The ingredients here are simple. Take a medieval wool town trapped in aspic, add a 15th-century merchant’s house that overlooks the square, then whisk up the best food in Suffolk and you have one of the loveliest restaurants with rooms in the land. It sits opposite the Guildhall, its Georgian façade giving way to original interiors, where timber frames and old beams mix beautifully with light colours and varnished wood floors. It is French to its core, with a cheese board to beat all others, and it’s all the work of Régis and Martine, who have been at helm for over 30 years. You eat in the airy dining room with an ancient fireplace in one corner, perhaps fois gras terrine with a port jelly, steamed skate with capers, honey parfait with apple and Calvados mousse. Bedrooms are just as good: timber frames, wonky floors, beautiful beds, a sofa is there’s room. You’ll find decanters of sherry, coffee machines, flat-screen TVs, robes in chic bathrooms. Four are huge, one has a regal four-poster, another a 14th-century fireplace in its bathroom. There’s a courtyard for breakfast in the sun, too.