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 in the Glem Valley. Running east of the village centre is Hartest Hill, the steepest in Suffolk.
The village is centred on the large village green, fringed by an array of brightly coloured cottages, the village hall or institute, the medieval All Saints church and the Crown public house, formerly Hartest Hall the local landowner's seat.
Hartest's nearest town is Bury St Edmunds.
Former Special Envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury and Islamic Jihad Organization hostage, Terry Waite lives in the village.