Many tourists come to the UK in search of a taste of Chaucer and Shakespeare. There are many places on the tourist trail that can provide such experiences such as the Shambles in York and Elm Hill in Norwich. Others prefer the Constable Country feel of Lavenham.
Very few, however, go off the beaten path. Kersey in Suffolk is one of these places. Kersey is a relatively small village, but full of character. Many of the houses down the main street are period dwellings (many in Suffolk pink), and The Bell Pub (opened 1379) give the village the “Shakespeare” feel. The pub is dog friendly, and the food is good at a reasonable price.
The ford on the approach to the church provides for some good photographs, and is great vantage point for getting a 360 degree view of the village. Kersey is only 12 miles from Long Melford, with Kentwell and Melford Halls providing even more of a Tudor period experiences. If in the region, it is well worth the side-trip to get those experiences missed in more touristy venues.