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Felixstowe’s Hit Eaterie Branches out in Response to COVID-19



One of Felixstowe’s favourite cafes, ‘Spud Hut’ has announced it will be extending its offering to customers in response to Coronavirus.

The much-loved lunchtime eaterie, which offers homemade filled jacket potatoes, salads, paninis, cakes and fresh coffee, re-opened on the 20th May, providing collection-only lunches.

Now, as social distancing restrictions mean that they are unable to welcome dine-in customers, the team is launching an innovative new lunch option, offering freshly-made sweet and savoury crepes to collect from the front of the shop.

Spud Hut owner Hannah Walker explains, “Along with the majority of local businesses, we’ve been significantly impacted by Covid-19, and restrictions mean it will be some time before we can welcome people to sit in the shop to enjoy their food and drink.

“We’ve not backed down from a challenge yet though, so we’ve come up with a new way to provide even more homemade foods for people to enjoy that they can collect and eat ‘on the go’ or take home. 

“We wanted to come up with something that people in Felixstowe can’t already buy – so sweet and savoury crepes were the answer!

“We really hope they will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. We can’t wait to hear the feedback and reviews of our customers, so do come along and give them a try.”

The new crepes will cater for vegan and gluten free diets and will be available alongside the traditional menu.

Spud Hut is currently open from 10am-2pm Weds – Fri for takeaways / collections only. Check the Spud Hut Facebook page for news and updates.


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The Mariners Freehouse Full Makeover Ready for Re-Opening



After a total refurbishment inside and out, we’re looking forward to opening our doors once again at 10am Saturday 4th July.

We will have a one way system with an entrance and a separate exit. When entering you will be asked to sanitise, we will show you to your table and once your settled, you can download our app and order straight to the bar. We will be offering full table service, so no one has to leave their table unless they need the toilet. At the moment, we will not allow tables bigger than 6 customers at a time but hope we will be able to review this in the coming months.

All the garden, bar and restaurant areas are set out to at least a metre giving comfort and safety. There will be sanitiser points at each doorway and in both the gents and ladies toilets. We have some Pop up screens which we can move round the pub and use at different tables if required. Only one person will be allowed in the toilets at one time. Once people vacate their tables, they will be completely sanitised ready for our next customers. 

We are offering food all day Saturday from 12-9pm. And after this weekend, we hope to be adding tapas to enjoy every Saturday afternoon. Perfect for sharing with friends and family. On Sunday we will be cooking our normal classic menu but adding our Homemade Sunday Roast as a special between 12-6pm. But be quick as once the roasts go as a special you’ll have to choose off our classic menu which is just as yummy. 

We will be operating a booking system to help us stagger our customers arrival time to help avoid queues. Of course your always welcome to pop in without booking, but you may be disappointed… the crew look forward to welcome you aboard our trusty ship once again.
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Toggs Clothing Back in Business



“We are pleased to be back open from tomorrow and we are looking forward to seeing you all very soon!

Toggs opening times will be:

Tuesday – Friday: 10-2
Saturday: 10-3
Appointments are available upon request after 2pm. Drop us a message to book!


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Safety is Top Priority as The Hearing Care Centre Re-Opens Services in Felixstowe



As it begins to re-open its services after lockdown local hearing care specialists The Hearing Care Centre have a very clear message to anyone needing support with their hearing “Your safety is our priority”.

The company which offers audiology services from the Grove Medical Centre has 27 centres spread across Suffolk and Norfolk.

Audiologist Karen Finch, founder of the company said “Following the comprehensive COVID-19 joint guidance from the UK’s audiology professional bodies, we have examined every single aspect of how we deliver our service to ensure that we can do so safely as we move forward. This has taken weeks of work and preparation but we are now totally confident that we can offer you the support you need in a safe way.”

Karen added “The most satisfying part of being able to re-open for care is knowing that we offer a valuable and much needed service. The relief for patients after receiving our help and treatment has been overwhelming and emotional.

“It is great to once again be able to offer services in Felixstowe and we are saying if you have discovered during lockdown you need support with your hearing, please don’t let hearing loss prolong your isolation. We are here for you.”

To book an appointment for audiology or earwax removal or to find out more visit 

Further Information:

Adrian Rawlinson (Marketing Manager) 07718 149307 or

About The Hearing Care Centre Ltd:

With over 20 years’ experience in the Hearing Care industry, The Hearing Care Centre Ltd is local, award winning, family run business, offering independent and private hearing care service to patients throughout East Anglia.

Established in 1998, the main practice is situated in Ipswich with a further 26 centres located locally in: Aldeburgh, Attleborough, Aylsham, Beccles, Bury St Edmunds, Carlton Colville, Dereham, Eye, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Harleston, Hethersett, Hoveton, Ipswich East, Needham Market, Norwich, Southwold, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Thetford, Watton, Wickham Market, Woodbridge.

The company is managed by Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA FRSA who has been involved in the Hearing Care industry for many years. Further interviews with Karen Finch can be arranged by contacting Adrian Rawlinson (Marketing Manager) or for further information visit


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