• BF&DF


    Saturday 27th May 2017

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 27th May 2017

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 27th May 2017

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 27th May 2017

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 27th May 2017

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 27th May 2017

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 27th May 2017

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 27th May 2017

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

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It’s back! The 3rd Beccles Food & Drink Festival will be held on Saturday 27th May 2017, and should be an educational and fun day for all the family.

Running from 10am till 4pm, the free event, held in and around the town centre, will follow the successful format developed over the previous 2 years. Upwards of 50 stalls will be on hand, selling a wide variety of cooked and raw food, pickles, preserves, oils and other condiments, confectionery, along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Stallholders from the Waveney Valley area include Fen Farm Dairy, The Penny Bun Bakehouse and Waveney Smokehouse, while those from further afield include Kenton Hall Estate, Pudd’Eng and Yum Yum Tree Fudge.

There will also be a variety of demonstrations and talks in a cookery theatre on the stage of the Public Hall throughout the event, featuring local chefs and producers. Stalls will be situated there, in St. Michael’s Church, as well as in the heart of the town centre.

Children’s entertainment, including storytelling, face painting and Punch & Judy will be centred on the town’s Library, where a Fair Trade Pop-up Café is planned. Buskers will be active throughout the event at designated Music Hotspots.

Visitors are encouraged to use the excellent bus links to the town or use the East Suffolk rail line to the refurbished Beccles Station, while those arriving by car can make use of a free Park & Ride facility from Beccles Quay. Free maps, showing a food trail round the various sites, all within easy walking distance of each other, will be available from the Quay Park & Ride and the festival’s information point in the town centre.

A new feature for 2017 is the addition of “Specials” for the festival day only by some of the town’s eateries and butchers, which will feature on the map, together with the cookery theatre timetable.

Local businesses set to participate in this feature include Twyfords, Baileys, the Waveney House Hotel, Graze at the White Horse, and the Wine Vaults.

The aim of the event is to celebrate independent food and drink suppliers and eateries, both within Beccles and throughout the wider Waveney Valley area, and to attract visitors to the vibrant market town. Beccles boasts some excellent independent restaurants, cafés and shops alongside those of high street chains, and includes three long-established independent butchers, two delicatessens, a greengrocer and a fishmonger.

Paul Parravani, who runs the long-established ice cream business in the town and who has been involved since the first festival commented, “There is a great deal of interest in the festival, and it has been a very popular local event with a growing reputation for a lovely atmosphere, which both visitors and stallholders appreciate. We are grateful for the continuing support of local traders and our stallholders, as well as the local organisations whose assistance makes this event possible.”

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Attending The Beccles Food & Drink Festival

Ailsa’s Country Cream Fudge
Artisan Pastry Chef
Blackbird Cottage Fine Foods
Cakes to Celebrate
Carol’s Cakes & Bakes
Carr Farm Geese
Clinks Farm
Crafty Mrs Fox
Curry Pie
DJ Wines Ltd
Dominic Parkes
East Norfolk Trading
Ellingham & Kirby Cane W.I.
ES Burroughs & Son
Fen Farm Dairy
Fishmonger At No. 4
Flint Vineyard
Graze at the White Horse
Harrisons Bakery
Hay Hay
Help for Heroes Charity
Hill Farm Oils

Hog & Ale
Jenny Whiting Pickle-o Coffee Co
Kenton Hall Longhorn Beef
Kit’s Kitchen
Maisebrooke Farm
Marsh Pig
Mayflower Arts & Crafts
McCarthy’s Country Store
Mr Bees
My Secret Kitchen
Nanna Lee’s Pantry
Nelson & Norfolk Tea
No. 51
Nortons Dairy
Opa Hay’s Brewery
Parravani’s Ice Cream
Peachey’s Preserves
Pepperells Meats Ltd
Pie Central
pudd’ Eng
Red Chilli Kitchen Ltd
Scarlett & Mustard

Sea Breeze Asparagus
Season’s Bounty
Smokin Joes BBQ
St Peter’s Brewery
Suffolk Smokehouse
Sweet Nothing Bakehouse
The Bon Bakery
The Chutney Barn
The Galley Cookshop
The Jewellery Room
The Norfolk Truffle Co
The Penny Bun Bakehouse
The Wrap Bar
Truly Traceable Venison & Game
Twyfords Patisserie
Valley Farm Vineyards
Waffle on a Shack
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 2017

Time Name/business   Content
10:00am Dave Patterson – Chief Lecturer, Catering and Hospitality, East Coast College (Great Yarmouth Campus) Introduction
10:15am Tyler Torrence – The Boarding House, Halesworth Tyler weaves his magic and creates for us from his menu
11:00am Level 1 Catering Student Ellie – East Coast College (Great Yarmouth Campus) Sponge dessert
11:45am Ben Witchell – Flint Vineyard Wine production
12:30pm Jims Butchers – The Conge, Great Yarmouth Butchering half a pig into joints
1:30pm Level 2 Catering Students James and Ellie – East Coast College (Great Yarmouth Campus) Ready Steady Cook brought from TV to Beccles.
2:15pm David Nash – Head Chef, Andover House, Great Yarmouth A twist on a Chicken Caesar Salad
3:00pm Mark Jermey – Fishmonger @ No 4, Beccles Buying fish and preparing a Sea Bass

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