In Wrentham ( all within a short walk )
An excellent Chinese Takeaway is across the centre of the Village. Wrenthams Country Kitchen Café - Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner available is 50m South from the ORR , traditional English food. The Horse & Groom Public House (Adnams) – Lunch and Dinner , Pub food is around 200m south from the ORR . The Five Bells Public House (Adnams) – Lunch and Dinner , Pub Food is perhaps 800m from the ORR. We regularly eat at/from all of them and can thoroughly recommend them all.
Slightly further a field
The Plough - 3 miles South on A12 at Wangford. Livingstones Pub & Sunday Carvery - 3.5 miles north on A12 at Kessingland ; Queens Head Pub - Kessingland. Pearl Chinese Takeaway & delivery service. Kessingland. Fish & Chips Field Road, Kessingland , also deliver Wrentham ; Pizza Hut & McDonalds - 4 miles north on A12
Worth a short trip for:
The Swan Inn , Barnby – Award winning Seafood Restaurant - approx 7 miles inland. The Swan Hotel – Historic Hotel – approx 4 miles East at Southwold. The Crown Hotel – Southwold. The Third Crossing , Seafood and Steak Restaurant ,North on A12 at Lowestoft ; MarkG's Seafood Restaurant north on the A12 at Pakefield ; Sergeant Peppers , American style Burgers , Lowestoft ; Shish Restaurant , Turkish Restaurant overlooking Lowestoft's South Beach; The Black Rock Grill and Zest Rooms Sunday Carvery , further North on A12 at Hopton. Sunday Carvery at the Crooked Barn Hotel in Oulton Broad. Or a short drive to Beccles where you have a nice little traditional Italian as well as a Prezzo's , 2 good Curry Houses, the highly rated eatery Graze at the White Horse , the ubiqutous Weatherspoons , the riverside patio at Waveney House Hotel plus a number of fine little pubs offering food and great beer.
Mannings Traditional Upholsterers – Upholstered furniture sales and repairs. Stove Solutions – Specialist stove and wood burner shop. Factory Outlet Store – Wide range of clothing , accessories and household goods at knock-down prices. Wrentham Village Store & Post Office – Village shop, Newsagent , off-licence and Post Office combined also offers hot coffee and pies to takeaway.
Slightly further afield
Wangford Village Shop and Deli - 3miles South on A12 Wangford Farm shop and Garden Centre - 3 miles South on A12 Wangford Service Station - 3 miles south on A12 Morrisons Super market , 5 miles north on A12 at Kessingland. The owners reclamation yard in Lowestoft , The Reclaim and Salvage Company with discounts to ORR residents of course !!
Lowestoft town is approximately 6 miles North on the A12 and offers a pedestrianised shopping centre. Beccles, a traditional market Town is approximately 6 miles west on B1127. Southwold, a Victorian seaside Town is 4 miles east on B1127.
Other Wrentham facilities
Field Farm Fisheries Day ticket Fishing - 500m south down A12 , 1st turning on right. Wrentham Tennis Club, Wrentham Bowls Club; Many Footpaths including Heritage Coast footpath, skirting the village due East.
Sales , Auctions and Markets . Boot Sales- Kessingland Wildlife Park, North on A12 , All year except mid-winter. Sunday’s. Village Hall Wrentham . Periodically through year as signposted. Antique Auctions - Beccles Sale rooms , 6 milesWest on B1127. Every Friday, view Thurs. Lowestoft Auction Rooms, North on A12 @ Gisleham Retail Park Alternate Saturday mornings , 1st and 3rd in the month, view Friday. Farmers Market - At Ellough Ind Est , 3miles West on B1127, alternate Sat. mornings, 1st and 3rd in the month. Friday Street Car Boot Sale , every Sunday morning , South down the A12 on the Aldeborough turn-off.
Africa Alive wildlife park,3.5miles north at Kessingland. Southwold Pier– 3.5 miles east on B1127 . Adventure Island– Undercover play park for kids , 4 miles north. Pleasurewood Hills - American Theme Park , Lowestoft 9miles north. Somerleyton Hall - 9miles north on A12/B1074 . Fritton Lake Country World – 10.5miles north on A12/B1074/A143. Otter Trust - 11miles West on B1127/A146/A143 . Pettits Animal Adventure Park– 12.6miles West. Great Yarmouth with Pleasurebeach Amusement Park , Joyland Vintage Ride park , Sealife Centre , Greyhound Racing , Stock Car Racing and Horse Racing throughout the Summer.
Southwold - Quaint Victorian Seaside Town. 3.5 miles East B1127 ; Beccles - Traditional Market Town. 5 miles West B1127 ; Bungay- Market town focused on Antiques.11miles West B1127/A143 ; Lowestoft - Most Easterly point in Britain 7 miles North on A12 ; Gt.Yarmouth - Historic Seaside Resort, 25miles North on A12; Dunwich - Forest and Beach , 9miles south on A12 ; Minsmere - Bird Watching and Nature Reserve, 10miles south A12. ; Oulton Broad - Gateway to the Broads, 6miles northA12/A146 ; Aldeburgh - Picturesque seaside town, 18miles south A12 ; Snape Maltings - Britten and arts/crafts , 16miles south A12 ; Walberswick - World Crabbing Championship venue, 7miles South.
Other Recreational activities: Golf - Available at Beccles, Southwold , Lowestoft and Snape. Horse Riding - Available at Lowestoft and nearby at Henstead ; Fishing - Coarse and Sea available locally. Boat Hire - River available at Oulton Broad , Sea at Southwold. Swimming - Available at Lowestoft. Rugby– Available at Beccles & Southwold ; Clay Pigeon Shooting - Available down A12 approx 15 miles.
Boot Sales every Sunday , local one just north at Africa Alive Wildlife Park in Kessingland EVERY Sunday. Our preferred one down the A12 south to Friday Street , again every Sunday in season , both have FB sites to check if they are on that day, weather dependant of course.
Auctions every Monday down the A12 at Campsea Ashe , Clark & Simpson IP13 0PS , usual local auction fare and specialist ones on Saturday's and Wednesday's intermittently through the year , check out their website for details. Also at Beccles with Durrants NR34 9UE , intermittent days with specialist sales , Thursday's, Fridays and Saturday's at their Beccles premises and hosting sales at other sites too.