Hintlesham is a village of mainly modern housing, mostly clustered around the main Ipswich to Stowmarket A1071.
Hintlesham Hall is now a hotel and restaurant with a golf course within its grounds. The building is Elizabethan in origin, though the current façade is early Georgian.
The oldest building in the parish is the Priory, once residence to the prioress of Wix. During the reign of Henry II the incumbent was fined for illegally killing deer. The high prioress was also often in trouble with the local bishop for bringing falcons into the church and placing them on the high altar.
The village sign shows a representation of the parish boundary, along with the roads and paths in the parish.
Renowned animal impersonator and ornithologist Percy Edwards was a resident of the village at the time of his death in 1996.
Unusually, Hintlesham still retains the name by which it was recorded in Domesday, though it also appears as "Hinclesham".
The 1922 Kelly's Directory lists William Johnson as a beer retailer. (Possibly the unidentified pub in Duke Street).
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, one inn holder was recorded in the parish in 1645.