Hartest is a small village in the Babergh District of the English county of Suffolk. It is located halfway between Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury on the B1066 road in the Glem valley. Brockley is two miles north.
The village of Hartest dates back to before 1086 and features in the Domesday Book. The name 'Hartest' is thought to mean either "Stag Hill" or "Stag Wood". It is claimed that there are no other villages, towns or cities in the world of the same name.