Village information

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 8⅓ km (5 miles) south of Ipswich. Lower Holbrook is a hamlet between Holbrook and Harkstead.

The village has two pubs, the Compasses and the Swan, a Co-op store incorporating the Post Office, a butcher's shop and a village hall. The area is served by a pre-school playgroup, primary school and Holbrook Academy, which shares a site with the Peninsula Sports Centre. 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 estimated number of residents of Holbrook in 2013 was 2343.