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Fressingfield Today

Fressingfield is a village community, with a wide range of activities,  organisations and services. The modern primary school, with its nursery unit, serves  about 130 children from this and surrounding villages. There are 2 toddler groups and a private nursery for the under-fives; also brownies, beavers, cubs and scouts as well as thriving church youth clubs.

For the slightly older residents, there are the Women's Institute, Mothers' Union, Royal British Legion and over 50s Luncheon Club amongst others. All welcome new members! The Sports and Social Club provides a well-stocked bar for its regulars, as well as being home to the bowls and tennis clubs . Adjoining it are tennis courts, a football pitch, the bowling green and a well-equipped children's play area.

There are 2 shops in the village, the Fressingfield Stores  and The Pottery. The modern medical centre houses 3 doctors, an attending team, a dispensary and a full range of clinics. There are 3 lively churches in the village, with Anglican, Baptist and Methodist congregations joining together regularly for special events.

Fressingfield has long been known for good food and drink. Whereas there were 5 public houses, today we are well served by The Swan Inn (the start and finish for the annual New Year's Day Sponsored Dog Walk!) and the famous restaurant, The Fox and Goose. This is situated in what was formerly the Tudor Guildhall.  We even have our vineyard!

Fressingfield is the perfect base from which to explore both Norfolk and Suffolk. There is accommodation for visitors to the area at Priory House, Elm Lodge, Oak Hill Granary, Jolly Farmers, Gables Farm and Chippenhall Hall. Applefield is a recently registered, quiet and friendly caravan site, just outside the village. The market town of Harleston, with more facilities, is only 4 miles away.

The lively parish council, with 13 members meets at the Sancroft Hall, 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Everyone is very welcome.