Abbey House - Bed & Breakfast. School Road, Monk Soham IP13 7EL  

Abbey house is set in ten acres of quiet Suffolk countryside and built in  

Victorian times as the rectory for the village. The house is surrounded 

by secluded gardens and meadowland and offers spacious accommodation.  

Contact Sue Bagnall on 01728 685225 or See the website on

Bedfield and Monk Soham Community Club

See separate page and via the SALC Community Site on  

Situated in nearby Bedfield, all Monk Soham residents are deemed to be honorary members.  The Club has a beautiful sports field, pavilion and tennis court.

Jewsons Builders Merchants 

Situated in Bedfield Road, Monk Soham, IP13 7DY. See

Lew Jones - Garage Services 

Unit 2 Monk Soham Hall, School Road, IP13 7EN.

Motor engineer and horse box repairs.

Contact Lew Jones on 01728 685854 

R H Barrell Engineering Limited 

Home Farm, Bedfield, Woodbridge IP13 7EE 

01728 685542 or fax 01728 685122 

Wilrows Grounds Maintenance Limited - Gardening Works 

The Company offers all types of gardening works including hedge 

reduction, grass cutting, chainsaw work, weed spraying and vegetarian 

clearances. It is an approved EDF contractor and is fully insured.

Contact Ben Mowles on 07817 368171

The Eye Grammar School Fund 

(Registered Charity 273613)
The Charity is a Trust set up by the Charity Commissioners in 1977 to provide grants of money to young people and educational organisations in the locality.  The capital for the fund came from the proceeds of the sale of the Eye Grammar School building.


The Trustees meet quarterly to consider applications and grants.  Applications must come from individuals or organisations serving people under 25 who live in the parishes of Eye, Athelington, Bedfield or Horham.  The special grants are intended to cover expenses not provided by the local education authority.  These might include the cost of purchasing books, clothing, tools and instruments, course fees for educational purposes or in preparation to enter a trade or occupation.

Interested? - Contact the Clerk, Mrs Louise Bernard at 2 Lowgate Street, Eye, IP23 7AS or on 01379 870787.
Also via Keith Frost or Geoff Robinson, Parish Clerk.

The Post Office on your doorstep

Our Post Office outreach is in your village on tuesday mornings from 9.15 to 11.15 every week at the Sports Club.  We provide a full post office service from car tax to foreign currency and travel insurance. You can withdraw cash with a Post Office card, make deposits and withdrawals from any affiliated high street bank, pay your bills, post your letters and parcels and top up your mobile phone. We also offer National Savings and Post Office financial products and insurance for car, home and phone!

Come and try us - we guarantee you a seat and a warm welcome.  Tea and coffee are available in the Sports Centre too whilst we are there.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Worlingworth Cricket Club

The Cricket Club plays at their new premises situated at Greenlands, Earl Soham Road, Bedfield Little Green, IP13 7EF.

The new clubhouse has been recently completed and in 2010 the Club have been playing a full season from the middle of April with three Adult teams, three Juniors teams and a Ladies team as well as coaching on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings.

01728 685542 or fax 01728 685122

Anyone of any age or ability is welcome either to play, help or just watch. For further details contact:
Graham Mobbs - 01728 628789
Dave Courteen - 01728 628555
or Chris Watson - 01728 628782


Home Farm, Bedfield, Woodbridge IP13 7EE The Club have recently completed two new developments with the installation of a new two lane net facility and an Electronic Scoreboard.  These were partly funded with the assistance from local County Councillors Eddy Alcock and John McGregor, as well as the County Council regeneration Fund, MSDC and Suffolk Environmental Trust and continue the progress made by the Club since moving to their new ground in Bedfield.  With teams currently playing in the Suffolk Premier League, MSC Alliance Sections A & D, in all three age groups in the North Suffolk Youth League, a full programme of friendly matches and a fledgling ladies team, we hope the new facilities will be well used.  We especially hope that it will enable more juniors to be coached at the regular training sessions.


Club Captain Chris Watson aid "our objective is to provide good facilities and an opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to play and enjoy cricket in this corner of Suffolk".
The ground is accessible for use by all and has practice net facilities which are open for anyone to use without the need for pre-booking at any time that they are not in use by Club members.  There is also a Petanque Court which is similarly available.


Please do not take vehicles onto the playing area or encroach onto the cricket square for any reason,  In addition, the Club request that anyone using the ground and facilities leave sthem at least as clean and tidy as they find them.
A warm welcome awaits you during the year and we look forward to seeing you.


Please see the Club website on

Neighbouring Villages can provide most of everyday necessities and these include the excellent John Hutton Butchery and The Victoria Public House, both in Earl Soham.

Framlingham has a range of shops and garages whilst the County Town of Ipswich is fifteen miles away and about thirty minutes by car. An hourly bus service runs from Framlingham to Ipswich with every other one passing through Earl Soham. See also the Village Amenities Page for futher details.


Bedfield has The Crown public house situated in Church Lane, Bedfield IP13 7JJ. It is a very picturesque 15th century thatched building with ancient beams and in the winter, a roaring coal fire. Details from or 01728 628431. NOW ALSO OPEN ON SUNDAYS FROM 1.30pm to 5.30pm



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