Back in the 19th century Yoxford was the place where the coaches
stopped on their way between London and Great
Yarmouth. Its good location, slightly off the A12 makes it a good
holiday destination for visiting the coast at Dunwich
and the large Minsmere
Nature Reserve at Westleton.
In August Yoxford holds an Art Festival, an eight day gala of arts for all ages and interests. There are actors, poets. musicians and exhibitions, and children's art workshops.
In the church is the tomb of Lady Katherine Grey, sister to Lady Jane Grey the nine day Queen of England. Katherine Grey was imprisoned at Cockfield Hall in 1567 to recover from her privations in the Tower of London but died shortly after her arrival and was buried in the Cockfield Chapel in the church at Yoxford. Learn the full story in Yesterdays.The village has a number of pubs/inns and a variety of shops. Satis House is an 18th century hotel with a restaurant where all the food wherever possible is both locally sourced and seasonal. Satis House is mentioned in Great Expectations - Charles Dickens " Satis House" said Pip, "that's a curious name". "It's Greek, Latin or Hebrew, may be all three, for enough" she replied. "It means that whoever stays in the house could wish for nothing more".
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