The Market town of Hadleigh can trace its routes back to before Roman times with numerous historic influences being evident across the town. From the Deanery Towner to St Marys Church and the Guildhall, the town still features a number of Tudor mediaeval buildings of Grade I listed status alongside more modern shopfronts buildings and features.
The Town today supports a rich, diverse range of shops grouped on the nearly mile long high street, from long established business such as Partridges, to florists, clothing shops, supermarkets, grocers, solicitors, butchers and delicatessens. Alongside the broader range of shops and builders merchants on the outskirts of the town there is almost nothing you can’t buy in Hadleigh!
The Annual Hadleigh Show was established in 1839 and despite recent years being cancelled due to Covid, attractrs large crowds from across the region with its range of trade stalls and celebrations of country living.
Hadleigh is very well served for schooling with two primary schools St Mary’s Church of England and Hadleigh Community Primary School both feeding into Hadleigh High School, all are well regarded and excellent assets to the Town.
There is a wide range of Pubs, Restaurants and Cafés within the town. These range of fine dining in the Marquis Restaurant to well presented pub food in The George. Indian and Chinese restaurants/take away Spice Hadleigh and Jasmine House. The Town has a great range of Cafés from Paddy and Scott’s to Jet Lounge and Huffers Café. Finally Titos Italian Restaurant is a particular highlight.
Sports clubs from the very active Hadleigh Rugby and Hadleigh Football club through the Bowls club, cricket and badminton clubs. The recently refurbished sports centre has an excellent swimming pool and further facilities, there really is a club and sport for everyone in Hadleigh.