with topiary, herbs, roses, box, fruit trees — and meandering peacocks, guinea fowl and chickens — snuggle up to the Elizabethan manor house, with head-high yew hedges serving as windbreaks, essential in East Anglia, a region renowned for its ‘lazy winds’.

Starred in the Good Gardens Guide and featured in Gardens Illustrated, The English Garden and Country Life, the garden at Wyken has evolved over thirty years.

Open from 27th March until the end of September, 2p.m. until 6p.m. everyday except Saturday.

Visit the website to learn more.

Wyken Vineyard.
Bury St Edmunds,
IP31 2DW


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Written by Mark

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