The Hub of the Shotley Peninsula
This section contains a variety of information about Holbrook, its amenities and environment.
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Holbrook is a village situated close to the northern shore of the Stour estuary in Suffolk, England. It is located on the Shotley peninsula in Babergh district, around 8.05 km (5 miles) south of Ipswich. Lower Holbrook is a hamlet between Holbrook and Harkstead.
The village has two pubs, The Swan and The Compasses (although the latter is temporarily closed and awaiting a buyer). It also has a Co-op store incorporating the Post Office, a butcher's shop and a village hall. There is also a busy Doctors' Surgery on The Street. The area is served by a pre-school playgroup, primary school and Holbrook Academy. The parish church is dedicated to All Saints. The village also has a Methodist church. Holbrook has an on-call fire station. Holbrook's policing is provided by the Hadleigh Safer Neighbourhood Team. The village is visited by the mobile library service, a pizza maker and a fish & chip van.
To the south of the village is the Royal Hospital School, which moved to this site in 1933 after having been situated at Greenwich Hospital since 1693.
The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are dedicated footpaths and a cycle path around Alton Water and Holbrook Creek is a short walk from the centre of the village.