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 : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 

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



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




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

 



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



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 : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 


 

  • 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 >

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  • '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 >

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  • Pesta Nukenen :

    An exhibition of basketry from our sister festival in Borneo



  • Farm Suppers on Thursday evenings :

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

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  • 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

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Places to Stay

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