Farm Suppers * Booking Necessary

The Farm Suppers are managed as pop-up events in the farmhouse Dining Rooms at White House Farm. They are held in association with the Writing at Great Glemham residency programme and take place each Thursday evening 7.30pm for 8pm during the four week Festival season. The Guest of Honour for each Farm Supper is the Writer in Residence at the farm.

For 2017 the Farm Suppers explore a series of themes that relate to the interests of each week’s Writer in Residence - using fresh seasonal farmed and wild foods sourced from local farms, the River Alde and the inshore waters off the Suffolk Coast ... together with a pinch of more exotic ingredients when needed.

Each supper is prepared by renowned Suffolk chef Peter Harrison and served at the farm’s home made oak refectory tables with fires and candles lit. Tickets are £35.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer / wine. With talks by guests between courses. Max 36 guests.

Thursday 27th April : “Sahel”

A three course supper taking inspiration from North African and Sub Saharan cuisine.

Guest of Honour : Alistair Carr * [Writing at Great Glemham Residency No 5] * Author of “The Nomad’s Path: Travels in the Sahel” IB Tauris & Co Ltd.

£35.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer/wine.

To book a place : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 


Thursday 4th May : “Jamon”

The supper will include various wild foods collected or harvested / hunted in the woods at the farm – including wild mushrooms, wild garlic, hop shoots and other wild plants – together with local pork.

Guest of Honour : Aljos Farjon * [Writing at Great Glemham Residency No 6] * Honorary Resarch Associate at Kew a world expert on conifers and currently researching veteran oak trees in England over 400 years old.

£35.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer/wine.

To book a place :
enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk


Thursday 11th May : “Unearthed”

The supper will use wild and farmed foods collected or harvested from different parts of the River Alde – from the farm and from river itself and its banks or shores.

Guest of Honour : Tessa Allingham [Writing at Great Glemham Residency No 7 and co-author of "Un-Earthed" - 'a book that celebrates producers, chefs and artisans along the Suffolk coast.'] 

£35.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer/wine.

To book a place : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk


Thursday 18th May : “Aloft”

The final Farm Supper for Spring Festival 2017 supper will present foods from plants and trees in the Alde Valley together with pheasant from the farm and fresh seasonal produce from Glemham House gardens.

Guest of Honour : Jack Cooke * [Writing at Great Glemham Residency No 8] * Author of “The Tree Climber’s Guide” [Harper Collins, 2016].

£35.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer/wine.

To book a place : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 


HQ Tea Rooms *No Booking Necessary

Opening Times : 10am – 6pm at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

Serving : teas, coffee, herb teas, cordials, fresh pastries, cakes and patisserie.

Supplier : Peter Harrison www.peterharrisonchef.co.uk

The Hedge Quarters Pop Up Tea Rooms are located in the farmhouse Dining Rooms. They serve tea, coffee, juices and cordials with food in the farmhouse dining rooms at weekends and Bank Holidays during the four week Festival period. On sunny days food and drink can also be taken outdoors for picnics on the farm. [Blankets / rugs available.] Families welcome – no pets / dogs please.

Orders also taken at the Tea Rooms for takeaways / home packs of pastries / cakes.


For more information and bookings: enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk  


 
  • Thank you to our sponsors

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



  • Pop Up “Hedgerow Tea Rooms”

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

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  • Try out local pubs :

    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.

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  • 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.

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  •  New for 2017 : ‘Writing at Great Glemham”:

    A series of Writing Residencies linked to Farm Suppers each Thursday and Festival Talks each Friday with guests Alistair Carr, Aljos Farjon and Jack Cooke.

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  •  New for 2017 : “Handmade”

    A series of over ten Workshop Residencies and Open Studios showcasing local crafts and heritage skills – inc chair making, knife making, wood turning. Open at weekends and Bank Holidays.

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  •  Meet the Artists:

    Informal guided talks on Sunday afternoons during the Festival from 3-4.30pm.



  •  New for 2017 : To the Moon and Back:

    A new life size bronze by Craig Hudson of Marley the dog on display in the fields.



  • 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 2017 : bronzes from Maggi Hambling:

    Bronzes from Maggi Hambling’s Aftermath series on show in the Farmyard barns.



  • Pop Up “Hedge Quarters Tea Rooms:

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

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  • 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.

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  • New for 2017 : Festival Exhibition Quercus & Co ~

    New for 2017 : Festival Exhibition Quercus & Co ~ Celebrating the English Oak, Woodland and Widlife – including paintings and drawings by Jelly Green of trees and woodlands from around the UK.

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  • Farm Suppers with Peter Harrison:

    Each Thursday evening during the Festival - £35.50 per person – three courses served at the farmhouse refectory tables by candlelight. BYO beer / wine.

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  •  The Big Spring Picnic Saturday 20th May:

    The Big Spring Picnic takes place on Saturday 20th May. BYO picnic sourced from local shops in Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Snape, Aldeburgh & Orford ! Booking essential – limited places.

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  • 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.

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  • New for 2016 :

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

  •  Spring Festival launches on 22nd April:

    This year’s Spring Festival launches on 22nd April for 4 weeks with a rich programme of Farm Suppers, Festival Talks, Open Studios and Meet the Artists sessions.

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