• BF&DF


    Saturday 28th May 2022

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 28th May 2022

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 28th May 2022

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 28th May 2022

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

  • BF&DF


    Saturday 28th May 2022

    10:00am – 4:00pm


    Beccles Town Centre

Next Beccles Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 28th May 2022

Following a successful return in 2021, Beccles Food and Drink Festival is back to celebrate a feast of culinary delights for 2022.  The free Festival will feature over 50 food and drink stalls, many of them local artisan producers, as well as those from further afield in East Anglia.  Based in the centre of the vibrant market town, the Festival will include cookery demonstrations and talks, world street food and children’s entertainment.  A free Park & Ride shuttle service will run throughout the day from Beccles Quay, where additional parking will be available.  Building on the successful formula of previous years, the Festival is set to repeat Fringe events in the local area two weeks either side of the main event day.

Updates will be posted on the Festival website and Facebook at regular intervals, so keep checking back to see the latest developments.

Best Wishes

Beccles Food and Drink Festival Organising Team

Beccles Food & Drink Festival Cookery Theatre

This year the Cookery Theatre will be located behind St. Michael’s Church, so please look out for the directional signs whilst near the church on the day.

We are delighted to announce our headline chef in the Cookery Theatre will be Richard Bainbridge, chef owner of Benedicts Restaurant in Norwich. Originally from the city, Richard has worked his way through some of the most amazing restaurants and countries across the globe. He has worked for Michel Roux Senior at the 3 Michelin Starred Waterside Inn, for Günter Seeger (NY), Kevin Thornton (Dublin) and upon his return to Norfolk he was head chef at Galton Blackiston’s Morston Hall.

Richard, with his wife, Katja, opened Benedicts in June 2015, which since opening has been named in The Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK. Benedicts was awarded 3 AA Rosettes in January 2018.

In 2015 he won BBC2’s Great British Menu and returned in 2017 as a judge on the programme judging the chefs of the central region.

 

A full schedule of events at the Cookery Theatre will be available shortly before the event and will be posted on Social Media and on this website.

Grazing Trail for 2021 Festival

Please look out for the Grazing Trail maps around the town.

A downloadable version of the map for 2022 will be available here soon, in the meantime you can see the version from our 2021 event below.

Mayor’s Award

MAYOR’S AWARD FOR BEST STALL APPEARANCE

Once again we will be running the Mayor’s Award for the best stall.

The Mayor’s Award for the Best Stall Appearance.  Open to stalls of food and drink producers only, the award will be judged by Beccles Town Mayor during the event and awarded to the stall with the best appearance, based on product display, staff turnout and overall look.  The award has been kindly sponsored by Sweeties of New Market, Beccles.

Food Festival Fringe Saturday 14 May to Sunday 12 June

As part of our 2022 Festival we are once again introducing our Fringe events which this year will run from Saturday 14th May until Sunday 12th June. These were very successful when we introduced the Fringe in 2019 and a number of businesses in Beccles and the surrounding area (within a 15 mile radius) have agreed to participate..

Details of the events can be found below and will appear on Social Media.

When: Every day –8.30 – 11.30

Where: Relish 2 – 4 Market Row Beccles NR34 9HF

Facebook – Relish Café and Sandwich Bar

What: Start the day with our super healthy breakfast – freshly made low fat hommade superbreakfast smoothie or build your own breakfast bowl, choosing from seeds, nuts, fresh berries, granola and yoghurt

Contact: 01502 714899 Relishtakeaway@hotmail.com

Cost: Starting from £3

When: Every Weds to Sun5 til 9pm

Where: Suffolk Stonehouse 18 St Mary’s Street Bungay NR35 1AX

www.suffolkstonehouse.co.uk

What: Food Festival Pizza Special, locally sourced egg and asparagus, peas,  hollandaise, optional local ham with choice of local Bull of the Woods beer,  Calvors lager, or local fruit juice

Contact: 01986 894553 suffolkstonehouse@gmail.com

Cost: £15 for pizza special and drink

When: Thursday 19th May5.00 – 8.30

Where: The Old Dairy 12 – 14 Hungate Beccles NR34 9TT

Max number 31

https://www.olddairy.restaurant/events/mexican-fiesta

What: The Old Dairy’s Mexican Fiesta ¡Hola! Fancy some good Mexican food and fun atmosphere without the plane tickets and jet lag, then the answer might be our Mexican Night at The Old Dairy in May!

Contact: 01502 716742 hello@olddairy.restaurant

Cost: £32 for 2 courses, £40 for 3 courses

When: Friday 20th May 6 – 10pm

Where: The Racehorse Mill Common, Westhall IP19 8RQ

www.westhallpub.com

What: The famous Southwold Fish Hut is coming to the Racecourse.They will serve you wonderfully fresh fish, locally sourced and prepared to order.

Contact: 01502 575665 info@westhallpub.com

When: Saturday 21st MayMidday – 10pm

Where: The Butchers Arms London Road Beccles NR34 9YT

The Butchers Arms (mypub.org.uk)

What: Beccles Brew Co 3rd Birthday –  New Beer Launch and Tap Takeover

Contact: 01502 712243 butchersarms@mypub.org.uk

When: Thursday 26th May and Friday 27th May 6.45

Where: Earsham Street Cafe 11 Earsham Street Bungay NR35 1EE

Max number of guests 46

www.earshamstreetcafe.co.uk

What: Persian Tasting Evening.

Persian food is said to be difficult to define, but impossible to resist!
The 6 course tasting menu is a selection of delicious food created with a blend of aromatic herbs & subtle fragrant spices.

Contact: 01986 893103 info@earshamstreetcafe.co.uk

Cost: £29.95

When: Friday 27th May 12pm-11pm

Where: Shadingfield Fox London Road, Shadingfield, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 8DD

Max number of guests 400

www.shadingfieldfox.com Facebook – Shadingfield Fox

What: Beer Festival – 4 local breweries 8pm Live music from The Cruisers

Contact: 01502 575100 / 07818701141 nicola.weedon@shadingfield.pub

When: Saturday 28th May 12pm-11pm

Where: Shadingfield Fox London Road, Shadingfield, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 8DD

Max number of guests 400

www.shadingfieldfox.com Facebook – Shadingfield Fox

What: Beer Festival – Bar Menu and Specials. 6pm Open Mic

Contact: 01502 575100 / 07818701141 nicola.weedon@shadingfield.pub

When: Sunday 29th May 12pm-11pm

Where: Shadingfield Fox London Road, Shadingfield, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 8DD

Max number of guests 400

www.shadingfieldfox.com Facebook – Shadingfield Fox

What: Beer Festival –BBQ & sharing platters 12pm – 6pm  Afternoon live music from Father and Son duo Marc Anthony & Isaac

Contact: 01502 575100 / 07818701141 nicola.weedon@shadingfield.pub

When: Friday 27th May6 – 10pm

Where: The Racehorse Mill Common, Westhall IP19 8RQ
www.westhallpub.com

What: Suffolk Sausages cooked by our Guest Chef

Contact: 01502 575665 info@westhallpub.com

When: Friday 27th May 6.30 -8.30

Where: Baileys

Max number of guests 38

Baileys Delicatessen – Suffolk, ENG – Home

What: Baileys invites you to join us for an evening of local cheese inspired dishes prepared by our head chef and owner Paul Buck. Some dish are paired and some dished are created with different local drinks which has been selected to compliment their flavours. Five course meal and drinks

Contact: 01502 710609 baileysbeccles@gmail.com

Cost: £55

When: Sunday 5th June 13.00 – 15.00

Where: Quaff East 33a Newgate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9B

Max number of guests 10
What: Coffee Afternoon – Speciality Coffee – From Farm to Cup An exploration of the processes used to get coffee from the farms it’s grown on to your cup

Contact: hello@quaffeast.co.uk

When: Thursday 2nd June6.30 pm

Where: Clink’s Care Farm Church Road Toft Monks Beccles NR34 0ET

30www.clinkscarefarm.org

What: “Supper at the Farm” – a guided walk of the farm, canapes and a 2 course supper. Produce goody bag and recipe ideas to take home Soft drinks provided – bring your own alcohol

localfood@clinkscarefarm.org

Contact: 01502 679134 / 07881 105191

Cost: £25

When: Sunday 12th June 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Where: The Old Bank Tearoom 8 Market place Bungay NR35 1AR

30https://www.facebook.com
theoldbankbungay

What: An afternoon of live 1940s music with singing duo The Vibettes. Dress up and sing along for extra fun. There’s an all-you-can-eat buffet afternoon tea for everyone.

Contact: 01986 894050 theoldbanktearoom@gmail.com

Cost: £30

Food Festival Locations

Below is the map of Beccles showing the locations of the Food festival, the Park & Ride and the Stallholders parking. There will be lots of roadside signage on the day directing you to all of these places.

Music License

We have a Music Licence!

Thanks to PPL PRS, we are able to have music at our Festival on Saturday 28th May under their Charity and Community Scheme.

Over the coming weeks, we will be inviting competent musicians and bands to play, unplugged, to entertain our visitors. With the benefit of a licence, we can publish who is playing where around Sheepgate, New Market and St. Michael’s Church. We will have a number of designated spots for invited musicians and bands to add to the atmosphere of the event by performing between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m

This year’s Sponsors

This year we have been fortunate enough to receive some sponsorship from local organisations.

East Suffolk District Council have provided some financial support to assist with the hiring of the Marquee under which the Cookery Theatre will be housed behind the church.

East of England COOP have kindly agreed to sponsor the Punch and Judy entertainment which will be located as usual behind the church.

Mission Statement

mission statement 2020

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