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Public facilities

Suffolk New College has a number of areas throughout the College that are open to the public!

Come and dine in our own restaurant, have treatments or a trim at our salons and beauty spa, book out a court or fitness suite at our sports centre or hire out one of our executive spaces for an event or business meeting.

Inside Chefs' Whites Restuarant

Chefs’ Whites Restaurant

Welcome to Chefs’ Whites Restaurant. This is a modern, vibrant, inspiring learning environment developing the Catering & Hospitality professionals of the future. It is our aim to deliver a unique dining experience hosted by our students. Previously Shelly’s Restaurant

Interior of Chefs' Whites Restaurant in Ipswich.
A photograph of one of our boardrooms.

Room Hire at Suffolk New College

Suffolk New College has a number of areas throughout the College available for hire including equestrian facilities, film theatre, TV Studio, classrooms and large atrium spaces.


Spa & Salon Facilities

Based at Ipswich and Halesworth are a range of hairdressing/barbering and beauty salons, as well as a spray tan booth and a fabulous spa facility, all open to the public.


A dog being groomed by a learner at Suffolk Rural.

Countryside Paws

Based at Suffolk Rural College, we offer a wide range of grooming services for all breeds and sizes of dog, in our purpose-built teaching salon.


A photograph of the Barn at Suffolk Rural

The Farm

The Farm at Suffolk Rural is home to our Red Poll cattle, our sheep flock, poultry, goats and arable crops.


Sports Centre

Suffolk New College Sports Centre is located near to the town centre and waterfront and has fantastic facilities, including a four-court badminton sports hall with two full-sized basketball hoops.

A closeup photo of a basketball net in the Suffolk New College sports centre.