Yoxford Area Guide
Yoxford is a small village sitting near to the Suffolk Heritage Coast within easy reach of Aldeburgh and Southwold.
It takes its name from a ford that crosses the river Yox, where oxen would pass. It is also surrounded by parkland, Sibton Park towards Peasenhall, Grove Park and Rookery Park towards Leiston. This gives Yoxford the name of ‘The Garden of Suffolk’. Just outside the village, there is a selection of things to do. RSPB Minsmere is just down the road and is a must for anyone who is into wildlife and nature. High Lodge Leisure is located in Darsham is a sporting centre including clay pigeon shooting, golf and archery. Glenham Hall is also located nearby, where you can enjoy house tours and is available for events and weddings.
Yoxford is probably most famous for its antique shops but you can also find a selection of restaurants and cafes in the village including Mains, Satis House, G&T’s Café and Kitchen, as well as The Griffin and Kings Head pub. For a village of less than 2,000 people, there’s definitely a foody element here! Just down the road, you’ll find the pretty Suffolk village of Peasenhall. Here you’ll find the well-known Emmett’s Store, a shop and café famous as it’s one of the oldest hams and bacon producers in the country.
Sitting on the junction of the A12 and the A1120, a tourist route, Yoxford is well connected. Darsham railway station also sits a mile to the north but still manages to feel a million miles away from any city life. Yoxford is served by four primary schools within three miles, including Yoxford and Peasenhall Primary Academy that sits within the village.