Farm Suppers * Booking Necessary

Dates : Thurs evenings 7.30pm on 26th Apr, 3rd / 10th 17th May 
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk IP17 1LS
Ticket Price : £37.50 pp [BYO beer / wine]
For All Bookings : 

The Farm Suppers are managed as pop-up events in the farmhouse Dining Rooms at White House Farm. They are held each Thursday evening 7.30pm for 8pm during the four week Festival season. For 2018 the Farm Suppers explore four themes chosen by chef Peter Harrison.

Guests are received at 7.30pm in the farmyard barns for a private view of the Spring Festival Exhibition. At 8pm they are led to the Dining Rooms where the suppers are served at the farm’s home made oak refectory tables with fires and candles lit. The weekly Guests of Honour are writers and artists / makers taking part in the “Writing at Great Glemham" and Spring Festival residency programmes.

The ticket price of £37.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer / wine. With short talks by Guests of Honour between courses. Max 30 diners.

Thursday 26th April : “Middle Eastern Suffolk”

This doesn’t mean Diss .. or Eye .. but is an evening of Suffolk produce prepared with a Middle Eastern twist!

Guest of Honour :  Chris Agee  [“Writing at Great Glemham Residency”; Editor of Irish Pages]
Price:  £37.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer / wine.
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Thursday 3rd May : “Plant Based / No Waste”

A collaboration with Californian chef and restauranteur Davin Waite who co-owns [with his wife Jessica] the renowned Wrench and Rodent restaurant in Oceanside near San Diego. 

Guest of Honour :  TBC
Price:  £37.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer / wine.
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Thursday 10th May : “Festival of Spring”

A culinary celebration of seasonal farmed and wild foods collected or harvested from different parts of Suffolk. 

Guest of Honour :  Otis Luxton [2018 Mendlesham Chair Residency]
Price:  £37.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer / wine.
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Thursday 17th May : “Felixstowe Ferry”

A seasonal fish and seafood supper with key ingredients sourced from Felixstowe Ferry – and inland or onshore produce to match. 

Guest of Honour :  Mike Warner  [“Writing at Great Glemham Residency”; Mike Warner is a seafood writer and consultant – and a Committee Member of the Guild of Food Writers].
Price:  £37.50 pp for 3 courses inc tea / coffee / tisanes. Please BYO beer / wine.
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The Hedgerow Pop Up 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.
Suppliers :  Marybelle, East of England Co-Op, Peter Harrison, Truly Traceable.

The Hedgerow Tea Rooms are located in the farmhouse Dining Rooms – aka the farm’s Hedge Quarters. 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.

For more information about the Tea Rooms : 

  • The Summer Exhibition :

    The Spirit of '48  +  Here and Now.
    Sat 9th June Sun 1st July Details>


  • 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

For more information....
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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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