! 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

  • Local Places to Stay :

    Good places to stay within 1 mile of the Festival and farm : Crown Cottages, Great Glemham; Stable Cottage, The Grove; Alde Garden, Sweffling Details>


  • Festival Exhibition opening times :

    Festival open every weekday except non-Bank Holiday Mondays. If you are coming in the middle of the day there are good local pubs in Great Glemham and Rendham.


  • Free Entry & Parking :

    Free parking and free entry to Festival Exhibition and Open Studios [@ weekends] – come by foot, bike or car share !

  • Harry Becker Exhibition :

    Archive Exhibition about Harry Becker in the Farmyard Classroom with works for sale in the barns.

  • The Festival Exhibition theme for 2018 : Claudius ~ Suffolk’s Roman Emperor!

    Celebration of portraiture, life drawing and the figure in the landscape

  • New works:

    New works by over 20 artists and makers in the Festival Exhibition.

  • Festival Talks:

    Festival Talks with Maggi Hambling, Simon Loftus and Charlotte Howarth.

  • Farm Suppers with Peter Harrison:

    Farm Suppers with Peter Harrison each Thursday evening in the farmhouse Dining Rooms from Thurs 26th April – 17th May. Book early to reserve places.


  •  Eat on the Wild Side :

    Cakes, pastries and pies made with foods from the farm’s market gardens, hedgerows, pastures and woodland. Served and on sale at weekends in Hedge Quarters’ Tea Rooms.


  •  NEW for 2018 :

    More pop up exhibition spaces in the barns for The Spring Festival Exhibition.

  •  NEW for 2018 :

    New Workshop Residency spaces – open at weekends from 21st April – 20th May.

  •  Spring Festival launches 21st April:

    The 2018 Alde Valley Spring Festival launches on Saturday 21st April and runs until Sunday 20th May – come and visit us !


  •  NEW for 2018:

    Open Studios showcasing some of the best makers in Suffolk and UK : leather work, letter carving, chair-making, knife-forging, jewellery, tile-making


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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