The friendliest place to eat, meet, shop and play

Welcome to the first episode of season five of our Podcast, Suffolk Money. Today, we’re visiting a hugely-popular venue in Ipswich, called Geek Retreat. Having opened just over two years ago, this is not only a shop and café, but a true community hub, where people go to find their niche and find their people.

In this episode, Lesley Dolphin meets Sharon Lockhart, one of the owners, who explains how Geek Retreat has become a real haven for people who love gaming. Here, people can eat, meet, shop and play – everything from board games and trading card games to roleplay games and crafting too.

Located in Upper Brook Street, the shop has achieved so much since they opened. Sharon’s infectious positivity about Ipswich comes from a place of community and she is passionate about wanting to support the town’s people and local businesses too. Recently, Geek Retreat teamed up with Hank’s Dirty Vegan to enable them to serve a wide array of delicious vegan food.

You can find out more by visiting their website at plus of course they’re also on social media