...David Grimwood's delightful freehouse restaurant.

This is the 17th year since I bought this beautiful old property and turned it into my home as well as my restaurant - truly a very satisfying thing to do.

As a Suffolk boy – born and bred – it was always my intention to have my own business here in the heart of my beloved county, where I could indulge myself and all my customers with the foods I love to cook and eat.

I am passionate about the amazing food products found here in East Anglia, and the terrific people who produce them.

Quality, sustainability, freshness, food miles and fair trade are all words used so often these days as marketing tools to increase sales – but I see them as key ingredients in the success of my business – top quality, seasonal fresh food, sourced locally at a sensible price – cooked with love and passion and served with a smile!

The Froize is all about the food – and the people who eat it!

David Grimwood

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Froize RestaurantWelcome


12 – 2pm
Tuesday to Sunday

From 7pm
Friday and Saturday

01394 450282

The Froize
Chillesford Woodbridge
IP12 3PU



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Froize Covid-19 Update

Back in March when we closed the doors and took stock of the situation – I decided the best way forward to guarantee the long-term future for Froize was to remain closed until such time as we could go back to a form of normality in how we operate.

This is still a long way off… As I write, the virus is spreading like wildfire… our NHS is under immense strain and the economy is in a state of disaster… and it is winter with it’s dark days and very soggy weather conditions… But if you look closely – there are signs of the year moving on, every morning I am serenaded by a robin in full voice. I have seen daffodils by the roadside, cock pheasants jousting, I’ve heard tawny owls calling to each other, snowdrops showing signs of emerging – Lighter mornings and later sunsets… we can only hope that a combination of vaccine, spring and a back wind will see all our lives become better and more positive.

Public confidence is what will bring life back into all those left standing in the hospitality industry.

Things will be different… perhaps, curiously – in a better way.

Opening times will be very different – what we offer will be a little simpler but still retaining all we treasure in provenance, quality, respectfulness, seasonality, and flavour!!

Froize will be back – just not yet!

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Take care… Do the ‘stay safe’ stuff…

See you again, sometime – love David xx

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