Go beyond the cobbles of the old market town of Saffron Walden and discover its delights
Best for Breakfast
If you like your eggs with a side of sourdough, avocado, freshly squeezed juice and strong coffee then sit down at the trendy Curious Goat.
Best for Lunch
Walk through the stylish furnishings of Angela Reed to the first floor café, which serves up tasty homemade cuisine. Nab a spot on the terrace overlooking the crooked roof tops! www.angelareed.co.uk
Best for Afternoon Tea
A warm welcome, great service and tasty scones and cakes – it’s all served up at Kim’s Cafe, tucked away on Hill Street. There’s a small garden and it’s dog-friendly too! www.kimstea.com
Best for Dinner
For gastro dining at its best visit the Eight Bells. Sink into one of the buttery leather armchairs with a drink or book a table in the oak beamed restaurant. There’s half price fizz on a Thursday evening too! www.8bells-pub.co.uk
Best for Shopping
Stop by on market day! Tuesday’s is more traditional mainly aimed at locals but on Saturday the buzzing market has a cosmopolitan edge, selling local produce, antiques, flowers, crafts and more. Buy a bottle of wine and a tasty loaf and sit down at a barrel at the fishmonger stand where you can share seafood platters! www.saffronwalden.gov.uk/markets
Best Thing To Do
Discover a time gone by at Audley End House & Garden. A short driving distance from the town centre, the stately home, landscaped gardens and immaculate lawns are a great day out. Check ahead to see if there are any upcoming events! www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/audley-end-house-and-gardens/
Best Outdoor Space
Visit the manicured lawns of The Common. Great for picnics, balls games and dog walks. There’s also a newly refurbished playground and turf maze! www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk
A few minutes walk from the town centre you’ll find the Abbey Lane gate entrance to Audley End Park. It’s a beautiful country park for picnics and is popular with dog walkers too.