Stradbroke has two Pubs, six Shops, a Care Agency and visits by two Catering Vans.


1. The White Hart, Church Street: 01379 384915

A variety of meals from sandwiches to steaks are served every day at lunchtime and during the evening except for Monday lunch and Sunday evening.
A traditional roast lunch is served every Sunday.







QueensHead2. Stradbroke Antiques & Coffee Shop, Queens Street:  01379 388447

This former ancient pub at the heart of the village was called at various times in its long history 'The Queen's Head' or 'The Queens Posting Hotel'. It closed last year and after extensive refurbishment, its beams, walls and linked spaces are now reopened as a setting for displaying a wide range of different antiques, with old clocks a speciality. Do come and browse through what there is on display or have a coffee and cake in the coffee shop.

Closed all day Tuesdays.

Open: Mon-Sat 10.00 a.m.- 4.30 p.m.

Sunday; !0.30 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.






3. The Ivy House, Wilby Road: 01379 384634

Fresh local food is served six days a week.  It is closed on Tuesdays.

If you wouldto see  more details about the Ivy House Pub and restaurant 

and some typical menus, please follow the link to







4. Stradbroke Bakery, Queens Street: 01379 384226

Home-made bread, cakes and pastries, groceries, home cooked meats,take away snacks and a range of newspapers. We also specialise in Wedding Cakes and those for special occasions.








 5. Lavender & Jude, Church Street: 01379 384208

Do call before your next special occasion. Wedding Dresses, Evening Wear, 'Mother of the Bride' oufits, Jewellery and other accessories. Open Tues-Friday 10.00 a.m.-2.00 p.m....or by appointment.







6. Rolfe the Butcher, Queens Street: 01379 384251

Prime quality fresh meat and poultry from your local supplier.
Freezer supplies.







G. Spar Dec 2014

 7. The Spar Shop, Church Street: 01379 388547

Since it was refurbished and restocked, the Stradbroke Spar Shop  is open seven days a week from 7.00 a.m. until 9.00pm.   It now offers a good range of Foodstuffs, Wines, Beers & Spirits,   Newspapers and many other useful daily items. Lottery tickets can be purchased on site.







Poochshop8. Pooch Beauty Parlour, Queens Street: 01379 384645
Maintaining the health and cleanliness of your pets.

*All breeds and sizes welcome.
*Ears/eyes cleaned and nails clipped
Hand stripped when appropriate
Clipped and scissored to breed standard or to the owners specific requirements
'No Clippers' bath and tidy-up
* 'Before and After' Facebook Page








Daily Care Agency
9. The Daily Care Agency, Church Street:  01379 388438

A new 'shop' has recently opened in Stradbroke, dedicated to providing personal care to individuals so that people in need of help can remain in their own homes. As an agency, it matches clients in the area with a small team of carers, operating within about a ten mile radius of Stradbroke including Laxfield, Cratfield, Horham, Hoxne, Mellis, Stoke Ash and Mendlesham.

The owner of the Daily Care Agency is Nikki Wyart.  So far she has recruited 14 carers  and they provide a total of 300/350 hours a week to those clients who have need of them. They wear a blue uniform  and normally a client sees a maximum of three dfferent carers. A most important aim is to build up strong long term relationships with their clients. and this is at least as important to a house-bound client as is the actual physical care provided. Of course, although some clients will need advanced personal care. others may simply need the help of a companion to go shopping a couple of times a week. All staff have to be experienced and to have a carers certificate at QCF Level 2 at least and also  a police check, a DBS before they are allowed to start work. . In addition there is a training centre at the office in Church Street.  

ChipVan Church10. Ben's Fish & Chips

Again, not  a shop but this time a mobile van. On Thursday evenings from 5.00 p.m. Ben's van comes to Stradbroke and parks just outside either Lavender & Jude's or the Spar Shop, dependding on where there is space.

For details of exact times, for more details and to place orders, phone  Ben on 01953 681009

 11.  Beefed Up Catering
No photograph this time but this Mobile Van still parks in the same place outside Spar or Lavender & Jude every Tuesday evening from 4.45 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.

Their tasty menu consists of a variety of different burgers: Including !00% Beef, Chicken Fillet, Chilli and Pulled Pork to name but some. You choose. They also serve children's meals, vegetarian options and have gluten free buns. Do phone 07482745850 at any time to find out exactly what is available  or to pre-order and so avoid queuing.