! Cornucopia ! Autumn Suppers (Booking Necessary)

Times : 7.30pm for 8pm.
Dates : Thurs 6th Oct and Thurs 13th Oct
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham IP17 1LS
Entry : Tickets £35.50 pp for three course supper. BYO beer / wine.

Farm Suppers are held at different times of year on Thursday evenings 7.30pm for 8pm in the farmhouse dining rooms. Each supper celebrates a different local food or arts theme. The meals are prepared by renowned Suffolk chef Peter Harrision using ingredients from White House Farm, guest suppliers and from other local sources. They are served at the farm’s new Hedge Quarters : indoors behind the farmhouse hedge by candle light with fires lit in the farmhouse Dining Rooms – guests are seated at three large refectory dining tables made from oak trees grown at the farm.

All suppers are three courses, with cordials served upon arrival and tea / coffee / tisane served after the final course. Each evening usually includes one or two Guest Speakers who say a few words before the second and third courses. Tickets are £35.50 pp – please BYO beer / wine. Please book tickets early.

For all bookings : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk  

Thursday 6th Oct ~ The Wildwood Supper

A three course candle-lit supper celebrating wild foods and seasonal produce from the farm and it’s gardens. Prepared by chef Peter Harrison and served at the farmhouse refectory tables. Ingredients will include : venison, nettles, farm squashes / potatoes, wild fungi, crab apples, blackberries, wild cherries. Guests of Honour include artist Synnove Fredericks who is leading the first Wildwood Residency at White House Farm.
To book tickets : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk  

Thursday 13th Oct ~ The Feast of St Gobnait

A three course candle-lit supper celebrating St Gobnait – the patroness of bee-keepers and bees from south west Ireland. Prepared by chef Peter Harrison and served at the farmhouse refectory tables. Ingredients will include : HONEY ! in varied forms and dishes, together with meats and vegetables from the farm and the walled garden at Great Glemham House .. expect the exceptional and unusual ! Guests of Honour include writer Helen Jukes, beekeeper Penny Robertson and sound artist / composer Lily Hunter Green.
To book tickets : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk


  • Spring Festival 2016

    This year’s Spring Festival launches on 23rd April for 4 weeks with a rich programme of Farm Suppers, Festival Talks, Open Studios and Meet the Artists sessions....

  • A talk by Maggi Hambling :

    6pm for 6.30pm start. Saturday 7th May in the barns at the farm. Email the Festival for ticket sales.

  • Thank you to our sponsors

    Aspall Cyder and Suffolk Coast for supporting this year’s Alde Valley Spring Festival !

  • New for 2016 :

    A sound installation of a nightingale singing by Emma Green; “The Carrier” by Laurence Edwards; “Rite of Spring” by Maggi Hambling and over 200 curated works on show in the barns....

  • New for 2015/16:

    A poetry residency link between the Spring Festival and Cill Rialaig in Kerry, Eire.

  • The Big Spring Picnic takes place on Saturday 14th May.

    BYO picnic sourced from local shops in Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Snape, Aldeburgh & Orford ! Booking essential – limited places....

  • Pop Up “Hedgerow Tea Rooms”

    Open at Weekends serving cakes and pastries supplied especially for the Festival by chef Peter Harrison.


  • Try out local pubs :

    The Crown Inn, Great Glemham; White Horse, Sweffling; White Horse, Rendham; The Crown and Golden Key at Snape; The Ship Inn, Blaxhall are all within 4 miles.


  • Come and visit the farm on foot or by bike:

    Free parking for cars – share journeys if you can. Children and families welcome – no dogs please.


  • New for 2016 :

    “Meet the Artists” informal guided talks on Sunday afternoons during the Festival from 3-4.30pm.

  • New for 2016 :

    ‘Writing at Great Glemham” – a series of Writing Residencies linked to Farm Suppers and Festival Talks.

  • Don’t forget local market days :

    Mondays at Campsea Ashe auction rooms [with tea room]; Tuesdays at Framlingham; Wednesdays in Saxmundham – and Snape Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.


Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
Artisan Products

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

We have listed some of the Alde Valleys outstanding food businesses.
Places to Stay

The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels.
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