Bromeswell is a picturesque hamlet tucked away down narrow roads in Deben valley, a short distance from the Woodbridge to Snape road. The church has a 12th century entrance arch and a rare Flemish bell. A water-colour by G. Quinton in 1803 shows a great Napoleonic war camp on the heath. Bromeswell Green is a Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve.
The village's name may also historically be spelt Bromswell, and is actually pronounced "brooms-well".
The village was recorded in Domesday variously as "Bromeswella", "Brameswella", "Brumeswella", "Brumfella" and "Brammeswella". John Speed's 1610 map shows it as "Brumſwall".