Beccles Food & Drink Festival Day 2024

Details of the Festival Day are now complete.

The final Grazing Trail can be seen below or a copy can be downloaded as a PDF.

The full list of stallholders is now ready.

The schedule of Music acts is now complete and they will be playing in 2 locations, including a new location within Sheepgate. Descriptions of the acts can also be found below.

The Children’s entertainment can be found behind the church, details of timings are found below.

This year The local Community Rail Partnerships are offering special reduced fares on trains running from both Ipswich and Lowestoft to the Festival. Click on image to book.

During the festival a number of local businesses have “Special Offers”! These can be found by clinking on the image.

If you have any questions please visit our helpful “Information Point” located opposite Twyfords Cafe.

The Grazing Trail below shows you where the stalls and other activities are happening.

The Stallholders List shows who is attending this year

The Entertainment  shows the timings for our Children’s activities.

The Music Schedule indicates the acts, locations and timings.

The Event Map shows the locations of the Festival on a street map of Beccles 

Home Farm Gin

2024 Stallholders List

Find below a current list of this year’s stalls!                                                                                    Symbols:   =  Hot food  = Vegetarian  = Vegan  = Gluten Free

Click on Company name to go to online presence.


COMPANY:  Mr barks bakery

PRODUCTS: Dogs treats     

STALL:  2+3

COMPANY: Suffolk Constabulary



COMPANY: Norton’s Dairy

PRODUCTS:  Milk, Soft Cheese and Yoghurt




PRODUCTS:  Chilli Sauces


COMPANY: Waveney Foodbank

PRODUCTS:  Charity Donations


PRODUCTS:  Hot Dogs / Preserves & Liqueurs

STALL:  10

COMPANY: Clinks Farm

PRODUCTS: Farm Grown Veg, Eggs, Apple Juice & Preserves

STALL:  11

COMPANY: Ailsa’s Country Cream Fudge

PRODUCTS: Home Made Fresh Cream & Vegan Fudge

STALL:  12

PRODUCTS:  Artisan Bread and Baked Goods

STALL:  13


PRODUCTS:  JAM and chutney

STALL:  14

COMPANY: Yare Valley Oils

PRODUCTS:  Rapeseed oil dressings, Infusions, Sauces & Balms

STALL:  15

COMPANY: Syms pantry

PRODUCTS:  bacon jam

STALL:  16

PRODUCTS:  Locally produced Wine

STALL:  17

PRODUCTS:  Salami, Cured Meats, Pate & Pies

STALL:  18

COMPANY: Lickety Ice

PRODUCTS:  Gourmet Iced Lollies

STALL:  19

PRODUCTS:  Photographer

STALL:  20

COMPANY: Fen Farm Dairy

PRODUCTS:  Cheese and Dairy Products

STALL:  21

COMPANY: Home Farm Gin

PRODUCTS:  Artisan Flavoured Gin

STALL:  22

PRODUCTS:  coffee

STALL:  23

PRODUCTS:  turkish food

STALL:  24+25

COMPANY: yellow door eats

PRODUCTS:  Traditional Wood Fired Pizza

STALL:  26+27

COMPANY: Tikka Tonic

PRODUCTS:  New Delhi Street Food

STALL:  28

COMPANY: bull of the woods

PRODUCTS:  brewery

STALL:  29

COMPANY:  pura vida pans

PRODUCTS:  paella

STALL:  30

PRODUCTS:  Cakes & Pies

STALL:  31

COMPANY: rumour coffee

PRODUCTS:  coffee

STALL:  32

PRODUCTS:  Traditional Cider & Pressed Apple Juice

STALL:  33

PRODUCTS:  Home Made Game Pies & Sausage Rolls

STALL:  34

COMPANY: Carr Farm Geese

PRODUCTS:  Smoked Goose, Galloway Beef & Bresaola 

STALL:  35+36

PRODUCTS:  Baked Goods

STALL:  37

COMPANY:  bhaji man

PRODUCTS:  Curry kits, mixes and chutneys

STALL:  38

COMPANY: veg tubby

PRODUCTS:  veggi street food  

STALL:  39

COMPANY: East Coast College


STALL:  43

PRODUCTS:  Ice Cream

STALL:  46

PRODUCTS:  drinks 

STALL:  47

COMPANY: hoskyn’s deli

PRODUCTS:  Handmade pies & treats with an oriental twist   

STALL:  48+49

COMPANY: Mr & Mrs Olive

PRODUCTS:  Olives, Baklavas, Dried Fruits & Turkish Delight

STALL:  50

COMPANY: panther brewery

PRODUCTS:  real ales   

STALL:  51


STALL:  52

COMPANY: The Tea Lady

PRODUCTS:  Jam, Chutney & Marmalade

STALL:  53

PRODUCTS:  Suffolk Gin & Vodka  

STALL:  54

COMPANY: Balkan Pottery

PRODUCTS: Pottery for Cooking & Serving

STALL:  55


PRODUCTS: Porridge Blends & GoGo Bites 

STALL:  57

COMPANY: maisebrooke farm

PRODUCTS:  Hot food  

STALL:  58

COMPANY: Maisebrooke Farm

PRODUCTS:  Home Reared Meat

STALL:  59+60

PRODUCTS:  ice cream

STALL:  61

PRODUCTS:  Quality fudge

STALL:  62

PRODUCTS:  Rum & Rum Liqueurs

STALL:  63

COMPANY: Jakery Bakery

PRODUCTS: Gluten Free Sweet & Savoury Bakes, Tarts & Pies

STALL:  64

COMPANY: The Oil Tree

PRODUCTS:  Olives, Olive Oil & Tapenades  

STALL:  65

PRODUCTS:  Seasonal Craft Beer

STALL:  66

COMPANY: Marsh Pig

PRODUCTS:  Free Range Salami, Chorizo & Jerky 

STALL:  67

COMPANY: tabboule tal

PRODUCTS:  middle eastern pickles and sweets

STALL:  68

COMPANY: Beccles Public Hall 


STALL:  69

COMPANY:  fairfields farm crisps 

PRODUCTS:  farm made crisps 

STALL:  70

PRODUCTS:  Luxury Chocolates  

STALL:  71

COMPANY: pinetree bakery

PRODUCTS:  bread, cakes & pastries   

STALL:  72+73

COMPANY: Rough Stuff Oak

PRODUCTS:  Rustic Oak Boards

STALL:  74

COMPANY:  sandlings saffron

PRODUCTS:  saffron 

STALL:  75

COMPANY: kk bees

PRODUCTS:  Honey products  

STALL:  76

PRODUCTS:  Smoked cheeses, olives & pates  

Children's Entertainment

Face Painter 10am - 16:00

Punch and Judy Shows Timing

TIME:  11am

TIME:  12pm

TIME:  1:30pm

TIME:  2:30pm

Music Acts Schedule 2024

Music Acts Schedule 2024

Location: New Market

10:00am Tin River

10:45am Rumpus Ukulele

11:30am Silver Linings  

2:30pm Generation Gap

Location: Sheepgate

10:15am Simon Squibb  

11:00am The Vibettes

11:45am Greg Hall   

12:30pm Mike Thrower 

2:45pm McNamara Reed

3:30pm Greg Powles

Music Acts Schedule 2024

Music Acts Schedule 2024

Location: New Market

 10:00am Tin River

10:45am Rumpus Ukulele

11:30am Silver Linings

12:15pm Thurlton & Norton Community Gospel Choir

1:00pm Dorothy’s Dog Busking Band  

1:45pm Rumpus Ukulele

2:30pm Generation Gap

3:15 pm Dragon and the Mermaid

Location: Sheepgate

10:15am Simon sqibb  

11:00am The Vibettes

11:45am Greg Hall

12:30pm Mike Thrower 

1:15pm Dragon and the Mermaid

2:00pm Ballard Bootleggers

2:45pm McNamara Reed

3:30pm Greg Powles

Once again we have been granted a music license and will be able to have music at our Festival on Saturday 25th May under their Charity and Community Scheme.

With the benefit of a license, we can publish who is playing and this year we have two designated location, New Market outside the Welcome supermarket and outside the old HSBC bank on sheepgate. Here is the current schedule of performances and we hope you enjoy but please note there is always a chance of last minute changes!

Please find below a brief description of the music acts we are looking forward to perform at the 2024 Food Festival. Where applicable you can go to their online details by clicking on the name.

The Vibettes

The Vibettes are a lively, uplifting vintage duo bringing back the sound of the 1940’s with a fun twist. 

Delivering those vocal harmonies that were so well known of the time, they bring up-tempo swing and boogie-woogie rhythms with warm character performances. 

Delight in timeless songs from artists that continue to be so well loved, such as The Andrews Sisters, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Vera Lynn and many more! 

Tin River

Tin River are favourites at local folk clubs, festivals, sessions and pub gigs and comprise Skip Shipley (melodeon and vocals), Mim Barnes (whistles and vocals) and Marya Parker (guitar and vocals).  They are musical magpies picking up tunes and songs from a wide variety of sources and deliver them either acappella or with accompaniment, making for an interested and varied repertoire. Based in the Waveney Valley area, they’ve been playing together and separately for over 40 years in a range of ensembles


Michael Thrower

Mike plays original songs and cover versions acoustically/semi electrically in a bluesy folk style and has been performing in public for over 10 years.

Simon Squibb

A local musician playing a variety of tunes and songs including Appalachian, bluegrass, delta blues, modern folk and folk rock

Greg Hall

A guitarist and singer / songwriter from Beccles who performs a mixture of his own original songs and covers of rock songs from the 1980’s to present day.

His original songs focus on raising awareness of men’s health risks and resilience-building techniques and can be found on all the music streaming platforms. 

Greg’s single ‘Empty (Love Release Me)’ was featured by Apple Music on their ‘New in Indie’ playlist alongside well-known artists such as Florence and the Machine and Tame Impala. Two of his other releases (‘Malicious Whisper’ and ‘Koori Man’) have been played on local radio stations.

Thurlton and Norton Community Gospel Choir

The members are an eclectic mix of people from different backgrounds who share a love of singing, particularly of songs with the Gospel sound. Their repertoire, usually sung a Capella,  varies from well known oldies such as Amazing Grace and Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, to more recent songs such as Marvellous and Down in the River. The choir also enjoy learning new twists to familiar favourites.

Dorothy’s Dog Busking Band 

Playing songs from some of the greatest eras of music by some of the greatest songwriters of their time.  A mix of experiences and not so experienced musicians, you will find their infectious fun loving attitude to playing the music they love feeds over to the audience watching them.

Rumpus Ukulele

A large group of likeminded, young at heart people who do what they like and like what they do – “making a rumpus with ukuleles”.  They strive to have fun playing ukuleles within a welcoming and social community that meets for enjoyment.  Playing a repertoire of retero pop, folk, country and old time classics

Dragon and the Mermaid

A classical and flamenco guitarist duo playing a mix of their own compositions as well as traditional pieces and modern songs with a classical edge.

Silver Linings

Silver Linings is a covers band that plays a selection of songs from the 1950s right up to the current day. They bring their own quirky style to the songs using a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars and bass, mandolin, ukuleles and harmonica! The band play various gigs each year all around Norfolk and Suffolk.

Greg Powles

Greg Powles is a Lowestoft based writer, songwriter and performer. His one-man show ‘The Busker’ – about a man who spends all his spare time entertaining the passing public at a bus station – toured in 2023 and was called ‘simply incredible’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘unlike anything I have ever seen before’. Greg recently led an Arts Council-funded project that created a touring music and memories show for care homes and community dementia groups.

McNamara Reed

Inga McNamara and Phil Reed are a songwriting duo, writing songs about love, loss and redemption! Their music has been described as a hypnotic fusion of Americana, Folk and Pop. 

The duo’s songs are acoustic based but they also perform together as part of The Cabin Band whose debut album Echoes is out now on Spotify, Apple etc.

Ballard Bootleggers

The Ballard Bootleggers are a folk trio from Suffolk,  performing foot stomping, fast paced, traditional ‘old time’ music from America and Europe.

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