The Village of Monks Eleigh in Suffolk
A visitors guide to the pretty Suffolk
village of Monks Eleigh. You would naturally assume that a village with a
name like Monks Eleigh would have once been the home of monks.
However, this is not the case. Although the manor did once belong to
the monks of Canterbury, they never resided here.
The attractive church of St. Peter is well worth a visit, with its
buttresses and stair tower. The main road follows the meandering River
Brett, with Swingleton Green on the opposite side and slightly higher up.
The village has a village shop and post office and local pub/inn The
Swan. Parts of the Swan Inn date back to the 14th century, here you
can enjoy a drink or have something to eat. The Swan uses produce in
season and their menu reflects this, changing almost daily and is
influenced by the fresh ingredients available from their local butcher,
fish, or vegetables supplier.
Nearby you will find the medieval wool town of Lavenham
chocolate box Chelsworth
and quaint Kersey
Colchester is only 20 miles, famous for its castle, zoo and good train
links to London.
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