• BF&DF


    Saturday 26th May 2018

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 26th May 2018

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 26th May 2018

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 26th May 2018

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 26th May 2018

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 26th May 2018

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 26th May 2018

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 26th May 2018

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

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It’s back! The 4th Beccles Food & Drink Festival will be held on Saturday 26th May 2018, and should be an educational and fun day for all the family.

Beccles town centre is set to be transformed as the Beccles Food and Drink Festival 2018 returns for another gastronomic extravaganza.   The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Saturday 26th May, is following a tried and tested formula, and upwards of 50 stalls will be selling a variety of raw and cooked food, preserves, pickles, oils and other condiments, confectionery, and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Among local producers, Chet and Waveney Vineyard will be making their first appearance at the event, while from further afield The Chutney Barn, Curry Pie and Mr Bees will be attending.  In addition to the town centre, stalls will be nearby in and around St. Michael’s Church, and also in the Public Hall, where East Coast College will be running a Cookery Theatre throughout the event, consisting of a variety of cookery demonstrations and talks.  There will also be music and children’s entertainment around the town centre to add to the atmosphere.  Full details will be provided in Food Trail leaflets available from the Festival Information Point and a variety of town centre businesses on the day.

Visitors are encouraged to use public transport to the town, or make use of the Free Park and Ride minibuses from the Festival car park at Beccles Quay.

This is now the fourth year of the Food and Drink Festival, which has become a popular event in the calendar for both producers and visitors alike.

Paul Parravani, organising the event with a small team and with the support of Beccles Lions, said “we are pleased to have Beccles Lions fully on board this year, and it will be great to make it a joint effort with them and Beccles Business and Tourism Association.  We have some great new producers displaying their wares this year, including wine made in Berghapton and cider from Harleston.  We are again supporting local charities by allocating a number of free stalls in the town centre on the day.”

Attending The Beccles Food & Drink Festival

Ailsa’s Country Cream Fudge
Artisan Pastry Chef
Bake Shack
Beccles Lions
Blackbird Cottage Fine Foods
Cakes to Celebrate
Carol’s Cakes & Bakes
Carr Farm Geese
Chet & Waveney Vineyard
Choklit Belgian Chocolates
Clinks Farm
Cocoa May
Curry Pie
DJ Wines Ltd
East Norfolk Trading
ES Burroughs & Son
Fen Farm Dairy
Fishmonger At No. 4
Flint Vineyard
Graze at the White Horse
Harleston Cider
Hay Hay
Help for Heroes Charity

Hog & Ale
Kenton Hall Longhorn Beef
Leanne’s Chocolart
Lickety Ice
Maisebrooke Farm
Marsh Pig
Mayflower Arts & Crafts
McCarthy’s Country Store
Mr Bees
Nanna Lee’s Pantry
Nelson & Norfolk Tea
Nortons Dairy
Opa Hay’s Brewery
Parravani’s Ice Cream
Peachey’s Preserves
Pepperells Meats Ltd
Pimento
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Red Chilli Kitchen Ltd
Scarlett & Mustard

Season’s Bounty
Slim Gilly’s Cocktails
St Peter’s Brewery
Stokes Sauces
Taste Collectiv
The Bon Bakery
The Chutney Barn
The Galley Cookshop
The Norfolk Truffle Co
The Penny Bun Bakehouse
The Tiny Tipple Company
The Waffles Works
The Wrap Bar
Truly Traceable Venison & Game
Two Magpies Bakery
Twyfords Patisserie
Valley Farm Vineyards
Waveney Valley Smokehouse
Winbirri Vineyards
Yare Valley Oils
Yum Yum Tree Fudge

Food Festival Map

Demonstration Area Plan

East Coast College (Great Yarmouth Campus) catering department is proud to be working with Beccles Food & Drink Festival 2018

Time Name/business Content
10:00am Dave Patterson – Chief Lecturer Introduction
10:15am Ellie Gregory – Level 3 Yarmouth Campus Ellie will pick a dish that she wishes to demonstrate to us.
11:00am Alex Harrison – Harrison Chocolatiers Alex has a wealth of experience in the art of working with chocolate and can produce that crisp delicate working with temperatures we will show us just how by chocolate we all love.
11:45am David – Head Chef, Andover House, Great Yarmouth David – the award winning Head Chef of Hotel Andover House – will be creating a few dishes using his favoured style of giving traditional dishes a twist.
 12:30pm Jim’s Butchers, The Conge, Great Yarmouth The butchery of a whole lamb. Watch as the butcher prepares all the various cuts we know and use at home. We will also taste a selection of Jim’s sausages that he makes on the premises.
 1:30pm Lynn Lockwood – Chocolate Sommelier & Consultant, Founder of the Norwich Chocolate Festival Lynn originally comes from Beccles and has a passion for the town and is delighted to be able to be with us to talk chocolate. Sharing her knowledge of chocolate, including how to taste chocolate properly.
 2:15pm David Chief Lecturer & Students – East Coast College (Great Yarmouth Campus) David Patterson and students showing how to make a chicken liver pate for a dinner party.
 3:00pm Fish Monger No.4, Beccles A demonstration of how easily to prepare a whole seabass, whilst we hear about current fish stocks and the dos and don’ts when buying fish. Chef Dave from the college will then simply cook the fish for the audience to try.

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Photo credits: Dominic Parkes