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Superflashy newsflash! The hottest local goss

Feast your eyes on our latest round-up of the hottest happenings - there are new restaurants and wine bars, things to do with kids, and openings galore.

It’s a bumper newsflash for Bury St Edmunds today with so many new openings happening in the historic West Suffolk town. First up is a brand new restaurant and bar called Damson & Wilde from the City Pub Group , that will be opening in the former Café Rouge site on Abbeygate Street on 30 May.

If you’re in the (Butter)market for some drinks then you’ll be delighted to hear that The Wine Cellar is coming to town, taking over 33 Buttermarket with a cool concept where you can enjoy a drink or two on-site in the lounge-style seating as well as being able to buy drinks from the wine wall to take home.

The Olive Grove

Elsewhere in Bury, the empty Palmer’s store is becoming a menswear shop called Brook Taverner and Cambridge’s Greek restaurant, The Olive Grove, is opening another branch in Suffolk on Bury’s St John’s Street.

Just outside Bury St Edmunds in nearby Ixworth, a new children’s business has opened just in time for half term called World of Play. It’s best for younger kids under 7 with a role-play area, a mini-supermarket, children’s café, playhouse, cute garden, baby room, reading den and sensory area.

Further into Suffolk, Needham Lakes has a brand new visitor centre and café ready for all the summer visitors. The new café name, The Duck & Teapot, was decided by a local vote and serves breakfast, lunch and snacks like waffles, smoothies, and ice creams. We can vouch for the milkshakes being rather delicious.


It’s not all just hot happenings in Suffolk this week. Cambridgeshire has its fair share of goss too. The Tivoli opened its doors on the 25th May complete with two street food stalls, four bars, two 9-hole indoor crazy golf courses, a shuffleboard basement, event spaces and a roof terrace with views over Jesus Green. Round of golf over a cocktail? Don’t mind if I do!

Market House
Market House, Cambridge

And right slap bang in the middle of Cambridge (where Don Pasquale used to be) Market House is well on its way to being opened. And when it does, you’ll find five floors of meeting spaces, an all-day café, restaurant, evening wine bar and outdoor seating on Market Square.

The Old Hall Ely
Image: Fountain Photography

Last, but certainly not least, the lovely Old Hall Ely has added a smart new Orangery and event space to their eye-catching Jacobean building. Talking of things that’s catch your eye, the gorgeous new space has stunning uninterrupted views of Ely Cathedral and will be used for weddings, events and as a fine dining restaurant.

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