Snape Village

Snape is located just north of the River Alde, around five miles from the coastal town of Aldeburgh.


The village has a population of around 600 people and is at the centre of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Snape’s rich history includes the site of a Saxon burial ship and a mention in the Domesday Book survey ordered by William the Conqueror in 1086.

Today, Snape is perhaps best known for the world-famous Concert Hall at Snape Maltings, home to the Aldeburgh Festival in June and Snape Proms which take place throughout August.


The riverside complex also has a range of shops, galleries and restaurants open seven days a week and is the headquarters for Aldeburgh Music’s creative campus.

The village itself has three pubs – The Golden Key, The Crown Inn and The Plough & Sail – all serving food and drink.


Church Garage, just five minutes walk from Croft Farm at the top of Gromford Lane, is home to a good-sized convenience stores selling food from the Co-Op and a good selection of wines and beers. 


Snape Church is just along the A1094 as you head towards Aldeburgh.