Perched on the banks of the River Alde, amidst the captivating scenery of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Snape Maltings lies just six miles from Aldeburgh.

Within this picturesque heritage site, you'll find renovated Victorian buildings hosting independent shops, galleries, a restaurant, a dog-friendly café, and various performance venues.

Snape Maltings gained fame through the establishment of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall by Benjamin Britten, officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth in 1967. For those in search of family-friendly activities in Suffolk, this enchanting destination offers a diverse range of options.


Explore our constellation of independent shops at Snape Maltings – with seasonal ranges of carefully selected homeware, furniture, clothing, ceramics, plants, arts & crafts, Suffolk food & drink, and more.

Our online shop houses our favourite edits to inspire and tempt you with handpicked beautiful wares...


We have 14 wonderful self-catering properties to choose from across our sites at Snape Maltings and The Red House, Aldeburgh. From a one bedroom cottage to a six bedroom family home, they are the perfect base from which to explore the Suffolk countryside.

Every time you book a holiday let through us, it supports the charitable work of Britten Pears Arts.

Food and drink

From light lunch and afternoon tea to a fine dining experience with spectacular views, there are plenty of places for you to eat at Snape Maltings. We focus on using the finest local ingredients to showcase the best of Suffolk.

Walks, rivers, trips, and wildlife

Hugely popular with walkers, birdwatchers and nature lovers, the tidal River Alde and surrounding marshes are a haven for hundreds of species of flora and fauna. Resident birds seen at different times of the year include curlews, egrets, avocets, bitterns and marsh harriers, while mammals include otters, water voles and even the occasional seal. Low tide is a time of particular activity, with glistening mudflats and shallow water attracting many species of waders.

Your support matters

Every purchase you make at Snape Maltings supports the charitable work of our parent charity, Britten Pears Arts