! Cornucopia ! Autumn Suppers 

(Booking Necessary)

Times : 7.30pm for 8pm – Thurs 13th Sept, Thurs 20th Sept, Thurs 27th Sept, Thurs 4th Oct – Entry by Ticket Only.
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham IP17 1LS
For more information : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 

The Farm Suppers are held in the farmhouse Dining Rooms each Thursday during the autumn ! Cornucopia ! season. They celebrate the extraordinary range of farmed and wild local foods available in the beautiful Alde Valley of East Suffolk - with a sprinkling of more exotic ingredients when needed. Suppers are cooked, prepared and served by renowned Suffolk chefs, including Peter Harrison and his team as well as Steve and Lynn Tricker from Truly Traceable. Food is served by candlight with fires lit on the farmhouse’s oak refectory tables – made with timber grown at the farm.

The Farm Suppers are also held in association with Autumn Writing Residencies at the farm. Each Supper welcomes a different writer as the evening’s principal Guest of Honour and explores a culinary theme that is linked to their writing. This years Guests of Honour include the writers Seán Hewitt [Winner, Resurgence Eco Poetry Prize 2017], Melissa Harrison [All among The Barley, 2018], Tim Richardson [Sweets – The History of Temptation, 2004] and Louise Gray [The Ethical Carnivore, 2016].

The Feast of St Gobnait III – 7.30pm, Thursday 13th September

A three course Farm Supper celebrating local foods, poetry, beekeeping, bees and honey with Guest of Honour the writer Seán Hewitt. The supper will be served at handmade oak refectory tables in the farmhouse Dining Rooms with fires and candles lit. Honeys sourced from the Leiston & District Beekeepers Association. BYO beer and wine. Supper includes tea / coffee / tisanes.

To book tickets : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk  

From the River & the Sea – 7.30pm, Thursday 20th September

A three course Farm Supper celebrating marine and coastal foods from the Alde Valley and Suffolk Coast - prepared by guest chef Peter. Guest of Honour is the writer Melissa Harrison. BYO beer and wine. Supper includes tea / coffee / tisanes.

Cornucopia ~ A Gardener’s Delight – 7.30pm, Thursday 27th September

A three course Farm Supper celebrating Gardens with guest chef Peter Harrison. The Supper's Guest of Honour will be the writer Tim Richardson and the menu will be prepared with local ingredients, many sourced from the beautiful walled garden at Great Glemham House. Food served by candlelight with fires lit in the farmhouse Dining Rooms. BYO beer / wine. Tea / coffee / tisanes included in the supper price.

To book tickets : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk

Wildwood Supper III – 7.30pm, Thursday 4th October

In a new venture, we team up with Lynn and Steve Tricker from Truly Traceable for an introduction to their pies – which include local venison as a key ingredient. Our Guest of Honour for the evening is writer Louise Gray, author of The Ethical Carnivore. Food served by candlelight with fires lit in the farmhouse Dining Rooms. BYO beer / wine. Tea / coffee / tisanes included in the supper price.


  • Bronzes of livestock and animals
    by Juliet Simpson for sale.

  • Paintings and drawings by Tessa Newcomb, Emma Green and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • Families and children are welcome to the farm - no dogs please !

  • Farm Nature walks open daily during ! Cornucopia !

  • Hedge Quarters :

    Pop up Tea Rooms open daily 10am - 6pm 15th Sept - 4th Oct. Details >


  • 'Hefted' :

    An autumn exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculpture

  • Autumn Writing Residencies : 

    Sean Hewitt, Melissa Harrison, Tim Richardson, Louise Gray.

  • New works on show by Maggi Hambling and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.

  • The Suffolk Chair Collection :

    An exhibition of over 50 antique and contemporary Suffolk Chairs. Details >


  • Pesta Nukenen :

    An exhibition of basketry from our sister festival in Borneo

  • Farm Suppers on Thursday evenings :

    30th Sept, 27th Sept & 4th October. Details >


  • Meet the Makers!

    Open studios at weekends 10am - 6pm - Details >

Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
The Festival Shop

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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