Farm Suppers * Booking Necessary

Opening Times : 7.30pm for 8pm – Thurs 21st Sept, Fri 29th Sept, Wed 4th Oct - Tickets Only
Dates : 16th September ~ 8th October
Opening Times : Weekends 10am – 6pm
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk IP17 1LS

For more information : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk

The Farm Suppers are held in the farmhouse Dining Rooms one evening each week 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 if needed. All the Suppers are cooked, prepared and served by renowned Suffolk chef Peter Harrison and his team. 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 Helen Jukes [on a Farm Writing Residency], Tim Richardson [on an inaugural Poetry in Aldeburgh Writing Residency] and Leonardo do Froes [on the third Flipside Festival Writing Residency]. Themes for the three Farm Suppers range from Honey to Venison and Brazilian Cuisine.


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.

The Feast of St Gobnait II – 7.30pm, Thursday 21st September

A three course Farm Supper celebrating beekeeping, bees and honey prepared by guest chef Peter Harrison with Guest of Honour the writer Helen Jukes. 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



Wildwood Supper II – 7.30pm, Friday 29th September

A three course Farm Supper celebrating wild and garden foods from the farm and the Alde Valley - prepared by guest chef Peter Harrison in association with Truly Traceable ( https://www.trulytraceable.com ). Guest of Honour is the writer Tim Richardson together with artist Synnove Fredericks. The menu will include venison and wild foods from the farm. BYO beer and wine. Supper includes tea / coffee / tisanes. Three course Venison Themed Supper plus talk by Truly Traceable BYO beer/wine

To book tickets : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk



Flipside Brazilian Supper – 7.30pm, Wednesday 4th October

A three course Farm Supper celebrating the 2017 Flipside Festival [6-8th October 2017 @ Snape Maltings] with guest chef Peter Harrison. The Supper's Guest of Honour will be Brazilian poet Leonardo Froes and the menu will have a Latin American and Brazilian twist, prepared with local and some more exotic ingredients. 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


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.

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 during the three week ! Cornucopia ! 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  


 
  • 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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  • 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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  • Thank you to our sponsors

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




  • New for 2016 :

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

  •  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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  •  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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